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TouchChat App Overview webinar

Date: May 8, 2018

Time: 3:30-4:30

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Nichole Carubia, MA-CCC-SLP, AAC Specialistinternet 501

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Participants will learn basic customization techniques to personalize the app for individual usersmmon

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and home button clicking that get in the way of mea
ningful communication. This
webinar with look at features on the AAC system and
how they can be adjusted so
stimming is less rewarding and in some cases droppe
d completely. The child that
echoes everything the device says may need a differ
ent message than the non-verbal
student. Some children need a video model of conver
sational speech, rather than a
static button. These are features that can be manip
ulated within many of the current
AAC systems on the market today. This population ha
s a lot to say. Let’s help them
get there by making a few simple modifications and
unlocking their world.
Learning Objectives:
Participants will learn how to:
Defining barriers to functional use of the AAC comm
Adjust settings to address stimming behaviors
Modify the message for those who echo the



Nicky is an SLP and AT specialist in Mount Vernon, WA. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and has served students ages 3-21 in the public schools for the past 10 years. Nicky has previously worked in the medical setting and currently has a small private practice specializing in AAC (alternative augmentative communication) devices and services for adults in the workplace. Special areas of interest include teaming to create customized solutions for people with complex needs and collaborating with local and regional professionals to increase capacity to provide assistive technology devices and services to people across the lifespan in Washington State.

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