DynaVox Series 5<br />With InterAACT<br />
Jane Farrall<br />Speech Pathologist<br />AAC Support Services Manager<br />Barbara Landsberg<br />Occupational Therapist<...
DynaVox Series 5<br />Express Yourself!<br />
V+, Vmax+ and Maestro<br />Fully integrated Win7 technology<br />Built-in WiFi for access to Internet: <br />Free e-mail a...
V+ and Vmax+<br />Vmax+ – 30.7cm screen<br />V+ – 21.3cm screen<br />23 X 20 X 7cm<br />2kg<br />32 X 25.4 X 7.6cm<br />3....
Maestro<br />Maestro – 26.4cm screen<br />27cm x 21.6cm x 4.76cm 1.25kg, 1.56kg with Ext. batt <br />
Speak and Be Heard<br />Voices:<br />Nuance Australian voices (Karen & Lee)<br />AT&T Natural Voices<br />Acapela HQ Child...
Connections to our world<br />Email -free DynaVox account with every device plus a variety of pre-programmed email pages<b...
Accessible to Everyone!<br />Touch screen <br />Visual and Auditory Scanning<br />Mouse Pause <br />Joystick Selection<br ...
Incorporate What You Know!<br />Ability to import from:<br />Boardmaker with SDPro<br />3100 Users<br />Series 4 Communica...
We Have You Covered<br />Remote-Access Tech Support<br />Lifelong Tech Support<br />DynaCare<br />Phone, Chat, and Email S...
  Language and Communication Framework<br />   AAC Linking Interaction and Technology<br />
As part of the AAC community, DynaVox believes:<br />At the heart of every AAC device is the language system that is used....
The InterAACT Framework<br />Built on two core elements:<br />Language Use <br />Language Structure<br />
Language Use<br />Relies on conversational messages that are designed to encourage interaction<br />It focuses on interact...
Language Structure<br />Building blocks for developing higher level language skills <br />Includes grammatical components ...
Why Language Use and Language Structure? <br />To provide a balance <br />Every system should support successful day to da...
Language Use – quick access to messages<br />Common Constructions<br />Messages that allow me to interact quickly in a con...
Young Child  Quickfires<br />
Teen Quickfires<br />
The InterAACT Framework<br />Relies on the understanding and use of the continuum of communication independence <br />Segm...
The InterAACT Framework<br />3 Broad levels of communicative independence:<br />Emergent:  (Beginner; partner dependent)<b...
How do these levels affect content presentation<br />Emergent:  <br />Scenes are simple and primary and set the context fo...
How do these levels affect content presentation<br />Context Dependent<br />Scenes are simple and primary and set the cont...
How do these levels affect content presentation<br />Independent<br />Scenes play a role for Young Child, Child, and to so...
Skill Levels within The Continuum<br />Changes between these levels take into consideration many different skills:  <br />...
Presentation of Communication Pages<br />
Emergent<br />Scenes are simple and primary and set the context for interaction<br />Few levels to traverse<br />Primarily...
Context Dependent<br />Scenes are simple and primary and set the context for interaction<br />Greater number of levels to ...
Independent<br />Scenes play a role for Young Child, Child, and to some extent Teen due to the anticipated literacy levels...
Age Ranges<br />For each level of communication independence, the InterAACT system supports “5 life stages”<br />Differenc...
Backgrounds<br />
New Symbols<br />
InterAACT is:<br />Interactive and context based<br />A unique work based on solid yet diverse pieces of research from a w...
Visual Scene Displays<br />Different areas of research<br />Young children (2 – 7 years)*<br />People with aphasia*<br />P...
VSDs and young children<br />Janice Light and Kathryn Drager<br />Series of research studies over a number of years<br />L...
VSDs in Aphasia<br />Beukelman et al have been investigating how VSDs support the social conversations of individuals with...
VSDs and children with ASD<br />Visual scene displays have tremendous potential as a way to improve communication and comm...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

DynaVox Series 5 Hands-On training

1,600

Published on

Hands-on workshop at the Independent Living Centre, August 2011

1 Comment
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • dynavox says 24/7 tech support well where are they i need help now
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,600
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
3
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
16
Comments
1
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Transcript of "DynaVox Series 5 Hands-On training"

