Presented over 2 x 2 hour online workshop sessions
September 8th and 15th, 2021
About this workshop
Tech Talkers is a communication partner training package developed by Rocky Bay speech pathologists. This online 'train the trainer' workshop is designed to up-skill speech pathologists in the delivery of the Tech Talkers package to clients, families, colleagues, and key stakeholders.
All attendees receive a large and comprehensive collection of exclusive workshop training materials, designed by the Rocky Bay team.
This workshop is facilitated by Kayla Douthie and Lisa Totten of Rocky Bay, Western Australia.
Kayla is a Speech Pathologist and has the role of Advanced Clinician in Complex Communication at Rocky Bay. Kayla is passionate about supporting people with complex communication needs and has worked on many projects supporting AAC communicators over the past 6 years including developing the Tech Talkers parent workshops, presenting at AGOSCI 2019, presenting communication training for all Rocky Bay therapists.
Lisa is a speech pathologist at Rocky Bay with many years’ experience working with children with disabilities and those using AAC to communicate. Lisa is passionate about helping people to reach their communication potential. She believes that helping communication partners to learn and develop the skills to support AAC communicators is integral to successful outcomes. Lisa has been involved in a number of AAC related projects including an AAC caregiver study at Rocky Bay and development of AAC communication partner resources e.g. Rocky Bay Positive AACtion kit and Techtalkers workshop. Lisa recently presented at the AGOSCI Conference in 2019.
This workshop is proudly brought to you by AGOSCI Inc in partnership with Rocky Bay.
October 15th, 2021
Chris Bugaj MA, CCC-SLP
Christopher R. Bugaj is a founding member of the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools.
Chris co-hosts the Talking With Tech podcast featuring interviews and conversations about augmentative and alternative communication and has hosted The A.T.TIPSCAST; a multi‐award winning podcast featuring strategies to design educational experiences.
Chris is the author of The New Assistive Tech: Make Learning Awesome For All,published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Chris is the co-author of Inclusive Learning 365: EdTech Strategies for Every Day of the Year and The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools both of which are also published by ISTE.
Chris co-authored two chapters for a book published by Brookes Publishing titled Technology Tools for Students with Autism. Chris co‐produces and co‐authors the popular Night Light Stories podcast which features original stories for children of all ages.
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