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Assistive Technology

UW ECHO in Assistive Technology provides training and the sharing of best practices for educators and service providers to consider, implement and evaluate the use of assistive technology to improve outcomes for students. 

Network participants include assistive technology professionals, specialists and teams, school administrators, general and special education teachers, paraeducators, case managers, school counselors, school psychologists, state agency staff, and special education service providers, including OTs, PTs, SLPs, etc.

UW ECHO in Assistive Technology is a collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Education and Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources.

Sessions are held on every Monday 3:15 P.M. to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom videoconferencing technology.

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Date

Learning Topics - Fall 2017

Presenter

Sept. 18

Intro WATR/WIND/AEM
Learn about the Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources program and the services and resources that you can utilize.

Ryan Rausch, MOT, OTR/L, ATP

Felicia Arce, M.Ed., ATP

Sept. 25

Wearable Technology
During this session, participants will learn about some of the wearable technologies available and their benefits for the every day living, learning, working and playing.

Carolyn P. Phillips, M.Ed., CPACC

Martha E. Rust, MS, CRC, ATP

Oct. 2

How Dyslexics Will Rule the Future
Tiffany will provide information to educators, students, and parents about the strengths of dyslexia plus strategies for helping students manage the daily challenges of dyslexia. 

Tiffany Sunday, MBA

Oct. 9

AT 101 Series: Framing an AT Question
Participants will learn how to frame an assistive technology (AT) question for a student. This essential AT assessment component helps guide a team in selecting meaningful AT to help a student participate in their school-related activities.

Gayl Bowser, M.Ed.

Oct. 16

Chromebooks as Assistive Technology – Part 1
Google’s Chrome and Chromebooks are revolutionizing the way students and educators are using computers. In the Chromebook series, Mike will explore how Chromebooks can be used in the classroom to provide universal supports across the curriculum to all learners.

Mike Marotta, ATP

Oct. 23

Chromebooks as Assistive Technology – Part 2
Google’s Chrome and Chromebooks are revolutionizing the way students and educators are using computers. In the Chromebook series, Mike will explore how Chromebooks can be used in the classroom to provide universal supports across the curriculum to all learners.

Mike Marotta, ATP

Oct. 30

Chromebooks as Assistive Technology – Part 3
Google’s Chrome and Chromebooks are revolutionizing the way students and educators are using computers. In the Chromebook series, Mike will explore how Chromebooks can be used in the classroom to provide universal supports across the curriculum to all learners.

Mike Marotta, ATP

Nov. 6

Chromebooks as Assistive Technology – Part 4
Google’s Chrome and Chromebooks are revolutionizing the way students and educators are using computers. In the Chromebook series, Mike will explore how Chromebooks can be used in the classroom to provide universal supports across the curriculum to all learners.

Mike Marotta, ATP

Nov. 13

AT 101 Series: Students Who Enter with AT
Session will discuss and provide strategies on supporting a new student who utilizes assistive technology in the classroom.

Gayl Bowser, M.Ed.

Nov. 20

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Nov. 27

Emerging Technologies:The C-Pen – a portable pen scanner
Learn how the C-Pen, an assistive technology tool, can enhance learning in your classroom. The C-Pen Reader is a totally portable, pocket-sized device that reads text aloud with an English or Spanish human-like digital voice.

Tiffany Sunday, MBA

Dec. 4

Emerging Technologies: Alternative Access
This session will cover alternative access for Android Phones and Tablets.  The Sesame Phone is the world’s first completely touch-free smartphone, designed by and for people with disabilities.

Rowee Benbenishty, Business and Product Development for Sesame Enable Ltd.

Felicia Arce, M.Ed., ATP

Ryan Rausch, MOT, OTR/L, ATP

Dec. 11

Emerging Technologies: Smart Environments for School and Work
This session will cover smart speakers and peripherals to help a person in their student or work roles.

Felicia Arce, M.Ed., ATP

Ryan Rausch, MOT, OTR/L, ATP

 

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