This training will provide you with practical information for helping learners successfully transition from The Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) to Speech Generating Devices (SGDs), along with evidence – based teaching strategies to ensure SGD users maintain effective communication skills.
During this training, we will show your team how to assess current PECS skills and analyse the features of available apps and SGDs in order to make the selection best suited to your learner’s needs, ensuring a rapid transfer of existing communication skills. Once we’ve considered relevant options for device or app selection, we will guide you in the detailed lesson planning necessary to teach use of the new device as a functional communication system to ensure SGD users maintain effective communication skills.
Whether you are just getting started or you want to enhance your approach to teaching with an SGD already in place, this workshop will give you evidence-based teaching strategies and insights to maximise your learner’s transition to and use of an SGD.
Please bring a Speech Generating Device (SGD) or a tablet with an AAC app to the training to use during a variety of activities.
What you will learn:
This workshop is designed for all members of the educational team- Teachers, Speech-Language pathologist, Paraprofessionals, Psychologist, Parents and individuals who provide services for individuals with developmental disabilities.