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Necessary Components Successful AAC, Part 2: Intervention

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

Overview:

Teaching students how to use language using an augmentative/alternative communication device can be a difficult task. It takes a consistent, collaborative effort to successfully implement a functional language system. In this webinar explores strategies for teaching even the youngest students language by engineering environments so all communicators have opportunities for rich, meaningful practice of language …

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  • Christopher Bugaj, Specialized Instructional Facilitator - Assistive Technology, 1974

Identifying everyday apps and determining usability for students with Traumatic Brain Injury

Date: June 7, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

The CDC estimates 1.7 million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury annually, many of these are older adolescents 15-19 who are already in college or will quickly be in college. Through Project Career everyday apps are being used to assist college students with TBI reach their goals of graduating and finding employment. With more than …

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  • Elaine Sampson, Technology and Employment Coordinator, Project Career

New Low Cost Assistive Technology Solutions for Vision Impairments

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

Overview:

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 …

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

Lessons of Research: AT and Transition

Date: June 14, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Over 1500 college students with disabilities were asked to respond to a survey about whether mastery of AT in high school impacts student performance in post-secondary settings. Responses suggest that college and technical school can be very challenging for even the most successful students with disabilities. However, when GPA from high school was compared with …

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  • Ben Satterfield, Research Consultant, Georgia Tools for Life/ Center for AT Excellence

Low Tech to High Tech, Empower Your Students To Write!

Date: August 23, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

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 …

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  • Katherine Sween, Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed, Janesville School District
  • Debra Krausse, Occupational Therapist Registered, Janesville School District

School Technology: Moving Beyond Assistive

Date: August 28, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

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 …

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  • Carol Michels, Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED)

Use Your Head – Hands-Free Solutions in a Two Handed World

Date: September 12, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

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 …

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

Engineering AAC into the Modern Home

Date: October 9, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

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 …

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  • Elena Fader, NEAT, an Oak Hill Center

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

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

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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

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



Past Webinars

Home Support for Individuals with Autism

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

Overview:

Young adults and adults with autism who are either living at home or in a group home, require adaptations to their environment that are necessary for them to be able to access and live safely in their home setting. I will explain the process of starting from scratch and addressing sensory, behavioral and communication needs …

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  • Mo Buti, Owner/CEO, AiepA: Advocate and Instructional Expert for People with Autism

AAC – New Low-cost and Innovative ways for Communicating

Date: May 23, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

This 60 minute webinar will discuss and demonstrate how to make 10 new AAC access solutions including: five minute do yourself key guards; non-conductive minutes; stylus adaptations; five minute EyE Gaze boards and hands-free eye gaze mounts; mounting communication devices in a van, a car, or a wheelchair; creating height adjustable mobile mounting solutions for …

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

Necessary Components of Successful AAC, Part 1: Consideration

Date: May 16, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

If a student is not successfully using verbal speech as her or his primary form of expression by the age of 3, the educators working with that student should be considering augmentative/alternative communication. But what are those considerations? What principles should everyone involved be using when making decisions about what technology to select for implementation? …

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  • Christopher Bugaj, Specialized Instructional Facilitator - Assistive Technology

Rethinking AT Consideration and Assessment from a Coaching Perspective in K-12

Date: April 26, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Individualized Education Program teams have the responsibility of considering technology necessary to ensure a free appropriate public education. When unsure of what to put in place, teams often enlist assistance by requesting an AT Evaluation. Although this might help the student, this process does not necessarily help the individuals on the team learn more about …

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  • Christopher Bugaj, Specialized Instructional Facilitator - Assistive Technology

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

Date: March 29, 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

Finding Resources for Andrew’s Intervention on the Communication Matrix Community

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

Overview:

Now that we’ve assessed our student’s communication strategies and identified appropriate IEP goals, we are ready to identify effective teaching strategies.  The Communication Matrix Community of Practice is an online virtual community developed to share information about the Communication Matrix and find resources to progress from assessment to intervention.  In this third and final session …

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

Planning Communication Goals for Andrew and Creating a Custom Report

Date: March 20, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

In Part 2 of this 3-part webinar series about students with complex communication needs, we’ll explore use of the Custom Report, the Design to Learn IEP Development Guide for evaluating the quality of goals and the Guide to Deciding on Intervention Goals based on Communication Matrix Assessment Results. These tools offer evidence-based ways to draw …

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    Kelly Fonner, Independent Consultant, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Gayl Bowser, Project Facillitator, Oregon Health Sciences University

UDL as a Framework for Collaboration Between AT & IT

Date: March 15, 2018 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

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

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

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