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Nov
4
Thu
REMOTE–Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Exploration
Nov 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Part 1 of 2 presented remotely by Elena Fader, MA, CCC/SLP, AAC Specialist with New England Assistive Technology (NEAT). Part 2 of this training will be held on November 9, 2021, 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

This training was well received when presented to our Birth to Three Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs). This training is essential for SLPs completing AAC assessments with a child and family, and will provide an overview of specific apps and devices for all early intervention disciplines to have an understanding of available supports.

The range of AAC apps and devices available on the market today can be confusing and overwhelming. How do you know which systems to compare and trial? What considerations need to be made specific to young children to support their language development? Team collaboration, a needs assessment, and a comprehensive feature matching process can help set a child on the right path for AAC success. By means of exploring readily available resources, product demonstrations, and hands-on learning opportunities, these two 2-hour NEAT workshops will guide Birth to Three providers through the AAC assessment process.

Learning objectives:

1)    Name at least 3 domains that must be considered in an AAC needs assessment.

2)    Define the importance of feature matching as it relates to AAC assessments.

3)    List at least 2 research-based best practices within the field of AAC.

 

Nov
9
Tue
REMOTE–Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Exploration
Nov 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Part 2 of 2 presented remotely by Elena Fader, MA, CCC/SLP, AAC Specialist with New England Assistive Technology (NEAT).

Participants must also attend Part 1 of this training on November 4, 2021.

This training was well received when presented to our Birth to Three Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs). This training is essential for SLPs completing AAC assessments with a child and family, and will provide an overview of specific apps and devices for all early intervention disciplines to have an understanding of available supports.

The range of AAC apps and devices available on the market today can be confusing and overwhelming. How do you know which systems to compare and trial? What considerations need to be made specific to young children to support their language development? Team collaboration, a needs assessment, and a comprehensive feature matching process can help set a child on the right path for AAC success. By means of exploring readily available resources, product demonstrations, and hands-on learning opportunities, these two 2-hour NEAT workshops will guide Birth to Three providers through the AAC assessment process.

Learning objectives:

1)    Name at least 3 domains that must be considered in an AAC needs assessment.

2)    Define the importance of feature matching as it relates to AAC assessments.

3)    List at least 2 research-based best practices within the field of AAC.

Nov
17
Wed
Service Coordination: 11- 17-21 @ Office of Early Childhood
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

It will be determined if Service Coordination will be held in-person or remotely.  REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 weeks prior to the training date!

PRE_REQUISITE REQUIREMENTS – MUST be completed one week PRIOR TO the one day training:

Complete all online modules, exam and receive the Birth to Three Initial Certificate

Complete all online modules and online exam required for the Service Coordinator Certificate

Minimally, complete 3 required observations at your program: Initial Evaluation, Initial IFSP, IFSP Review or Annual

ONLINE MODULES: Information on accessing modules is posted on the Birth to Three Website at For Providers > Professional Development > Required Birth to Three Training:  https://www.birth23.org/providers/pd/rtsct-2/

YOU MUST EMAIL COPIES OF THE 1)BIRTH TO THREE INITIAL CERTIFICATE AND 2)COMPLETION OF SERVICE COORDINATOR MODULES AND EXAM CERTIFICATE AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE THE TRAINING to jayne.smalls@ct.gov  or you will not be allowed to complete the training.

MAKE SURE you leave enough time to complete the modules and exams. There are approximately 10 hours of modules and 2 short exams. If you have technical problems accessing the modules TRY USING Google Chrome.  If problems continue contact danny.white@ct.gov or at 860-509-7557.

After completion of all of the above requirements, you may attend the in-person training. Register for In-Person training on Pro Traxx :  https://www.protraxx.com/scripts/ezcatalogny/login.aspx?CustomerID=186

After completion of the one day in-person training you will receive the Service Coordinator Certificate. (Printable from Protrax)

Dec
13
Mon
State ICC meeting @ For assistance contact Sabrina.Crowe@ct.gov
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Birth to Three Provider Meeting @ Zoom link provided in B23 Update emails to providers.
Dec 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Jan
11
Tue
Service Coordination: 1- 11- 22 @ Office of Early Childhood
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

It will be determined if Service Coordination will be held in-person or remotely.  REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE TRAINING!

PRE_REQUISITE REQUIREMENTS – All requirements MUST be completed PRIOR TO the one day training:

Complete all online modules, exam and receive the Birth to Three Initial Certificate

Complete all online modules and online exam required for the Service Coordinator Certificate

Minimally, complete 3 required observations at your program: Initial Evaluation, Initial IFSP, IFSP Review or Annual

ONLINE MODULES: Information on accessing modules is posted on the Birth to Three Website at For Providers > Professional Development > Required Birth to Three Training:  https://www.birth23.org/providers/pd/rtsct-2/

YOU MUST EMAIL COPIES OF THE 1)BIRTH TO THREE INITIAL CERTIFICATE AND 2)COMPLETION OF SERVICE COORDINATOR MODULES AND EXAM CERTIFICATE AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE THE TRAINING to jayne.smalls@ct.gov  or you will not be allowed to complete the training.

MAKE SURE you leave enough time to complete the modules and exams. There are approximately 10 hours of modules and 2 short exams. If you have technical problems accessing the modules TRY USING Google Chrome.  If problems continue contact danny.white@ct.gov or at 860-509-7557.

After completion of all of the above requirements, you may attend the in-person training. Register for In-Person training on Pro Traxx :  https://www.protraxx.com/scripts/ezcatalogny/login.aspx?CustomerID=186

After completion of the one day in-person training you will receive the Service Coordinator Certificate. (Printable from Protrax)

Mar
23
Wed
Service Coordination: 3-23-22 @ Office of Early Childhood
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

It will be determined if Service Coordination will be held in-person or remotely.  REGISTRATION CLOSES TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE TRAINING!

PRE_REQUISITE REQUIREMENTS – All requirements MUST be completed PRIOR TO the one day training:

Complete all online modules, exam and receive the Birth to Three Initial Certificate

Complete all online modules and online exam required for the Service Coordinator Certificate

Minimally, complete 3 required observations at your program: Initial Evaluation, Initial IFSP, IFSP Review or Annual

ONLINE MODULES: Information on accessing modules is posted on the Birth to Three Website at For Providers > Professional Development > Required Birth to Three Training:  https://www.birth23.org/providers/pd/rtsct-2/

YOU MUST EMAIL COPIES OF THE 1)BIRTH TO THREE INITIAL CERTIFICATE AND 2)COMPLETION OF SERVICE COORDINATOR MODULES AND EXAM CERTIFICATE AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE THE TRAINING to jayne.smalls@ct.gov  or you will not be allowed to complete the training.

MAKE SURE you leave enough time to complete the modules and exams. There are approximately 10 hours of modules and 2 short exams. If you have technical problems accessing the modules TRY USING Google Chrome.  If problems continue contact danny.white@ct.gov or at 860-509-7557.

After completion of all of the above requirements, you may attend the in-person training. Register for In-Person training on Pro Traxx :  https://www.protraxx.com/scripts/ezcatalogny/login.aspx?CustomerID=186

After completion of the one day in-person training you will receive the Service Coordinator Certificate. (Printable from Protrax)

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