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Zyteq offers a range of topics for your regional meetings, inservices days, PD days, Special Interest Groups, curriculum days or any event.  Presenters are Zyteq's experienced Speech Pathologists, Tracey Bode and Karyn Muscat. Format of the day can be presentation, hands-on workshop, or a combination ranging from one hour to a full day.  Some requests may be better accommodated under our TRAINING and CONSULTANCY services. Fee structure is negotiable and flexible as there are factors we take into account. If the presentation is scheduled with one of our events or provides an opportunity to showcase our products we generally don't charge for the session.  A nominal fee may be charged to cover catering if provided.  Please ring to express your interest and dicuss logistics.

Examples of Inservice Topics:

  • After Single Message Communication?
  • Communication Vulnerability: AAC as a treatment approach
  • Eye Gaze for access and communication
  • Spelling to Communicate
  • Evaluation for AAC devices
  • AAC for Occupational Therapists
  • Learn to Communicate: Look to Communicate  (NEW for 2014)
  • What’s News: Making Connections and using Social Media (NEW for 2014)

2014 Study Day- Learn to Communicate; Look to Communicate 9:30am to 4:15pm

Perth: Tuesday 18th March (completed)

Brisbane: Tuesday 29th April (completed)

Adelaide: Tuesday 6th May  (completed)

Melbourne: CPEC Glen Waverley Tuesday 1st July (completed)

Melbourne: ILC Brooklyn Wednesday 6th August (completed)

Launceston: 18th June (completed)

Brisbane: 24th September (completed)

Sydney: Wednesday Oct 15th (registration now closed)

This new study day will be presented by the experienced Speech Pathologists at Zyteq. This day has been developed to assist professionals, families and support team to identify goals for people learning to use an AAC device for communication. Prrogressing from introductory systems to the high tech AAC devices requires strategy and techniques to work towards the goals. There will be a focus on practical tips and instruction on editing and programing within the Grid 2 to create activities and communication grid sets to address these goals. You will also have the opportunity to view the latest in AAC technology and to understand how to use the AAC devices as part of the learning . This will include the newest communication devices offering direct access (touch screen), switch access and eye-gaze systems, for example the PowerBox MOTION, PowerBox MOTION access, Tellus 4 and Mobi 2.

OVERVIEW:

This new study day will be presented by the experienced Speech Pathologists at Zyteq. This day has been developed to assist Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, teachers and other professionals to identify goals for people learning to use an AAC device for communication.

There will be a focus on providing practical tips and instruction on editing and programing within the Grid 2 to create activities and communication grid sets to address these goals.
In addition to increasing your knowledge of The Grid 2, you will also have the opportunity to view the latest in AAC technology and to understand how to use the AAC devices as part of the learning tools. This will include the newest communication devices offering direct access (touch screen), switch access and eye-gaze systems, for example the PowerBox MOTION, PowerBox MOTION access, Tellus 4 and Mobi 2.

Participation in meaningful activities targeting language, communication and access goals is key when working with children and adults who are learning to use AAC devices for communication.
We will demonstrate how to create engaging activities that you can use to assist your clients and students to progress from emerging communication skills such as: single message, early level and low tech communication systems to more advanced AAC devices.

You will leave this workshop armed with TIME-SAVING practical ideas and resources to help you quickly and easily implement activities in your own environment – including a disc containing ready-made grid-sets for the Grid 2 software.

OUTLINE:

Throughout the morning we will explore how you can help your clients and students learn to use their AAC devices with:

  • errorless learning activities
  • fun and engaging games to help develop eye-gaze and switching skills
  • the use of other activities such as watching YouTube videos, playing music, operating remote controlled toys
  • layout principles of consistent vocabulary placement to assist with motor planning
  • incorporating previously developed resources and activities from world renowned experts in the field of AAC into activities for your clients on their devices (referencing Goossens’, Musselwhite, King de Baun, Porter)
  • the choice of appropriate grid sets (including the PODD Grid sets) to support both expressive and receptive language learning goals.
  • identifying and coordinating both access (switching, eye-gaze or direct access) and communication goals

In the afternoon there will be a focus on (easy) implementation

  • creating and editing grid sets – including eye-gaze and switch accessible activities
  • don't reinvent the wheel - how to find ready-made resources online
  • where to go for support
  • how to use the equipment you already have for assessment purposes
  • editing shortcuts - the best way to get things done FAST within the Grid 2!
  • how to customise ready-made resources
  • personalising settings within the Grid 2 for direct access, switching and eye-gaze
  • how to use the built-in features of The Grid 2 to simplify your work
  • templates
  • useful cells
  • quick links
  • data recording
  • auto content
  • picture capture

Target Audience: 

This workshop is open to Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, teachers, parents/carers and others who are supporting people who use or are learning to use any form of AAC.

What's included?

  • A full day of information and ideas, practical suggestions and resources.
  • Certificate of attendance
  • All refreshments including lunch.

TO REGISTER:

Online registration. 

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