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1 Tobii ATI AAC Devices and Content Products Celebrating Communication! Betsy Walker Tobii ATI KSHA - AT Expo 2012 ATK 27 September 28th, 2012 3:30pm- 5pm

2  Introductions  Review of TobiiATI AAC devices  Review of TobiiATI access options  Communication Choices  Introduction to Sono Suite  Introduction to the Sono Suite Toolkit  Summary and Questions Agenda

3  Participants will:  Be aware of the TobiiATI AAC devices  Be aware of the access options from TobiiATI  Understand the options for communication  Be familiar with the sono suite content products  Be familiar with the sono suite toolkit Objectives

4 Tobii ATI’s Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices….. …giving individuals with communication disabilities a voice and a way to live more fulfilled, integrated, and independent lives.

5 LOW TECH DEVICES SymbolMate and S32

6  A light, strong, customizable static screen device  Keyguards in 1, 2, 4, 8,16, 32 Button Layout  Side cover colors can be customized  Two different models: Touch and Scan  Motivating to Use – IR and Toy Interface Recording time of over 60 hours – record and transfer audio, songs, etc. Six easily interchangeable keyguard layouts with 192 levels available Runs on AA batteries and last several months or more What is the Tobii S32


8  C-Series hardware  Tobii Communicator software  Extensive Language content  Range of partner software  Available Accessories  Carrying cases, sun guards, key guards, mounts, mounting brackets, switches etc. The C-Series C8 → C12 → New C15!!

9 Standard Features for the C8, C12, and C15  Intel CoreDuo Processor/60G hard drive/2G RAM/SD Card  Built-in Camera for user to take photos  Built-in Environmental Controls  Built-in SIM Card access  4 Powerful speakers  1 headphone jack (stereo sound)  2 built-in microphones  2 USB ports/1 micro USB port  Hot swappable batteries  Low weight, bright screen, flat surface, nothing sticking out,  Customizable-Easily change side panels to any of the 5 color choices


11 Tobii C-Eye Eye-tracking module for the C12 and C15  Easy to use calibration  Extremely stable system  Once you’re calibrated, there’s no need to re-calibrate  We have the largest tracking area on the market (16 ins. x 12 ins. x 8 ins.)  Our systems tolerate head motion, contacts and glasses  We’re experienced; Tobii has been doing eye-tracking since 2001

12 Tobii C-Eye What’s New  9 and 5 point calibration  Three level rating system  Keyboard Step Through  Ability to re-size the calibration area  Visualize the track status before starting the calibration  Ability to use images and videos for the calibration stimulus

13 Tobii CDot Tracker  Head tracker Module  Stable as one product  No cables  Full accessibility to Tobii Communicator  Full Windows access, with extra software  ”Madentec inside”

14 Tobii PC Eye best solution on today’s market for accessing your personal computer through eye gaze without slowing it down it is easy to use and comes with software that provides access to your different computer applications.

15 COMMUNICATION CHOICES Toolkit for Getting Started with Sono Suite

16  Use one of the Sono Suite page sets  Make your own  Modify a ready made page set Choices for Communication

17 SONO SUITE Toolkit for Getting Started with Sono Suite

18 Sono Suite

19 Tobii Sono Primo  Beginning communicators  Situationally based communication pages  Contains visual scene displays and grid based displays  Social scripts  Fun activities

20  Growth Pattern  Transition  Structure  Core vocabulary  Topic based vocabulary  Use Fitzgerald Key and color coding  Flexibility  Topic based vocabulary  Smart linking  Simple navigation Sono Flex

21 Sono Lexis  Promotes independent communication  Contains over 2900 single words and phrases  Combines static and dynamic displays  Uses color coding and the Fitzgerald Key  Situational Modules

22  Helps users learn to read and write  Uses partial knowledge of reading and writing to categorize words  Words categorized by the first letter  Over 3000 words and phrases  Fitzgerald Key color coding LiterAACy

23  User can control speech, E-mail, volumes, alerts and other functions  Windows on-screen keyboard  Environmental control  Open, edit and save documents  Music player, photo browser, calculator and facebook  Communicate by typing words  Uses word and phrase prediction Sono Key

