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Find a webinar that enhances your skills, expands your knowledge, or broadens your awareness—live or recorded, to suit your learning time.

Upcoming Webinars

Mainstream Gaming with Disabilities: Accessible Solutions

Date: May 2, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

This session will cover the barriers people with disabilities face when playing mainstream games and the solutions that make gaming accessible to everyone. We often focus on what it takes for someone to be productive, but being productive alone doesn’t lead to a satisfying life. Everyone needs recreational and social outlets and for many today, …

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  • Benjamin Jacobs, Accommodations Specialist, Tools for Life/AMAC/Georgia Tech

45 Immersive AAC Classroom’s Effect on Vocabulary and AAC Use

Date: May 9, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Research supports using AAC with nonverbal individuals with ASD but discrepancies persist between the language modality of AAC users and the primary language models of their language-learning environment. We investigated the impact of an immersive, speech-generating classroom on language acquisition rates of school-age children with ASD compared to traditional treatment.

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  • Lindsey Paden Cargill, Director of Therapy Services; Speech-Language Pathologist, Bridgeway Academy
  • Allison Bean Ellawadi, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University

Technology Supports for Engaging Students with UDL

Date: May 14, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Are your students engaged in the learning activities in your classroom? What does it mean to be engaged? How can you get students interested? How can you encourage them to sustain that interest? In this webinar, we will briefly review the first UDL principle, “provide multiple means of engagement,” in today’s diverse classrooms. We will …

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  • Lynda Hartman, Educator/Consultant, Northern Suburban Special Education District
  • Mary Coletto, Instructional/AAC Coach, Northern Suburban Special Education District



Past Webinars

Caught Modeling Core

Date: April 2, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

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 …

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  • Jessica Gerth, Speech-Language Pathologist, Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative
  • Colleen Krasich, Speech-Language Pathologist, Triad CUSD #2

Make & Take: An IT and AT Professional Learning Collaboration

Date: March 27, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

In the Boston Public Schools, central office departments are working together to provide proactive and personalized professional learning that prepares our teachers to meet the needs of our diverse learners. One example is our Make&Take Series, a project-based approach facilitated by teachers and professionals from the instructional and assistive technology departments. In this webinar, we …

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  • Rhianon Gutierrez, Digital Learning Specialist, Boston Public Schools
  • Mary Marcella, AT Coordinator & Speech-Language Pathologist, Boston Public Schools

Using UDL to Adapt Curriculums with LMS in K-12 and Higher Ed

Date: March 12, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

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 …

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  • Adero Allison, Principle Consultant, Transitioning Adults plus
  • Gayl Bowser, Independent Consultant, AT Collaborations

Accessing Your World: What’s New in Environmental Control Technologies

Date: February 27, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

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 …

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  • Benjamin Jacobs, Accommodations Specialist, Tools for Life/AMAC/Georgia Tech

Interactive Story Time is for Everyone: The Shared Reading Approach

Date: February 13, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Do you have teams or parents who want to have a positive reading experience with their student or child? How to you increase engagements, literacy, and communication skills with students with complex communication needs? This session will cover what Shared Reading is for student with complex needs, the brief overview of the research supporting it, …

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  • Amanda Wallace, Assistive Technology Specialist, High Desert Education Service District
  • Wendy Burkhardt, Assistive Technology Specialist, High Desert Education Service District

Exciting New Opportunities for Independence: Generic, “Smart Home” Technology

Date: January 16, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

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 …

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  • Susan Tachau, Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
  • Kirby Smith, President, SunKirb Ideas

Building Capacity in AT/AAC Service Delivery: Questions, Strategies, & Solutions

Date: December 5, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

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 …

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  • Robin Pegg, Instructional/Assistive Technology Consultant, Eaton RESA
  • Marlene Cummings, Augmentative and Alternative Communication Consultant, MRC Communications

Engineering Core Vocabulary into Your Classroom: The Where, the What, and the How!

Date: November 15, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

“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 …

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  • Elena Fader, SLP/AAC Specialist, NEAT, an Oak Hill Center

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

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

Overview:

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 …

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  • Dana Cappel, Occupational Therapist, Beit Issie Shapiro

Say What?!? AAC Assessment and Intervention for Children Who Speak

Date: October 11, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

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.

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  • Jill Senner, Owner/Director, Technology & Language Center, Inc.
  • Matthew Baud, AT Coordinator/SLP, Niles Township District for Special Education

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