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Upcoming Webinars

Executive Functioning – Just Google it!

Date: November 28, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Student agendas and three ring binders are so 1990’s! We don’t look up information in an encyclopedia anymore we Google it! Let’s teach our students how they can do just that with Google tools. In this webinar you will be learning how to structure Google Calendar so that activities/classes can be separated for greater clarity. …

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  • Sandi Mahl, Ms., PATINS Project

Enhancing Switch Use and Switch Scanning for People with Physical Impairments: Part 2

Date: December 5, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Scanning using one or two switches allows people with severe physical impairments to use a computer or augmentative communication device. Unfortunately, switch use can be challenging, and switch scanning is an inherently slow method of communication. This two-part series describes the tools and principles to: 1) identify challenges a user may be facing with their …

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  • Heidi Koester, Koester Performance Research

The Language of Work

Date: December 7, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Do you work with students or young adults who go out to a worksite or supported vocational experience? Learn about the common communication requirements of work in general and explore the process of determining specific language of a variety of job sites. See examples of how you can use what you learn to make picture …

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  • Melissa Mulvey, Senior Consulting Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist, Cotting School

Getting a Handle on your Assistive Technology Services with Education Tech Points

Date: January 16, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Education Tech Points is a system for looking at your assistive technology services in a way that will help you develop a comprehensive and consistent system of service delivery. In part one of a three-part series, presenters Gayl Bowser and Penny Reed will describe and explain Education Tech Points, an IEP team-based framework for assistive …

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  • Gayl Bowser, Independent Consultant, AT Collaborations
  • Penny Reed, Independent Consultant, Penny Reed Consulting

50 New Ways to Adapt the IPAD for Students with Disabilities

Date: January 24, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

The IPAD continues to be an amazing tool to support students with disabilities. Unfortunately the iPAD is not universally designed and requires additional adaptations to support students who experience physical, intellectual, visual, and hearing impairments. This workshop will discuss and demonstrate over 50 ways that the iPAD has been adapted to accommodate for specific functional …

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  • Therese Willkomm, Clinical Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire

UDL and Math Tools

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

Overview:

Do you work with students who struggle to write math concepts and show their work? Whether you work with students who write using SGDs, use keyboarding or dictation, math concepts present a challenge in teaching/supporting math instruction for some students with significant physical disabilities. Explore the principles of UDL, particularly as related to math, and …

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  • Melissa Mulvey, Senior Consulting Therapist; Speech-Language Pathologist, Cotting School

Assessing Morgan Using the Communication Matrix Assessment

Date: February 21, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

In part one of this three-part webinar series, we will introduce the Communication Matrix, an online tool to assess the communication skills of students with complex communication needs.  Developed by Charity Rowland of Oregon Health Sciences University, the free, online Matrix yields a detailed description of the expressive communication skills of any individual functioning at …

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  • Emily Quinn, Instructor, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Alexandria Cook, Research Assistant, Oregon Health Sciences University

Guiding Teamwork Using Education Tech Point Questions

Date: February 27, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Part two of this three-part series discusses the role of teamwork in an integrated AT model.  The Education Tech Points models describes teams as the essential cornerstone in the provision of good assistive technology services because the selection, operation, and implementation of assistive technology devices require input from more than one discipline.  Effective and efficient …

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  • Gayl Bowser, Independent Consultant, AT Collaborations
  • Penny Reed, Independent Consultant, Penny Reed Consulting

Google Forms For You!

Date: March 1, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

In this 90 min presentation, I will show you the amazingness that is – Google Forms. Participants will see how to create a form (presentation, quiz), the features that make forms wonderful (hello autosave!) as well as how to read their data (summary tool and flubaroo). Then, we will talk about all the settings in …

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  • Jacqueline Hersh, Director of Assistive Technology, Lawrence School

Snapshots: Districts Using Education Tech Points to guide Assistive Technology Services

Date: March 13, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

In the third webinar in the 3-part series on Education Tech Snapshots: Districts Using Education Tech Points to guide Assistive Technology Services Points, Bowser and Reed will highlight the experiences of several school districts that have used Education Tech Points to develop or improve their assistive technology services. The use of the Education Tech Point …

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  • Gayl Bowser, Independent Consultant, AT Collaborations
  • Penny Reed, Independent Consultant, Penny Reed Consulting



