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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


Three people working in the WATR lab on assistive technology devices. Visit WATR during our open lab hours!

In January, the lab will be open on Thursdays--January 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 1-4:30 p.m.

Take advantage of our open lab hours and see what equipment WATR offers through our short term (6 week) loan program. WATR has communication devices as well as assistive technology to aid in daily living, vision, hearing, and learning. WATR will have open lab hours monthly on scheduled Thursdays between 1-4:30 p..m. (closed holidays).

The WATR Lab is located at the intersection of 9th and Clark Streets in the University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences building, room 151.

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

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


AT and AAC assessments in your area

WATR will be in your area for assessments! Please contact us to schedule an on-site assessment using the timetable below. Fee-for-service rate applies but travel costs are waived.

Location

Dates

Enroll with paperwork by*:

Buffalo March 17–19, 2015 March 3, 2015
Laramie May 11–13, 2015 April 28, 2015

*Paperwork must be received by deadline in order to secure assessment. Space is limited to ten assessments at each location. Please contact us to set up an on-site assessment at your designated school, facility, or home.

The assessment charge for each client is $1,250; travel costs are waived.

Contact:

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

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


Assistive Technology: Strategies for helping students use AT in educational settings

Location: Online distance learning courses. The courses are asynchronous.  Assignments can be done at any time during each week, but will require on average 3-4 hours of participation per week.  
Instructor: Gayl Bowser/Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
Course dates: January 26-May 15, 2015
Registration: NEW! TWO WAYS TO ENROLL:

Cost: $275 per attendee + cost of required text
Required text: Education Tech Points (2006), Reed and Bowser. Purchase through the Educational Tech Points' website.
Capacity: 20 participants
Continuing education: Course participants are eligible for:

  • 48 CEUs,
  • 3 PTSB credits, or
  • 3-University of Wyoming non-degree credits (at additional cost to participant)

Questions: Please E-mail watr@uwyo.edu or call

When an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team completes an assistive technology assessment and determines that assistive technology tools are needed by a child with disabilities, the work has only begun. Without a conceptual framework for the kinds of skills that must be taught to students who use assistive technology, teachers may be at a loss to know how to proceed.  This online course offers such a framework. It suggests four areas of competence that must be developed by every assistive technology user and strategies for teaching each of them.  Included in the model are strategies for evaluating the effectiveness of the AT training program and making changes based on performance data. We will discuss course topics from both an individual student perspective and from the perspective of actions a district or other education agency might take to ensure equitable provision of AT services.

This course is part of the assistive technology implementation series; more classes on implementation will follow.


Assistive Technology: Theory and foundations for student success

Location: Online distance learning courses. The courses are asynchronous.  Assignments can be done at any time during each week, but will require on average 3-4 hours of participation per week.  
Instructor: Gayl Bowser and Wendy Alameda, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
Course dates: January 26-May 15, 2015
Registration: NEW! TWO WAYS TO ENROLL:

Cost: $325 per attendee. Course materials will be provided electronically at no additional cost to participants.
Capacity: 20 participants
Continuing education: Course participants are eligible for:

  • 48 CEUs,
  • 3 PTSB credits, or
  • 3-University of Wyoming non-degree credits (at additional cost to participant)

Questions: Please E-mail watr@uwyo.edu or call

Assistive Technology: Theory and foundations for student success will provide participants with basic knowledge about the field of assistive technology, a wide range of assistive technology devices, and the legal mandates for schools to provide technology devices and services for students with disabilities in educational settings.  A confidential case-study approach will be used to examine assistive technology options for individuals who are known to class participants. The course also examines assistive technology for persons with disabilities at all levels of disability across various disability categories and ages.  Although this course targets educators, any individuals interested in assistive technology will benefit from this core foundations class.  

This course is a prerequisite for any additional courses offered in the Assistive Technology Series. 2015 topics include:

  • Assistive Technology Implementation: Strategies for helping students use AT  in educational settings (Spring 2015)
  • Assistive Technology: Universal Design for Learning (Fall 2015)

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.


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