Assistive Technology Leadership – Implementing Change Strategies

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Live Broadcast
Webinar Code: AT18-WEB34-LB
Webinar Fee: $49

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Overview

Leadership is critical in promoting the development of quality, sustained assistive technology services. Leaders play a foundational role in establishing a vision, engaging others, developing collaborative plans, and implementing the innovations to effectively change practice. To reach our goal of sustained implementation in the provision of quality services in AT, we need to know what best practices are and what supports are needed to guide a team to effective practice. The use of the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) Services is a proven tool to identify best practices and can be used to determine areas of strength and weakness to develop improvement plans. Learn about strategies combining the QIAT Indicators with implementation science to attain measurable change in AT practices. The strategies will be illustrated using a case study of a school team and how they achieved effective change in AT practice.

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine the role of leadership in the change process and describe the two components of leadership that merge in the sustained leadership model
  2. Learn how collaborative teams use QIAT to determine areas of strength and weakness to develop improvement plans and identify 2 action steps that you will take to use best practices when you return to your service area.
  3. Review the stages of implementation and list 2 action steps that you will take to move your team forward when you return to your service area.

Speakers

Joan Breslin Larson

Breslin Larson & Associates
oan Breslin Larson, M.Ed. Joan was the state specialist for Assistive Technology and the supervisor for low incidence disabilities at the Minnesota Department of Education. She has worked in AT for over 25 years as an independent consultant, in a school setting and at the state education agency. Joan is the recipient of the Minnesota Lifetime Achievement Award in Assistive Technology, is a member of the QIAT Leadership Team, and is a co-author of Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology: A Comprehensive Guide to Assistive Technology Services. She lives in Minnesota, and is the parent of three adult children, one of whom had an IEP
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No

Diana Carl

Diana Foster Carl, M.A., L.S.S.P., is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in Texas with more than 30 years’ experience in various capacities in public education. Currently, Diana contracts with CAST as the Special Projects Coordinator for the National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials. Diana is a former Director of Special Education Services at Region 4 Education Service Center in Houston, Texas and was lead facilitator of the Texas Assistive Technology Network for twelve years. Diana’s daughter has cerebral palsy and uses a power wheelchair for mobility.
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Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No

Strand

Leadership - including Policy, Implementation, and Professional Development

Target Audience

Accessibility Professionals, ADA Administrators, AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, Higher Ed Personnel, Individuals with Disabilities, OTs, PTs

Experience Level

Intermediate

Content Area

Basic Communication Process Area

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