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Upcoming Webinars

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

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

Planning Communication Goals for Morgan 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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  • Emily Quinn, Instructor, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Gayl Bowser, Project Facillitator, Oregon Health Sciences University

Finding Resources for Morgan’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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  • Kelly Fonner, Independent Consultant, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Alexandria Cook, Research Assistant, Oregon Health Sciences University



Past Webinars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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