24 Text-based communication  Uses rate enhancement techniques  Contains a library of most phrases in U.S. English  Contains core vocabulary  Contains topic specific word prediction  Includes today’s communication tools: E-Mail, SMS, web access Tobii Sono Scribe

25 MAKING YOUR OWN PAGESET Toolkit for Getting Started with Sono Suite

26 Design Your Own Communication Displays Tobii Communicator Software is a powerful, flexible design tool. The look of the Pages and buttons is totally customizable. You can choose your own colors, pictures, button sizes and button functions.

27 USING THE READY MADES Toolkit for Getting Started with Sono Suite

28 Use The Ready Made Page Sets  The software includes a wide variety of ready-made Page Sets for text or symbol communication, games, music players, assessment activities and more.  These can be customized, or they can be used just as they are.

29 A TOOLKIT TO HELP YOU CHOOSE! Toolkit for Getting Started with Sono Suite

30 A set of informal tools  to determine most appropriate Sono Suite page sets for the end user  Designed to help caregivers and teams determine where to start  To assist a team in planning for the communication needs of the user both immediate and long term Sono Suite Toolkit

31  There are a lot of different types of AAC systems.  Feature matching is a “systematic process by which a person’s strengths, abilities, and needs (current and future) are matched to available tools and strategies” Shane, H., & Costello, J. (1994, November). Augmentative communication assessment and the featur ematching process. Mini-seminar presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Association Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.AAC systems can be no tech, low tech or high tech  Feature matching begins once the information is collected, summarized and reviewed Yvonne Smith, PT, PCS, ATP; Arlington Independent School District; Arlington, Texas Feature Matching: What it is!

32  Informal  Positive AACtion Information Kit for AAC Teams, Rocky Bay 2010  Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) Evaluation Checklist, The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Team,  Doug Dodgen and Associates, AAC Feature Match Software  For a demo, Feature Matching: AAC Device Hardware!

33 Feature Matching: For Apps! Using a Clinical Approach To Answer “What Communication Apps Should We Use?” Jessica Gosnell, John Costello, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA; Howard Shane, Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA

34  TASP: Test of Aided-Communication Symbol Performance  Joan Bruno and Mayer-Johnson, LLC  AAC Genie  Sono Suite Toolkit from TobiiATI Feature Matching: For Software!

35 THE TOOLS IN THE TOOLKIT! Toolkit for Getting Started with Sono Suite

36  Sono suite Feature Matching Checklist  Sono Suite SelectionTool  Sono Suite Language Profile  Sono Suite Activities Checklist  Sample Goals for Sono Suite  Supporting Research for Sono Suite  User Guide for the Sono Suite Toolkit The Tools in the Toolkit

37 THE TOOLS IN THE TOOLKIT! Toolkit for Getting Started with Sono Suite

38  Match the skills of the user with the features of the software  Examples of features  Use of message window  Color coding  Representational level Feature Matching Checklist

39  Communicator Activities  Informal Assessment Activities  Used with the Feature Matching Checklist Sono Suite Selection Tool:

40  Defines the language skills of the Sono Suite Page Sets  Provides examples Sono Suite Language Profile

41  Used if considering Sono Primo and Sono Flex  Lists the activities/topics specific vocabulary in Sono Primo and Sono Flex Activities Checklist

42  Provides goals for each of the Sono Suite Page Sets  Caregivers define  Access method  Accuracy  Representational Level  Type of Prompt Sample Goals

43  All Sono Suite page sets were developed from research  Provides the references  List is comprehensive Supporting Research

44 Defines  How to use the tools  How to interpret the results User Guide

45  The tools and interactive activities will be available on the TobiiATI website and  Will be pre-loaded on TobiiATI dynamic display devices  Complete contact form and request notification of when materials are available Where Can I Get the “Getting Started with Sono Suite Toolkit”?


47 Thank you for your interest! Betsy Walker North American Content Sales Representative Tobii ATI Cell: 214-354-6912

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