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Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6187

Toll Free: 1-888-989-9463

Email: watr@uwyo.edu

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Weekly Open Labs, Training, and Technical Assistance

Open Lab

**Important update: Aligned with the University of Wyoming campus reopening this fall, Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) will continue its operations using virtual meetings and phone calls until further notice. Ongoing device sanitization procedures will continue.

Please contact WATR for more information. ​

(307) 766-6187 | watr@uwyo.edu


Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2 - 4 p.m.

Located in the WATR Lab, Health Sciences Building, Room 151 (at the intersection of 9th and Clark Streets, across from Turtle Rock Cafe). Parking passes are available.

By visiting Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) Open Lab, you can learn about and have hands-on experiences with the AT WATR offers through our short term (6 week) loan program, as well as view what AT is available for sale in our reuse program.

Due to occasional team commitments to WATR trainings or conferences, Open Lab might be canceled. Please refer to the up-to-date Open Lab schedule prior to your visit: Open Lab Schedule

 

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AT Asynchronous Learning Course

Fall 2021 through Spring 2022

The AT Asynchronous Learning Course provides online training and best practices for the consideration, implementation, and evaluation of Assistive Technology. The course allows Wyoming residents to earn one contact hour of continuing education for each completed module. This is a free course.

Contact WATR for more information. (307) 766-2932 or watr@uwyo.edu

Register Here

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Assessment Process • AAC-1001

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Course Dates: October 11 - December 13, 2021

Instructor: Terri Wofford, Speech-Language Pathologist, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Location: Online distance learning course via WyoLearn, the UW learning management platform. Assignments may be completed at any time during each week, but will require on average 2 hours of participation weekly. Participants will be required to attend one virtual class meeting using ZOOM, a video conferencing platform, during week 6, as part of a required assignment.

This free online course provides information regarding the implementation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Speech Generating Devices (SGD’s) and is designed for:

  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Speech Language Pathologist Assistants

Participants will:

  • Develop working definitions of AAC terminology
  • Learn about several AAC assessment framework models
  • Be introduced to a variety of AAC assessment tools
  • Learn about the importance of feature matching & device trials
  • Learn about the key components required in the AAC/ Speech Generating Device (SGD) report for funding

Continuing Education: Course participants are eligible for:

  • 21 CEUs/Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.5 PTSB credits

Cost: The course and materials are free.

Capacity: Minimum 5, maximum 20 participants.

**Wyoming participants who successfully complete the course will be entered into a drawing for an AAC Assessment Toolbox, valued at approximatley $200.

Registration Link: https://wind.catalog.instructure.com/browse/wind/watr/courses/aac-assessmentfall-2021

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WATR Training Cancellation Policy:

For all WATR training's, 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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Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6187

Toll Free: 1-888-989-9463

Email: watr@uwyo.edu

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