Our team is always excited to attend ATIA, and this year is no different. You'll find us at booth 402 and we'll also be presenting several sessions. We'll update this page with more information about session times as we get it, so stay tuned! For more information on how to register for your pass, visit the ATIA registration website.
What's New with Proloquo2Go: David Niemeijer
This session will provide an overview of what’s new with Proloquo2Go. In 2017, we added Dutch children’s voices to Proloquo2Go to bring it on par with our other three languages: English, French and Spanish. We also introduced Proloquo2Go 6 with a revamped in-app help section and a number of exciting new features. Some of those features were in response to user requests, but we also included a few surprises. If we have enough time, we may also give a sneak-peek at what is coming next…
Where? Friday February 1 at 12.30pm in the Exhibit Hall Theatre
Considerations When Selecting Text-Based AAC: Erin Sheldon and Amanda Hartmann
In 2018, AssistiveWare started on a project to create support materials for users of text-based AAC. We conducted a comprehensive literature review and interviewed a range of users and their supporters, including users with developmental disabilities and ASD, acquired physical disabilities, aphasia, progressive and life-limiting conditions, and traumatic brain injury. In this session, we will share the input we received and summarize two key themes that emerged for AT professionals and SLPs:
1) The need to make supporting AAC users to participate in online communities and social media a priority
2) The need for us to support AAC users to recruit and train someone in their immediate circle to serve as an AAC facilitator.
Finally, we will share the support materials we developed in response to the needs identified by this project.
Where? Friday February 1 at 4.30pm in room Curacao 6