You may also contact us to schedule any of the below sessions at a time that works for you and your team:
Open Access Resource Centre – Everyone Deserves a Voice
*THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE*
Length: 60 min
This 60-minute presentation provides an overview of OARC and the services we offer in Manitoba. The presentation will include an interactive discussion on common myths vs. facts about speech generating devices and how to be a good communication partner.AAC refers to tools and strategies that enhance verbal speech or provide a completely different means of communicating. In this workshop, learn about why AAC is needed, what it can look like and how it can help. Audiences will have the opportunity to see various forms of AAC and gain hands on experience with a speech generating device. This interactive workshop will leave participants with a basic understanding of evidence-based strategies for supporting AAC users.Model AAC to Teach AAC
Recommended Length: 3 hours (includes one 15-minute break)
Modeling is an evidence informed practice for supporting AAC users. In this workshop, learn what modeling is and what it is not. Key strategies to support effective modeling with beginner AAC users will be reviewed. This workshop will also include discussions on how to model AAC in daily routines and activities across many different environments and offer participants a hands-on modeling experience. Creating Communication Opportunities
Recommended Length: 2 hours
Every day of our lives is full of communication opportunities. In this workshop, learn how to find opportunities to communicate with AAC users throughout the day. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the many ways AAC can be incorporated into daily life so that every person can connect and communicate their wants, needs, thoughts, feelings, opinions, personal stories and more. Participants will leave with an understanding about the importance of creating space and time for an individual to communicate. This workshop will include an overview of the ‘Communication Bill of Rights’ and the functions of communication. Additional Information:Workshop Fees:
OARC’s rate is $130/hour. Groups are only charged for the workshop time. All prep, correspondence and any follow-up are included. Mileage is included to locations within Winnipeg and some surrounding communities (up to 60 km from our office).
The length of trainings can be adapted to suit your needs and budget. We encourage you to contact us to discuss which workshop(s) and length of time would work best for your group.
In-person or virtual workshops can be offered. We can come to your space. The OARC office can also be used as a meeting space for groups up to 15 people.
Who are the workshops intended for?
OARC can provide education and training to a wide range of audiences from students to experienced professionals.
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