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January 6, 2015 10:00am CST - 30 minutes
Title: Using your own voice in AAC apps
Description: One voice does not fit all. The option to use a personalized voice is now feasible and offers people who use AAC more choice than the currently commercially available text-to-speech voices in the market. This webinar will explore the process of using the ModelTalker voice banking system to create your own voice, or a proxy voice, to then use in either Predictable or ChatAble apps. The session will outline the steps required to do this and discuss the important factors to consider for people who need AAC now and in the future. Case studies will be shown which will aid in illustrating the benefits in using your own voice if possible.
Category: Communication
Presenter: Rebecca Bright, BSpPath MRCSLT regHPC MASLTIP
Cost: FREE
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January 13, 2015 11:00am CST - 60 minutes
Title: Positioning: The Relationship Between Stability and Function
Description: This webinar will present positioning strategies to optimize access, focusing on providing a stable and functional posture. Access methods include direct, switch and voice, as well as mouse and joystick. Targeted positional changes may be required to determine or optimize an access method for successful assistive technology use.
Category: Assistive Technology
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Cost: FREE
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January 15, 2015 12:00pm CST - 60 minutes
Title: UDL Supports for Diverse Learners on iOS Devices
Description: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equitable opportunities to learn. Rather than a single, one-size-fits-all solution, UDL calls for flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs. In this session, join Dr. Luis Perez as he shares how you can implement the key UDL principles with the help of the built-in accessibility features of iOS devices such as the iPad as well as complimentary apps for text to speech, speech recognition, and more.
Category: iDevice Access
Presenter: Luis Perez, PhD
Cost: FREE
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January 20, 2015 2:00pm CST - 45 minutes
Title: Inspiring Lifelong Learning with Bookshare
Description: Are you an educator looking for accessible books and technology for your struggling readers? Are you an individual with a print disability looking for accessible books to use on your digital reader? Bookshare, the world’s largest accessible online library, provides readers with print disabilities access to over 300,000 ebooks and technology. Join us to learn more about this valuable resource.
Learn more about:
How to get your Bookshare membership
How to find and request books from Bookshare
How to read our ebooks using a variety of assistive technology
How to connect with our broader community of members
Category: Accessible Books
Presenter: Kristina King Cohen, MIA
Cost: FREE
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January 22, 2015 3:00pm CST - 60 minutes
Title: Let's take Action! Include all of your students by using the Ablenet Action Dictionary
Description: Teachers are always asking students to perform actions in the classroom that will demonstrate their learning and understanding. These actions require students to communicate, move, and engage in lessons throughout their day. There are many students who do not perform these actions in a typical way. In this webinar, presenters will discuss differentiated strategies to include all students as active participants in the classroom. The focus will be using the Ablenet Action Dictionary, which offers both low and high technology solutions. This resource is a free download on the iBookstore. Specific strategies from the Action Dictionary such as choose, look, and write will be discussed to maximize student participation in all areas of instruction. This resource can support teachers in providing accessibility for all.
Category: Curriculum
Presenter: Jennifer Emanuele and Nicole Kalcheim, Ablenet curriculum staff
Cost: FREE
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February 11, 2015 11:00am CST - 60 minutes
Title: Switch Assessment, Part 1: Determining the best switch type and location for clients with muscle weakness
Description: This Webinar will present assessment strategies to determine the optimal switch location and switch type to provide access for clients with muscle weakness. These clients require a switch placement and type that can capture very limited movement and force. Case studies will be included.
Category: Assistive Technology
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Cost: FREE
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February 17, 2015 12:00pm CST - 60 minutes
Title: Overview of Switch Control on iOS Devices
Description: Starting with iOS 7, iOS devices such as the iPad support a feature known as Switch Control that provides switch access as a built-in accessibility option. In this session you will learn how to set up Switch Control to work with switch interfaces such as AbleNet’s Blue 2, the different modes of switch access supported on iOS, and the configuration options available for customizing Switch Control to meet the needs of a variety of learners.
Category: iDevice Access
Presenter: Luis Perez, PhD
Cost: FREE
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February 26, 2015 3:00pm CST - 30 minutes
Title: Fun Activities using Basic Switch Technology
Description: This presentation will demonstrate how low-tech devices, such as small switches, power units, and tape players, can easily be used in a classroom setting. The presentation will include ideas that have worked well to incorporate children with special needs and their normally developing peers. A form that easily documents children's progress in the areas of fine motor, cause and effect, and classmate interaction will be discussed. Finally, participants will be provided the opportunity to ask questions and to share their ideas.
Category: Switch Access
Presenter: Mary Hager, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA
Cost: FREE
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March 10, 2015 11:00am DST - 60 minutes
Title: Switch Assessment, Part 2: Determining the best switch type and location for clients with increased muscle tone
Description: This Webinar will present assessment strategies to determine the optimal switch location and switch type to provide access for clients with increased muscle tone. These clients require a switch placement and type that can capture isolated movement where available. This movement may be large and forceful. Case studies will be included.
Category: Assistive Technology
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Cost: FREE
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April 14, 2015 11:00am DST - 60 minutes
Title: Switch Assessment, Part 3: Determining the best switch type and location for clients who are not engaged
Description: This Webinar will present assessment strategies to determine the optimal switch location and switch type to provide access for clients who may not be engaged in the process. These clients require a great deal of motivation to attempt to activate a switch, as the task may not be meaningful to them. Case studies will be included.
Category: Assistive Technology
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Cost: FREE
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May 12, 2015 11:00am DST - 60 minutes
Title: Switch Skills Development, Part 1: I found a switch site, how do I build basic skills?
Description: This webinar will present strategies to build switch skills once a switch type and location have been identified. This includes developing the required motor pattern, building endurance and finally automaticity. Case studies will be included.
Category: Assistive Technology
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Cost: FREE
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June 16, 2015 11:00am DST - 60 minutes
Title: Switch Skills Development, Part 2: Developing switch scanning skills
Description: This webinar will present strategies to develop switch skills needed to drive a power wheelchair. These skills include the ability to sustain contact with a switch and release quickly for stopping. Case studies will be included.
Category: Assistive Technology
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Cost: FREE
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July 14, 2015 11:00am DST - 60 minutes
Title: Switch Skills Development, Part 3: Developing switch skills for driving a power wheelchair
Description: This webinar will present strategies to develop switch skills needed to drive a power wheelchair. These skills include the ability to sustain contact with a switch and release quickly for stopping. Case studies will be included.
Category: Assistive Technology
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Cost: FREE
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August 11, 2015 11:00am DST - 60 minutes
Title: Switch Mounting
Description: Switch Mounting Systems position and secure a switch at a desired location. Evaluation mounting systems can be quickly attached to a variety of surface sizes and shapes and accommodate multiple types of switches to determine the best switch location. Once a final switch site has been identified, permanent switch mounts can be used to provide consistent positioning for development of switch motor and scanning skills. This Webinar will review the importance of consistent switch placement and product options.
Category: Assistive Technology
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Cost: FREE
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September 15, 2015 11:00am DST - 60 minutes
Title: Assistive Technology Mounting
Description: This webinar will address mounting speech generating devices to wheelchairs. A variety of commercially available product options will be presented, including “off label” use of products and custom solutions. We will focus on mounting speech generating devices and tablets.
Category: Assistive Technology
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Cost: FREE
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October 13, 2015 11:00am DST - 60 minutes
Title: Power Mobility: Determining Readiness
Description: When recommending a power wheelchair, a number of features must be considered, such as driving method, seating, and drive wheel configuration. Before picking out colors, however, we first need to determine if the client is truly ready for a power wheelchair and, if not, develop readiness. This webinar will present strategies to determine readiness.
Category: Assistive Technology
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Cost: FREE
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November 10, 2015 11:00am CST - 60 minutes
Title: Power Mobility: Developing Readiness Skills
Description: When evaluating a client for a power wheelchair, the client may not demonstrate readiness. Instead of giving up, pre-mobility training can be used to develop mobility concepts. This webinar will present strategies to develop readiness.
Category: Assistive Technology
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Cost: FREE
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December 8, 2015 11:00am CST - 60 minutes
Title: Power Mobility: Mobility Training
Description: This webinar will present strategies for optimizing power wheelchair use in the context of a school day. Many students receive their first power wheelchair and bring this immediately to school where the wheelchair may be housed due to accessibility issues. This may leave the school team with the task of teaching the child to use the power wheelchair. Mobility training can be accomplished by pulling the student out of other activities, but can also be done as a part of the school day. Case examples will be presented.
Category: Assistive Technology
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Cost: FREE
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Meet AbleNet's Trainers

Contact AbleNet to schedule a FREE AbleNet Training Consultation ablenetuniversity@ablenetinc.com

Mary

Meet Mary Sagstetter Mary holds a B.S. degree in Special Education and Master of Arts in Education. Mary has dedicated 11 years to teaching students with disabilities in Minnesota School Districts. In her current role at AbleNet, Mary's expertise focuses on providing school districts across the nation with curricular and assistive technology solutions. Mary has 24 years of experience serving the field of Special Education .

Karen Ross Brown

Meet Karen Ross-Brown Karen holds a B.S. degree in Special Education. She also holds a Masters of Liberal Studies with an emphasis in assistive technology. Karen has 30 years of experience in the field of Special Education, with 23 of those years as a special education teacher for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities. Her experience extends to students with DCD, autism, ADHD, and hearing and vision impairments.

Karen Lyden

Meet Karen Lydon Karen has a B.S.degree in special education as well as a teaching license for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities, Master's degree in curriculum and instruction, and a post-graduate reading specialist license. Karen was a special education teacher from 1980 - 2006 for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities, including students with autism, fetal alcohol syndrome, and sight and hearing impairments. She was a curriculum writer for AbleNet as well as an adjunct college instructor in reading at Daytona State College in Florida for last the several years.

 

Choose the AbleNet Training Solutions to Meet Your Staff Needs

Choose one or more solutions to ensure effective implementation for your students and educators:

Onsite
An onsite trainer travels to you and directly targets your specific staff/student population needs. Your expert trainer will provide hands-on instruction, explanations, and demonstrations for any AbleNet technology, software, and/or curriculum you choose. Onsite training provides a high degree of interaction and hands-on product experience, along with essential information on your curriculum/technology.


Webinar
Live or recorded custom Webinars provide staff with all the essential information on the curricular program, software, or technology purchased, as well as an opportunity for staff to ask questions or discuss specific needs.  This interactive format can be viewed as frequently as your staff needs, is Mac or PC compatible, and may be purchased in 1-hour increments.

Website
A secure Members Only website with 24/7 access to training and ongoing professional development resources online, such as customized downloadable materials, live and recorded webinars, members forum, and more. Experts in the field provide the most up-to-date strategies for students with disabilities.


Contact AbleNet for your specific curriculum and technology custom training package. Free or significantly discounted training solutions may be available for quantity purchases of curriculum and/or technology.

 
 

Your Online Learning Resource!

Online Webinars

Upon request, participants attending AbleNet Professional Development Recorded Webinars will earn a Certificate of Attendance after viewing the webinar. To request your certificate, email ablenetuniversity@ablenetinc.com with the date viewed and the webinar title.
**Please allow up to two business days to receive certificates.**

NOTE: These recorded webinars are Flash based and not compatible with the Safari browser on iDevices. To view, please download the Puffin Browser app, which will allow you to view Flash content on your iDevice.

 

View a recorded webinar:

Title: Classroom Suite - Custom Switch Access – 60 Minutes
Presenter: Matthew Press, OT, ATP
Description: In this workshop, participants will learn how to create/modify activities to enhance switch access. A large focus will be on advanced programming tips to learn how to include and exclude items from being scanned during an activity. The workshop will utilize activities downloaded from the activity exchange and modifying them to meet your student’s scanning needs.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: IntelliKeys and Switch Access to Classroom Suite – 60 Minutes
Presenter: Suzanne Feit
Description: Students can access Classroom Suite activities using a mouse, touch screen, IntelliKeys or switches. The IntelliKeys is a programmable alternative keyboard. The IntelliSwitch has five switch ports, is also programmable and is a nice tool to use with inclusive activities and students who use switches for access. All of the Classroom Suite templates and many Classroom Suite activities can be accessed using the IntelliKeys and switches. In this session, we will introduce you to Overlay Maker which is the software tool that allows you to customize the IntelliKeys and switch content. We will also review how to setup switches and use the scanning feature for students using any switch interface.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Switch Assessment- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: Assistive technology can be accessed directly or indirectly by switch, mouse, joystick or voice. This webinar will present assessment strategies to determine the optimal switch location and switch type to provide access. A switch site hierarchy will be presented along with clinical indicators for a variety of potential switch locations. A wide array of mechanical and electrical switches will also be discussed.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Introduction for Practitioners to AbleNet's New Assistive Technology Support Services - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Cindy Richardson, M. Ed.
Description: As part of the IEP planning process, IDEA mandates that the assistive technology (AT) needs of students be considered, yet the selection and implementation of AT continues to be a significant challenge for districts around the country. This webinar will introduce teachers and practitioners to the new Assistive Technology Support Service from AbleNet, a comprehensive program designed to help school districts meet the AT needs of identified students. This year-long program of support includes help with conducting AT assessments, providing product trials, delivering on-going support with technology implementation, and documenting AT utilization. This webinar will provide an overview of the program, as well as a look at AbleNet’s Learning Management System, an online tool for teachers and administrators, to support and document effective implementation practices.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: AT for Common Core College and Career Readiness for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Part 1: Communication - 40 Minutes
Presenter: Tana Donaghy, Ed. D.
Description: Communicative Competency is the foundation to instruction. Students with significant disabilities must also be able to achieve all the aspects of communication including exchanging information and ideas, ask and answer questions, and make comments about daily life, the world in which they live and the academic content in their classes. This workshop will explore a variety of communication options for these students.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title:AT for Common Core College and Career Readiness for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Part 2: Fluency in Reading, Writing and Math - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Tana Donaghy, Ed. D.
Description: Opportunities for learning academic content is essential for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Functional skills can be taught as part of any academic lesson. This workshop will explore instructional and access strategies for literacy, math and science concepts for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: AT for Common Core College and Career Readiness for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Part 3: Independent Work Skills and Social Skills - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Tana Donaghy, Ed. D.
Description: In its inception, Special Education was never meant to be separate. It was intended to provide students the supports they need to be as successful as possible. This thought process includes independent work skills and social skills. This workshop will explore what kinds of strategies and supports that AT can afford a student in natural environments related to learning.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Introducing AbleNet's New Assistive Technology Support Services - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Cindy Richardson, M. Ed.
Description: : As part of the IEP planning process, IDEA mandates that the assistive technology (AT) needs of students be considered, yet the selection and implementation of AT continues to be a significant challenge for districts around the country. This webinar will introduce teachers and practitioners to the new Assistive Technology Support Service from AbleNet, a comprehensive program designed to help school districts meet the AT needs of identified students. This year-long program of support includes help with conducting AT assessments, providing product trials, delivering on-going support with technology implementation, and documenting AT utilization. This webinar will provide an overview of the program, as well as a look at AbleNet’s Learning Management System, an online tool for teachers and administrators, to support and document effective implementation practices.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: AT for Common Core College and Career Readiness for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Part 1: Communication - 40 Minutes
Presenter: Tana Donaghy, Ed. D.
Description: Communicative Competency is the foundation to instruction. Students with significant disabilities must also be able to achieve all the aspects of communication including exchanging information and ideas, ask and answer questions, and make comments about daily life, the world in which they live and the academic content in their classes. This workshop will explore a variety of communication options for these students.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Organization Through Mind Mapping
Presenter: Frank Sapp, MBA, MS
Description: Thinking through coloring! Let's get out our crayons and a clean sheet of paper – or the computer equivalents. Mind mapping is a visual process which can be used for organization, note taking, brainstorming and increased productivity. The webinar will cover the basic concepts of mind mapping and an overview of several programs which can be used in the educational environment. While mind mapping is widely used as an assistive technology for learning disabilities, it is also a UDL tool!
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Google Chrome as AT - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Mike Marotta, ATP
Description: With the proliferation of 1:1 programs and Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), schools are exploring more EdTech solutions to meet the technology needs of learners. With all of this technology – what happens to the struggling student? In this session, learn about an array of Google Chrome apps and extensions that could be beneficial to ALL students. By leveraging the power of this common browser, we can make significant customization to meet the needs of all students. By harnessing the power of this browser on web enabled devices, students can use any device and have their supports follow them. The session will highlight Google apps and extensions to assist students in the areas of reading, writing, organization, study skills, mind-mapping/ brainstorming, executive function, and math/ computing.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Controlling the Environment: Switches and Mounting for Access - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Mary Sagstetter, M.A.Ed.
Description: It is important to take the proper positioning of switches, communication devices, and environmental controls seriously. If overlooked, it can mean the difference between success and failure, comfort and fatigue, efficiency and wasted effort. Selecting the right tools enable persons with disabilities to participate in a broad range of everyday activities at home, at work, in classrooms. Learn about the tools that empower individuals to increase their independence, growth and progress. Category: Assistive Technology
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Assistive Technology Implementation: The Basics - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kirk Behnke, M.Ed., ATP
Description: This workshop will address the basics of an Assistive Technology Implementation plan, including purpose, results, planning for implementation, and evaluating the effectiveness of the AT and the IEP.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Using Low Tech to Support Literacy Learning - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Mary Sagstette, M.Ed
Description: All students are ready to experience literacy-based interactions. Until recently, typical literacy materials have not been thought of as accessible to students with significant disabilities. Attend this session to learn strategies to integrate low tech into literacy learning experiences and to provide hours of literacy enjoyment for all your students.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: What Administrators Need to Know about Assistive Technology- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kirk Behnke, M.Ed., ATP
Description: Are you a School Administrator? Do you know exactly what you need to provide in FAPE, LRE, according to IDEA? What are the best practices to implement from a school district/campus point of view? And what about BYOT? Come to this one-hour webinar and get a quick-paced, information packed session to help you start thinking about the importance of providing assistive technology accommodations for your students.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: The Power of the PowerLink 4 Control Unit - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Mary Sagstetter, M.A.Ed.
Description: Environmental control units make it possible for individuals with physical challenges to control electrical devices in school and in the home environments. These units encourage participation and independence in academic, leisure and self-care activities. This session will share ideas for use of the PowerLink 4 Control Unit.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Consideration of Assistive Technology- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kirk Behnke, M.Ed., ATP
Description: Come join us for an overview of the essentials when “considering” assistive technology into the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Learn about the 4 step model used in Texas to direct IEP teams and its members. This presentation is based on the Quality Indicators of Assistive Technology (QIAT) and specifically the consideration indicator.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Mounting Assistive Technology to Wheelchairs - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: This course will address mounting assistive technology to wheelchairs. This assistive technology includes power wheelchair access methods, switches, displays, communication devices, laptop computers, tablets and EADLs. A variety of commercially available product options will be presented, including “off label” use of products and custom solutions. We will focus on mounting communication devices and tablets.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Positioning For Access - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: This webinar will present positioning strategies to optimize access, focusing on providing a stable and functional posture. Access methods include direct, switch and voice, as well as mouse and eyegaze. Targeted positional changes may be required to determine or optimize an access method for successful assistive technology use. Case studies will be used to illustrate these concepts. Category: Assistive Technology
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Switch Mounting - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Switch Mounting Systems position and secure a switch at a desired location. Evaluation mounting systems can be quickly attached to a variety of surface sizes and shapes and accommodate multiple types of switches to determine the best switch location. Once a final switch site has been identified, permanent switch mounts can be used to provide consistent positioning for development of switch motor and scanning skills. This Webinar will review the importance of consistent switch placement and product options.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Current Trends in Assistive Technology for K-12 Settings- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kirk Behnke, M.Ed., ATP
Description: Explore some of the current issues and trends surrounding assistive technology devices and services for public schools and districts. Current technology-related issues are catching the attention of many state and local education agencies with the development of operational guidelines surrounding implementation and development of technology in general. AT tools, devices and services are being interwoven into the fabric of least restrictive environment (LRE) to afford access to the general curriculum and instructional materials for all students.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

QIAT Series Overview:
Are you looking for ideas and resources that can assist you in improving your AT services? Join members of the QIAT Leadership Team to learn about resources available to assist with evaluation of services & continuous improvement. This series will share information about the 8 areas of Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology & resources developed by the QIAT Community. Participants will have opportunities to give feedback & discuss AT services with members of QIAT. This series of workshops will provide a foundational background to the work of QIAT and QIAT tools & resources to support integration of AT in schools & other settings.

Title: QIAT Session 1: Overview of QIAT - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Diana Foster Carl, M.A., L.S.S.P. and Joy Smiley Zabala, Ed.D., ATP
Description: Since 1998, the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) Community has focused its efforts on defining a set of descriptors that could serve as over-arching guidelines for quality assistive technology (AT) services. QIAT’s purpose is to guide provision of AT services to improve the educational participation & results for students, ensure quality of services, & increase consistency of services and support implementation of IDEA and other legal mandates. There are basic assumptions that pertain to all areas of QIAT. 1, all AT services developed & delivered by states or districts are legally correct according to the mandates and expectations of federal and state laws and are aligned to district policies. 2, AT efforts, at all stages, involve on-going collaborative work by teams which include families & caregivers, school personnel, & other needed individuals. 3, multidisciplinary team members involved in AT processes are responsible for following the code of ethics for their specific profession.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: QIAT Session 2: Consideration of AT Needs - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kathy Lalk & Penny Reed of QIAT.org
Description: Consideration of a student’s need for assistive technology (AT) devices and services is required during the development of every Individualized Educational Program (IEP) and every Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) for children with disabilities from birth through transition to post-secondary life. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) requires that each team that plans for the education of a child with a disability document any AT devices and/or services the child may need.
Educators report that they continue to struggle with knowing how to implement this requirement. The Consideration Quality Indicators can help teams and agencies to understand and plan how to address AT during an IEP meeting.
This session will use the Consideration indicators and suggest strategies for effective consideration during IEP meetings. We will suggest options to support effective practice, and principles to help districts or building level teams ensure that a student’s need for AT is considered in a meaningful way.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: QIAT Session 3: Assessment of AT Needs - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Joan Breslin-Larson & Penny Reed of QIAT.org
Assessment of Assistive Technology Needs is a process conducted by an IEP team and used to identify AT tools and strategies to address a student’s specific need(s). The issues that lead to an AT assessment may be very simple and quickly answered or more complex and challenging. Assessment takes place when AT issues are beyond the scope of the problem solving that occurs as a part of normal service delivery.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: QIAT Session 4: Including Assistive Technology in the IEP - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Sue McCloskey & Terry Foss of QIAT.org
Description: Once an IEP team has reviewed assessment results and determined that AT is needed for provision of a free, appropriate, public education (FAPE), it is important that the IEP document reflects the team’s determination in as clear a fashion as possible. The Quality Indicators for AT in the IEP help teams describe the role that AT will play in a child’s educational program.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: QIAT Session 5: AT Implementation- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Gayl Bowser & Jane Korsten of QIAT.org
Description: Assistive technology implementation involves people working together to support a student who uses assistive technology to accomplish tasks necessary for active participation and progress in customary educational environments. Assistive technology implementation describes the ways that assistive technology devices and services, as included in the IEP are delivered and integrated into a student’s educational program.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: QIAT Session 6: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of AT- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Jane Korsten and Terry Foss of QIAT.org
Description: This QIAT area addresses the evaluation of the effectiveness of the AT devices and services provided to individual students. It includes data collection, documentation and analysis to monitor changes in student performance resulting from the implementation of assistive technology services. Student performance is reviewed in order to identify if, when, or where modifications and revisions to the AT implementation plan are needed.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: QIAT Session 7: AT Transition - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Gayl Bowser & Diana Carl of QIAT.org
Description: Transition plans for students who use assistive technology address the ways the student’s use of assistive technology devices and services are transferred from one setting to another. Assistive technology transition involves people from different classrooms, programs, buildings, or agencies working together to ensure the student’s continuity of AT use. Self-advocacy, advocacy and independence are critical issues for AT transition planning.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: QIAT Session 8: Professional Development and Training in AT- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kathy Lalk & Scott Marfilius of QIAT.org
Description: Assistive technology professional development and training efforts should arise out of an ongoing, well-defined, and comprehensive plan designed to develop and maintain the abilities of individuals at all levels of the organization. The goal of assistive technology professional development and training is to increase educators’ knowledge and skills in a variety of areas including, but not limited to: collaborative processes; a continuum of tools, strategies, and services; resource; legal issues; action planning; and data collection and analysis.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: QIAT Session 9: Administrative Support of AT Services - 60 Minutes
Presenters: Joan Breslin-Larson & Penny Reed of QIAT.org
Description: Administrative support and leadership for developing and delivering assistive technology services involves the development of policies, procedures, and other supports necessary to improve quality of services and sustain effective assistive technology programs. If you are looking for strategies to improve administrative support or if you are not sure about ways your agency can offer administrative support for AT services, this session will be of value. The QIAT Leadership Team will share the Quality Indicators for Administrative Support for AT. We will provide options for effective practice, and principles to guide administrative support at the state, district or building level.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: QIAT Session 10: Using QIAT Resources - 60 Minutes
Presenters: Joy Zabala & Scott Marfilius of QIAT.org
Description: Since the summer of 1998, the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) Community has focused its efforts on defining and using a set of descriptors that serve as over-arching guidelines for high quality AT services. The Community has developed descriptors that are applicable regardless of service delivery models.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Change Your View of AT to Support Employees- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Laura Parks, M.Ed.
Description: Assistive technology can help individuals with disabilities be more independent and productive in a wide variety of vocational settings. This webinar will clarify how to identify what tools may be needed and then a fun look at various assistive technology tools to help with task analysis, prompting/directing, computer access, and modifying the environment. Solutions will include low cost devices that can be purchased from local stores, easy modifications, and iPad apps.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Session 1: Establishing and Maintaining Support for AT.- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Gayl Bowser, Assistive Technology Collaborations
Description: Are you one of the people involved in helping to maximize a student’s ability to benefit from using assistive technology (AT)? Is it part of your role to help others integrate AT use in educational settings? What is your process for helping other staff, families and related service providers work together to solve an AT problem or address an identified concern? AT integration efforts are most successful when a well defined process is use and there is clear agreement about the issue to be addressed as well as the way people will work together. This webinar will describe a process for establishing shared agreement and a productive working relationship when addressing AT concerns and providing AT support.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Session 2: Matching AT Supports to Service Needs - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Gayl Bowser, Assistive Technology Collaborations
Description: People who provide AT supports wear many hats. They can be direct service providers, consultants, collaborators, or coaches. The second session in the Big Ideas for Supporting AT Use series will offer definitions and comparisons of consultation, collaboration and coaching as models for AT support. We’ll also learn about and practice a paradigm for deciding which of these models might be the most effective in a given situation.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Session 3: Overview of Coaching Skills to Support AT Use - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Gayl Bowser, Assistive Technology Collaborations
This three-part series will explore the ways that educators can offer support to others who help students use AT. We’ll address questions like; How can a supportive AT relationship be established and maintained? What approaches to the provision of AT supports can be used?; How do I decide which strategy is best for each situation? How can coaching concepts be used to help students and adults integrate the use of AT into everyday routines and activities?
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Course 2 - Switch Mounting: I've Found a Location, Now How Do I Keep It There?- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle L. Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: Switch Mounting Systems position and secure a switch at a desired location. Evaluation mounting systems can be quickly attached to a variety of surface sizes and shapes and accommodate multiple types of switches to determine the best switch location. Once a final switch site has been identified, permanent switch mounts can be used to provide consistent positioning for development of switch motor and scanning skills. This Webinar will review the importance of consistent switch placement and product options.
Session Leve: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Course 2 - Positioning for Optimal Access to Assistive Technology - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle L. Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description:This Webinar will present positioning strategies to optimize access, focusing on providing a stable and functional posture. Access methods include direct, switch and voice, as well as mouse and joystick. Targeted positional changes may be required to determine or optimize an access method for successful assistive technology use.
Session Level: Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Switch Access to the iPad for Communication - 30 Minutes
Description: iPads, apps, and more apps! iPads are quickly making their way into classrooms and households around the world. Although many individuals with disabilities can use this consumer electronic for communication, access can often be an issue for those who cannot use it in a typical way. Learn how the iPad can be switch accessed and used as a communication aid.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Positioning the Client to Optimize Access: A Three Part Series - Course 1 - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle L. Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: This webinar will present positioning strategies to optimize access, focusing on providing a stable and functional posture. Access methods include direct, switch and voice, as well as mouse and joystick. Targeted positional changes may be required to determine or optimize an access method for successful assistive technology use.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Evaluating the Client for Switch Access to Assistive Technology - A Three Part Series - Course 2 (Course 3 can be found under the EADL’s tab) - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle L. Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: Assistive technology can be accessed directly or indirectly by switch, mouse, joystick or voice. This Webinar will present assessment strategies to determine the optimal switch location and switch type to provide access. A switch site hierarchy will be presented along with clinical indicators for a variety of potential switch locations. A wide array of mechanical and electrical switches will also be discussed.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Course 1 - Power Wheelchair Assessment: A Three Part Series - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle L. Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: This webinar will utilize a case study to present strategies for both determining and developing readiness to use a power wheelchair in children. These strategies will include use of switches, toys, switch latch and timers and the computer to develop specific motor control and cognitive concepts. If you work with children who may benefit from a power wheelchair, this course will provide specific tools to prepare for a formal evaluation.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Course 2 - Power Wheelchair Assessment: The Team Evaluation - 60 Minutes

