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Upcoming Webinars

20 Low-Cost Tools & Strategies for Designing Empowering Student Experiences

Date: March 28, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Learning need not be a chore for anyone, including those with disabilities. Discover how to design experiences for students that tap into one’s innate sense of curiosity and wonder while still integrating curricular standards. Together explore 20 (or more) different low-cost, digital technologies to engage and empower students by taking charge of their own personalized …

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    Christopher Bugaj, Speech - Language Pathologist, Loudoun County Public Schools

Get to Work! Handheld Technology in Employment for Individuals with Autism

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

Overview:

Are you interested in learning more about ways handheld technologies are benefiting individuals with autism in employment? If so, this webinar is for you! There is a growing need for innovative services to address the unique social, communication, and behavioral challenges associated with autism that are obstacles to employment. This webinar will feature apps and …

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  • Carrie Clawson, Assistive Technology Specialist, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
  • Patti Drescher, Assistive Technology Specialist, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Twitter 201: Expanding Your Reach

Date: April 6, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

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Expand your Professional Learning Network (PLN) in Assistive Technology! Explore strategies that make the use of Twitter more effective and extend the reach of social media experiences. Be empowered to go beyond just retweeting others’ ideas to expand your own base of followers and extend your influence in AT. Learn how to manage multiple Twitter …

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  • Christopher Bugaj, Speech - Language Pathologist/Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
  • Beth Poss, Special Education Administrator/ Speech Language Pathologist, Montgomery County Public Schools

The iPad and Total Access for the Low Vision Student in the Regular Classroom.

Date: April 13, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

The iPad is a game changer for students with ow vision. The accessibility features, accessories, various applications (apps) etc. enable it to be an all in one device. This webinar will provide information first on the built in accessibility features including new changes in IOS 9 for Second, a large number of applications will be …

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  • Betsy Flener, Assistive Technology and Low Vision Education Specialist, Green River Regional Educational Cooperative

Creating Communication Competence for People with Severe Impairments

Date: April 19, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Working with individuals with complex physical, cognitive, and visual needs can be daunting. This webinar will walk you through starting with single switch activation for non-communicative means (i.e. cause and effect skills) and building upon single switch activation to create robust communication experiences. This single switch activation can lead to many levels of communication on …

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  • Amy Sonntag, SLP, Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

Partner Augmented Input: Modeling AAC in the Classroom Part 2

Date: April 26, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

This beginner-level webinar is the second in a two-part series on partner-augmented input (PAI) in the classroom. Evidence-based research supports the use of partner-augmented input, also known as aided language modeling, as an intervention strategy for individuals who use AAC. There are multiple benefits of modeling AAC use, but how can this be done effectively …

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  • Jill Senner, Speech Language Pathologist, Technology & Language Center, Inc.
  • Matthew Baud, Speech Language Pathologist, Niles Township District for Special Education

Multidisciplinary Treatment for Communication and Functional Participation

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

Overview:

Collaboration is key to successful communication when using AAC. Barriers to successful AAC use typically include access, positioning, sensory integration, family/school support, and overall participation in multiple environments. These factors are often considered simultaneously and by multiple disciplines during the evaluation for an SGD (speech generating device). Once the SGD arrives SLPs and OTs have …

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  • Amy Sonntag, SLP/Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

I-Infinite Possibilities: How to Design Tactile Overlays for the iPad

Date: May 18, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

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The iPad has become a popular tool for students who are blind or who have low vision. However, few people realize the true potential of its use for these students. Tactile overlays incorporated with new features in iOS 9 can be a game changer for these students. This webinar will describe the best practices in …

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  • Betsy Flener, Assistive Technology and Low Vision Education Specialist, Green River Regional Educational Cooperative



Past Webinars

The iPad for Students with Complex Visual and Multiple Disabilities

Date: March 22, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

The iPad is a multi tool that is low cost and user friendly. With its accessibility features, accessories, various applications (apps) and the ability to adapt, it can serve various purposes for the student who has complex needs. This presentation will provide information on using the iPad with various students who have visual and complex …

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  • Betsy Flener, Assistive Technology and Low Vision Education Specialist, Green River Regional Educational Cooperative

