The 90 minute virtual trainings below will provided by Julie Doerner, SLP (biography below the training descriptions.)
Two OPI renewal units will be available for each virtual training.
How to Stop the Escape
Do you have a student using an iPad/tablet who is constantly escaping your planned AAC activities? Regain control with these strategies! This training will show both technical and non-technical ways to lock the student’s device into AAC communication mode and stay there.
The Story of Clever Hans
How do you know that your student is using the iPad in a way that is meaningful? This training is about how we, as professionals, must prove to ourselves that the student is learning. How convinced are you that your therapy is working?
and Clinician Patience
“To be successful, any new communication system must work better
than the student’s current communication methods.” This training will address
how to get a student to use their device spontaneously, without direct cueing
or prompting from staff. This session will also include how to train staff to
increase the student’s independent use of a communication system.
How do you create opportunities that will require the
student to use their AAC device for communication? This training will address
how to use daily schedules, activities and IEP goals to identify opportunities
for communication and collect data on usage.
AAC and Culture
In a world filled with so many overlapping cultures, how do we
parse out AAC culture? What are the most consistent considerations? In this
session, we will discuss those considerations and learn how to adhere to them
in the midst of the diversity of user’s life.
AAC Evaluation Considerations
What skills do we assess during an “AAC Evaluation?” And what are the best methods to do so? AAC evaluations can be a daunting task. In this session, you will learn or review AAC evaluation protocols and additional strategies. We will also talk about how discuss evaluation results so that team members can feel compelled to get the student’s program started.
Julie is a nationally certified and
state licensed Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). Julie currently works for the
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) Tribal Health Services of the
Flathead Reservation. She serves all ages of patients across the Reservation,
but works primarily with Native American children attending Head Start preschool
centers. Julie has worked in the public schools, private practice, in the rehab
setting, and most recently worked at the University of Montana. At UM, Julie
worked for the state assistive technology (AT) program, MonTECH, and the School
of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences. Her work focused on
Augmentative Alternative Communication. Julie has been working with the
Proloquo2Go app since 2012. When she isn’t working, Julie is riding her horses,
training her mini-donkeys, and traveling.