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LAMP Training Workshop (Online)

  • Thu., Nov. 19, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Time Zone: Eastern
  • 35 USD
  • Online
  • Instructor: Janie Cirlot New

Words for Life App: Features and Programming for LAMP

This course will focus on how to use the Words for Life software to implement the LAMP approach. Participants will learn how to navigate the vocabulary that is currently on the software as well as personalizing the vocabulary by adding or modifying specific words. This course will cover how to use several features of the software including the word finder, the vocabulary builder, and how to prevent unwanted modifications. Participants will learn what vocabulary is best to begin with and examples of activities to implement.

Participants are encouraged to bring an iPad with the Words for Life™ application but not required.
Please note, attendees must log into their individual links through his/her unique email registration confirmation, click the "join" tab, and stay for the duration of the class to receive participation credit for this workshop. No partial credits will be submitted. 

ASHA forms can be emailed to: Registrations@aacandautism.com 0.15 ASHA CEU's/1.5 Contact Hours provided upon completion. 

Participants will be able to

  1. explain the clinical reasoning for features of the Wordsfor Life app for implementing LAMP.
  2. Modify vocabulary, use the word finder, utilize vocabulary builder, and hide keys.
  3. describe various vocabulary levels and decide where to start when implementing LAMP.
  4. Identify beginning vocabulary and activities for implementing LAMP.

Duration Topic
30 minutes Introduction to Words for Life app, vocabulary levels, layout of tools 
30 minutes Modifying vocabulary, using word finder and vocabulary builder
30 minutes Choosing vocabulary and activities, building language

Janie Cirlot New, M.S., CCC-SLP

Instructor Janie Cirlot New

Janie Cirlot-New is a speech-language pathologist and provides trainings for The Center for AAC and Autism. Janie has worked in the field of AAC for over 35 years. She has a special interest in children with autism and other disabilities who are nonspeaking.  Janie has taught classes in assistive technology at Mississippi State University and in augmentative and alternative (AAC) communication at Mississippi University for Women and the University of Southern Mississippi.   

Janie graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences.  She received a Master’s degree from the University of South Alabama in Speech Pathology.  Janie is licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist in the state of Mississippi. She has provided augmentative and alternative communication services to individuals of all ages.  She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Janie is retired as Director of the T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability at Mississippi State University where she developed the augmentative and alternative communication evaluation and training program and provided evaluations, intervention and training in the area of augmentative communication. Janie served as principal investigator on a U.S. Department of Education funded project to assist local education agency teams in utilizing assistive technology to allow students access to the general curriculum and to improve literacy skills of students with expressive communication disorders.

Financial: Janie Cirlot-New is contracted by The Center for AAC and Autism.

Non-Financial: Janie receives free equipment from the Center for AAC and Autism to use for her presentations.



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Submission Deadlines

Live online classes:  Participants wanting ASHA CEUs must be registered, "join" the class through his/her unique confirmation email letter and participate for the entire duration of the class. No partial credits will be submitted. Participants have 15 days to submit all ASHA paperwork to PRC. ASHA paperwork received after 15 days will not be accepted. Your entrance and exit of the class are timestamped and you must stay logged in on a computer or tablet for the entire class in order to receive ASHA CEUs. Call-in only attendance does not qualify for ASHA CEUs.

In-person classes:  All ASHA paperwork must be submitted to the presenter by the end of the training day.

ASHA Information

Participants wanting ASHA CEUs for a multiple day training must attend all days. In addition, if there is a registration fee associated with the class and payment is not received, PRC will not submit your request for ASHA CEUs.

An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Registry fees are paid by the participant directly to the ASHA National Office. The annual ASHA CE Registry fee allows registration of an unlimited number of ASHA CEUs for the calendar year. Contact the ASHA CE staff at 800-498-2071 ext. 8591 for CE Registry fee subscription information: www.asha.org

PRC-Saltillo licenses a patented technology that is in PRC-Saltillo products trademarked as Accent®, ChatFusion™, NovaChat®, PRiO®, TouchChat®, TouchChat® Express, Look™, NuEye®, and NuPoint®, as well as software (CoreScanner™, Engage, Essence®,  VocabPC™, MultiChat15, UNIDAD®, Unity®, WordPower™, LAMP Words for Life®, LAMP Words for Life® - Spanish/English, LAMP Words for Life® - VI, TouchChat® app), and our Language Acquisition through Motor Planning™ (LAMP) approach. PRC-Saltillo also has registered five websites, aacapps.com, aaclanguagelab.com, exploreaac.com, realizelanguage.com, touchchatapp.com, and alpforaac.com. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products/softwares/websites.

PRC presentations will focus exclusively on Accent, PRiO, NuEye, Look, NuPoint, Unity, UNIDAD, LAMP Words for Life, LAMP Words for Life - Sp/En, LAMP Words for Life - VI,  CoreScanner, Essence, WordPower, Explore AAC, Realize Language, or AAC Language Lab and will not include information regarding other similar or related augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices or software.

Saltillo presentations will focus exclusively on ChatFusion, NovaChat, TouchChat, VocabPC, MultiChat15, WordPower, TouchChat app, Explore AAC, or TouchChat website.

WordPower is a trademark of Inman Innovations, Inc; © 2001-2019; All rights reserved. Used with permission.

The Assessment of Learning Process (ALP) for AAC is a trademark of PRC-Saltillo and Lisbeth Nilsson.

Most of our presenters are salaried, employee-owners of PRC-Saltillo. A few of our presenters are contracted presenters.



This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).