Setting the Stage for a Proactive AT Process: Consideration and Evaluation

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT16-WEB21-AR
Webinar Fee: $39

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Overview

In this webinar, we will focus on two steps in provision of Assistive Technology aligned to the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) Indicators, Consideration and Assessment. We will offer three perspectives. First, from the QIAT Leadership team, the participants will explore the foundation of best practices to support AT services. Next, we will explain the professional development model provided by a state education service center to support learning of district based Assistive Technology Teams. Finally, we will provide a model implemented by the Houston Independent School District to change from an expert model to a school-based collaborative model.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify 5 stages of Implementation that can impact improving quality assistive technology services.
  2. Identify 5 stages of Implementation that can impact improving quality assistive technology services.
  3. Describe 4 components to effective assistive technology consideration.
  4. Explain 3 ways a collaborative approach to consideration can impact effective assessment.

Speakers

Nicole Dupre

Assistive Technology Specialist Team Lead
Houston Independent School District
Nicole is a speech language pathologist serving as the Assistive Technology Team Lead in the Houston Independent School District. She has been working in the district since 2000. In 2014, the Houston ISD Assistive Technology Team was the recipient of the McLean-Yoder Award for Professional Excellence by the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities (NJC). In her role, Nicole has facilitated an initiative to increase instructional rigor for students with significant disabilities. Nicole is currently a coordinating committee member for the ASHA Special Interest Group 12 (AAC).
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Angela Standridge

Region 4 Education Service Center
I have been working in the field of AT/AAC since 1987 in a variety of settings including public school, private practice, rehab, and private industry. I have been at the Region 4 Education Service Center, a state agency that provides professional development for public school personnel, since 1996.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Diana Carl

Special Projects Coordinator
CAST, National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials
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.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
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

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