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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


Assessments in your area

Beginning fall 2013, 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.

Sheridan
April 8-10, 2014
  Enroll by: March 31, 2014

Contact:

Barb Locke, ATP     (307) 349-3547   |  Blocke@uwyo.edu
Darcy Regan M.A.,CCC-SLP     (307) 766-2932   |  DRegan1@uwyo.edu


Demo Days-Cheyenne

Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Laramie County Library
      2200 Pioneer Avenue
      Cottonwood Room (1st floor/gallery area)
      Cheyenne, Wyoming

Learn about and experience assistive technology devices through hands-on demonstrations from WATR’s loan library targeted at alternative access for studying, learning, communicating, and more!  No preregistration. This event is free.


Assistive Technology: Theory and foundations for student success

Two women look at the AT book numbers and countingAssistive 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.  Additional topics in 2014 are:

  • Assistive Technology: Considering and documenting the need for AT in IEPs (Fall 2014)
  • Assistive Technology Implementation:  Strategies for helping students use AT  in educational settings (Spring 2015)


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: May 19-August 9, 2014
Registration:  Sign up and pay online (Be sure to select the Theory and Foundations course)
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 (307) 766-5003


Assistive Technology: Applications for reading and writing success

A girl with blonde hair uses a magifying device to read her textbook on a computer laptop. Assistive Technology: Applications for reading and writing success will provide participants with basic knowledge about how technology can be used as an accommodation to support students who experience difficulties with the mechanics of writing, composition, and reading.  In addition, participants will explore alternatives to reading for students with print disabilities.  The course examines assistive technology (AT) for reading and writing for persons with disabilities at all levels of disability across various disability categories and ages.   Participants will be offered the opportunity to survey a wide range of assistive technology options and select some for more in-depth investigation. 

Initially, Assistive Technology: Applications for reading and writing success will provide participants with an overview of evidence based practices surrounding reading and writing instruction.  Once this foundation is established, a confidential case-study approach will be used to examine AT options for individuals who are known to class participants.  Although this course targets K-12 educators any individuals interested in assistive technology will benefit from the class. 

Location: Online distance learning courses via the UW  learning management platform WyoCourses. The course is asynchronous. Assignments can be done at any time during each week, but will require on average 2-3 hours of participation per week.
Instructor: Gayl Bowser/Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of AT: Theory and foundations course or a current WY PLC in AT member
Course dates: May 19 – August 9, 2014
Registration: Sign up and pay online (Be sure to select the Applications for reading and writing success course)
Cost: $275 per attendee. Course materials will be provided electronically at no additional cost to participants.
Capacity: 20 participants
Continuing education: Course participants will receive 48 CEUs or 3 PTSB credits
Questions: Please E-mail watr@uwyo.edu or call (307) 766-5003

 


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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