Partner Augmented Input: Modeling AAC in the Classroom Part 1

Date: March 8, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

This beginner-level webinar is the first in a two-part series on partner-augmented input (PAI) in the classroom. Evidence-based research supports the use of partner-augmented input, also known as aided language modeling, as an intervention strategy for individuals who use AAC. There are multiple benefits of modeling AAC use, but how can this be done effectively …

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  • Jill Senner, Speech Language Pathologist, Technology & Language Center, Inc.
  • Matthew Baud, Speech Language Pathologist, Niles Township District for Special Education

Chat with Me: Pragmatic Skill Intervention in Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)

Date: February 8, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

The acquisition of social skills is an important factor in the successful integration of individuals with disabilities. Social skills are critical for successful academic inclusion as well as competitive employment. In this webinar the results from a social skills intervention study will be discussed. In addition, a number of evidence-based strategies for teaching social skills …

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  • Jill Senner, Speech Language Pathologist, Technology & Language Center, Inc.
  • Matthew Baud, Speech Language Pathologist, Niles Township District for Special Education

Application Aptitude: Apps for Healthier Living – Apps to Enhance Vision, Hearing and Communication

Date: December 14, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

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During this session, participants will learn to use and customize apps to enhance vision, hearing and communication. App features to consider will be addressed and participants will be given practical situations where each app would be suitable. Apps for the visually impaired, blind, hearing impaired and deaf will be reviewed as well as apps to …

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  • Stacy Driscoll, Assistive Technology Professional, LifeLong Assistive Technology

FREE WEBINAR: How to Create Learning Independence by Adding Note-Taking Software to your Support Toolkit

Date: December 8, 2016 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. Free webinar demonstrating how disability support staff can create learning independence by piloting Sonocent note-taking software for the Spring 2017 semester. Joining us is Edward Zirkle, Educational Coordinator, University …

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  • Dave Tucker, Sonocent
  • Edward Zirkle, Educational Coordinator, University of North Florida

Conducting Wheelchair Transportation Assessments

Date: December 7, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

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This course will provide training for people who conduct assessments and need to be aware of all the various transportation solutions available for wheelchair and scooter users. There are so many variables involved in making recommendations that all of those involved in the process need to be aware of how those factors relate to the …

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  • Andrea Vrobel, Executive Director, The Ralph Braun Foundation

The Impact of Emerging Technology Trends for Individuals with Disabilities

Date: December 1, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

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Five years ago, the landscape of technology looked very different than it does today. Apple released the iPad taking the novel technology of touch screen computing and gesture control to new levels. Sony and Microsoft marketed their body tracking motion controllers for their gaming systems allowing users to interact with other video gamers without having …

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  • Maria Kelley, Senior AT Specialist, Washington Assistive Technology Act Program
  • Gaby de Jongh, AT Specialist, Washington Assistive Technology Act Program

FREE WEBINAR: Keys to Classroom Success Part 4: Social-Emotional Learning with The Social Express

Date: November 17, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

This is an ATIA Member Sponsored Webinar from Tobii Dynavox.  There is no fee to attend this webinar. Please note: CEUs are not available for this webinar. Social-emotional learning (SEL) involves the acquisition of skills needed to understand and manage social interactions at home, at school, and in the community. For most children, these skills …

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  • Sandy Klindworth, Training & Implementation Specialist, Tobii Dynavox

AT in Higher Education – Let’s Get Creative!

Date: November 16, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Do you teach others about AT in higher education or as professional development? Looking for new ideas and teaching strategies to enhance learning about AT? Training the next generation of AT professionals is imperative, and creating ways to stimulate pre-professional excitement and lifelong learning about AT is critical at the undergraduate and graduate level. Topics …

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  • Ann Dolloff, Faculty, Temple University, Dept. of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Susan Santalucia, Faculty, Temple University
  • Rochelle Mendonca, Assistant Professor of Instruction in Rehabilitation Sciences, Temple University

FREE WEBINAR: Keys to Classroom Success Part 3: Enhancing Engagement in Reluctant Learners

Date: November 10, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

This is an ATIA Member Sponsored Webinar from Tobii Dynavox.  There is no fee to attend this webinar. Please note: CEUs are not available for this webinar. Have you ever wanted your students to be more engaged in instruction and in the classroom community, but weren’t sure how to do that? This session will focus …

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  • Emily Strom, Curriculum and Content Writer, Tobii Dynavox

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