Date: October 4, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
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. …more.
Date: September 14, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
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 …more.
Darren Gabbert, Sr. Business Operations Associate, University of Missouri
Date: September 13, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
This is an ATIA Member Sponsored Webinar from Sonocent. There is no fee to attend this webinar. Please note: CEUs are not available for this webinar. Do you find it hard to recruit and manage peer notetakers? Could offering an alternative to human notetakers resolve some efficiency issues within your department and bring a noticeable …more.
Korey Singleton, Assistive Technology Initiative Manager, George Mason University
Amer Latif, VP of Sales, Sonocent
Robert Starr, Program Support and AT Specialist, Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) at George Mason University
Date: August 9, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Many students with autism and other disabilities respond well to technology. Many are visual learners. There are many apps available that are free or at a low cost, though how do you choose what are the right ones? Like all strategies used, the selection of apps must be personalized to meet the individual needs of …more.
Mo Buti, Business owner, AiepA: Advocate and Instructional Expert for People with Autism
Date: June 20, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
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 …more.
Kelly Fonner, AT & Educational Consultant, Fonner Consulting
Date: June 8, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
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 …more.
Stacy Driscoll, AT Specialist, Program Coordinator, Assistive Technology in New Hampshire
Luis Perez, Inclusive Learning Evangelist
Date: May 18, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
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 …more.
Betsy Flener, Assistive Technology and Low Vision Education Specialist, Green River Regional Educational Cooperative
Date: May 9, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 Eastern Time Zone
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 …more.
Amy Sonntag, SLP/Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
Date: April 26, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
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 …more.
Jill Senner, Speech Language Pathologist, Technology & Language Center, Inc.
Matthew Baud, Speech Language Pathologist, Niles Township District for Special Education
Date: April 19, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
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 …more.
Amy Sonntag, SLP, Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University