A Quick-Start Guide to Boardmaker Studio & T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Length: 1 hour 33 minutes

Presenter: Phyl Macomber and Yuichi Tamano

Format: External

ASHA CEUs: No

Training Type: Boardmaker Software Family

Description: With a Quick-Start Guide to Boardmaker Studio, you can focus on your instructional goals, rather than on the tools. Learn how to sequence your language-based teaching in the way that learners acquire, comprehend, process, and express language using Boardmaker Studio in a practical system for teaching academics and life skills. Learn to link your receptive and expressive language learning objectives to the vast number of Studio Starter Templates, in the form of an Instruction-At-A-Glance Matrix. Discover how to use key components of this powerful resource to cover all your bases when providing multisensory instruction using an organized collection of easy interactive activities and imaginative low tech supports. Phyl T. Macomber, AT Specialist, is a national speaker & author on topics of adapted curriculum, augmentative communication, & specialized software. Since completing a fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Kennedy Krieger Institute in 1988, Phyl has provided skill-building training and customized consultation in New England and on a national basis.  Disclosure: No relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.Yuichi Tamano is an assistive technology specialist with over 10 years of experience working with children with a wide range of disabilities in school settings. Currently he is a Senior Content Developer with Dynavox Mayer-Johnson. Disclosure: Yuichi Tamano is a paid employee of DynaVox Mayer-Johnson. Disclosure: This presentation will focus exclusively on Boardmaker Studio and will not include information on other similar or related instructional technology products. $0



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