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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

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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.


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

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LEARNING TOPICS - FALL 2019

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

September 12

Welcome to ECHO in AT!

This session will provide an introduction to ECHO in AT, including how to use Zoom, how to actively participate during sessions, how to present a case study, and how to receive continuing education credits.

Presenters:
Gayl Bowser, M.S.Ed.; Shelby Kappler, ATS; Gisele Knopf;
Ryan Rausch, MOT, OTR, ATP; and Terri Wofford, MS CCC-SLP
Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR)

September 26

Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)

This session will discuss assistive technology service delivery considerations and referrals.

Presenter:
Shelby Kappler, ATS; AEM Project Coordinator
Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) Clearinghouse

October 10

Exploring the Critical Components for the Provision of
Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)

This session will be an introduction to the Quality Indicators for the Provision of Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and Technology. It will specifically discuss and highlight critical components for the provision of AEM that can assist state and districts with planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Presenter:
Janet Peters
Technical Assistance Specialist, Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES)

October 24

What's New at the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)?

This session will demonstrate the newly released AEM Pilot, an interactive web-based tool that guides K-12 districts to becoming more accessible learning spaces for students with disabilities. In addition, the session will review the plethora of resources available and future projects of the Center.

Presenter:
Janet Peters
Technical Assistance Specialist, Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES)

*Session Registration*

November 7

Identifying and Building on the Gifts of Those with Complex Needs

This session will provide a brief overview of Every Move Counts Clicks and Chats sensory assessment with a video example of how this tool can be used to identify interests and abilities on which appropriate AT decisions can be made. Writing appropriate and achievable goals will be addressed.

Presenter:
Jane Korsten, M.A., SLP
Speech Language Pathologist, AT Resource Specialist

*Session Registration*

November 21

CVI and Technology

Presenter:
Elise Darrow
Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Anchor Center for the Blind

*Session Registration*

December 5

Basics of Eye Tracking Assessment

Participants will explore the functional aspects of eye tracking technology and best practices for getting started. A variety of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) language tools for communicators who use eye gaze access will be considered.

Presenter:
Karen Rodgers
Tobii DynaVox

*Session Registration*

December 19

Eye Gaze Implementation for Students with Complex Bodies

Eye Gaze is a very powerful technology often used to access a speech generating device. What if a student is struggling with this access method? This session will address strategies to determine if a student is using the optimal access method and what can be done to optimize use of eye gaze.

Presenter:
Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
RESNA Fellow, Access to Independence, Inc.

*Session Registration*

 

LEARNING TOPICS - SPRING 2020

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

*Session Registration*

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

*Session Registration*

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:
TBA

*Session Registration*

February 27

Coaching Families to Use AT

Presenter:
Roberta Dunn
Executive Director, FACT Oregon

*Session Registration*

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

*Session Registration*

March 26

Technology & ASD: Augmented Reality to Teach Social Skills

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

*Session Registration*

April 9

iTechnology as Evidence-Based Practice
Visual Schedules and Organizers for Students with ASD

By taking visual supports from "low tech" to "high tech," many students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have increased attention, motivation, and thus independent functioning. This fast-paced presentation will share numerous iOS (Apple) device apps that function as visual schedules/visual organizers to support students with ASD.

Presenter:
Susan Stokes, M.A., CCC-SLP
Educational Autism Consultant/Trainer

*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.
Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR)

*Session Registration*


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