Presenter: Michelle L. Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: This webinar will utilize a case study to present a power wheelchair evaluation. A team approach is key and specific issues related to school will be included, such as access to the school building and classroom, transportation, transfers in and out of the wheelchair and mounting assistive technology to the wheelchair frame. The evaluation determines readiness, the access method and most appropriate wheelchair base. Evaluation options will be presented when a power wheelchair in unavailable for the assessment or for training.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Course 3 - Power Wheelchair Assessment: Mobility Training as a Part of the School - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle L. Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: This webinar will present strategies for optimizing power wheelchair use in the context of a school day. Many students receive their first power wheelchair and bring this immediately to school where the wheelchair may be housed due to accessibility issues. This may leave the school team with the task of teaching the child to use the power wheelchair. Mobility training can be accomplished by pulling the student out of other activities, but can also be done as a part of the school day. Case examples will be presented.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for Assistive technology (AT) - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Edward Hitchcock, OT/L
Description: Participants will gain knowledge of motor, cognitive and visual deficits that may indicate a given form of assistive technology. For example, significant motor deficits indicate use of switches for access to computer/communication/environment. Significant cognitive deficits may indicate use of simple AT options to allow for access to computer/communication/environment etc. Significant visual deficits may indicate modifications to a monitor (enlargement of font or movement/simplification of icons on screen) or provision of auditory feedback. This session will provide an overview of evaluation of these deficits in TBI.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Remediation of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for Assistive technology (AT) - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Edward Hitchcock, OT/L
Description: Identification and overview of simple and low cost AT strategies to allow for remediation of TBI. Remediation of deficits following a TBI is a primary goal. This session will focus on use of AT to facilitate recovery of function in deficits following a TBI. For example, cause/effect may be developed by use of a switch to play a simple music video. Physical deficits can be remediated through use of AT to engage a client in a purposeful activity. Likewise AT can be utilized to remediate a visual neglect issue through modifications to a monitor. Given the sometimes rapid evolution in function following a TBI, AT solutions may need to be changed or modified rapidly. This session will identify low cost and simple solutions that can be used in a short window of time.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Making Something Happen - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Ian Bean
Description: This session will look at the early stages of using switches as an access method for communication and learning. We’ll examine experiential learners and how we might facilitate the transition toward early control with switches and how we might meaningfully embed the use of switches at a cause and effect level across the school day.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Extending Switch Use Beyond Cause and Effect - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Ian Bean
Description: This webinar looks at developing switch use beyond the cause and effect stage toward making meaningful choices with one or two switches. We’ll examine the different routes we need to facilitate for one and two switch users and explore meaningful activities to embed switch use at this level into your school day.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Getting the most from your switches AWAY from the computer - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Ian Bean
Description: This webinar looks at the development and generalization of switching skills away from the computer. We examine the role of switch controlled toys, lighting and other electrical equipment and single message and step-by-step communication devices in the teaching of switching skills.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: All About Switches (AKA: more than a Jellybean) - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kelly Fonner MS
Description: Therapists, teachers and parents often struggle with their users of switch technologies. Which switch is best? What location and position? How does the switch control the computer and other items?

These are the questions that we are often asked. During this hour, you will be introduced to all the basic switch types in the AbleNet line and their usage as a control interface to computer access, electronic aids of daily living and AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). Examples of switch properties of activation type, target area, and number of activations will be given as well as possibilities of feedback including tactile, auditory and visual. Examples of switch use in Augmentative Communication will vary from simple one message systems, multiple switch systems, to simple scans. The features of scanning will be explained and switch assessment tools will be introduced.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Assistive Technology to Support Game-based Learning - 30 Minutes
Description: Incorporating game-based instructional lessons enables students to learn basic skills such as eye-hand coordination, as well as more complex skills such as problem solving. Learning through the use of games is not only highly motivating, but it encourages collaboration, offering another way for students to interact and communicate with each other. Along with fostering language and social skills, strategic thinking is developed as students are challenged, motivated, and engaged. Experiential learning promotes learning by doing, thus increasing students’ role as active learners in the process of acquiring new skills and increasing their knowledge.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Gaining Independence in the Classroom - 30 Minutes 
Description: Independence doesn't happen overnight! Students need to practice the skills that lead to greater independence. For students with disabilities that interfere in significant ways with their ability to participate, learn, communicate, and have social relationships, assistive technology supports their participation in experiences in the least restrictive environment. When assistive technology is being considered, the independence it allows should be an important factor in the decision-making.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: How to Integrate Assistive Technology & AAC throughout the School Day - 30 Minutes
Description: Looking for ideas on how to integrate assistive technology, including augmentative and alternative communication aids, throughout the school day for your students? Such opportunities to meaningfully participate in learning and social situations are paramount because active involvement leads to greater independence, increased achievement, and a sense of belonging.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Using Assistive Technology To Support Strategies with Autism Spectrum Disorders - 30 Minutes
Description: Unique challenges to communicating and learning for students with autism spectrum disorders can often be met with assistive technology, including the use of voice output communication devices. Such technology can serve to foster the development and implementation of relevant and meaningful support strategies to allow students to gain new skills.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Integration of Assistive Technology in Every AbleNet Curricular Solution! - 30 Minutes
Description: Assistive technology can boost students' level of participation, engagement, and achievement - especially when it is integrated with curriculum. AbleNet shows teachers when and how to use assistive technology in the lessons and activities for all of our curricular solutions. An Action Dictionary for each curriculum is an excellent teacher resource that provides additional alternatives for students who are unable to perform required actions in a typical way.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Literacy Activities with Assistive Technology - 30 Minutes
Description: Literacy skills are functional! Gaining literacy skills can open opportunities to learning, as well as enjoyment. Such pivotal skills enhance adult outcomes. All students benefit from quality literacy instruction, however access is often the issue. The use of assistive technology can make all the difference for students with disabilities. See how AbleNet's assistive technology increases students' level of engagement and participation in learning to read, write, and listen.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Autism: Evidence Based Practice - What does this mean for Assistive Technology Implementation? - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Patricia Wright, PhD, MPH, National Director, Autism Services, Easter Seals
Description: The growing prevalence of autism requires professionals to be well versed in evidence-based practices for this population. This forum will review the process of evaluating evidence to determine treatment efficacy including the review of a typical research hierarchy. The judicious use of professional judgment, incorporating values and preferences and the issue of capacity will be discussed and the incorporation of these constructs within the framework of evidence based practice. Two meta-analyses developed to assist practitioners in making treatment decisions will be shared. Participants will be encouraged to analyze these meta-analyses to increase their capacity in serving individuals with autism in the application of assistive technology instruction and implementation.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Assistive Technology in an Inclusive Classroom - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Ian Bean
Description: This session will provide an overview of how assistive technology is used to support students who face complex barriers to learning in an inclusive classroom. We’ll examine a range of different technologies and show through examples of good practice how they positively impact the communication, learning and leisure needs of our students.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Assistive Technology throughout the Rehabilitation Process: A Three Part Series - Course 1 - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Angie Boisselle, OTR, ATP
Description: Course 1: Early Childhood
Early childhood is often when a child and the family first receive a diagnosis while in the hospital or outpatient setting. This course will explore the basics for introducing assistive technology devices to the family while in the hospital setting/outpatient setting.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Assistive Technology throughout the Rehabilitation Process: A Three Part Series - Course 2 - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Angie Boisselle, OTR, ATP
Description: Course 2: Middle Childhood
The successful use of devices for the school-aged child with special needs relies heavily upon collaboration of rehabilitation therapists in the private and school-based settings, as well as home. This course will explore assistive technology as a collaborative process and clarify roles of providers.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Assistive Technology throughout the Rehabilitation Process: A Three Part Series - Course 3 - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Angie Boisselle, OTR, ATP
Description: Course 3: Adolescence
Teen and young adults often become more concerned with independence and the social aspects of life. This course will explore devices and strategies that will help the teen with special needs "blend" in with peers and prepare them for transition to adulthood
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

 
 

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Title: Teaching a Classroom of Students with Autism - Got Started - Now What? – 60 Minutes
Presenter: Mo Buti, M.Ed-BD, M.Ed-ADMIN
Description: Teaching children with Autism requires specialized instruction and depends on how the room is set up, how you communicate, how you manage behaviors, and how to modifying curriculum to name a few. In this session you will learn some specific strategies and resources to use to manage behaviors, increase social skills, and modify instruction so that you can get the most out of your school day.
Session Level: Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: IEP Facilitation and Conflict Prevention – 45 Minutes
Presenter: Cassie Velasquez, M.Ed. and Robin Keim, M.A.T.
Description: This webinar provides an overview of IEP facilitation and the skills you need to prevent conflict as well as create a collaborative meeting process. It fosters collaboration that encourages professional interaction and shared responsibility among team members to address the needs of students.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Fun and Functional Learning - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Terry Wendorf, MA
Description: This interactive workshop will take a look at two key elements of a meaningful learning activity: fun factor and functionality. Do you know the key motivators for the individual you are working with? Are there at least 2 of those motivators embedded within each activity? Is the learning activity purposeful and meaningful to the individual and others in the environment? Simple concepts that are sometimes missing in the activities we ask our learners to engage in. Learn how to become a better motivator detective.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Getting Your Classroom Ready for the New School Year for Your Students with Autism - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Mo Buti, M.Ed-BD, M.Ed-ADMIN
Description: In this session I will walk us through setting up your classroom if you are teaching students with autism. We will discuss items you will need, steps to take to be prepared for day one of school and the days to come after that. Children with autism have a very specific set of characteristics and therefore also require a very specific set of strategies as well. I will share some of these important strategies with you.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Organizing Through Mind Mapping
Presenter: Frank Sapp, MBA, MS
Description: Thinking through coloring! Let's get out our crayons and a clean sheet of paper – or the computer equivalents. Mind mapping is a visual process which can be used for organization, note taking, brainstorming and increased productivity. The webinar will cover the basic concepts of mind mapping and an overview of several programs which can be used in the educational environment. While mind mapping is widely used as an assistive technology for learning disabilities, it is also a UDL tool!
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: On-the-go Activities for Nurturing the Growing Child -30 Minutes
Presenter: Padmaja Sarathy MA, Author and Educational Consultant
Description: Many families and other care givers (as well as educators) have limited time, resources and may not have the necessary skill-sets to effectively prepare children for academic and school success. Using a fun and games approach, in this session, you will learn a variety of innovative “On-the-Go” activities to engage with children and build their vocabulary, literacy, math and science skills while on-the-go or at the grocery store or waiting at the dentist’s office.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Digital Natives vs. Digital Immigrants in the Classroom: What do Educators Need to Know? - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kirk Behnke, M.Ed., ATP
Description: Based on the work of Marc Prensky, this presentation will highlight resources and strategies to consider when looking at developing lesson plans for today’s digital learner including those students with disabilities. Presentation highlights will cover Universal Design for Learning and brain neuroplasticity for all learners. Some strategies will include the use of technologies and non-technology items to engage students more deeply into content.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: This is not a DRILL: Real Skills For Real Life With Autism - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Mo Buti, M.Ed-BD, M.Ed-ADMIN
Description: People with autism have a very specific set of characteristics and therefore require specific strategies while working with them. In this session we will discuss the specific characteristics of people with autism, how this can look as they become adults, and strategies that have been found to be successful for people with autism in the real world. We will also look at social skills and behavior as the people work with get older. Real life stories will be shared!
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Self-Regulation & Calming Techniques for Children with Autism - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Padmaja Sarathy MA, Author and Educational Consultant
Description: Both Educators and families will find this session beneficial! This session will present a variety of Self-regulation and Calming techniques to teach children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to reduce their anxiety and stress levels and to calm down enabling them to develop self-regulation. Calming techniques tied to cognitive behavior modification to help reduce meltdowns in children with ASD and build focus for learning will be discussed.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Para Educators: Don't be Fooled about Technology Supports in the Classroom - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kirk Behnke, M.Ed., ATP
Description: This webinar will present an overview of and data which supports the importance of engagement within the general educational setting. Strategies for Para Educators will be discussed and examples shown of how classrooms have used Universal Design for Learning strategies to provide engagement for all students, regardless of disability. Web based tools and other in-class supports and definitions, including definitions of accommodations versus modifications, will be used to illustrate best practices for engagement.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: The Basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in K-12 Settings - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kirk Behnke, M.Ed., ATP
Description: Goals, Methods, Materials and Assessments are the cornerstones of good instruction, especially for a diverse classroom. Our classrooms are made up of students who come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, socio-economic settings and possess a multitude of abilities. As educators, we should be providing flexible options and multiple ways for our students to absorb process and show information. Come learn about Universal Design for Learning which is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all students equal opportunities to learn. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is concept developed from CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology) that provides a structure/framework to support various educational initiatives for ALL students, regardless of ability.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A Three Part Series- Course 1 - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Beth Saunders, SLP, CCC. ATP
Description: One size does not fit all. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles provide for varied and flexible means of engagement of students, representation of content, and response to learning. UDL is a framework for ensuring access, participation and progress in the general education curriculum. UDL is not limited to high technology environments. It does include assistive technology for some. The focus is on enhanced learning opportunities for all and reduction of barriers to instruction.

