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1Tobii ATI AAC Devices and Content Products Celebrating Communication! Betsy WalkerTobii ATIKSHA - AT Expo 2012ATK 27September 28th, 20123:30pm- 5pm
2Agenda Introductions Review of TobiiATI AAC devices Review of TobiiATI access optionsCommunication ChoicesIntroduction to Sono SuiteIntroduction to the Sono Suite ToolkitSummary and Questions
3Objectives Participants will: Be aware of the TobiiATI AAC devices Be aware of the access options from TobiiATIUnderstand the options for communicationBe familiar with the sono suite content productsBe familiar with the sono suite toolkit
4Tobii 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.4
6What is the Tobii S32A light, strong, customizable static screen deviceKeyguards in 1, 2, 4, 8,16, 32 Button LayoutSide cover colors can be customizedTwo different models: Touch and ScanMotivating to Use – IR and Toy InterfaceRecording time of over 60 hours – record and transfer audio, songs, etc.Six easily interchangeable keyguard layouts with 192 levels availableRuns on AA batteries and last several months or moreThe S32 is a strong but light static screen communication device.All the different key guard sizes are automatically provided in the box, so the user can transition and grow to use different sizes if appropriate. Users can start with one button visual scene displays which are great for putting objects in context, and some will move towards a 32 button layout for a wider choice of messages.Side colors come in Red, Blue, Yellow and Black - and all are automatically received with every order. It’s a great way for users to personalize their device.The S32 is the latest tool for emergent communicators. Users can start on 2 buttons, and grow towards using more.With all the different key guard sizes provided, they can grow at their own pace, and new pages to suit their current needs can be made quickly, and keep users motivated.With around 200 levels provided for recording audio and IR or toy signals, the device has more than enough capacity to keep users interested and support a wide range of communication topics.60 hours of recording time is more than enough to provide the user with the tools they need to engage with their world.And using ordinary double A batteries, they’ll last for months under normal use – and are cheap and easy to replace when necessary.
8The C-Series C8 → C12 → New C15!! C-Series hardware Tobii Communicator softwareExtensive Language contentRange of partner softwareAvailable AccessoriesCarrying cases, sun guards, key guards, mounts, mounting brackets, switches etc.
9Standard Features for the C8, C12, and C15 Intel CoreDuo Processor/60G hard drive/2G RAM/SD CardBuilt-in Camera for user to take photosBuilt-in Environmental ControlsBuilt-in SIM Card access4 Powerful speakers1 headphone jack (stereo sound)2 built-in microphones2 USB ports/1 micro USB portHot swappable batteriesLow weight, bright screen, flat surface, nothing sticking out,Customizable-Easily change side panels to any of the 5 color choices99
11Tobii C-Eye Eye-tracking module for the C12 and C15 Easy to use calibrationExtremely stable systemOnce you’re calibrated, there’s no need to re-calibrateWe have the largest tracking area on the market (16 ins. x 12 ins. x 8 ins.)Our systems tolerate head motion, contacts and glassesWe’re experienced; Tobii has been doing eye-tracking since 2001
12Tobii C-Eye What’s New 9 and 5 point calibration Three level rating systemKeyboard Step ThroughAbility to re-size the calibration areaVisualize the track status before starting the calibrationAbility to use images and videos for the calibration stimulus
13Tobii CDot Tracker Head tracker Module Stable as one product No cables Full accessibility to Tobii CommunicatorFull Windows access, with extra software”Madentec inside”
14best solution on today’s market for accessing your personal computer through eye gaze without slowing it downit is easy to use and comes with software that provides access to your different computer applications.Tobii PC Eye
15Communication choices Toolkit for Getting Started with Sono SuiteCommunication choices
16Choices for Communication Use one of the Sono Suite page setsMake your ownModify a ready made page set
18Sono Suite Developed to promote growth and development There are 7 different Sono Suite Page SetsLots of language in every page setLanguage skills don’t follow a normal developmental modelAllows for modeling of languageEasy to modify and changeTemplates provided to help you make your own materialsThe page sets follow a developmental progressionAllow planning for today and tomorrowEvolving
19Tobii Sono Primo Beginning communicators Situationally based communication pagesContains visual scene displays and grid based displaysSocial scriptsFun activities
20Sono Flex Growth Pattern Structure Flexibility Transition Core vocabularyTopic based vocabularyUse Fitzgerald Key and color codingFlexibilitySmart linkingSimple navigation
