AAC West Training Sessions

Available Training:

 

Core Training

 

 This training session will be an introduction to core and fringe vocabulary. The purpose of this training is to:

  • To give an over view of what we mean by ‘core’ and ‘fringe’
  • To show examples of pages with core and fringe
  • To think of how to teach use of core vocabulary + give practical examples.

You have been invited to this training as someone who supports a person who uses AAC provided by AAC WEST. You may be very familiar with AAC, or very new. You may be using a high-tech device, or something paper-based. Either way, we hope you will learn something new and would really value your feedback as we develop our training packages.

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Modelling Training

 

This training session will be an introduction to modelling communication aids / AAC (augmentative and assistive communication). Modelling is the best way to support the AAC user’s learning.

You have been invited to this training as someone who supports a person who uses AAC provided by AAC WEST. You may be very familiar with AAC, or very new. You may be using a high-tech device, or something paper-based. Either way, we hope you will learn something new and would really value your feedback as we develop our training packages.

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Pragmatic Training

 

This training session will be an introduction to pragmatically organised vocabulary. The main focus of the session will be on :

Why Communicate?

Why Pragmatic Vocabulary?

Features of a Pragmatic Vocabulary

You have been invited to this training as someone who supports a person who uses AAC provided by AAC WEST. You may be very familiar with AAC, or very new. You may be using a high-tech device, or something paper-based. Either way, we hope you will learn something new and would really value your feedback as we develop our training packages.

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Session 1 Software Training - Grid for iPad       Session 1 Software Training - Grid 3

Session 2 Software Training - Grid for iPad       Session 2 Software Training - Grid 3

 

Grid for iPad:

Grid for iPad is an app designed to assist with speech, so that users can not only use it as their voice to communicate and express themselves to those around them, but also to build on language skills and personalize vocabulary.

This “grid for iPad” training session has been created to outline several different uses of the app, in order to assist in confident use of the Grid for iPad app. The session will focus on organizing and personalizing the settings, give practical programming help, as well as demonstrate how to personalize vocabulary, add pictures and create new pages.  There is also a section on some of the hardware usage, such as connecting the speech case for volume, and how to operate guided access if needing to lock the iPad down into the app itself.

Grid 3:

Grid 3 is a complete communication solution that enables people to have a voice, control their environment and live more independent lives. It’s designed for anyone with complex communication or access needs and includes a wide range of resources that you can control with touch, switch, eye gaze and pointing devices. You’ll find grid sets for talking with symbols or text, and content for all ages and abilities.

This “Grid 3” Software training session focuses on showing the different uses of the software, in order to assist in confident use of Grid 3.  The session covers how to organize and personalize the settings, such as the access method, the voice and the writing options, and allows attendees to practice what they are learning in real time. The trainers will provide practical programming help as to how to personalize vocabulary, add pictures and create new pages. Some other areas that will be covered are those of  the “remote editing and editors” option, where someone has the ability to remotely edit someone’s gridsets.

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