Past Webinars

Using Technology to Provide Play Opportunities for Children with Disabilities

Date: November 15, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Play skills are often under-developed in children with disabilities, affecting their participation in a culturally and developmentally significant age appropriate activity. In addition, appropriate toys and games that encourage independent play are often hard to find. This webinar will demonstrate how iPad apps, eye-gaze software and assistive devices can be used to provide play experiences …

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  • Dana Cappel, Occupational Therapist, Beit Issie Shapiro

Comprehensive assessment for assistive technology: The OCTOPUS Framework

Date: November 9, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Assistive technology is instrumental in improving the lives of individuals with various functional impairments and disabilities. Discussed is a holistic framework that highlights the strengths and challenges of individuals, available technology, resources, and lifestyle integration considerations when conducting assistive technology assessments. The OCTOPUS Framework presents 7 key considerations when conducting an assessment that are client-centered …

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  • Douglene Jackson, Occupational Therapist, University of Miami-Mailman Center for Child Development

UDL with Google Chrome Apps for Reading and Writing

Date: November 7, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

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Based on a solid foundation of Universal Design for Learning, this session explores tools from Google Chrome, Drive, and third party apps, used to support reading and writing. This session provides both technical information and curriculum examples–demonstrating matching the right tool to each student in the classroom environment.

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  • Melissa Mulvey, Cotting School
  • Karen Waddill, Director, Cotting Consulting, Cotting School

Digital Literacy Supports: A UDL Perspective

Date: November 1, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

As a fundamental skill for all children, digital literacy and the implementation of literacy supports is of outmost importance in building competency in reading, writing, and achieving overall success both in school and beyond the classroom. Basic UDL concepts, and how they influence the way our support strategies are implemented, as well as various assistive …

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  • Madalina Tudora, Assistive Technology Specialist, SC Department of Education

Using Google Tools to Promote UDL Learning Environments

Date: October 24, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

The use of Google tools & Chromebooks continues to explode in education. But how can we use this array of tools to promote a culture of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? This webinar will explore the three principles of UDL – Multiple Means of Engagement; Representation; and, Action & Expression – and explore ways to …

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  • Mike Marotta, AT Specialist, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC

Enhancing Switch Use and Switch Scanning for People with Physical Impairments: Part 1

Date: October 17, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Scanning using one or two switches allows people with severe physical impairments to use a computer or augmentative communication device. Unfortunately, switch use can be challenging, and switch scanning is an inherently slow method of communication. This two-part series describes the tools and principles to: 1) identify challenges a user may be facing with their …

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  • Heidi Koester, Koester Performance Research

Tech-xecutive Function

Date: October 12, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Do you have students who struggle with managing their time, organizing their belongings, or regulating themselves? After a brief overview of these executive functioning skills, we will dive into free, premium and paid tools for Google, OSX, and iOS (many are cross-platform, so Windows and Android users are welcome!).

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  • Melissa Mulvey, Senior Consulting Therapist, Cotting School

AAC and Stories: Let’s Get Personal

Date: October 4, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Learn why and how to use personal stories/narratives with students who communicate through AAC, including switch-users. Build concepts about self while working on early literacy/communication skills. Personal core can reinforce universal core through transitional texts with repeated lines (e.g., predictable charts). Learn how to use recipes to make Tarheel Reader stories accessible to all students. …

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  • Deanna Wagner

Productivity Is the Name of the Game: Android Apps for Working Smart

Date: September 14, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

A smartphone is only as smart as the apps on it. This webinar demonstrates six Android apps that support productivity in producing, searching, reading and conveying digital information. Attendees will be introduced (through video screen captures) to app features that meet practical needs. Whether it is an able-bodied person, someone with a visual impairment, or …

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  • Darren Gabbert, Sr. Business Operations Associate, University of Missouri

FREE WEBINAR: AT17-WEB37 MS AR George Mason University: Offering an Alternative to Human Notetakers

Date: September 13, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

This is an ATIA Member Sponsored Webinar from Sonocent.  There is no fee to attend this webinar. Please note: CEUs are not available for this webinar. Do you find it hard to recruit and manage peer notetakers? Could offering an alternative to human notetakers resolve some efficiency issues within your department and bring a noticeable …

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  • Korey Singleton, Assistive Technology Initiative Manager, George Mason University
  • Amer Latif, VP of Sales, Sonocent
  • Robert Starr, Program Support and AT Specialist, Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) at George Mason University

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