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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

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

Twitter 201: Expanding Your Reach

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

Overview:

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

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

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
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