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Transitioning from PECS to Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) Full Day

 A full day interactive/practical workshop developed by co-developer of PECS and co founder of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Lori Frost, MS, CCC-SLP. Please bring a speech generating device (SGD) to the workshop to use during a variety of activities to receive the full experience.

With the current inf­ux of communication devices and apps to the market how do we ensure that basic functional communication skills are maintained and taught right from the beginning? Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) were first introduced for people with motor difficulties like cerebral palsy and now these devices are being introduced to our learners with autism and other related communication difficulties. For these populations, language and cognition are often compromised and basic social and communication skills have not always been mastered prior to the introduction of a device. Because of this, the way we teach the use of SGDs needs to be specially tailored to the needs of each individual paying attention to devices capabilities vs. user capabilities.

 This full-day workshop will describe procedures for analyzing a learner\'s current PECS skills to determine candidacy for transitioning to a Speech Generating Device (SGD), choosing a device, and teaching functional use of the device, and why we must teach the basic principles of communication to our learner first to ensure positive outcomes are achieved.

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Professional £180 Students £162 Parent £95 

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Transitioning from PECS to Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) Full Day

06/07/2018 - 06/07/2018

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