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Upcoming Webinars

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

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

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

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

UDL as a Framework for Collaboration Between AT & IT

Date: October 26, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

When it comes to providing purposeful professional learning around technology, there are significant advantages to partnerships between instructional technology and assistive technology at the district level. In this webinar, a digital learning specialist and an assistive technology coordinator will discuss the advantages of this partnership, including guiding principles of our professional learning design, district-wide initiatives …

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  • Rhianon Gutierrez, Digital Learning Specialist, Boston Public Schools
  • Mary Marcella, Assistive Technology Coordinator and Speech-Language Pathologist, Boston Public Schools

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

UDL with Google Chrome Apps for Reading and Writing

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

Overview:

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

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

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

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



Past Webinars

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

Creating Assistive Technology Solutions – Part 1- Using Instamorph, PVC, and Acrylic

Date: September 6, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Discover over 50 Assistive Technology Solutions that can be created in minutes using Instamorph, PVC, and Acrylic. Rapid fabrication of solutions is important not only due to limited time and resources but the fact that solutions developed often needs to be further adapted or changed. Instamorph, PVC, and Acrylic can be used, reused and adapted …

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

Working My Apps Off!

Date: August 9, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Many students with autism and other disabilities respond well to technology. Many are visual learners. There are many apps available that are free or at a low cost, though how do you choose what are the right ones? Like all strategies used, the selection of apps must be personalized to meet the individual needs of …

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  • Mo Buti, Business owner, AiepA: Advocate and Instructional Expert for People with Autism

ABCs & AAC: Alphabet Books in AAC Implementation

Date: June 20, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

There are many ABC books to cover lots of interest areas & span the range of ages. A wide variety of students can relate to them, create custom ones, sing them, sign them, & repeat them over & over again. Alphabet books can connect literacy to communication & give us a purpose to chat.  These …

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  • Kelly Fonner, AT & Educational Consultant, Fonner Consulting

Portable to Wearable Technology

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

Overview:

Wearable technology is on the rise and has staggering implications for individuals with executive functioning difficulties and accessibility needs. Devices offer a great deal of customization through built-in accessibility features and apps that can be installed to support individual needs. Wearables provide the haptic feedback convenience while ensures privacy. Using voice input or by tapping …

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  • Stacy Driscoll, AT Specialist, Program Coordinator, Assistive Technology in New Hampshire
  • Luis Perez, Inclusive Learning Evangelist

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

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

Overview:

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

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

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

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

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