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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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Assistive Technology

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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 Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources.


Important Update: UW ECHO education networks will continue to run as scheduled, with WIND faculty and staff now facilitating these sessions remotely. These changes in operation are required by the University of Wyoming in response to the COVID-19 situation, and they will minimally impact the delivery of Project ECHO.

Please contact us as you normally would via e-mail or phone. There might be a slight delay in response.

In this time of isolation and uncertainty, consider attending these ECHO sessions especially as a means of enhancing professional connections and knowledge. Please know that the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities continues to be committed to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing information, training and technical assistance to families, professionals and communities.


Sessions

Sessions are on Thursdays, bi-weekly,
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MT
via Zoom video conferencing technology.

Instructions for joining Zoom are available. Zoom also provides access for users with physical disabilities, blindness, and low vision through a range of keyboard shortcuts.

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Learning Topics (Spring 2020)

*Registration encouraged but not required to attend sessions*
Registrants will receive session handouts and materials prior to the scheduled meeting time

January 16: Design Thinking for Rehabilitation

This session will explore several key concepts that are the foundation of Dr. Galloway's work on creating and studying technology for advancing real-world mobility. Compare and contrast the principles and processes of medical rehabilitation thinking with community-oriented thinking, and how community-oriented thinking can rescue the medical model from itself.

Presenter:
James C. Galloway, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware

January 30: An Introduction to TELL ME: AAC for the Preschool Classroom

TELL ME was developed to meet the needs of preschool-aged children with significant communication challenges. This session will introduce participants to the TELL ME program, will describe the components of the program, and will explain how it can benefit children who are using or will use AAC tools that include core vocabulary. Examples of Shared Reading, Shared Writing, Infusion Activities, and Home Extension Activities will be shared.

Presenter:
Lori Wise, M.S., Co-Author, TELL ME; Clinical Support Administrator, Nova Southeastern University

February 13: AssistiveWare: The Core Word Classroom

The AssistiveWare Core Word Classroom offers a large collection of learning resources, which are designed to support implementation of any AAC that is based on core words. All resources in the Core Word Classroom are developed around fundamental best practices in AAC. Join the session to learn how you can use these in your classroom.

Presenter:
Terri Wofford, M.S., CCC-SLP, Assistant Lecturer, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

February 27: Parents as Partners: Considerations for Therapists

This session will provide insights on actions that increase parents' participation and appreciation for the time you have with their child at school and ask participants to consider how to take the next step of making therapy applicable at home and in the community.

Presenter:
Roberta Dunn, Executive Director, FACT Oregon

March 12: Technology & ASD: Video Modeling

Video modeling has been around for decades, but with the invention of new technology, it is easier to use than ever. This session will focus on current video modeling research and how to translate that research to your daily practice. Learn how you can implement video modeling to impact skill acquisition and start putting it into practice tomorrow!

Presenter:
Teresa Cardon, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCBA-D, Instructor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

March 26: Technology & ASD: Augmented Reality to Teach Social Skills

This session will discuss the use of augmented reality and avatars to teach social skills to individuals with disabilities.  

Presenter:
Dr. Ryan Kellems, Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology and Special Education Department, BYU

April 9: Visual Schedules and Organizers for Students with ASD

During this session you will learn about assistive technology that can help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) stay on task using visual schedules and organizers.

Presenter:
Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) Staff

*Session Registration*

April 23: WORK it Out: Assistive Technology Supporting Employment with Individuals with Autism

Most of what we hear about Assistive Technology (AT) for individuals with autism centers around communication. While that is important, there are so many more types of AT that can be a part of successful employment. This session will review devices and apps that can compensate for memory and time management challenges, assist in anxiety management, and promote task completion on the job.

Presenter:
Carrie Clawson, Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Specialist, Virginia Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services

*Session Registration*

May 7: AT in the IEP

Presenter:
Gayl Bowser, M.S.Ed., Lead Assistive Technology Trainer, Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR)

*Session Registration*

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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