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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

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



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