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Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR)|Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

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Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR)
Dept 4298, 1000 E University Ave.
Health Sciences Bldg. Room 151
Intersection of 9th and Clark, across from Turtle Rock Coffee & Cafe
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6187
Toll Free: 1-888-989-9463
Email: watr@uwyo.edu
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Training and Events 

Upcoming courses offered in the 2016-2017 Assistive Technology Series include:

  • Assistive Technology: Theory and foundations (Summer 2016)
  • Assistive Technology: Consideration and Inclusion in the IEP (Summer 2016)
  • Assistive Technology: Early intervention (Fall 2016)
  • Assistive Technology: Ensuring continuity of use in Transitions (Spring 2017)
  • Assistive Technology: Applications for reading and writing success (Spring 2017)
  • Classroom support for Accessible Educational Materials (ongoing enrollment)-Contact farce@uwyo.edu for enrollment

Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD) Books Training

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Darcy Regan, WATR’s SLP, will be presenting on Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD) Books during WATR's Open Lab. This presentation will discuss the role of the PODD books in AAC and the importance of using PODD books in speech/language intervention. PODD Books provide quick, efficient, customized and ongoing communication in a social manner, which make them adaptable for individuals with diverse needs. During this session you will get the “who, what, why, when, and where” questions answered related to the PODD books and a better understanding of how an individual may benefit from them!

Learning objectives
• Understand aided language acquisition
• Understand how to use alternative access with the PODD
• Write goals with the PODD books

This is a free event for anyone interested in learning more. If you are not in the Laramie area you will be able to attend through distance technology using the Zoom link for Open Lab. 


Get Out Your AAC Roadmap! 

From the Village of First Words to the City of Fluency Roadmap created for training, from IDEA Highway to Detrou Using only Words

This training will walk participants through the steps involved in the consideration, assessment, acquisition, and integration of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in pre-school, school, and community settings. The presenter will answer practical questions as they relate to AAC from the perspective of a speech language pathologist working in multiple settings. You will get answers to the “who, what, why, when, and where” questions related to appropriate communication interventions. You will also learn how to identify individuals who are appropriate candidates for AAC, and you will better understand how an individual may benefit from alternative or augmentative communication intervention. The trainer will discuss multiple situations in which individuals acquired and used no-tech, low-tech and high tech devices, and will provide opportunities for participant questions throughout the session. View flyer.

You do not need to bring an AAC device to the workshop; but, it is highly recommended that attendees bring iPads.

Location: Laramie, Wyoming. University of Wyoming, Wyoming Union, Senate Chambers

Training dates: March 10-11, 2016. 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card or

Register online and send payment with check or school district voucher

Cost: $200 per attendee

Capacity: 20 participants

Continuing education: This program is offered for 1.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area) and .70 PTSB Credit (bring PTSB or ASHA number)

Full attendance both days is required in order to receive Continuing Education Credit

Special accomodations:  Please submit in writing by February 25, 2016.

Questions: Please contact Darcy Regan: dregan1@uwyo.edu or call (307) 766-2932.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Darcy Regan M.A., CCC-SLP is an assistant lecturer at the University of Wyoming. Darcy works with individuals of all ages, completing augmentative alternative communication assessments across the state of Wyoming. Darcy has previous experience working in the pre-school and school-age settings. Disclosure: Darcy Regan is a member of Wyoming Speech-Language Hearing Association.

This workshop is sponsored by Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND).

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This course is available for 1.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).


WATR Open Lab schedule

Thursdays, 1-4:30 p.m.

Open Lab is online!

Please join any scheduled Open Lab via Zoom technology from your PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/547279238. Code 547 279 238.

Call to schedule a login time between 1 and 4 p.m.

February 11: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices and Darcy Regan, SLP, will be presenting on Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD) Books from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

February 18: Aging and daily living aids

February 25: Reuse equipment for sale-receive a 25% discount during Open Lab hours

March 3: Assistive Technology (AT) for grades K-12

March 10: Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) devices and services

March 17: Recreation and leisure equipment

March 24: Employment and learning aids

March 31: Learn about Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) assessments

SPECIAL: Visit WATR during any of our open lab hours and receive a 25% discount on any reuse item! A reuse item is a lightly-used assistive technology device which is for sale at an affordable price! 

By visiting our open lab you can see what equipment WATR offers through our short term loan program as well as view what items are available for sale in our reuse program. WATR has communication devices and assistive technology to aid in daily living, vision, hearing, and learning. Open lab hours are scheduled on Thursdays between 1-4:30 p.m. (closed holidays). WATR is located at the intersection of 9th and Clark streets, in the University of Wyoming Health Sciences Building, room 151.

Great for assistive technology users, students, instructors, community members, or anyone who wants to learn more about assistive technology and WATR resources!

For questions, contact WATR at watr@uwyo.edu | (307) 766-6187.


AT and AAC assessments in your area

2015-2016 REGIONAL ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE

Location

Date

Enroll with paperwork by*:

Torrington

April 20-22, 2016

April 6, 2016

WATR offers fee for service AT Assessments and AAC assessments, all conducted by assistive technology specialists or a speech language pathologist.

*Paperwork must be received by the deadline in order to secure your assessment. Space is limited to ten assessments at each location.

Contact:

Barb Locke, B.A., ATP     (307) 349-3547   |  Blocke@uwyo.edu

Darcy Regan M.A.,CCC-SLP     (307) 766-2932   |  DRegan1@uwyo.edu


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WATR training cancellation policy

For all WATR trainings, the last opportunity for a full refund requires cancellation 10 days prior to the event. For a half refund, you may cancel up to five days before the event. No refund will be issued with less than a five day notice. Please call 1-888-989-9463 or E-mail watr@uwyo.edu to let us know if you are unable to attend a training.

Join Open Lab via Zoom Video Conferencing!

***MEETING ID: 547 279 238*** Join Open Lab (1-4:30 p.m.)through Zoom Video Conferencing - 1) From a PC, Mac, iOS or Android using the direct meting link below. 2) Join by phone:+1 646-558-8656 (US Toll) or +1 408-638-0968 (US Toll). Or join from a H.323/SIP room system: H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East) Meeting ID: 547 279 238 SIP: 547279238@zoomcrc.com

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