These sessions will discuss the Center for Applied Special Technology’s (CAST) philosophy of UDL, explore the impact of UDL for all students, and provide participants with strategies for determining what tools will provide access to the curriculum. UDL is a term coined by CAST in the late 1990s. Session 1 provides a look at how UDL has evolved since then and the role technology plays in its success.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A Three Part Series- Course 2 - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Beth Saunders, SLP, CCC. ATP
Description: This session focuses on when assistive technology and accommodations need to be considered in a UDL classroom as well as during assessments. The benefits of assistive technology uses for learners with disabilities will be discussed. The SETT framework will be used to help participants understand how to create a shared vision of how technology can support student achievement. There will also be a discussion about the difference between accommodations and modifications.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A Three Part Series- Course 3 - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Beth Saunders, SLP, CCC. ATP
Description: This session will focus on which AbleNet product features can be applied to the UDL principles and ideas for creating an interactive classroom setting so all learners can participate and make academic gains.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: 7 Steps for Structuring Customized Interventions for Children with Autism - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Padmaja Sarathy MA, Author and Educational Consultant
Description: Both Educators and families will find this session beneficial!
In this session, you will gain skills in implementing a “Seven Support Steps” framework based on research-based interventions for responding to the complex and diverse needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: How to Make an Affordable Sensory Cart - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Lauren Collier, BA
Description: This webinar will focus on ways to create an affordable sensory cart. Sensory carts can enable groups of classrooms to share materials, but can often very expensive. This webinar will discuss ways to save and what to splurge on. In addition there will be a portion of the webinar which looks at ways of taking and tracking sensory data.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Designing Your Treasure Chest of Tools to Advance Children With Significant Needs - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Padmaja Sarathy MA, Author and Educational Consultant
Description: In this final session in this series on advancing outcomes for children with severe and multiple disabilities, you will learn how to provide a variety of support tools to maximally involve your students in learning and strengthen their concept-knowledge to reach desired outcomes. Based on the research-supported Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, the tools in the treasure chest will offer various formats to increase student access to learning and opportunities for them to respond in non-traditional ways.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Creative Art Experiences Integrated with Functional Outcomes- 45 Minutes
Presenter: Padmaja Sarathy MA, Author and Educational Consultant
Description: Educators and parents are always challenged as to how best to meet the significant and extensive needs of children with severe and multiple disabilities. This series of five workshops is designed to provide techniques, tools and tips that are easy-to-implement to expect higher levels of performance from these children and reduce the barriers imposed by cognitive, communication and motor difficulties.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Engage with Adaptations and Supports for Children with Significant Needs - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Padmaja Sarathy MA, Author and Educational Consultant
Description: Introduction to Series of Webinars on Moderate to Severe Disabilities. Educators and parents are always challenged as to how best to meet the significant and extensive needs of children with severe and multiple disabilities. This series of five workshops is designed to provide techniques, tools and tips that are easy-to-implement to expect higher levels of performance from these children and reduce the barriers imposed by cognitive, communication and motor difficulties.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Techniques and Tips for Serving Children with the Most Significant Needs- 45 Minutes
Presenter: Padmaja Sarathy MA, Author and Educational Consultant
Description: Educators and parents are always challenged as to how best to meet the significant and extensive needs of children with severe and multiple disabilities. This series of five workshops is designed to provide techniques, tools and tips that are easy-to-implement to expect higher levels of performance from these children and reduce the barriers imposed by cognitive, communication and motor difficulties.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Updated - Why Can't They Just Behave? The Importance of Self-regulation! - 45 Minutes
Presenter:Mo Buti, M.Ed-BD, M.Ed-ADMIN
Description: We may all know someone with autism who exhibits challenging behaviors. Why do these behaviors occur? How can these students learn when thier behavior is esculating? How can other students learn during this? In this session you will learn about the importance of teaching your students to be able to self regulate and some strategies to do this.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Holidays are such social times...but not for everyone! Learn some ways to improve social skills for children with autism. - 60 Minutes
Presenter:Mo Buti, M.Ed-BD, M.Ed-ADMIN
Description: Holidays can bring out the social butterfly for many. People with autism often struggle with social skills. These times can be a struggle for them. In this session you will learn ways to teach social skills, enhance social situations, and create adaptations for social opportunities. There are many free or inexpensive ways to do this. I will share many of these with you in this fast past fun session!
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: VHS - Visually Helping Social Skills - 30 Minutes
Presenter: Mo Buti, M.Ed-BD, M.Ed-ADMIN
Description: There is nothing "old school" about visuals. Many children with autism (and other disabilities) may have deficits in the area of social skills. By making social situations more visual this can enhance their ability to be more successful in social situations. I will demonstrate many ideas and resources to help make social skills more visual for your students. This will be a fun fast paced session!
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Using Assistive Technology To Support Strategies with Autism Spectrum Disorders - 30 Minutes
Description: Unique challenges to communicating and learning for students with autism spectrum disorders can often be met with assistive technology, including the use of voice output communication devices. Such technology can serve to foster the development and implementation of relevant and meaningful support strategies to allow students to gain new skills.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Autism: Evidence Based Practice - What does this mean for Assistive Technology Implementation? - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Patricia Wright, PhD, MPH, National Director, Autism Services, Easter Seals
Description: The growing prevalence of autism requires professionals to be well versed in evidence-based practices for this population. This forum will review the process of evaluating evidence to determine treatment efficacy including the review of a typical research hierarchy. The judicious use of professional judgment, incorporating values and preferences and the issue of capacity will be discussed and the incorporation of these constructs within the framework of evidence based practice. Two meta-analyses developed to assist practitioners in making treatment decisions will be shared. Participants will be encouraged to analyze these meta-analyses to increase their capacity in serving individuals with autism in the application of assistive technology instruction and implementation.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Getting Your Classroom Ready for the New School Year for Your Students With Autism - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Mo Buti, M.Ed-BD, M.Ed-ADMIN
Description: The new school year is coming (or already started for some of you) and you know you will have students with autism in your class...so check out this webinar for some strategies and supports to set up your classroom to be ready on day one. I will go over classroom structure, the "must have" visuals, and much more!
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Autism: Evidence Based Practice - What does this mean for Assistive Technology Implementation? - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Patricia Wright, PhD, MPH, National Director, Autism Services, Easter Seals
Description: The growing prevalence of autism requires professionals to be well versed in evidence-based practices for this population. This forum will review the process of evaluating evidence to determine treatment efficacy including the review of a typical research hierarchy. The judicious use of professional judgment, incorporating values and preferences and the issue of capacity will be discussed and the incorporation of these constructs within the framework of evidence based practice. Two meta-analyses developed to assist practitioners in making treatment decisions will be shared. Participants will be encouraged to analyze these meta-analyses to increase their capacity in serving individuals with autism in the application of assistive technology instruction and implementation.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: District Implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in K-12 Settings - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kirk Behnke, M.Ed., ATP
Description: Gain an understanding of district and campus initiatives, goals and best practices of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in public K-12 settings. We will share action and implementation plans from district leadership after they attended a 3-day Universal Design for Learning Institute at Region 4 Education Service Center. Plans will help identify areas of need, resources, shift in paradigm, and focus on how to improve student achievement and success in the classroom.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Imagining the Possibilities: Universal Design in Your Preschool Classroom (Play and Learn) - 1 Hour
Presenter: Mary J. Sullivan Coleman OTR, MA and Laura J. Krueger PT, MA
Description: Let's look at what universal design looks like in a preschool classroom, whether we are setting up art tools that are accessible for ALL children, or engaging in a movement activity. We know that movement and engaging play is critical for the development of the young child and we will talk about a variety of fun ways to do that with ALL the children in your preschool classroom. For Back to School we will show you how to use our Box Art to create a school bus and then talk about ways of involving children of many different developmental abilities in this one activity. We will give you an overview of our curriculum which can be paired with any curriculum you are already using in your programs. And together, we will get excited about all the possibilities for the new school year
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Part 1 of 2 ECT (Environmental Communication Teaching) Strategies for Implementation – 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kelly Fonner
Description: This webinar will train on the basics of Environmental Communication Training and the common solutions to classroom communication that it can provide. We will go through the process of identifying “ECT” students and look at classroom activities and the type of communication opportunity it provides to nonspeaking student. Examples will be used to develop an understanding of communicative requirements of educational, vocational, and community activities.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Part 2 of 2 ECT (Environmental Communication Teaching) Data Collection – 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kelly Fonner
Description: In Part 2, participants will learn about data collection strategies and how to use video as productive implementation intervention technique. You will also learn an effective way in which to use written communication scripts without stifling the impromptu communication experience of a student in the classroom and forcing communication that need not occur if a student is not motivated to say pre-planned messages. Teams will learn to apply a least-to-most prompt hierarchy that promotes independence in communication and supports the language development of augmented speakers.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Sorting through AAC Options (Apps / Devices): Making Educated Choices - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Debby McBride, MS, CCC-SLP
Description: After you evaluate an individual who would benefit from AAC options, how do you decide which AAC solution best meets the individual’s functional communication needs? This webinar provides resources to help you decide what the optimum solution is, whether it is an AAC App or an AAC device. AAC TechConnect has developed a set of evaluation forms which can not only assist you in identifying what communication functions to consider, pros/cons of Apps / Devices, but also a list of required features to consider. These forms will be discussed and offered to participants as well as access to an online clinical tool (AAC Apps and AAC Device Assistant) that will do the work of searching through required features you have identified and then give you popular options of either AAC apps or AAC devices to consider in a side-by-side comparison chart.
Session Level: Beginner to Intermediate
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Title: AT for Common Core College and Career Readiness for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Part 1: Communication - 40 Minutes (see Recorded AT/Switches tab for complete series)
Presenter: Tana Donaghy, Ed. D.
Description: Communicative Competency is the foundation to instruction. Students with significant disabilities must also be able to achieve all the aspects of communication including exchanging information and ideas, ask and answer questions, and make comments about daily life, the world in which they live and the academic content in their classes. This workshop will explore a variety of communication options for these students.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: SGD (Speech Generating Device) Funding: Simplify the Maze - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Chris Gibbons, PhD, CCC/SLP
Description: It’s not always clear what the next steps are on the way to funding an SGD for your client. Knowing a few simple rules of the road can help clarify each decision point. Case examples and sample reports will help you learn about a variety of funding options, how best to characterize your AAC evaluation for each type, and solidify the basic steps of funding in any environment to better keep on track for successful funding outcomes.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Social Communication and AAC/SGDs - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Patricia R. Ourand, MS, CCC-SLP
Description: The acquisition of social skills is critical in the successful academic inclusion and competitive employment of all individuals, and especially those with disabilities. To communicate one person must "say" something by using: any combination of speech, gestures, writing, pictures, and/or objects, AND at least one person must "understand" what is meant by the: speech, gestures, writing, pictures and/or objects. The way we say the words we say helps us convey our intended meanings. The tone of voice used, facial expressions, bodily gestures we adopt while we are talking all add information and layers of meaning to the words we "say". Pragmatic models were first applied to the treatment of children with language impairment in the late 1970s. This session will discuss, the study of language use, the impact of language treatment and practical applications for individuals using AAC/SGDs.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: AAC Treatment and Data Collection - 45 Minutes
Presenters: Patricia R. Ourand, MS, CCC-SLP
Description: Many of the applications and software programs currently utilized for communication highlight and/or combine numerous linguistic features. But, what works optimally for your student/client/patient: common or core vocabulary (icons and/or text); spelling (letter-by-letter and/or with abbreviations); OR combinations of character/word/phrase and/or grammar prediction, which is static or dynamic and can be based on factors such as frequency or recency?
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: How to Control a Speech Generating Device Through the Power Wheelchair Drive Method - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: For clients with limited motor control, finding an access method for a speech generating device and for a power wheelchair can be quite challenging. If a client has limited switch sites, one or more switches may need to be “shared” to provide access to more than one assistive technology device. This webinar will present how a speech generating device can be accessed through a power wheelchair driving method using either switch or mouse input.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Research Update in AAC: Five years of research in the AAC Journal: Review, Categorization and Synthesis of Findings and Implications for Clinical and Educational Efforts - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Andrea Vantaggi, M.A. & Dr. Pamela Mitchell
Description: Over the past few decades, there have been major changes in research and practice in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Researchers and practitioners have increasingly utilized evidence-based practice as a basis for research and service delivery, which has increased the knowledge base and facilitated stronger interventions and decision-making. Technological advances have resulted in changes in areas such as increased access methods, vocabulary organization, and customization options. The AAC journal is the official publication of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication and reflects an international perspective on the field. This webinar will present an in-depth overview and synthesis of research findings published in the AAC journal between 2009 and 2013, with a focus on findings having a high degree of clinical and educational relevance.
Session Level: Intermediate 
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Title: AAC in the Classroom for Students with Significant Disabilities: Analyzing Data from Low Tech AAC and Apps - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kelly Fonner
Description: The analysis session will follow the uses of the implementation techniques introduced in session 1 and the data collection techniques introduced in session 2. It is often difficult to represent the progress of students with significant disabilities who also have complex communication needs. Kelly is in the sixth year of a project where teams in 17 school districts have done just that, and have demonstrated impressive gains when then have focused on communication in specific classroom activities rather than as a Speech/Language activity alone. When communication and analysis of communication goals is made accessible to all staff members, including para-educators, the students are the winners. There's no reason that data has to be managed by just one person on the team, when it's results impact everyone's interaction with the student. If everyone is involved with the data and data charting and analysis, then it is more likely that they are invested in the outcome.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Communication throughout the Day - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Mary Sagstetter, M.A.Ed.
Description: Being able to express your ideas with those around you is not simply a convenience, or even a need, but fundamentally a basic human right. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) products that allow persons with disabilities the chance to engage with others and connect with their world. Discover how to integrate a variety of single to multi- message communicators in to your classroom for student success.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Adapting Early and Emergent Literacy Activities and Materials to Assess and Provide Intervention For Children With Complex Communication Impairments - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Schea N. Fissel M.A., CCC-SLP & Dr. Pamela Mitchell
Description: This webinar aims to present the results of a systematic literature review of literacy assessment and intervention in children with complex communication needs, who also use AAC. Results of this literature review will provide the framework for discussing a case study involving an adapted literacy assessment and systematic instruction conducted via tele-practice in a young male with complex communication needs. This webinar has a clinical focus and will provide specific recommendations and resources for assessment and intervention within this population.
Session Level: Intermediate
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Title: AAC in the Classroom for Students with Significant Disabilities: Implementation and Data Collection on Low Tech AAC and Apps - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kelly Fonner
Description: During the second session in this AAC implementation series, Kelly will teach two processes of data collection to go along with the types of classroom based communication activities that are often chosen for students with significant disabilities, especially those that were introduced during the first session. If you were not able to join us live for Session 1, you are encouraged to go back to AbleNet University and preview the first session prior to this session. Simple charting is critical if data is to be collected live during a busy activity. Video is often used to catch subtlety of movement, eye gaze and other non-traditional communication attempts for more complex charting. Data collection techniques will look at measurement of student progress as well as staff implementation of strategies. Participants will be encouraged to start collecting data on an activity so that Session 3 analysis techniques will be immediately applicable.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: AAC in the Classroom for Students with Significant Disabilities: A Progression Strategy From BIGmack® to SoundingBoard and Beyond!- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kelly Fonner
Description: This session will cover a progression strategy through a strategic process of analyzing real classroom activities and setting up inviting opportunities for students to communicate during these activities. Kelly has used and taught these strategies over the last 6 years with students communicating with typical low tech dedicated devices and has now over the last 4 years extended them to students communicating with AAC apps. The strategies start from the real classroom schedule starting with arrival at school, through every class period, transitions between classes and ending with departure from school. It starts with the strategies planned communication through scripting and builds to the possibilities of those unplanned, unscripted initiations of student's original thoughts. Complexity of activity type will be tied to communication function. Students can start with whatever technology/app that you have by using masking or if you have a process of building through technology skills and products, it will fit that framework as well. Participants will be encouraged to start and activity based upon one of the strategies, so that the data collection strategies to be introduced in the 2nd session will be immediately applicable.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Using Literacy Activities to Build Language in AAC Users - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Susan Berkowitz, M.S., C.C.C., SLP
Description: Literacy, language, and communication an inextricably intertwined. While we traditionally look at building language skills in order to achieve literacy goals, we can also build those language skills through literacy activities. This webinar will take a look at using guided reading activities - traditionally used to teach reading strategies - to develop language skills for aac users.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Advancing Communication and Choice-Making Skills Aided with Technology - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Padmaja Sarathy MA, Author and Educational Consultant
Description: Children with significant cognitive and communication challenges may not readily initiate communication and may typically use non-verbal forms of communication to express their thoughts and needs. In this session, you will learn how to:
1) Provide structured communication opportunities during literacy and daily routine activities to initiate and engage in communication with the aid of assistive technology devices and technology Apps; and
2) Use communication as the bridge to literacy learning.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Increasing Communication Skills in Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Group Homes - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Susan Berkowitz, M.S., C.C.C., SLP
Description: This webinar speaks to the unique challenges of working with adolescents and adults who live in group homes for persons with developmental disabilities. You will look at the variety of communicative functions and behaviors exhibited and the drawbacks of the structure of these settings. We will talk about shaping of actions, use of no tech and low tech options, and even some high tech possibilities through Medicaid funding.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: AAC Developing Participation: Part 1: Getting Started - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Lesley E. Mayne, PhD, CCC-SLP & Sharon M. Rogers, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Description: The purpose of Part 1: Getting Started is designed to help practitioners and parents answer the question, “What am I supposed to do?” Drs. Rogers and Mayne will talk to you about social interaction behaviors that a child with predominantly nonverbal communication skills uses to communicate. Then we will address communication skills and activities to support emerging communication with teachable suggestions for facilitators who gradually become the child’s communication partners. We will discuss development of beginning literacy skills, choosing vocabulary for AAC, selecting different AAC tools, trying various access methods, and finally troubleshooting AAC options for beginning AAC users.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: AAC Developing Participation: Part 2: Building Fundamentals.- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Lesley E. Mayne, PhD, CCC-SLP & Sharon M. Rogers, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Description: The purpose of Part 2: Building Fundamentals is designed to help the children function with AAC because their communication matters. Children can learn to express their choices about daily preferences and take turns with peers. Their voice will be heard, even if that voice is a Little Mac, a Big Mac, or their own voice as they point to a communication board or use a communication switch. Remember that participation matters across contexts so we must continue to build literacy skills, expand language with question asking vocabulary, use more complex AAC tools, access, and troubleshoot for the children who are putting words and ideas together.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: AAC Developing Participation: Part 3: Making Connections - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Lesley E. Mayne, PhD, CCC-SLP & Sharon M. Rogers, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Description: The purpose of Part 3: Making Connections is designed for children to learn that, not only does their voice matter, but their communication makes a difference. The child may engage in pretend play with peers, complete projects in art and early childhood learning content, and begin to expand their language. Tips will be offered for 15-minute daily activities, building narratives in literacy, using adjectives, adverbs, and conjunctions with AAC, expanding contexts for communication tools, familiarizing easy access, and troubleshooting.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: AAC Developing Participation: Part 4: Bridging Skills.- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Lesley E. Mayne, PhD, CCC-SLP & Sharon M. Rogers, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Description: The purpose of Part 4: Bridging Skills is designed for the child to bridge into independence with their communication participation. The goal is to continue to expand the child’s unique language productions while adult facilitators learn to reduce cuing in order for the child to experience increased degrees of independent success. Tips will be offered for activities with unfamiliar communication partners, literacy by writing and reflection on their own experiences, vocabulary skills of using correct tense and even slang, testing adequacy of tools, access, and troubleshooting so that the children will be better able to bridge to successful independent participation.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: AAC Developing Participation: Part 5: Maximizing Participation - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Lesley E. Mayne, PhD, CCC-SLP & Sharon M. Rogers, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Description: The purpose of Part 5: Maximizing Participation is designed for the child to engage in social interactions, to share information, share responsibility, and contribute to conversations with as little adult assistance as possible. The child will continue to expand and mature with language expression and also learn how to regulate interactions such as initiating, repairing a message, staying on topic, or asking permission. The child will demonstrate social skills, use vocabulary to accommodate educational growth, and participate in a variety of life experiences. As in the previous four webinars, tips for activities, literacy, vocabulary, tools, access, and troubleshooting will be offered to support a child becoming independent with communication and social participation.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Using Sentence Starters for Early AAC/Writing: Poetry Power - 30 Minutes
