Grid 3 Software & EyeGaze

Technology workshop

Boston, MA

Contact Hours Only

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

10:00am - 3:30pm

Boston Children's @ Waltham

9 Hope Avenue

Waltham, MA 02115

Conference Room


Valhalla, NY

Contact Hours Only

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

9:00am - 2:30pm


20 Hospital Oval West

Valhalla, NY 10595

Board Room


Albany, NY

Contact Hours Only

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

9:00am - 2:30pm

Center for Disability Services

3 Cedar Street Extension

Cohoes, NY 12047

Large Conference Room



Workshop Description:

Join Monroe Speech Designs and your US Smartbox team for an in-depth Grid 3 workshop covering the most comprehensive client-centered AAC and Assistive Technology solution available!

Chris Gibbons, SLP and VP of Education and Assessment at Smartbox Inc, will lead a discussion of Grid 3 for clinical pathways including Neurodegenerative and acquired communication disability, language and literacy strategies for early SGD users, and symbol communication. Client examples will be used to introduce grid set development, user profiles, and access solutions from Grid for iPad to the fully integrated Power Pad SGD.

Learn about specific grid sets including Super Core, Phonics for All, Text Talker, and and PODD, symbol set development and organization, as well as robust language and access training tools built into Grid 3. All with full alternative access from direct selection to eyegaze for communication, home automation, and computer needs.

Smartbox is committed to providing the best possible AAC training, learning, and language solutions in an incredibly powerful, full-functioning, fundable SGD.

Course Objectives: 

1)      Attendees will identify five components of a successful SGD solution.

2)      Attendees will understand the two ways to edit Grid 3.

3)      Attendees will learn basic feature matching steps to successfully implement Grid 3 across Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative patient profiles.

4)      Attendees will identify the six main functional areas of Grid 3.

5)      Attendees will identify three critical steps in determining SGD clinical pathways for people with Neurodegenerative communication disability.

6)    Attendees will identify at least five access solutions for people using Grid Pad SGDs from direct selection to eye control.


Chris Gibbons has worked in a variety of AAC specific clinical, research, and industry settings as a private practitioner, assistive technology specialist, and policy level consultant. For more than 20 years he has focused solely on advocating for and contributing to SGD user success through increased access efficiencies and by working to improve funding for SGDs. Current projects include those focused on financial literacy for people with disabilities and the full integration of consumer-ready communication into AAC. Chris is the VP of Education and Assessment at Smartbox, Inc.