There is a need within the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for professionals to advocate for and outline curriculum for the systematic development of language with children using AAC strategies. The Pixon Project was conducted in order to provide just such a curriculum.
Over a two year period, the Pixon Project Kit was developed by Gail Van Tatenhove, M.S., CCC-SLP and provides the following materials: a curriculum, manual communication boards, a system of pictures, and educational support materials. The Pixon Project Kit is fantastic for early emergent language learners and communicators! More importantly, it can serve as an introduction to a high-tech AAC system that focuses on teaching CORE vocabulary or as a low-tech alternative to provide children with CORE vocabulary to use in their daily environment.
On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, Gail Van Tatenhove will be in Noblesville, IN to present a full-day seminar on the Pixon Project Kit! This is a FREE training opportunity and ASHA-approved CEUs can be earned! This seminar is a “working experience” for participants, involving lecture, demonstrations, video examples, and group activities. Following a quick overview of the Pixon Project Kit, participants will review the curriculum (called the PLLAN), engage in role playing activities to practice implementing the PLLAN modules, and develop plans for implementing the curriculum in their classrooms.
To register for the seminar, click here. For more information on the Pixon Project Kit, click here. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with your training, consultation, or support needs: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prentke Romich Company (PRC) is a member of a consortium of companies that are pioneers in the field of assistive technology and augmentative communication. The group includes Prentke Romich Company (USA), Saltillo Corporation (USA), Liberator Ltd. (UK), Prentke Romich Deutchland (Germany) and Liberator Pty Ltd. (Australia). These companies bring a broad range of products and services to provide the most comprehensive line of AAC devices in the industry. The employee owners of this consortium, many of whom have been with their organizations for more than 20 years, have dedicated their careers to assisting individuals with disabilities through the use of technology.