Presenter: Deanna Wagner, MS/CCC-SLP
Description: This session will highlight ways to use highly functional sentence starters as predictable charts and poems. Here they are, the top two word sequences for vocabulary use in early writing (Clendon, Sturm, & Cali, 2004): I like, Going to, I am, Went to, To the, I went, In the, It was, My mom, And my. Learn how to structure experiences for students that support and celebrate their earliest writing attempts using poetry forms. These sequences can be embedded in list poems, add-a-word poems, comparison poems, and other poetry frames.
Session Level: All Learner Levels
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Title: El uso de frases en la comunicacion aumentativa (CA) temprana y la escritura: El poder de la poesia - 30 Minutes
Presenter: Deanna Wagner, MS/CCC-SLP
Description: Esta sesión tocará el tema de como empezar oraciones altamente funcionales usando graficas predecibles y poemas. Por ejemplo, evaluaremos las dos primeras palabras de uso mas frecuente en escritores principiantes, (Clendon, Sturm, y Cali, 2004): Me gusta, ir a, yo soy, fui a, a el, yo fui, eso era, mi mamá, y yo. Aprenderemos como diseñar métodos que, a través de la poesía, apoyen y celebren los logros de los alumnos en sus primeros pasos a convertirse en escritores. Estos sistemas pueden usar listas de poemas, usar “añade una palabra al poema”, comparación de poemas, y otras estructuras usando poemas.
Session Level: All Learner Levels
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Title: Setting the Topic for AAC/Early Writing: How the iPad Makes it Easier - 30 Minutes
Presenter: Deanna Wagner, MS/CCC-SLP
Description: As beginning writers, students who select a photo for their topic can be supported in learning literacy skills. Students who choose a photo and use their communication device for captioning can get strategic feedback and audience response about their topic selection (Sturm, Writer’s Workshop, 2012). Students who are just learning to use the alphabet can also get informative (strategic) feedback about how the letters that they chose can be used to make words related to the topic/photo they selected (Erickson & Hanser, 2010).
Session Level: All Learner Levels
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Title: Escogiendo temas de comunicacion aumentativa (CA) y lecto-escritura basica: Como el iPad hace esta tarea mas facil.- 30 Minutes
Presenter: Deanna Wagner, MS/CCC-SLP
Description: Iniciar un tema de conversación es una habilidad crucial para los comunicadores competentes. A si mismo, escoger un tema sobre el cual escribir es esencial para las personas que están aprendiendo a escribir. Afortunadamente herramientas como la cámara integrada en el iPad pueden ayudar a los estudiantes a captar eventos que les ayuden a escoger un tema. Las imágenes también pueden ser descargadas de páginas web que promueven actividades o lugares que los alumnos hayan visitado.
Session Level: All Learner Levels
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Title: Apps for AAC - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Jane Farrall, SLP
Description: This webinar will provide a review and demonstration of some of the AAC apps which are available at the time of the presentation, including a discussion of the language systems included (or not included) in some of the apps. Different categories of AAC apps will be outlined, along with a discussion of the access options available and other issues which need to be considered when using mainstream technology for AAC. The importance of a range of vocabulary and communication options will also be covered, including using apps for small talk, storytelling, and all the other components of everyday communication.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: How to Integrate Assistive Technology & AAC throughout the School Day - 30 Minutes
Description: Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Promoting Active Communication Opportunities for Unique Learners - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kate Hanagan
Description: It’s important to create an active learning environment for all students, especially those with significant cognitive and communication disabilities. Learn ideas and techniques using a variety of assistive technology tools that will help you create communication opportunities, develop communication skills, and support active engagement of all students in the learning process.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Getting the Most Out of AAC Devices in the Classroom - 30 Minutes
Description: Communication tools can be more effective when access, mounting and motivation are included in planning and implementation. AbleNet offers a methodology to include these additional factors so users of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) can get the most out of their classroom experiences.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: How to Integrate AAC Throughout the School Day - 30 Minutes
Description: Looking for ideas on how to integrate augmentative and alternative communication throughout the school day? It is paramount that all students be given opportunities to meaningfully participate in learning and social situations throughout the day. Such participation leads to greater independence, increased achievement, and a sense of belonging. Vocabulary, scripting, and motivation all play an important role in making communication meaningful and successful.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Communication Starts with C but Begins with You! Part 1 - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Elizabeth S. Rush, MA, CCC-SLP, CPM
Description: Identifying intervention strategies and applications for persons with complex communication needs remains a challenge. Multimodal approaches to AAC intervention within naturalistic environments provide significant opportunities for cultivating intentionality and supporting language acquisition. This series of webinars will aid in gaining insight into utilization of symbols for teaching and shaping behaviors that function as meaningful and appropriate communication. Participants will learn strategies for employing symbols and technology to support the four main purposes of communication: expressing wants and needs, developing social closeness, exchanging information and fulfilling social routines.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Jump Start Interactive Communication for AAC Users. Part 2 - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Elizabeth S. Rush, MA, CCC-SLP, CPM
Description: Multimodal approaches to AAC intervention within naturalistic environments provide opportunities for cultivating intentionality and supporting language acquisition. These webinars will provide insight into utilization of symbols for teaching and shaping behaviors that function as meaningful and appropriate communication. Participants will learn strategies for employing symbols and technology to support the four main purposes of communication: expressing wants and needs, developing social closeness, exchanging information and fulfilling social routines.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Language, Learning and Literacy for AAC Users. Part3 - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Elizabeth S. Rush, MA, CCC-SLP, CPM
Description: Still looking for strategies to motivate your AAC users to participate in group situations, to be engaged in learning opportunities and to have more influence over their environments? Discover creative activities and a variety of technologies to utilize in meeting the language, learning and literacy needs of many different individuals with diverse modes of communication.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: AAC for Traumatic Brain Injury - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Dr. Sarah Wallace, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Assistant Professor Program Director, Adult Neurogenic Clinic, Duquesne University
Description: This webinar will present augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies and devices appropriate for people with communication impairments resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Survivors of TBI may have cognitive, linguistic, and motor speech impairments that may affect their use of AAC strategies and devices. Appropriate AAC strategies and devices will be discussed as well as assessment and intervention techniques across rehabilitation and recovery stages.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: AAC for Aphasia - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Dr. Sarah Wallace, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Assistant Professor Program Director, Adult Neurogenic Clinic, Duquesne University
Description: This webinar will present augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies and devices appropriate for people with aphasia. The focus of the presentation will be on AAC assessment techniques relevant to people with aphasia and appropriate AAC strategies for this population. AAC for people with aphasia includes use of no-, low-, and high-technology strategies and devices.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Communication Devices in an Inclusive Classroom - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Ian Bean
Description: This webinar looks the use of single and multiple message communication devices and how they can be used as an integral part of the school day. We’ll examine vocabulary, motivation and share ideas and examples that you can use in your classrooms the very next day.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Talking Adaptive Books - Guaranteed to Spark Student Interest! – 60 Minutes
Presenter: Linda Laverty, MA Ed.
Description: This webinar will provide a comparison between the characteristics of Classroom Suite and PowerPoint so that teachers can decide which software application will best fit the needs of their students. Attendees will also learn tips and tricks in both programs to make a short adaptive book. Techniques acquired in this webinar can easily transfer to other content areas. A step-by-step handout on adapting a book in both Classroom Suite and PowerPoint will be available to all participants.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Classroom Suite - Custom Switch Access – 60 Minutes
Presenter: Matthew Press, OT, ATP
Description: In this workshop, participants will learn how to create/modify activities to enhance switch access. A large focus will be on advanced programming tips to learn how to include and exclude items from being scanned during an activity. The workshop will utilize activities downloaded from the activity exchange and modifying them to meet your student’s scanning needs.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Classroom Suite - Publishing Activities and Creating Units – 60 Minutes
Presenter: Matthew Press, OT, ATP
Description: Learn the tips and tricks to publishing activities and creating units. We will focus on the pre-planning considerations that go into creating a successful unit as well as look at some example navigation techniques to build into a unit to make it support student learning as independently as possible. Units are the building blocks for assigning larger amounts of work to students and allow the student to move through the work in a nonlinear format based on their performance.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Introduction to Classroom Suite – 60 Minutes
Presenter: Matthew Press, OT, ATP
Description: In this workshop, participants will learn the scope of what Classroom Suite can do. It will briefly introduce participants to the range of activities and supports available within the software. Participants will walk away with a broad understanding of the various ways to implement the software in various educational environments.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: IntelliKeys and Switch Access to Classroom Suite – 60 Minutes
Presenter: Suzanne Feit
Description: Students can access Classroom Suite activities using a mouse, touch screen, IntelliKeys or switches. The IntelliKeys is a programmable alternative keyboard. The IntelliSwitch has five switch ports, is also programmable and is a nice tool to use with inclusive activities and students who use switches for access. All of the Classroom Suite templates and many Classroom Suite activities can be accessed using the IntelliKeys and switches. In this session, we will introduce you to Overlay Maker which is the software tool that allows you to customize the IntelliKeys and switch content. We will also review how to setup switches and use the scanning feature for students using any switch interface.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: IEP Facilitation and Conflict Prevention – 45 Minutes
Presenter: Cassie Velasquez, M.Ed. and Robin Keim, M.A.T.
Description: This webinar provides an overview of IEP facilitation and the skills you need to prevent conflict as well as create a collaborative meeting process. It fosters collaboration that encourages professional interaction and shared responsibility among team members to address the needs of students.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Classroom Suite Activity Exchange - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Suzanne Feit
Description: Since the early 1990s people have been creating and sharing activities using Classroom Suite. This session is an overview of the Classroom Suite Activity Exchange. In the Activity Exchange, there are over 4,500 activities currently available to download for FREE. And, there are new activities being added almost every day. Activities about holidays, the seasons and activities aligned to Common Core standards are very popular. The Activity Exchange is a huge and wonderfully useful resource that truly enhances the application of Classroom Suite. The Activity Exchange is free to join. The strategy for the effective use of the Activity Exchange is to download selected activities and import them into Classroom Suite. Learning how to search for activities, download them and then use the activities within the Classroom Suite.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Choice Making - It's Not Just for Communication - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Linda Laverty, MA ed.
Description: : A growing trend on the Alternate Assessment has been to test students’ ability to interpret and gain information from graphs and tables. This skill can be taught by providing choices for free time and snack time and then converting the information into graph and table format. Using a digital camera, tablet or phone, the images of students selecting their snack can be imported into Classroom Suite’s Make a Book template so that students may visualize the process of obtaining data. Once the data is developed, teachers can convert it into table or graph format. Using screen capture, the data can be imported into Classroom Suite’s Primary Skill Builders template to create a powerful, engaging assessment on this important skill. This webinar will provide a step-by-step demonstration of how to use Classroom Suite to quickly create a tool for teaching and assessing graphs and tables.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Cook, Fold and Make: Using Classroom Suite to Teach Sequencing Skills - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Linda Laverty, MA ed.
Description: Common activities that can be documented in small, sequential steps lend themselves to teaching sequencing skills. Capturing students performing each step of an activity with any mobile device provides a powerful motivator in learning the steps in a process in their correct order. This webinar provides a detailed, step-by-step demonstration of how to import images into Classroom Suite to make a short slide show presentation. Participants will then learn how to take these same images used in the slide show to create an assessment in which students must place all the steps in the correct order. Having actual images of students in the slide show and the assessment provides a powerful motivator for student engagement and success in learning.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Introduction to Classroom Suite - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Suzanne Feit
Description: Classroom Suite is a unique software intervention tool developed upon the principle of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) that combines two educational paradigms—systematic, explicit instruction and flexible creativity tools. Teachers have control over specific learning objectives, allowing differentiated instruction for individuals and groups to help students in grades PreK-5 achieve mastery in reading, writing, and mathematics. This session will introduce you to Classroom Suite and how to customize templates and assign work to students. Learning how to customize a template is a primary skill needed for successful use of Classroom Suite. Customizing the templates will help teachers support the Common Core Standards and provide practice and reinforcement of basic skills.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Suite Fractions - How to Teach and Assess Mastery of Fractions with Classroom Suite - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Linda Laverty, MA ed.
Description: Core Content Connectors, the new standards for students with significant disabilities built on the Common Core, are based on “Graduated Understandings,” ranging from the Concrete to the Representational, that enable students to grasp complex concepts. Understanding fractions is a complex skill that has historically been difficult for students with significant disabilities to grasp, yet fractions are emphasized on state Alternate Assessments. Using weekly cooking activities and transforming them into Classroom Suite’s dynamic, electronic format will provide teachers with an engaging interactive tool to teach this complex skill. Teachers will have step-by-step instructions on how to create a powerful Classroom Suite motivator in learning about fractions and then link the activity to an assessment paralleling the format of the Alternate Assessment.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Common Core Aligned Health Units/Lessons for Students with Multiple Disabilities - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Lauren Collier
Description: This webinar will discuss ways to infuse health and adaptive daily living skills in the classroom and will focus on diet and nutrition. I will go through a unit which is aligned with the common core but created for students with multiple disabilities. The lessons will utilize large and small group instruction, ways of including IEP goal alignment, and skill based learning infused with content.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Imagining the Possibilities: Universal Design in Your Preschool Classroom (Play and Learn) - 1 Hour
Presenter: Mary J. Sullivan Coleman OTR, MA and Laura J. Krueger PT, MA
Description: Let's look at what universal design looks like in a preschool classroom, whether we are setting up art tools that are accessible for ALL children, or engaging in a movement activity. We know that movement and engaging play is critical for the development of the young child and we will talk about a variety of fun ways to do that with ALL the children in your preschool classroom. For Back to School we will show you how to use our Box Art to create a school bus and then talk about ways of involving children of many different developmental abilities in this one activity. We will give you an overview of our curriculum which can be paired with any curriculum you are already using in your programs. And together, we will get excited about all the possibilities for the new school year
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: AbleNet Equals Math Curriculum for Students with Disabilities - 30 Minutes
Description: Finally there is a pre K-12 comprehensive standards-based mathematics curriculum specially designed for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities! Through research-based methodologies that allow educators to provide the best in systematic math instruction, students demonstrate measurable progress on standards and IEP goals.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: AbleNet Equals Math Program - 30 Minutes
Presenter: Colette Kruc, Teacher, DCD
Description: Equals Math is a comprehensive math curriculum for students with differing abilities. It covers basic essential and functional math skills utilizing general education math methodologies with differentiation built into every lesson. This webinar provides an overview of the curriculum with specific examples highlighted by a math teacher who has used Equals Math for three years.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Equals Pre-Algebra & Pre-Geometry - 30 Minutes
Description:Check out the first research-based pre-algebra/pre-geometry curriculum developed for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities. Following the standards-based model of the original Equals program, Equals Pre-Algebra & Pre-Geometry prepares students to succeed in the more complex convergence of higher-order math skills. Utilizing a hands-on approach, complete manipulative kit, and the integration of assistive technology ensures that all students understand the concrete realities and underpinnings of mathematical concepts.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Make a Splash This Summer with the Extended School Year Program that Does it All! - 30 Minutes
Description: Splash is a curricular solution that offers engaging, age- and ability-appropriate academic maintenance for all of your students. Student-chosen topics make each week of ESY fun. Ready-to-go lessons and activities allow teachers to provide quality instruction at the comfortable pace of extended school. This all-in-one program meets accountability needs through assessments and data systems. Along with meeting the mandates of extended school year, Splash does it all!
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Focus on STEM - Math and Science Classroom Libraries to Increase Literacy Achievement - 30 Minutes
Description: Students with disabilities benefit from having access to permanent nonfiction library collections in their classrooms. Focus on Math and Focus on Science support core content while building literacy through differentiated strategies, instruction, and student materials. Engagement and achievement is increased with this great program that meets the needs of students with severe, moderate, and mild disabilities.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Great Math Curricular Solutions + Assistive Technology = Success for All Students with Disabilities - 30 Minutes
Description: Check out two great research-based mathematics curriculums specially developed for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities. Equals Mathematics is a comprehensive pre K-12 curriculum with a scope and sequence that teaches essential math skills with systematic instruction. Following the standards-based model of the original Equals program, Equals Pre-Algebra & Pre-Geometry prepares students to succeed in the more complex convergence of higher-order math skills. Both curriculums utilize a concrete, semi-concrete, and abstract approach to instruction, feature a complete manipulative kit, and integrate assistive technology to ensure that all students gain math skills and show measurable achievement.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Bringing the Strength of STEM to Special Education Through Assistive Technology - 30 Minutes
Description: Meet your STEM needs in special education through two engaging, age-neutral non-fiction classroom libraries. These specially designed programs build on standards-based literacy, math and science skills through differentiated instructional strategies and materials. Supported by assistive technology that makes learning accessible and engaging, students are provided with what they need to become strategic content readers and show measurable progress on assessments and alternative assessments.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Integration of Assistive Technology in Every AbleNet Curricular Solution! - 30 Minutes
Description: Assistive technology can boost students' level of participation, engagement, and achievement - especially when it is integrated with curriculum. AbleNet shows teachers when and how to use assistive technology in the lessons and activities for all of our curricular solutions. An Action Dictionary for each curriculum is an excellent teacher resource that provides additional alternatives for students who are unable to perform required actions in a typical way.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Literacy Activities with Assistive Technology - 30 Minutes
Description: Literacy skills are functional! Gaining literacy skills can open opportunities to learning, as well as enjoyment. Such pivotal skills enhance adult outcomes. All students benefit from quality literacy instruction, however access is often the issue. The use of assistive technology can make all the difference for students with disabilities. See how AbleNet's assistive technology increases students' level of engagement and participation in learning to read, write, and listen.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: The Top 5 iPad apps for Struggling Readers and Writers – 45 Minutes
Presenter: Diana Petschauer, M. Ed, ATP, CEO
Description: This webinar will present the top 5 apps to help support your struggling student immediately. These apps support access to textbooks, research, and learning materials, including support for reading, writing, and completing homework. You will learn realistic application and implementation to begin using in your classroom today! iPad accessibility features (built-in) will also be discussed.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Accessibility Options for High Stakes Testing – 45 Minutes
Presenter: Cindy Richardson, M. Ed.
Description: School districts across the country use a computer-based platform, such as Pearson's TestNav, to deliver high stakes tests to its students, including those with disabilities. Find out which technologies (keyboards, mice, switch interface devices, etc.) have been tested and found to be compatible to successfully interact with the latest version of this test, as well as discuss the latest built-in technology available to students with these accommodations.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: iOS8 Switch Control for Communication Apps - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Chris Gibbons, PhD, CCC/SLP
Description: iOS offers a variety of scanning features for switch access to communication apps. We will look at how the iOS scanning functions work, present examples of why different scanning functions are appropriate for different users, and discuss how iOS differs from the scanning options found in some communication apps. Various scanning setups will be featured using AbleNet’s iPad-based SGD, Connect for Speech, so that participants can visualize iOS scanning as well as built-in scanning on popular communication apps.
