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UW ECHO in AT|Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

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UW ECHO in Assistive Technology
1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-5003
Fax: (307) 766-2877
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Standard Assistive Technology (AT) Session

2-2:10 p.m.: Introductions
2:10-2:40 p.m.: Training Sessions
2:40-3:30 p.m.: Case Presentations

  • Student/goals first
  • Consideration of AT, AIM
  • Assessing needs
  • Device suggestions
  • Implementation strategies
  • Evaluation of impact
  • Standardized testing

Session Schedule

Mondays, from 2-3:30 p.m.

Date Topic Trainer
Sept. 22 Assessment of Vision Function Leslie Bechtel Van Orman
Sept. 29 Low-Tech AT  Vision Tools Leslie Bechtel Van Orman, Laura Ozios Townsend
Oct. 6 High-Tech AT Vision Tools Laura Ozios Townsend
Oct. 13 Tips and Strategies for Positioning for AT Use Amy Rushforth 
Oct. 20 Districts’ IDEA Legal Responsibilities for AT  Gayl Bowser, Tiffany Dobler
Oct. 27 PAR Assessment for AT and Reading Linda Wilson
Nov. 3 Low-Tech Reading Tools Barb Locke
Nov. 10 Reading Apps Wendy Alameda
Nov. 17 Reading Software    Wendy Alameda, John Paul Harris
Nov. 24 No ECHO-Thanksgiving Break -
Dec. 1 Assessment of Hearing and Listening Skills Billie Wortham
Dec. 8 Low-Tech Hearing Tools Billie Wortham
Dec. 15 High-Tech Hearing Tools Billie Wortham
Dec. 22 No ECHO-Winter Break -
Dec. 29 No ECHO-Winter Break -
Jan. 5 First Author Writing Paradigm TBA
Jan. 12 Clicker Apps: Tools for Early Composition Neil Andrews, Crick Software
Jan. 19 No ECHO-MLK Day -
Jan. 26 AT and the State Assessment (guidelines and rules) Tiffany Dobler, WATR
Feb. 2 AT and the State Assessment (tools)


Feb. 9 Overview of AIM TBA
Feb.16 AIM Navigator TBA
Feb. 23 Wyoming AIM Services and WAC John Paul Harris
Mar. 2 Technology Solutions for AIM- Accessibility Features John Paul Harris
Mar. 9 Technology Solutions for AIM-Digital Text John Paul Harris
Mar. 16 No ECHO-Spring Break -
Mar. 23 Communication Support Index Gayl Bowser
Mar. 30 Specific Devices, Low-Tech Darcy Regan, Mary Jo Cooley-Hidecker
Apr. 6 Specific Devices, High-Tech Darcy Regan, Mary Jo Cooley-Hidecker
Apr. 13 Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD)    Darcy Regan
Apr. 20 Apps for Communication Wendy Alameda, Dary Regan
Apr. 27 How to write AT into the IEP Tiffany Dobler
May 4 Written Productivity Profile Denise DeCoste
May 11 Voice Recognition John Paul Harris
May 18 Word Prediction    Wendy Alameda


For questions or more information contact:

Sandy Root-Elledge    
(307) 766-2764

Canyon Hardesty
(307) 766-5003

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