QIAT for Leadership: Improving Your AT System

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT16-WEB08-AR
Webinar Fee: $49

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Overview

Change is constant and with change comes the need to reassess the delivery of your AT services whether your AT services are well established or developing. Changes in today’s educational environment including new technologies and new delivery systems for content, increased emphasis on education with non-disabled peers, and a focus on state standards require that educators reexamine their AT services and the ways those services are provided. The QIAT indicators will be used to assist agencies as implications for K-12 AT services are addressed and new service designs are created while maintaining high quality and effective AT services. We will explore innovative ideas developed by teams as they reexamined and redesigned their AT services to meet the changing demands of AT in education. Participants will receive a special webinar discount to purchase the new book, Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology: A Comprehensive Guide to AT Services.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to identify at least three opportunities and three barriers that indicate a need for re-evaluation of their AT services.
  2. Participants will be able to make a plan for using the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology as a strategy for program review and re-evaluation of their AT services.
  3. Participants will be able to describe at least two new AT service design strategies that they can use to respond to changes in their districts.

Speakers

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Gayl Bowser

Consultant
Assistive Technology Collaborations
Gayl Bowser, M.S. Ed., currently works as an independent consultant and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wyoming. Her work focuses on the creation of service systems that encourage the integration of technology into educational programs for students with disabilities. Formerly the Coordinator of the Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) and the State of Oregon's Specialist in Assistive Technology, Gayl currently provides assistive technology consultation, training and technical assistance throughout the United States and internationally. Gayl has co-authored numerous publications about assistive technology services including Education Tech Points: A Framework for Assistive Technology and Assistive Technology Pointers for Parents and Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology: A Comprehensive Guide to AT Services.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No

Susan McCloskey

Chairperson of the Volusia Adaptive Assistive Technology Team (VAATT)
Volusia County Schools
Susan McCloskey, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech language pathologist who worked for the PA Assistive Technology Center/PaTTAN in Pennsylvania and is now Chairperson of the Volusia Adaptive Assistive Technology Team (VAATT) in Daytona Beach, FL. She is a past Steering Committee member for ASHA's Division 12: Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Susan has consulted nationwide with teams whose focus has been to integrate assistive technology into the classroom. She has been a trainer of Environmental Communication Teaching (ECT) since 1989. She is currently involved in implementing the SCERTS project, focused on students on the Autism Spectrum, in her district and lives in Ponce Inlet, FL. Susan is a co-author of Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology: A Comprehensive Guide to AT Services.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No

Kathy Lalk

AT Specialist
St. Louis Special School District
Kathy Lalk has a B.S. in Recreation Therapy and an M.S. in Educational Technology. For 20 plus years, she has served as an assistive technology specialist for Special School District in St. Louis County. Her work includes support of students with disabilities, their families and their educational team in the consideration, implementation and evaluation of the use of assistive technology. She is also a Consumer Support Provider for Missouri Assistive Technology. Kathy is a co-author of Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology: A Comprehensive Guide to AT Services.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No

Experience Level

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