Wednesday, August 31, 2022

More continuing Ed from Tobii-Dynavox!

 

Hey Tek-ninjas! Check out continuing Ed from Tobii Dynavox.

Once again they’ve got great live virtual trainings planned for you this month covering an array of topics and products. If you register and can’t attend, you’ll receive a recording to watch on your own time.

Week of September 5

Support All Learners with Boardmaker
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Boardmaker Flash 15: Adding Actions to Buttons
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Device Funding for the SLP: Resources to Get Started
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Supporting Communication Beyond Requesting
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Week of September 12

Create Activities with Boardmaker

The Magic of Modeling

Boardmaker Flash 15: Creating from an Interactive Template

NEW! Communication Supports & Support Comprehension for People with Aphasia

For more live virtual and on-demand trainings visit: https://go.tobiidynavox.com/e/911492/pages-training/nsx2r/1028581387?h=STK80SgeyEbNQSljtMzWmPy5qOKEUeQE_gQihulgTgs

On-demand training
Happy learning!

Friday, August 19, 2022

How the rubber hits the road for teaching and integrating AAC

Hey Tek-ninjas! It's been a minute. So much happening professionally and personally. The two most significant milestones.... my 21 year old son just moved to Portland, Oregon, and my 25 year old son is moving to Berlin in mid-September. Sigh. Such good stuff, but I am going to miss them tremendously. And we will officially be empty-nesters again. Fortunately, my wife and I still really like one another! 

But. that's not what I intended to share today. Long time readers may remember that I blogged about the integration of the Boardmaker Activity Player into TD Snap a few years back. Today, I want to share a new video that was made by the Tobii Dynavox Learning team. The video titled "Communicate and Learn with the Boardmaker Player in TD Snap really does an amazing job at showcasing how well Boardmaker integrates into TD Snap for communication, AND supports occupational performance in all environments. 

Speech Therapists, caregivers, and other professionals are eager to know concrete skills like "how to edit a button" or "link to a page" - but - what is sometimes harder to teach is how to integrate and teach AAC. This video does an amazing job at show-casing both of these tasks leveraging the integrated Boardmaker Player. 

I hope you enjoy it, and feel free to share it with your fellow AAC oriented colleagues! 

Happy Therapy!