  1. 1.
  2. 2. DynaVox Series 5<br />With InterAACT<br />
  3. 3. Jane Farrall<br />Speech Pathologist<br />AAC Support Services Manager<br />Barbara Landsberg<br />Occupational Therapist<br />Sales and Marketing Director<br />
  4. 4. DynaVox Series 5<br />Express Yourself!<br />
  5. 5. V+, Vmax+ and Maestro<br />Fully integrated Win7 technology<br />Built-in WiFi for access to Internet: <br />Free e-mail account<br />Integrated web browsing <br />Built-in Bluetooth for text messaging <br />Remote technical support <br />InterAACt<br />Loud speakers and a range of voices<br />
  6. 6. V+ and Vmax+<br />Vmax+ – 30.7cm screen<br />V+ – 21.3cm screen<br />23 X 20 X 7cm<br />2kg<br />32 X 25.4 X 7.6cm<br />3.12kg<br />
  7. 7.
  8. 8. Maestro<br />Maestro – 26.4cm screen<br />27cm x 21.6cm x 4.76cm 1.25kg, 1.56kg with Ext. batt <br />
  9. 9. Speak and Be Heard<br />Voices:<br />Nuance Australian voices (Karen & Lee)<br />AT&T Natural Voices<br />Acapela HQ Child Voices<br />Legacy Voices:<br />DECtalk by FONIX<br />VeriVox<br />Digitized Speech<br />Loud, dual front-facing, high clarity speakers<br />
  10. 10. Connections to our world<br />Email -free DynaVox account with every device plus a variety of pre-programmed email pages<br />Computer access –integrated or with Access IT<br />Control of your environment<br />Text messaging via Bluetooth<br />TS Phone access<br />
  11. 11. Accessible to Everyone!<br />Touch screen <br />Visual and Auditory Scanning<br />Mouse Pause <br />Joystick Selection<br />Morse Code<br />EyeMax option with Vmax+<br />
  12. 12. Incorporate What You Know!<br />Ability to import from:<br />Boardmaker with SDPro<br />3100 Users<br />Series 4 Communication pages<br />
  13. 13. We Have You Covered<br />Remote-Access Tech Support<br />Lifelong Tech Support<br />DynaCare<br />Phone, Chat, and Email Support<br />Getting Started videos, on-board searchable help, web-based training, 24/7 on-line knowledge base and more!<br />
  14. 14. Language and Communication Framework<br /> AAC Linking Interaction and Technology<br />
  15. 15. As part of the AAC community, DynaVox believes:<br />At the heart of every AAC device is the language system that is used.<br />That this system should:<br />encourage successful day to day, face to face, real time interaction<br />support timely language and literacy skill use and development<br />be age and level appropriate<br />
  16. 16. The InterAACT Framework<br />Built on two core elements:<br />Language Use <br />Language Structure<br />
  17. 17. Language Use<br />Relies on conversational messages that are designed to encourage interaction<br />It focuses on interaction, conversation, quick messages and messages that are based on pre-programmed phrases and sentences<br />Allows the ability to maintain and managethe flow of a conversation<br />
  18. 18. Language Structure<br />Building blocks for developing higher level language skills <br />Includes grammatical components that are designed for language and literacy learning<br />Allows composition of novel messages for either spoken or written communication<br />Keyboards, core word vocabularies and dictionaries<br />
  19. 19. Why Language Use and Language Structure? <br />To provide a balance <br />Every system should support successful day to day “language use” as well as supporting the “language structure” elements needed for generating novel messages and developing and using language and literacy skills<br />
  20. 20. Language Use – quick access to messages<br />Common Constructions<br />Messages that allow me to interact quickly in a conversation in a particular situation <br />Watching TV<br />Bedtime<br />Quickfires/Generic small talk (Beukelman)<br />Messages that allow me to interact quickly in any conversation any time, any place<br />Fillers<br />Interjections<br />Generic Comments<br />
  21. 21. Young Child Quickfires<br />
  22. 22. Teen Quickfires<br />
  23. 23. The InterAACT Framework<br />Relies on the understanding and use of the continuum of communication independence <br />Segmented by age to include communication across the lifespan. <br />
  24. 24. The InterAACT Framework<br />3 Broad levels of communicative independence:<br />Emergent: (Beginner; partner dependent)<br />Contextual: (transitional; context-dependent)<br />Independent: (creative; independent)<br />
  25. 25. How do these levels affect content presentation<br />Emergent: <br />Scenes are simple and primary and set the context for interaction<br />Few levels to traverse<br />Primarily functional utterances<br />Facilitator master for partner assisted/partner dependent communication within context<br />
