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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

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

Necessary Components of 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

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
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