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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

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

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

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

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

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
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