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UW Project ECHO

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

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 the Wyoming Department of Education and Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources.


Sessions are on Thursdays, bi-weekly,
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MT
via Zoom video conferencing technology.

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LEARNING TOPICS - SPRING 2019 

Session information subject to change, please check back regularly.

*Registration encouraged but not required to attend sessions*

January 17

Take the AAC Iceberg Plunge

Join ECHO in AT as we explore the intervention strategies for success lurking beneath your AAC system.

Presenter:
Terri Wofford, MS, CCC-SLP
Academic Professional Lecturer, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)

January 31

Be More with Core: Tips for Implementing Core Vocabulary

Learn how Kelly has implemented with students core vocabulary words and visuals to improve communication and literacy skills.

Presenter:
Kelly Key, BA, MA, CAS, ATP
Assistive Technology Coordinator, Barrington, Illinois School District 220

February 14

Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC): Beneath the Surface with Challenging Behaviors

Explore technologies and treatment of children with ASD.

Presenter:
Cindy Halloran, OTR/L
Director of The Center for AAC and Autism, LAMP

 February 28

Dive into Early Interventions using AAC

Join ECHO in AT as we explore strategies for pre-school and early elementary.

Presenter:
Terri Wofford, MS, CCC-SLP
Academic Professional Lecturer, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)

 March 14

Overview of Early Childhood in AT

This session will discuss the big picture of how young children can use assistive technology for communication, participation, and play.

Presenter:
Gayl Bowser, M.S.Ed.
Lead Assistive Technology Trainer, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)

 March 28

AT to Increase Engagement

This session will give an overview of Peat's Suite, a tool that can help parents and teachers of young children describe the environmental features and assistive technology that can promote their active participation.  

Presenter:
Suzanne Milbourne, Limited Term Researcher and Co-Director of the Delaware Early Childhood Assistive Technology Demonstration

April 11

Helping Families Integrate AT at Home

Former Director of Minnesota's PACER Center, Bridget has many years of working with families whose children use assistive technology.

Presenter:
Bridget Gilormini, MST-SLP, ATP

April 25

Integrating AT for Young Children into Preschool Environments

We know that assistive technology (AT) is most often used when it is embraced by teachers and families, embedded into daily activities and supports multiple children.  This session will discuss strategies to support AT use for communication, participation, and play.

Presenter:
Susan Mistrett, Ph.D.

*Session Registration*

 May 9

Season Wrap-up and Discussion

Presenters:
WATR Staff

*Session Registration*


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1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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