Proloquo2Go turning the iPad into a communication device | Workshops in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne soon!

iPads running Proloquo2Go showing onscreen keyboard and communication pages

Have you been considering using an iPad to support communication by students with disabilities? Disabilities which make it difficult for them to use their own voice to communicate? If so, it is likely that you have heard about the popular Proloquo2Go app on the iPad downloaded by over 50,000 users worldwide to date. You may also be aware of the new features now built into the recently released Proloquo2Go Version 3 (complete with Australian voices and support for students whose physical disabilities mean they need to use switches to drive iPad apps).

The Spectronics Consultancy Team have developed a new workshop "Proloquo2Go: Making it work for you" specifically designed to get you up-to-speed with the latest version of the app. You will learn how to customise the app to achieve individual communication goals for your students. You will also better understand how the iPad compares with "dedicated" speech generating devices. There are benefits going down the app/iPad route. And there are areas where the app/iPad option fails to match the comprehensive suite of features and options offered by dedicated devices such as those by DynaVox, Tobii, PRC and more.

Join us for one of our one-day workshops in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne where we are offering two workshop formats. Workshop One is to be held within school hours and will be a hands-on workshop stepping through Proloquo2Go customisation. Workshop Two is a fast-paced non-hands-on two hour overview of Proloquo2Go running after school hours. Great if you are unable to attend in school hours, or if you just want a quick overview without having to actually work through hands-on activities. You are of course welcome to attend both on the one day too if you wish to really consolidate your learning with some repetition of content in the after-school session!

Amanda Hartmann: Speech Pathologist, Certified Proloquo2Go Trainer, Apple Consultant

Meet your Workshop Presenter: Amanda Hartmann – Speech Language Pathologist and Certified Proloquo2Go Trainer!

Want to learn more about Amanda? Visit her profile here on the Spectronics Consultancy Team page!

Or watch Amanda’s video here!

Video capture of Amanda holding up an iPad. Click to play video

Here she tells you a little bit more about herself and what drives her to continue to keep you up to date with the latest technologies to support communication for students with disabilities. She is an enthusiastic and dynamic presenter! She is also a self-confessed "Proloquo2Go Junkie"! Check out her latest Proloquo2Go Version 3 webinar showing you the latest and greatest features built into the app. 

Workshop One: 9.00am to 2.30pm

This hands-on workshop will guide you through in-depth customisation and setting up of Proloquo2Go for successful communication outcomes. Participants will learn how to:

  • Use editing functions
  • Customise options to accommodate diverse learning styles and abilities
  • Personalise and create vocabulary of value to all students being supported by the app
  • Make use of the innovative (and very cool) new features available in the latest Version 3.0 release!

Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on exploration of these features guided by Proloquo2Go Certified Trainer Amanda Hartmann as presenter for the day, also supported by “on-the-floor” facilitators at the workshop. Many practical examples will be provided ensuring that you leave the workshop confident that you have the skills to truly make Proloquo2Go work for you!

 

Click here to register online now!

 

Workshop Two: 4.00pm to 6.00pm

This fast-paced workshop will give participants an overview of the major features built into this powerful Proloquo2Go communication app, including some of the innovative additions incorporated within the recent Version 3.0 update. Participants will learn how they can customise options and personalise vocabulary and make a start at successfully implementing Proloquo2Go, as an effective communication system, into their own school or home-based environment.

 

Photo montage of the action from the previous round of workshops

 

Click here to register online now!

 

When and Where?

 

Other workshop inclusions?

  • All attendees in the hands-on workshop will have room at a table to be able to comfortably work on their iPad and take notes as needed.
     
  • A comprehensive set of online resources will be made available to you the week before the workshop – to download to your iPad or to print out ahead of time if you prefer printed handouts.
     
  • FREE ADDED BONUS! All workshop attendees will be given a FREE 30-day Trial Spectronics Online Premium Subscription.
     
  • NEW! All workshop attendees will also have access to a video of BOTH of the Proloquo2Go workshops being presented. The hands-on session within school hours, and the two hour non-hands-on session running after school hours. Attend one and you will be able to watch the video of the other. All included in your registration fee and will be free for you to view anytime for a full two months after the workshop.

Please note:
To make the most of your participation in the hands-on workshop, it is recommended that you bring your iDevice (iPad, iTouch, iPhone) with the latest Version 3.0 of Proloquo2Go installed and ready to go! For the two hour non-hands-on workshop, this is not essential.

Cost to attend this comprehensive one-day workshop?

Workshop One: $195
Workshop Two: $95

 

Facebook comment re iPad workshops saying it was the best professional learning in 15 years of teaching

 

Click here to register online now!

 

We hope that you are able to join us at one of these sessions. As always, if you have any questions at all please don't hesitate in contacting  the Spectronics workshops team on email or phone (07) 3808 6833 in Brisbane. We're happy to help out!
 

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About Barbara Landsberg

Sales and Marketing Director
SPECTRONICS
BOccThy, MBA

Barbara is an Occupational Therapist who joined the Spectronics team 14 years ago. Prior to that time, she spent 17 years in occupational therapy positions working with adults and children with a variety of physical disabilities and learning difficulties. She also held the position of Coordinator of the assistive technology service of the Independent Living Centre of Queensland for three years before moving to Spectronics. On completion of her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2010, she assumed the role of Sales and Marketing Director at the company and, among other roles, oversees running of the exciting and innovative Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference hosted every two years by Spectronics.

Barbara has a strong interest in the opportunities for students with disabilities or learning difficulties made possible through technology. She is also a passionate advocate of the use of social media tools to promote the power of inclusive learning technologies to enable independent achievement for all – whatever form that achievement might take.

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