Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Greensboro, NC In-service: Communicating Beyond Requesting

 Hey Tek-Ninjas  I regret to inform you that this in-service is full up. There are no more seats. However, visiting the Bull City, a.k.a. Durham is always a good time! Think about attending the Durham in service offered on September 25. You can find it in the blog below this one.

Hey Tek-Ninjas! Tobii Dynavox is actually offering a few free in-services in North Carolina in September. We will be in Greensboro, NC on September 25th. The in-service is free, but will certainly be top-notch! The title of our Greensboro presentation is "Communicating Beyond Requesting".

If you are in the area, consider attending! If you are closer to the RDU area consider this in-service.

These are "first-come-first-serve" so if you are interested, register quickly!

Communicating Beyond Requesting

Course Description:

Where do you typically start when introducing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)? If you are like most people, you probably start with activities where an individual can request a motivating object or action. But, what happens next? In this session, we will help you develop strategies that go beyond requesting; into the world of asking questions, making comments, protesting and expressing opinions. We will use lecture, discussion, video examples, and small-group activities to explore the power communicative functions, vocabulary selection and teaching strategies to facilitate communication beyond requesting.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
• Identify two different communication tools that support interactions beyond requesting.
• List two partner communication strategies that will facilitate communication beyond requesting.
• Name two communicative functions beyond requesting and describe why they are powerful.

This course will be offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)

Location Division of Vocational Rehab Services 3401 West Wendover Ave. - Suite A Greensboro, NC 27407

Date: September 25, 2018 Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

To comply with ASHA requirements, anyone attending this event must pre-register online.

Tobii Dynavox must observe strict guidelines to offer ASHA CEUs.

Follow this link to pre-register. 

Questions? Contact Jim Tignor Email:

Presenter: Leigh Cooley
Lee joined Tobii Dynavox after spending eight years specializing in the implementation of AAC within a school setting. She has prior experience as an educator assistant in elementary and intermediate special education. While at Tobii Dynavox, Leigh spent two years as a regional Sales consultant, working with clients ranging in age from infant to geriatric. Currently, Leigh is a Learning Consultant on the Learning Services team at Tobii Dynavox.

Disclosures: Financial Disclosure: Leigh is a full-time employee of Tobii-Dynavox. Non-financial Disclosure: Leigh has no relevant non-financial relationships. Content Disclosure: Because of the unique characteristics of our product, this presentation will focus exclusively on the Tobii Dynavox product line and will not include information about other communication or educational products.

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