Session Level: Intermediate
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Title:Creating Your Own Digital Content- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Mike Marotta, ATP
Description: Mobile devices are everywhere! But how do we leverage the power of these tools to provide access to curriculum materials? This session will focus on strategies and tools to enable us to create and deliver materials to students – regardless of the devices they are using. These differentiated accessible materials can then be employed in the classroom and/or on students’ personal mobile learning devices to support learning in and out of the classroom.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Alternative Access to Mobile Device - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Mike Marotta, ATP
Description: Tablet technology and mobile devices are everywhere! While accessing these devices is simple for some - some individuals need alternative access solutions. This session will focus on accessibility features (built-in and available for purchase) as well as an array of hardware solutions to increase access to these everyday electronic tools.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Tame the Droid! Using TrackerPro and MouseTrack to Open Up Access to Android Tablets - 30 Minutes
Presenter: Rebecca Bright, BSpPath MRCSLT regHPC MASLTIP
Description: Participants will go away with a thorough understanding of the unique potential of using the TrackerPro with the MouseTrack app on Android Tablets. MouseTrack is the latest assistive tech app from Therapy Box which allows users to access email, browsers and apps on their tablet with the inspired use of an inbuilt dwell click - making it the first app to do this. The presenter will demonstrate the app and TrackerPro in action exploring the features and customization settings to give attendees a clear indication of how to use the app with a range of client groups.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Google Chrome as AT - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Mike Marotta, ATP
Description: With the proliferation of 1:1 programs and Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), schools are exploring more EdTech solutions to meet the technology needs of learners. With all of this technology – what happens to the struggling student? In this session, learn about an array of Google Chrome apps and extensions that could be beneficial to ALL students. By leveraging the power of this common browser, we can make significant customizations to meet the needs of all students. By harnessing the power of this browser on web enabled devices, students can use any device and have their supports follow them. The session will highlight Google apps and extensions to assist students in the areas of reading, writing, organization, study skills, mind-mapping/ brainstorming, executive function, and math/ computing.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Mobile Technologies for Educating Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Patricia R. Ourand, MS, CCC-SLP
Description: Education is changing and educators, including related services professionals need to change with it! The potential of wireless and mobile technology to enhance teaching and learning is so great that it is currently at the forefront of technological advancements in education. Mobile learning is here and it is impacting how students learn and how educators teach. Research and anecdotal studies suggest mobile technologies are suitable for learning purposes with the possibilities of enhancing the quality of life for students with disabilities. Mobile and electronic devices and multimedia contents increase student’s interest in learning and attention. These devices can be viewed as a communication device in the pocket, a learning device "on the go" and a lifesaver for some. Features of these technologies, which will be described discussed, include flexible multimedia content and storage, portability, mobility and affordability.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: ChatAble: An Introduction to ChatAble - 45 Minutes
Presenters: Rebecca Bright, BSpPath MRCSLT regHPC MASLTIP
Description: ChatAble is a new app from Therapy Box, which acts as both a grid communication aid, and a scene display app. These two proven formats have been brought together for the first time, to provide an easy new system for users to interact with other people in a fun and meaningful way. ChatAble is designed for people with autism, cerebral palsy, aphasia and a range of users who require aided communication. ChatAble is designed to be as simple to use as possible, whilst retaining maximum customizability, and having a capacity for any size of vocabulary. During this webinar, we will be covering an overview of ChatAble, highlighting features in Therapy Box’s newest app. This will be a good introduction to the newest AAC app on the market. We will be showing you how to create grids, scenes and hybrids, showing you how to integrate social media and linking and finally taking you through some of the customizable settings. We will also be taking you through scenarios in which ChatAble would be ideal to use. This webinar is ideal for people who have never heard of ChatAble before, those who are familiar with the app or for those who have already purchased it.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: AppyHour! A Review of Free and Fun Apps- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Mo Buti, M.Ed-BD, M.Ed-ADMIN
Description: Let’s have some fun during this AppyHour! We will go over a review of many free and fun apps to use for students and educators. Many of these apps have multiple creative uses to enhance the educational day of children with disabilities.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: iPad Access and iOS7 Switch Control by AbleNet - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Mary Sagstetter, M.A.Ed.
Description: iDevices such as Apple's iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch are the hottest consumer technology products on the market today. Learn how with one or two switches connected via Bluetooth, users with significant physical disabilities can easily access an iDevices, and if running iOS 7, access tasks like using an AAC app, writing an email, browsing the internet, watching a video, or listening to music. Every app, every screen item, is now accessible!
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Using iPad Storybook and Play Apps to Increase Language Skills Through Interactive Reading and Discussion - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Susan Berkowitz, M.S., C.C.C., SLP
Description: This webinar will look at adapting activities for students with significant language disorders and using iPad content of interactive play and storybook apps to increase language and literacy skills. iPad storybook apps can be used for shared, self-selected, and guided reading activities and often are more motivating for our students. A variety of play apps can also be used to attain language goals when used to engage students in interactive activities.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Apps for Creating Video-Based Learning- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Beth Waite, MA-CCC/SLP-ATP
Description: Video modeling is an evidence-based instructional method for shaping behavior and instructing students with autism and developmental disabilities. Today just about everyone has a video camera on a smart phone or iPad, making video-based learning easy to implement. Customized videos for student learning are easy to create with simple, free and low cost apps for mobile devices. Participants of this session will see the step-by-step process for producing videos using Shadow Puppet, Learn by Video, and iMovie. Strategies for implementation will also be discussed.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Lights! Camera! WAIT! What to Know Before Creating Video Learning - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Beth Waite, MA-CCC/SLP-ATP
Description: Lights! Camera! “WAIT”: what you need to think about BEFORE creating video learning strategies for students. This session will discuss 4 different types of video-based learning and ways to use mobile devices to create each. Free or low cost apps to capture and edit video will be shared. Appropriate for students with autism, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, and the adults who support them.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Explore the Shadow Puppet App - 30 Minutes
Presenter: Beth Waite, MA-CCC/SLP-ATP
Description: Explore Shadow Puppet: Easy to use free app to make social stories, “how-to” videos for teachers, alternate writing tool for students who struggle with creating writing. Stories can be posted on social media or emailed. Excellent tool for students with autism, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities as well as the adults who support them.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: SoundingBoard app - Bigger and Better! - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Mo Buti, M.Ed-BD, M.Ed-ADMIN
Description: This awesome free app has gotten a makeover! This free app is a communication system that is simple to program and use. Some of the new options include better graphics, screen rotation, new lay-outs, larger message board, and much more. I will go through and demonstrate this great app!
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Customizing iPad Content for Students with Special Needs - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Eric Sailers, SLP
Description: The iPad has many apps to assist students with special needs. In this webinar, learn how free, low-cost, and specialized apps can be customized for students with diverse needs. The built-in (free) Photos and Camera apps are easily adapted for flashcards, picture books, and video modeling of social skills. Low-cost apps for books and creativity can be customized to target receptive and expressive language skills. Finally, specialized apps for articulation (e.g., ArtikPix) and literacy (e.g., StoryPals) have modules to create specific learning targets for students. Participants will learn these various implementations of iPad apps to improve individualization for their students.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: iPad for AAC in the Community - 30 Minutes
Presenter: Eric Sailers, SLP
Description: The iPad is a lightweight mobile device with several augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) solutions. In this webinar, you will learn how the mobility of iPad can be implemented by staff for AAC in the community. Discover how core words (e.g., I, like, go, want, more) are incorporated in AAC apps such as Proloquo2Go and GoTalk Now for meaningful communication opportunities in the community. Communication pages for use across locations including public transportation and stores will be highlighted. Overall, participants will learn how to effectively implement the iPad as a mobile AAC solution in the community.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Using Free Apps on the Computer and iPad for Celebrating/Sharing Student Writing. - 30 Minutes
Presenter: Deanna Wagner, MS/CCC-SLP
Description: Writing is not real until it is shared. It is essential for our students to have opportunities to celebrate and share what they wrote in order to become better writers (Caulkins, Sturm, Musselwhite). This webinar will present a number of tools that can be used for free on the iPad to make a few words stand out in spectacular ways. We can use wordle on any computer with an internet connection to make beautiful word clouds. With the iPad, you can also paste text written by students into a free app called “Wordsalad.” Or take a picture or their writing and embellish it using a draw program that allows photo import (e.g., Doodle Buddy). Classroom projects can be uploaded to VoiceThread, shared on powerpoint sites or used to create a story onwww.Tarheelreader.org.
Session Level: All Learner Levels
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Title: Usar aplicaciones gratis en el iPad para celebrar y compartir obras escritas por los estudiantes. - 30 Minutes
Presenter: Deanna Wagner, MS/CCC-SLP
Description: Escribir no es real hasta que se comparte lo escrito. Es esencial que los alumnos tengan la oportunidad de celebrar y compartir lo que escribieron con el fin de convertirse en mejores escritores (Caulkins, Sturm, Musselwhite). Este seminario presentará una serie de herramientas que se pueden utilizar de forma gratuita en el iPad para hacer que unas pocas palabras destaquen de manera espectacular. Se puede utilizar “Wordle” en cualquier computadora con una conexión a Internet para hacer hermosas nubes de palabras. Con el iPad, también se puede pegar texto escrito por los alumnos con la aplicación gratuita "Wordsalad." O tomar una foto de lo escrito y adornarla usando un programa de dibujo (por ejemplo, Buddy Doodle). Los proyectos se pueden poner en “VoiceThread”, compartirlos usando PowerPoint o utilizarlos para crear una historia enwww.Tarheelreader.org.
Session Level: All Learner Levels
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Title: A Multi-Purpose App: Creating Resources Using Scene & Heard - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Rebecca Bright, BSpPath MRCSLT regHPC MASLTIP
Description: An overview of the iOS app Scene & Heard covering the features and how to create your own scenes. The webinar will cover a range of ideas on how to use Scene & Heard to create resources from social stories, visual timetables, classroom materials, chat books, life stories, reminiscence tools and task prompting aids. There will be time to discuss ideas between attendees and the option to share scenes. Attendees may wish to download the lite version – Scene & Heard Lite prior to the webinar.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Text-to-speech App Predictable: Looking at Access and Customization for People With ALS and Cerebral Palsy- 45 Minutes
Presenter: Rebecca Bright, BSpPath MRCSLT regHPC MASLTIP
Description: An in-depth look at the app, Predictable, particularly focussing on how the app can be used by people with significant speech and motor difficulties. The webinar will cover the ways in which the settings can be adjusted for a range of sensory, motor and social requirements and look at the access options available for Predictable on both iOS and Android platforms.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Customizing Predictable on Android and iPad to use with alternative access - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Rebecca Bright, BSpPath MRCSLT regHPC MASLTIP
Description: Attendees at this session will learn how to use the iPad and Android versions of Predictable. The presentation will look at the features of both versions of the apps including self learning word prediction; the customisation options and social media integration. It will also cover the use of the AbleNet TrackerPro using the mouse emulation built especially into the Android version of the app; which allows for clients with significant movement disorders access the app. The iPad version is accessible via switch/es and the presentation will cover the customization options available to adjust the settings to adapt to clients’ needs.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Switch Access to the iPad - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Jane Farrall, SLP
Description: This webinar will focus on switch access to the iPad. Access options built into the iOS and into specific apps will be also be discussed. We will cover the range of switch interfaces that offer compatibility to switch accessible apps – and participants will be given links to resources for finding switch accessible apps. More comprehensive alternative access options to iOS will also be covered, including a demonstration of how these offer switch access to launch apps, navigate the home screen and also provide switch access within other apps and to other features of the operating system. These more comprehensive hardware and software alternative access options will be covered – as well as a discussion of the role that the iOS accessibility features of VoiceOver and AssistiveTouch play in alternative access.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Switch accessible visual scene displays using the iPad - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Rebecca Bright, BSpPath MRCSLT regHPC MASLTIP
Description: An overview of the use of visual scene display app, Scene & Heard on the iPad. Attendees will understand the manner in which visual scene displays can be created on the iPad using this app. They will be introduced to some of the ways visual scene displays may be used with different client groups and the principles in designing scenes. The presentation will cover the ways that Scene & Heard can be used with one or two switches using a Bluetooth switch interface; and the customizations possible within the app, to allow for access by a range of clients.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Apps for Guided Reading - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Jane Farrall, SLP
Description: Are you already doing Guided Reading in your classroom? Are you interested in using your iPad as a Guided Reading resource? This webinar will begin with a brief summary of what guided reading involves, and then will discuss using digital storybook apps, eBooks and other iPad based resources for Guided Reading in the classroom. A discussion of the characteristics of a good guided reading app will occur, along with criteria for selecting apps for guided reading. The role of word-by-word highlighting in Guided Reading and in literacy generally will be discussed, along with research around student's comprehension of enhanced eBooks. Resources for finding digital storybook apps will also be covered, and access options and alternative access to digital storybook and eBooks on the iPad will also be covered briefly.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: The iPad in Special Education: App Overload! - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Diane Gerads-Schmidt, M.A. & Jason Backes - OT
Description: Due to the ever increasing number of apps available, choosing the apps you need for your students, has become increasingly complicated. This session will give you the information you need to match student’s needs with iPad apps. Resources for finding and reviewing apps will be provided as well as information on how to manage multiple iPads.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: The iPad in Special Education: Why do you want one and what to do with it.- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Diane Gerads-Schmidt, M.A. & Jason Backes - OT
Description: The iPad has become an indispensable tool in the area of Special Education. We will discuss the types of students using the iPad as well as the needs it may address. Information to help you make decisions while purchasing an iPad, including considerations for choosing cases, mounting systems and alternative access methods will be covered. We’ll share tips and tricks that we’ve learned to make using the iPad easier and will share with you some of our successes and challenges.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Title: Choice making...there's an app for that (and more)! - 30 Minutes
Presenter: Mo Buti, M.Ed-BD, M.Ed-ADMIN
Description: Many children with autism (and other disabilities) may have a communication deficit. Choice making is a powerful form of communication. Providing opportunities to make choices is an appropriate strategy to use with people of all ages in a variety of contexts (home, school, community). Choice making can also be effective in improving desirable behaviors while decreasing and eliminating undesirable behaviors. Allowing a child to make a choice can promote independence and give a child a sense of control over his or her daily activities. Ablenet's FREE app SoundingBoard not only has many preloaded free boards, but also has the ability to create your own. I will demonstrate ideas of how to use this app (for more the choice making), how to create your own choice board, and other apps as well.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Best iDevice Apps That Are Switch Accessible - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Jill Gonzalez, B.A., M.A.
Description: New apps are released every day and many of them are perfect to help persons with disabilities. However, not all apps are switch accessible or we do not have the right equipment to use a switch accessible app. In this webinar you will learn about the Blue2 Bluetooth switch that works with the iPad and how to identify apps that work with this access method.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Listen to the Music & Lose Yourself in a Good Book with the Accessible iPod! - 30 Minutes
Description: iPods are here to stay and there’s a way to make these great devices accessible for students with disabilities. Learn how all students can access and control the iPod to listen to their favorite music, audiobooks, and podcasts. Coupled with the right assistive technology, the iPod can open new worlds of education and entertainment in your classroom.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Switch Access to the iPad for Communication - 30 Minutes
Description: iPads, apps, and more apps! iPads are quickly making their way into classrooms and households around the world. Although many individuals with disabilities can use this consumer electronic for communication, access can often be an issue for those who cannot use it in a typical way. Learn how the iPad can be switch accessed and used as a communication aid.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Low Vision and Computer Access - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Frank Sapp, MBA, MS
Description: There are many tools and software choices for working with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD). A number of these were discussed in a previous webinar. One of the issues with an aging population is the increased incidence of disabilities. Among the most common afflictions is decreasing eyesight. While many are used to accommodating decreased vision with reading glasses or prescriptive lenses, there are also computer technology solutions which can help with access to computers. This webinar will help users adapt their computers for low vision. This will include tweaks to the Windows system (mouse, cursor and screen display among others), software programs which can assist and hardware solutions. Starting with the free and moving to the higher technology solutions, the computer can accommodate the needs of a low vision user.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Apps for AAC - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Jane Farrall, SLP
Description: This webinar will provide a review and demonstration of some of the AAC apps which are available at the time of the presentation, including a discussion of the language systems included (or not included) in some of the apps. Different categories of AAC apps will be outlined, along with a discussion of the access options available and other issues which need to be considered when using mainstream technology for AAC. The importance of a range of vocabulary and communication options will also be covered, including using apps for small talk, story telling, and all the other components of everyday communication.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Why Personalization Technologies Will Change Everything (Or, Not). - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Dave Edyburn, Ph.D
Description: The importance of helping students with disabilities achieve grade level standards is an important local and national educational goal. To facilitate this goal, new forms of technologies are emerging that collect and use student performance data to determine optimal learning paths. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an introduction to personalization technologies, their potential in special education as well as emerging concerns.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Frank Sapp, MBA, MS
Description: There are many tools and software choices for working with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD). A number of these were discussed in a previous webinar. One area which is often overlooked is where does the Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) come from? AIM can range from simply enlarged print to digitized materials. This webinar will cover tools for creating AIM, sources of already created materials and ways to make these materials more accessible. There also has to be some devices to permit the reading of the AIM as well. There will be a brief overview of several readily available devices, ranging from eReaders to computers. The different types of digital formats and where they can be used will be demonstrated.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Free Tools for Specific Learning Disabilities - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Frank Sapp, MBA, MS
Description: There are many commercial programs which can help overcome Specific Learning Disabilities. But they can be expensive and students may not use them resulting in very expensive shelf ware. There are also a number of free and some open source programs which can meet the needs of the person with specific learning disabilities. Often, the person with a specific learning disability may not need all the bells and whistles of the commercial programs. These programs might be all they need to begin their leaning process. It also gives the instructor an idea if a particular feature might help with a specific problem without having to invest in an expensive program. While it might be “Try Before You Buy”, the free software program might also be the solution to the student's specific problem. These programs are meant for the secondary, post-secondary and adult population. All of the programs are Windows based.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Using the TrackerPro with Predictable for Android - 45 Minutes
Presenter: Rebecca Bright, BSpPath MRCSLT regHPC MASLTIP
Description: Attendees at this session will learn how to use the Android version of Predictable; exploring the sophisticated self learning word prediction; the customisation options and social media integration. It will also cover the use of the AbleNet TrackerPro using the mouse emulation built especially into this app; which allows for clients with significant movement disorders access the app. With a clear demonstration and outline of the functions and features, attendees will be able to implement the app together with the TrackerPro.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Compensation for persistent deficits following a Traumatic Brain Injury using Assistive Technology (AT) - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Edward Hitchcock, OT/L
Description: Overview of more complex AT options to allow for access to environment computer or communication following a TBI. A client may "plateau" in their recovery following a TBI. When client retains persistent deficits in function, an AT solution may be prescribed to compensate and provide access to a communication strategy, a computer or an environmental control. This session will provide an overview of AT solutions that allow for access and compensation to increase function and quality of life for a persistent deficit.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: All About Computer Access: Adaptations and Alternatives to the Standard Keyboard and Mouse- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kelly Fonner MS
Description: Sorting through all of the options available in computer access can be a challenging portion of providing information to educators, therapists, consumers, parents and others interested in assistive technology products for computer access. This hour will be an introduction and demonstration of the feature options in computer input, processing and output that pertain to people with physical disabilities, health impairments, and/or cognitive disabilities.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: All About Computer Access - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Kelly Fonner MS
Description: Sorting through all of the options available in computer access can be a challenging portion of providing information to educators, therapists, consumers, parents and others interested in AbleNet’s assistive technology products for computer access. This hour will be an introduction and demonstration of the feature options in computer input, processing and output that pertain to people with physical disabilities, health impairments, and/or cognitive disabilities.

