Making the Transition from Writing to Typing: Tools for the Student

Live Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT18-WEB14-AR
Webinar Fee: $39

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With the advancements in mobile technology, typing is increasingly becoming a common AT solution for many students with writing difficulties. In this webinar we will discuss relevant solutions for typing in the classroom environment, including which kind of tablet or computer to use and appropriate apps and programs that are available on the market.
Using case studies, we will examine several apps in depth including keyboard apps and others that assist with filling out worksheets. We will look at relevant settings available in iOS and Windows, and we will discuss additional issues that affect typing in the classroom.
Some of the apps we will look at include IssieBoard and SnapType.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 apps that can be useful for students to complete academic tasks.
  2. Participants will learn to use at least one relevant app and how to apply it to the needs of their students.
  3. Participants will identify at least 3 differences between iOS and Windows platforms that affect usefulness for the student.


Dana Cappel

Occupational Therapist
Beit Issie Shapiro
Dana has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology and a second Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy both from McGill University, Canada. She has been working as a pediatric occupational therapist since 2000 and at The Special Education School of Beit Issie Shapiro, since 2010, providing direct occupational therapy services in the classroom. Working with children with complex disabilities, a large part of her work consists of identifying and matching appropriate assistive technology to promote the participation of her students in the therapy and learning environments. In 2014 she also joined the staff of the Technology Center at Beit Issie Shapiro, where she continues to spread awareness of the use of technology for people with disabilities. She lectures regularly and provides consultation to families and fellow professionals on how to choose and effectively use assistive technology. In addition, she also teaches in workshops aimed at spreading awareness of and knowledge of how to create apps and products that are more accessible to people of a wider range of abilities.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No


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Target Audience

AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, Individuals with Disabilities, OTs, SLPs

Experience Level


Content Area

Basic Communication Process Area

Continuing Education Credits

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Number of hours: 1.0
Number of IACET CEUs: 0.1

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