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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
Training and Events
Spring 2016 Course Offerings
Assistive Technology: Applications for reading and writing success
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.
This course 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 for reading and writing tasks will benefit from the class.
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, MS.Ed., and Felicia Arce, M.Ed., Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
Course dates: January 25-May 6, 2016
Registration: Enroll up until the first day of class:
- Register online and pay with a credit card
- Register online and send payment with check or school district voucher
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)
Additional courses offered in the 2016-2017 Assistive Technology Series include:
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!
• 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
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.
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: email@example.com or call (307) 766-2932.
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Darcy Regan M.A., CCC-SLP is an assistance 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).
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 4: Recreation and leisure equipment
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 firstname.lastname@example.org | (307) 766-6187.
AT and AAC assessments in your area
2015-2016 REGIONAL ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE
Enroll with paperwork by*:
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.
Barb Locke, B.A., ATP (307) 349-3547 | Blocke@uwyo.edu
Darcy Regan M.A.,CCC-SLP (307) 766-2932 | DRegan1@uwyo.edu