Faculty and Staff
Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
Barbara Locke, B.S., A.T.P.
Phone: (307) 349-3547
is an assistive technology specialist with the outreach services for the Wyoming Assistive Technology Resource Center (WATR). She has worked for WIND since July 2007 and is based in Lander. Barbara is an enrolled member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe.
Barbara helps to implement use of assistive technology with Wyoming school districts, developmental preschools, and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation clients. She also provides consultations, device demonstrations, and training within the topics of implementation of assistive technology in educational or vocational settings.
Before working with WATR, Barbara served as a behavior analyst specialist, case manager and program manager at the WY Life Resource Center (WLRC). After leaving the WLRC, she taught preschool in a fully-integrated, computer-based classroom in Ft. Washakie. She later served as the director of Region 14 of the Developmental Preschools, where she also acted as grant coordinator for a federal grant project awarded to the Eastern Shoshone Tribe from the Department of Indian Education. The project worked in conjunction with WIND to develop assessment and implementation processes for assistive technology in early childhood settings.
Barbara holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah and is currently a part-time graduate student at the University, Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her interest area in C & I is emergent reading and writing for people with multiple learning challenges. She is a both a CSUN and RESNA certified assistive technology professional. PresentationsLocke, B
. (January 2015). Boardmaker Online. Sweetwater School District #1, via Skype.Locke, B.
(January 2015). Low-tech assistive technology, via ECHO.Locke, B.
(January 2015). Alternative Pencils. Sweetwater School District #1, via Skype.Locke, B.
(February 2015). Assistive Technology Supports for Reading. Casper College, Casper, WY.Locke, B.
(May 2015). Uses for the Smartpen in regular education classrooms. Lander, WY.
Arce, F. & Locke, B.
(2015, August). Assistive Technology for Reading and Writing Supports. Native American Conference. Riverton, WY.Locke, B.
(September 2015). Assistive Technology in early childhood. Casper College. Casper, WY.Locke, B.
(October 2015). Use of apps in the mental health field. Casper College, Casper, WY.Locke, B.
(December 2015). Assistive Technology Assessment-Poster Presentation, Laramie, WY.