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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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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 - FALL 2018

Session information subject to change, please check back regularly.

*Registration encouraged but not required to attend sessions*

September 13

Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) Services in Wyoming

This session will discuss AEM services in Wyoming.

Presenter:
Felicia Arce, M.Ed. ATP

September 27

Introduction to ECHO in AT and WATR Services in Wyoming

This session will introduce participants to ECHO in AT bi-weekly sessions and what services WATR provides to Wyoming residents.

Presenters:
Ryan Rausch, MOT, ATP, and Terri Wofford, MS CCC-SLP

October 11

Customized Employment Support Using VocFit

Customized employment is the preferred approach for supporting people with
disabilities working in integrated, community-based settings. VocFit provides
data-based decision making technology that improves this collaborative process.
This session will detail the core features of VocFit.

Presenter:
Andrew Persch, PhD, OTR/L, BCP
Colorado State University, Department of Occupational Therapy

October 25

Conover

This session will discuss how the Conover products help students with transition and independent living.

Presenter:
Art Janowiak III
VP of Sales and Marketing

November 8

Remote Support in Ohio and the Prevalence of Similar Services in the U.S.

Presenter:
Jordan Wagner
Project Coordinator, Technology Project, The Ohio State University Nisonger Center

December 6

Cognitopia

This session will discuss an app that is based around OT activities: setting goals, task analysis, and video modeling, and tracking outcomes.

Presenter:
Tom Keating, Ph.D.

*Session Registration*

December 20

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Living in Place

Presenters:
Monique Chabot, OTD, OTR/L, CLIPP, CAPS, CLA

*Session Registration*

 

LEARNING TOPICS - SPRING 2019 

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

*Session Registration*

January 31

Dive a Little Deeper Into AAC Interventions

Join ECHO in AT as we explore using Core Vocabulary and Aided Language Stimulation.

Presenter:
Kelly Key
Assistive Technology Coordinator, Barrington Illinois School District

*Session Registration*

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

*Session Registration*

 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

*Session Registration*

 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.

*Session Registration*

 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

*Session Registration*

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

*Session Registration*

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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UW Project ECHO

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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