Throughout this session, Kelly will describe the properties alternate keyboards, mouse alternatives, onscreen keyboards, and scanning arrays and the other computer alternative systems in AbleNet’s wide variety of product lines. She will describe a widely used concept called feature-matching that many assistive technology teams and/or specialists use during their computer access evaluation process. It may be a consideration as beneficial to you to become familiar with their terminology in that learning this feature match approach extends beyond the computer access area and into all areas of assistive technology for many of our consumers and customers.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

 
 

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Title: Positioning for Access - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: This webinar will present positioning strategies to optimize access, focusing on providing a stable and functional posture. Access methods include direct, switch and voice, as well as mouse and joystick. Targeted positional changes may be required to determine or optimize an access method for successful assistive technology use. A series of case studies will be used to illustrate these principles.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Power Wheelchair Alternative Access Methods - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: This webinar will present a variety of power wheelchair alternative access methods. Many clients with significant physical limitations require a power wheelchair for independent mobility. However, not all of these clients will be able to use a standard joystick. Many options are available to provide mobility to clients with limited motor control or muscle weakness. We will review common access methods and discuss clinical indicators for each.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Power Wheelchair Assessment: The Team Evaluation - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: This webinar will utilize a case study to present a power wheelchair evaluation. A team approach is key and specific issues related to school will be included, such as access to the school building and classroom, transportation, transfers in and out of the wheelchair and mounting assistive technology to the wheelchair frame. The evaluation determines readiness, the access method and most appropriate wheelchair base. Evaluation options will be presented when a power wheelchair is unavailable for the assessment or for training.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Let's Discuss Voice Activation: Pilot One and Pilot Pro ECU's - 30 Minutes
Presenter: Tom Nikola
Description: This webinar will review in detail, the main features and options of the voice activated Pilot One and Pilot Pro. Specifics for each product will be discussed. The session will also present different scenarios and examples for the home and facility environments.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Basic EADLs - Still a Role in the iPad World? - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: Electronic Aids to Daily Living provide alternative control of devices within the environment. Basic EADLs can be used in the home or classroom to develop cognitive skills, provide independent play, socialization and participation, provide object manipulation, meet therapy goals and prepare clients for future, more sophisticated assistive technology use. As Tablets are becoming such a key tool in the classroom and therapy, is there still a role for this technology? This webinar will present product options, modes of control and application ideas of both Basic EADLs and Tablets to meet these goals.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Creating your Accessible Home - iDevice or Dedicated ECU? - 30 Minutes
Presenters: Tom Nikola
Description: Creating your Accessible Home - iDevice or Dedicated ECU? Description: This webinar, presented by Tom Nikola, will review AbleNet ECU’s and iDevice ECU Apps to assist the customer in determining which technology provides the best solutions for home automation. Specific features of the AbleNet ECU’s will be presented. The session will also offer real examples and scenarios in the home environment.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Switching on the TV: Options for Switch Users to Control Devices Through Tablets - 60 Minutes
Presenters: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: Tablets offer so many Applications, including control of TV and Cable. With accessibility options, this control is available to switch users, as well. Switch operated Electronic Aids to Daily Living (EADLs) can be costly and may be outdated when used with newer TV and Cable options. Tablet control has limitations that have yet to be solved. This webinar will present the latest options, advantages and limitations.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: The Power of the PowerLink 4 Control Unit - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Mary Sagstetter, M.A.Ed.
Description: Environmental control units make it possible for individuals with physical challenges to control electrical devices in school and in the home environments. These units encourage participation and independence in academic, leisure and self-care activities. This session will share ideas for use of the PowerLink 4 Control Unit.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Mounting Assistive Technology to Wheelchairs - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: This course will address mounting assistive technology to wheelchairs. This assistive technology includes power wheelchair access methods, switches, displays, communication devices, laptop computers, tablets and EADLs. A variety of commercially available product options will be presented, including “off label” use of products and custom solutions. We will focus on mounting communication devices and tablets.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: This is a three-part series will explore the question, “How can technology support independence and participation for people with cognitive disabilities?”
Presenter: Gayl Bowser, Assistive Technology Collaborations
Description: This three-part series will explore the question, “How can technology support independence and participation for people with cognitive disabilities?” We will demonstrate examples of technology solutions that can help with task prompting, scheduling and activities of daily living. We will explore product options such as calendars, schedulers, task assistants, transition aids and behavior supports. Participants will:
1) Be introduced to research and current trends in technology-use by people with cognitive disabilities.
2) A variety of no – high tech AT options for people with cognitive disabilities including
3) See examples of how assistive technology can aide with tasks and provide supports for increased independence at any level.
For people with cognitive difficulties, completing both simple and complicated tasks can be difficult or impossible. Research indicates that cognitive support technology interventions, often called cognitive prostheses, can help people with cognitive difficulties remember when to do things such as taking medications, catching a bus, going to work or class, and even just taking out the garbage and manage their time more effectively. This session will provide an introduction to the area of cognitive support technology and describe technology options to support memory, scheduling and time management.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Session 1 of 3: Technology and Cognitive Support: Strategies and tools for Memory, Scheduling and Time Management- 45 Minutes Click here to watch webinar

