Date: February 27, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
This session will cover various environmental control technologies and how their implementation around the home or workplace can help people with disabilities be more independent in every facet of their lives. Environmental control, smart home technologies and the Internet of Things have been around for quite some time. Until recently the cost of entry was …more.
Benjamin Jacobs, Accommodations Specialist, Tools for Life/AMAC/Georgia Tech
Date: March 7, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Today’s students are a group of digital natives; they are competent users of technology and often adapt to new technologies quickly. By shifting our traditional model of AT implementation, focusing largely on teaching students how to use a tool, to an updated model that begins with “how” but focuses largely on “why” and “when” to …more.
Erin Nelson, Assistive Technology Strategist, Edina Public Schools
Date: March 12, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Increasingly online, on-ground and hybrid classrooms in K-12 schools and in colleges and universities make heavy use of Learning Management Systems (LMS). Names like Blackboard, Canvas and Moodle are becoming a part of the fabric of our educational environment. There are many advantages of these systems, but they work best for students with disabilities and …more.
Adero Allison, Principle Consultant, Transitioning Adults plus
Gayl Bowser, Independent Consultant, AT Collaborations
Date: March 21, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
In today’s ever-changing classrooms, teachers are now required to differentiate content instruction in the classroom for ALL their students to be successful. This session will cover a wide variety of solutions promoting student independence. Focus will be on providing alternatives for students who are struggling with difficulties in reading, writing, brainstorming, organization, and more, as well as …more.
Charlotte Jordan, Charlotte Maria Jordan, OTR
Date: April 2, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
This session aims to inspire Speech-Language Pathologists and other school professionals (i.e., related service members, administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals) to take a collaborative approach when treating students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), through a Positive Behavior Intervention and Strategy (PBIS) program called “Caught Modeling Core”. “Caught Modeling Core” was implemented by two Speech-Language Pathologists, who …more.
Jessica Gerth, Speech-Language Pathologist, Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative
Colleen Krasich, Speech-Language Pathologist, Triad CUSD #2
Date: April 16, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
It’s daunting to get everyone not just trained, but really using AAC systems to model and teach language. Many devices have built-in data logging, so it is easier than ever to see what is being said on speech generating devices to monitor progress, tweak goals and determine staff training needs. How do you use that …more.
Beth Waite-Lafever, AAC Specialist, Breakout Engineering, Inc
Date: January 16, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
An explosion of new IoT devices promise to make it possible for individuals with disabilities to have greater control over their own lives. While some of these devices are customized, many others are “generic”, which means that they can be purchased “off-the-shelf”. This often makes them more affordable and easier-to-use. Generic “smart home” devices can …more.
Susan Tachau, Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
Kirby Smith, President, SunKirb Ideas
Date: December 5, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Join us to explore the difference between traditional expert models and newer building capacity models which include coaching and mentoring. Building capacity includes providing information to local staff and families in multiple formats in order to increase shared knowledge and deepen acceptance and understanding of student needs and solutions. This session will also help participants …more.
Robin Pegg, Instructional/Assistive Technology Consultant, Eaton RESA
Marlene Cummings, Augmentative and Alternative Communication Consultant, MRC Communications
Date: November 15, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
“Core vocabulary” is a buzz phrase that has emerged and exploded within the field of augmentative and alternative communication in recent years. Professionals are beginning to understand core vocabulary as it is defined, but the implementation process of such words continues to be a widespread challenge. Using case studies, product demonstrations, and a systematic lesson …more.
Elena Fader, SLP/AAC Specialist, NEAT, an Oak Hill Center
Date: October 18, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
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 …more.
Dana Cappel, Occupational Therapist, Beit Issie Shapiro
Date: October 11, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Speech comprehensibility, how well a child’s speech is understood by a communication partner in a natural context, can be influenced by a number of factors. Children who are poorly understood by some partners or in some contexts may benefit from AAC. Assessment and intervention in this population will be discussed.more.
Jill Senner, Owner/Director, Technology & Language Center, Inc.
Matthew Baud, AT Coordinator/SLP, Niles Township District for Special Education
Date: October 9, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Communication happens everywhere. Within a home, people communicate with one another for essentially all possible functions – requesting, commenting, arguing, joking, and more! Communication enables individuals to meet functional needs, achieve independence, and attain social connections. AAC users require unique support in order to reach an equal level of communication success. This presentation will focus …more.
Elena Fader, NEAT, an Oak Hill Center
Date: September 12, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Thousands of individuals experience significant disabilities resulting in inability to use their hands and could benefit from hands-free solutions for eating, drinking, typing, working, playing, communicating and environmental access. This 60 minute webinar will discuss and demonstrate over 20 amazing hands free solutions that can be created in minutes for individuals who can simply use …more.
Therese Willkomm, Clinical Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire
Date: August 28, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Assistive technology departments face the need to redesign services and roles to remain effective in school settings. Restructuring assistive technology departments/services to meet the needs of current school environments requires understanding change forces impacting public education and how those forces impact individual departments/services, such as assistive technology. This presentation reviews current research around assistive technology …more.
Carol Michels, Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED)
Date: August 23, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
The ability to write and express oneself is a necessity in a school environment and a lifelong skill. Each year many students become disengaged with the writing process due to multiple factors. This session will present a continuum of tools to support writing, along with methods to empower and encourage students to write. This fast-paced …more.
Katherine Sween, Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed, Janesville School District
Debra Krausse, Occupational Therapist Registered, Janesville School District
Date: June 13, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
This 60 minute webinar will discuss and demonstrate how to make 10 different low-cost assistive technology solutions that can be created to support individuals who experience vision impairments. This includes: one minute scan and read stations; creating A dot maker for QR codes; making tactile graphics overlays on the fly for children books; creating page …more.
Therese Willkomm, Clinical Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire