Technology Resource Station

 

CVASA Announces our Brand New Technology Resource Station

CVASA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE STATION FOR USE BY PARENTS, TEACHERS, AIDES AND PROFESSIONALS WORKING WITH CHILDREN WITH AUTISM. THE CVASA TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE STATION IS FULLY EQUIPPED WITH BOARDMAKER STUDIO AND ACCOMPANYING BOARDMAKER SOFTWARE TITLES AND THE 2011 PICS FOR PECS AND THE PECS TRAINING MANUAL, AS WELL AS A LAMINATOR, BINDING MACHINE, VELCRO AND PAPER. PLEASE CONTACT CAROLYN AT THE CVASA RESOURCE CENTER FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO USE THE TECH STATION. EMAIL: coordinator@cvasa.org: 760-772-1000

BOARDMAKER STUDIO

BOARDMAKER IS AN INCREDIBLY POWERFUL, FLEXIBLE SOFTWARE PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR CREATING COMMUNICATION DISPLAYS AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS IN MINUTES. THIS SOFTWARE CONTAINS OVER 3,000 PICTURE COMMUNICATION SYMBOLS IN COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE, AND IS THE BASIC LIBRARY FOR GETTING YOU STARTED WITH MAKING A WIDE VARIETY OF PROFESSIONAL-LOOKING MATERIALS FOR HOME, CLASSROOM, OR CLINIC. BOARDMAKER IS RECOGNIZED AS A TOP TOOL FOR EDUCATORS AND SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS FOR CREATING PRINTED CLASSROOM MATERIALS SUCH AS SCHEDULES, WORKSHEETS, READING AND WRITING ACTIVITIES, GAME AND SONG BOARDS, COMMUNICATION BOARDS, BOOKS AND MORE.

ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE TITLES INCLUDE:

  • BOOKS-BY-DESIGN WITH BOARDMAKER
  • WHO, WHAT & WHY
  • BEYOND BOARDMAKER PLUS!
  • BEYOND BOARDMAKER III
  • DOLCH SIGN LANGUAGE CARDS
  • BOARDMAKER @HOME TOOLKIT
  • SOCIAL SCHOOL STORIES
  • FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE WORKPLACE
  • THIS IS THE ONE I WANT
  • COMMUNICATING ABOUT SEXUALITY
  • BOARDMAKER CERTIFICATES
  • BOARDMAKER BACKGROUNDS
  • LEARNING MY ABC’S
  • COOKING UP FUN
  • PRINT AND PLAY GAMES

FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ON BOARDMAKER AND HOW YOU CAN USE IT TO HELP YOU CHILD OR STUDENTS, VISIT WWW.BOARDMAKERSHARE.COM

PECS PICTURE EXCHANGE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

PECS BEGINS WITH TEACHING STUDENTS TO EXCHANGE A PICTURE OF A DESIRED ITEM WITH A TEACHER, WHO IMMEDIATELY HONORS THE REQUEST. FOR EXAMPLE, IF THEY WANT A DRINK, THEY WILL GIVE A PICTURE OF ‘DRINK’ TO AN ADULT WHO DIRECTLY HANDS THEM A DRINK. VERBAL PROMPTS ARE NOT USED, THUS ENCOURAGING SPONTANEITY AND AVOIDING PROMPT DEPENDENCY.

THE SYSTEM GOES ON TO TEACH DISCRIMINATION OF SYMBOLS AND HOW TO CONSTRUCT SIMPLE “SENTENCES.” IDEAS FOR TEACHING COMMENTING AND OTHER LANGUAGE STRUCTURES SUCH AS ASKING AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS ARE ALSO INCORPORATED. IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT BOTH PRE-SCHOOL AND OLDER STUDENTS HAVE BEGUN TO DEVELOP SPEECH WHEN USING PECS. THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL WITH ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS WHO HAVE A WIDE ARRAY OF COMMUNICATIVE, COGNITIVE AND PHYSICAL DIFFICULTIES.

THE FOUNDATION FOR THE SYSTEM IS THE PECS TRAINING MANUAL (FROST AND BONDY 2002). THE MANUAL PROVIDES INFORMATION TO IMPLEMENT PECS EFFECTIVELY, GUIDES READERS THROUGH THE 6 PHASES OF TRAINING AND PROVIDES EXAMPLES, HELPFUL HINTS FOR TEACHING DISCRIMINATION AND TEMPLATES FOR DATA COLLECTION AND PROGRESS REPORTING.

TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ON PECS VISIT WWW.PECSUSA.COM

TECH STATION GUIDELINES

  • THE TECH STATION WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR USE DURING NORMALLY SCHEDULED CVASA HOURS
  • EACH SCHEDULED BLOCK WILL BE FOR NO LONGER THAN 1 HOUR. IF NOBODY IS SCHEDULED TO USE THE STATION AFTER YOU ON THE DAY THAT YOU COME IN, YOU MAY USE IT UP UNTIL THE NEXT SCHEDULED TIME THAT DAY
  • TO SCHEDULE A BLOCK OF TIME, PLEASE EMAIL CVASACOORDINATOR@VERIZON.NET OR CALL 760-772-1000
  • YOUR SCHEDULED TIME IS NOT SET UNTIL YOU RECEIVE CONFIRMATION BACK FROM A CVASA COORDINATOR
  • YOU MUST HAVE A SCHEDULED BLOCK TO USE THE TECH STATION. WALK-INS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO BE AVAILABLE
  • YOU MAY SCHEDULE UP TO 3 MONTHS IN ADVANCE
  • CVASA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO LIMIT USAGE IF DEMAND IT TOO HIGH
  • THE TECH STATION IS OPEN FOR USE BY ANY FAMILY WITH A CHILD WITH AUTISM OR ANY TEACHER OR PROFESSIONAL WORKING WITH CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
  • PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE TECH STATION IS LOCATED IN A WORKING OFFICE, SO PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN THAT REQUIRE SUPERVISION
  • PLEASE FILL OUT A TECH STATION EVALUATION FORM AFTER EACH USE. THIS WILL HELP US BETTER EVALUATE YOUR NEEDS

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