  26. 26. How do these levels affect content presentation<br />Context Dependent<br />Scenes are simple and primary and set the context for interaction<br />Greater number of levels to traverse<br />Introduction of message building using common constructions<br />Increase in the number of utterances presented<br />Broader representation of language structure using Gateway<br />Facilitator master for partner assisted navigation<br />
  27. 27. How do these levels affect content presentation<br />Independent<br />Scenes play a role for Young Child, Child, and to some extent Teen due to the anticipated literacy levels. All other age ranges are text based.<br />Equally reliant on Structure and Use<br />Linguistically complex skills based on the norm for the age range<br />
  28. 28. Skill Levels within The Continuum<br />Changes between these levels take into consideration many different skills: <br />Level of awareness<br />Communicative intent<br />World knowledge<br />Memory skills<br />Symbolic representation skills<br />Metacognitive skills<br />
  29. 29. Presentation of Communication Pages<br />
  30. 30. Emergent<br />Scenes are simple and primary and set the context for interaction<br />Few levels to traverse<br />Primarily functional utterances<br />Facilitator master for partner assisted/partner dependent communication<br />
  31. 31. Context Dependent<br />Scenes are simple and primary and set the context for interaction<br />Greater number of levels to traverse<br />Introduction of message building using common constructions<br />Increase in the number of utterances presented<br />Broader representation of language structure using Gateway<br />Facilitator master for partner assisted navigation<br />
  32. 32. Independent<br />Scenes play a role for Young Child, Child, and to some extent Teen due to the anticipated literacy levels. All other age ranges are text based<br />Equally reliant on Structure and Use<br />Linguistically complex skills based on the norm for the age range<br />
  33. 33. Age Ranges<br />For each level of communication independence, the InterAACT system supports “5 life stages”<br />Differences in these “stages” determine vocabulary selection, typical range of contexts, and social roles (rituals) represented.<br />
  34. 34.
  35. 35. Backgrounds<br />
  36. 36.
  37. 37.
  38. 38. New Symbols<br />
  39. 39. InterAACT is:<br />Interactive and context based<br />A unique work based on solid yet diverse pieces of research from a wide variety of fields<br />About the joint construction of meaning and sees communication as co-constructed by both partners in the interaction<br />
  40. 40. Visual Scene Displays<br />Different areas of research<br />Young children (2 – 7 years)*<br />People with aphasia*<br />People with Autism Spectrum Disorder<br />VSDs can be used by “groups [who] are unserved or underserved by current AAC technologies” Blackstone, 2006<br />*Sponsored by AAC RERC<br />
  41. 41. VSDs and young children<br />Janice Light and Kathryn Drager<br />Series of research studies over a number of years<br />Looked at difficulties children with typical development have with existing AAC systems<br />Currently investigating VSDs to support the language and communication development in young children with severe communication impairments <br />
  42. 42. VSDs in Aphasia<br />Beukelman et al have been investigating how VSDs support the social conversations of individuals with severe aphasia <br />
  43. 43. VSDs and children with ASD<br />Visual scene displays have tremendous potential as a way to improve communication and communication instruction for persons with autism spectrum disorders<br />Can be used successfully as aided language displays<br />Using visual scenes to provide elaboration about the surroundings, people, and structure of activities gives those on the autism spectrum the greatest amount of support to safely and effectively interact in their environment (Shane, 2006)<br />
  44. 44. What InterAACT is NOT!<br />A prescription<br />Gateway (although Gateway does represent a piece of InterAACT)<br />A duplication of anyone’s work<br />A lock step program<br />
  45. 45. What InterAACT IS!<br />Interactive and context based<br />A unique work based on solid yet diverse pieces of research from a wide variety of fields<br />About the joint construction of meaning and sees communication as co-constructed by both partners in the interaction<br />Real people, real words, real situations<br />
  46. 46. Let’s go hands-on….<br />
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×