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Assistive Technology

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UW ECHO in Assistive Technology provides training and the sharing of best practices for educators and service providers to consider, implement and evaluate the use of assistive technology to improve outcomes for students.

Network participants include assistive technology professionals, specialists and teams, school administrators, general and special education teachers, paraeducators, case managers, school counselors, school psychologists, state agency staff, and special education service providers, including OTs, PTs, SLPs, etc.

UW ECHO in Assistive Technology is a collaboration with Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources.


Sessions

Sessions are on Thursdays, bi-weekly,
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MT
via Zoom video conferencing technology.

Instructions for joining Zoom are available. Zoom also provides access for users with physical disabilities, blindness, and low vision through a range of keyboard shortcuts.

Past Sessions:

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Learning Topics - Fall 2021

September 9: AT and Teamwork

Join our first fall session and find out why teamwork is such an important part of an AT assessment.

Presenters: Ryan Rausch, MOT, OTR, ATP, AT Professional; Terri Wofford, MS CCC-SLP, Academic Professional Lecturer; and Shelby Kappler, AT Program Specialist
Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR)

September 23: OCALI AT Internet Modules - Resources for AT Assessment

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) will review their AT internet modules and talk about their usefulness when team members want to know more about AT.

Presenters: Jan Rogers, Program Director & Heather Bridgman, AT Consultant
Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)

October 7: Wyoming Rules About Assessment and Evaluation and Consideration

Learn about what requires timelines and permissions and what doesn't when setting up an assessment.

Presenters: Stephanie Weaver, Pingora Consulting & Gayl Bowser, AT Trainer

*Oct 7 Session Registration*

October 21: Case Study of an AT Assessment

The Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) team will provide a sample case study of an assistive technology assessment and will point out the important steps taken through this process.

Presenters: WATR team

*Oct 21 Session Registration*

November 4: A Parent Perspective on Using AT and Early Intervention

November 18: AAC with Energy-Earlier

Join this session as we discuss the importance of providing AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) earlier and strategies for doing so.

Presenter: Beth Davidoff, PhD, MS, MEd, Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation, Salus University

*Nov 18 Session Registration*

December 2: AT in the Preschool Classroom

Join this session to discover how AT is used to support learning in the inclusive preschool classroom. AT for communication, mobility, and independence will be discussed.

Presenter: Marla Lohmann, PhD, M.Ed., Associate Professor of Special Education, Colorado Christian University

*Dec 2 Session Registration*

December 16: AT Make 'n' Take Ideas for Early Intervention

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