21Sono Lexis Promotes independent communication Contains over 2900 single words and phrasesCombines static and dynamic displaysUses color coding and the Fitzgerald KeySituational ModulesPromotes independent communication by allowing the user to use symbols to create sentences word by word; core vocabulary is supplement by situational modules specific to the individual
22LiterAACy Helps users learn to read and write Uses partial knowledge of reading and writing to categorize wordsWords categorized by the first letterOver 3000 words and phrasesFitzgerald Key color coding
23Sono KeyUser can control speech, , volumes, alerts and other functionsWindows on-screen keyboardEnvironmental controlOpen, edit and save documentsMusic player, photo browser, calculator and facebookCommunicate by typing wordsUses word and phrase prediction
24Tobii Sono Scribe Text-based communication Uses rate enhancement techniquesContains a library of most phrases in U.S. EnglishContains core vocabularyContains topic specific word predictionIncludes today’s communication tools: , SMS, web access
25Making your own pageset Toolkit for Getting Started with Sono SuiteMaking your own pageset
26Design 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.Information for ParticipantsThe ready-made Page Sets offer an extensive range of pages for communication, , phone calls, remote controls, webcam control, picture albums, on-screen keyboards etc.It is very easy to customise these pages for each user.The powerful programming features mean that it is easy to make everything from simple communication pages, to interesting assessment activities, fun games, customised computer interfaces and so much more.Trainer Notes
27Toolkit for Getting Started with Sono Suite Using the ready mades
28Use 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.
29A toolkit to help you Choose! Toolkit for Getting Started with Sono SuiteA toolkit to help you Choose!
30Sono Suite Toolkit A set of informal tools to determine most appropriate Sono Suite page sets for the end userDesigned to help caregivers and teams determine where to startTo assist a team in planning for the communication needs of the user both immediate and long term
31Feature Matching: What it is! 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-AssociationHearing Association, New Orleans, LA.AAC systems can be no tech, low tech or high techFeature matching begins once the information is collected, summarized and reviewedYvonne Smith, PT, PCS, ATP; Arlington Independent School District; Arlington, Texas
32Feature Matching: AAC Device Hardware! InformalPositive AACtion Information Kit for AAC Teams, Rocky Bay 2010Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) Evaluation Checklist, The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Team,Doug Dodgen and Associates, AAC Feature Match SoftwareFor a demo,
33Feature Matching: For Apps! Using a Clinical Approach To Answer “What CommunicationApps Should We Use?”Jessica Gosnell, John Costello,Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA;Howard Shane, Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
34Feature Matching: For Software! TASP: Test of Aided-CommunicationSymbol PerformanceJoan Bruno and Mayer-Johnson, LLCAAC GenieSono Suite Toolkit from TobiiATI
35The tools in the toolkit! Toolkit for Getting Started with Sono SuiteThe tools in the toolkit!
36The Tools in the Toolkit Sono suite Feature Matching ChecklistSono Suite SelectionToolSono Suite Language ProfileSono Suite Activities ChecklistSample Goals for Sono SuiteSupporting Research for Sono SuiteUser Guide for the Sono Suite Toolkit
37The tools in the toolkit! Toolkit for Getting Started with Sono SuiteThe tools in the toolkit!
38Feature Matching Checklist Match the skills of the user with the features of the softwareExamples of featuresUse of message windowColor codingRepresentational level
39Sono Suite Selection Tool: Communicator ActivitiesInformal Assessment ActivitiesUsed with the Feature Matching Checklist
40Sono Suite Language Profile Defines the language skills of the Sono Suite Page SetsProvides examples
41Activities Checklist Used if considering Sono Primo and Sono Flex Lists the activities/topics specific vocabulary in Sono Primo and Sono Flex
42Sample Goals Provides goals for each of the Sono Suite Page Sets Caregivers defineAccess methodAccuracyRepresentational LevelType of Prompt
43Supporting ResearchAll Sono Suite page sets were developed from researchProvides the referencesList is comprehensive
44User GuideDefinesHow to use the toolsHow to interpret the results
45Where Can I Get the “Getting Started with Sono Suite Toolkit”? The tools and interactive activities will be available on the TobiiATI website and pagesetcentral.comWill be pre-loaded on TobiiATI dynamic display devicesComplete contact form and request notification of when materials are available