Link to: Session 2 of 3: Technology and Cognitive Support: Strategies and Tools for Organization and Planning- 45 MinutesClick here to watch webinar

Link to:Session 3 of 3: Technology and Cognitive Support: Strategies and Tools for Organization and Planning- 45 Minutes Click here to watch webinar

Title: Client Applications: Basic Electronic Aids to Daily Living - A Three Part Series - Course 3 (Course 1 & 2 can be found under the Switches/Mounting tab) - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle L. Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: Electronic Aids to Daily Living provide alternative control of devices within the environment. Basic EADLs can be used in the home or classroom to develop cognitive skills, provide independent play, socialization and participation, provide object manipulation, meet therapy goals and prepare clients for future, more sophisticated assistive technology use. This webinar will present product options, modes of control and application ideas.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Assistive Technology and EADL's - 60 Minutes 
Presenter: Tom Nikola
Description: Join us to learn about the variety of new and updated Assistive Technology solutions from AbleNet. We will review product features & options, basic programming and installation strategies for our Electronic Aids for Daily Living. EADL's provide freedom, independence and safety solutions for clients of all ages and life situations.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Power Mobility: Mobility Training - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: This webinar will present strategies for optimizing power wheelchair use in the context of a school day. Many students receive their first power wheelchair and bring this immediately to school where the wheelchair may be housed due to accessibility issues. This may leave the school team with the task of teaching the child to use the power wheelchair. Mobility training can be accomplished by pulling the student out of other activities, but can also be done as a part of the school day. Case examples will be presented.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: Power Mobility: Determining and Developing Readiness - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: When recommending a power wheelchair, a number of features must be considered, such as driving method, seating, and drive wheel configuration. Before picking out colors, however, we first need to determine if the client is truly ready for a power wheelchair and, if not, develop readiness. This webinar will present strategies to both determine and develop readiness.
Session Level: Beginner
Link: Click here to watch webinar

Title: The Importance of Early Mobility - 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: This webinar will present the importance of early mobility, specifically the use of power wheelchairs with very young children. The course will review key developmental areas that are proven through research to improve through independent mobility. Specific developmental areas that will be addressed include motor, intellectual, psychosocial and vision.
Session Level: Beginner
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Title: Course 2 - Switch Mounting: I've Found a Location, Now How Do I Keep It There?- 60 Minutes
Presenter: Michelle L. Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Description: Switch Mounting Systems position and secure a switch at a desired location. Evaluation mounting systems can be quickly attached to a variety of surface sizes and shapes and accommodate multiple types of switches to determine the best switch location. Once a final switch site has been identified, permanent switch mounts can be used to provide consistent positioning for development of switch motor and scanning skills. This Webinar will review the importance of consistent switch placement and product options.
Session Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Part 2 of 2 ECT (Environmental Communication Teaching) Data Collection
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The Top 5 iPad apps for Struggling Readers and Writers
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Talking Adaptive Books - Guaranteed to Spark Student Interest!
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Classroom Suite - Custom Switch Access
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Teaching a Classroom of Students with Autism-Got Started-Now What?
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Accessibility Options for High Stakes Testing
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Classroom Suite - Publishing Activities and Creating Units
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Introduction to Classroom Suite
IntelliKeys and Switch Access to Classroom Suite
IntelliKeys and Switch Access to Classroom Suite
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IEP Facilitation and Conflict Prevention
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AT for Common Core College and Career Readiness for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Part 3: Independent Work Skills and Social Skills
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iOS8 Switch Control for Communication Apps
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Positioning for Access
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Sorting through AAC Options (Apps / Devices): Making Educated Choices
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Classroom Suite Activity Exchange
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Introduction for Practitioners to AbleNet's New Assistive Technology Support Services
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AT for Common Core College and Career Readiness for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Part 2: Fluency in Reading, Writing and Math
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Choice Making - It's Not Just for Communication
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Introducing AbleNet's New Assistive Technology Support Services
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Cook, Fold and Make: Using Classroom Suite to Teach Sequencing Skills
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AT for Common Core College and Career Readiness for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Part 1: Communication
Fun and Functional Learning
Fun and Functional Learning
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Getting Your Classroom Ready for the New School Year for Your Students with Autism
Introduction to Classroom Suite
Introduction to Classroom Suite
Creating Your Own Digital Content
Creating Your Own Digital Content
Power Wheelchair Alternative Access Methods
Power Wheelchair Alternative Access Methods
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Suite Fractions - How to Teach and Assess Mastery of Fractions with Classroom Suite
Organizing Through Mind Mapping
Organizing Through Mind Mapping
Power Wheelchair Assessment: The Team Evaluation
Power Wheelchair Assessment: The Team Evaluation
Alternative Access to Mobile Device
Alternative Access to Mobile Device
Let's Discuss Voice Activation: Pilot One and Pilot Pro ECU's
Let's Discuss Voice Activation: Pilot One and Pilot Pro ECU's
Tame the Droid! Using TrackerPro and MouseTrack to Open Up Access to Android Tablets
Tame the Droid! Using TrackerPro and MouseTrack to Open Up Access to Android Tablets
SGD (Speech Generating Device) Funding: Simplify the Maze
SGD (Speech Generating Device) Funding: Simplify the Maze
Google Chrome as AT
Google Chrome as AT
Basic EADLs - Still a Role in the iPad World?
Basic EADLs - Still a Role in the iPad World?
Social Communication and AAC/SGDs
Social Communication and AAC/SGDs
Mobile Technologies for Educating Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities
Mobile Technologies for Educating Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities
Creating your Accessible Home - iDevice or Dedicated ECU?
Creating your Accessible Home - iDevice or Dedicated ECU?
QIAT Session 10: Using QIAT Resources
QIAT Session 10: Using QIAT Resources
AAC Treatment and Data Collection
AAC Treatment and Data Collection
ChatAble: An Introduction to ChatAble
ChatAble: An Introduction to ChatAble
Switching on the TV: Options for Switch Users to Control Devices Through Tablets
Switching on the TV: Options for Switch Users to Control Devices Through Tablets
QIAT Session 9: Administrative Support of AT Services
QIAT Session 9: Administrative Support of AT Services
Controlling the Environment: Switches and Mounting for Access
Controlling the Environment: Switches and Mounting for Access
On-the-go Activities for Nurturing the Growing Child
On-the-go Activities for Nurturing the Growing Child
Assistive Technology Implementation: The Basics
Assistive Technology Implementation: The Basics
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How to Control a Speech Generating Device Through the Power Wheelchair Drive Method
Using Low Tech to Support Literacy Learning
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What Administrators Need to Know about Assistive Technology
What Administrators Need to Know about Assistive Technology
Digital Natives vs Immigrants in Class: What Educators Need to Know
Digital Natives vs Immigrants in Class: What Educators Need to Know
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QIAT Session 8: Professional Development and Training in AT
This is not a DRILL: Real Skills For Real Life With Autism
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Research Update in AAC: Five years of research in the AAC Journal: Review, Categorization and Synthesis of Findings and Implications for Clinical and Educational Efforts
Research Update in AAC: Five years of research in the AAC Journal: Review, Categorization and Synthesis of Findings and Implications for Clinical and Educational Efforts
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Self-Regulation & Calming Techniques for Children with Autism
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The Power of the PowerLink 4 Control Unit
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AAC in the Classroom for Students with Significant Disabilities: Analyzing Data from Low Tech AAC and App
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Consideration of Assistive Technology
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Communication throughout the Day
Para Educators: Don't be Fooled about Technology Supports in the Classroom
Para Educators: Don't be Fooled about Technology Supports in the Classroom
AppyHour! A Review of Free and Fun Apps
AppyHour! A Review of Free and Fun Apps
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iPad Access and iOS7 Switch Control by AbleNet
Adapting Early and Emergent Literacy Activities and Materials to Assess and Provide Intervention For Children With Complex Communication Impairments
Adapting Early and Emergent Literacy Activities and Materials to Assess and Provide Intervention For Children With Complex Communication Impairments
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AAC in the Classroom for Students with Significant Disabilities: Implementation and Data Collection on Low Tech AAC and Apps
7 Steps for Structuring Customized Interventions for Children with Autism
7 Steps for Structuring Customized Interventions for Children with Autism
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AAC in the Classroom for Students with Significant Disabilities: A Progression Strategy From BIGmack® to SoundingBoard and Beyond!
AAC in the Classroom for Students with Significant Disabilities: A Progression Strategy From BIGmack® to SoundingBoard and Beyond!
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Power Mobility: Mobility Training
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Low Vision and Computer Access
Common Core Aligned Health Units/Lessons for Students with Multiple Disabilities
Common Core Aligned Health Units/Lessons for Students with Multiple Disabilities
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QIAT Session 6: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of AT
Designing Your Treasure Chest of Tools to Advance Children With Significant Needs
Designing Your Treasure Chest of Tools to Advance Children With Significant Needs
Apps for Creating Video-Based Learning
Apps for Creating Video-Based Learning
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How to Make an Affordable Sensory Cart
Creative Art Experiences Integrated with Functional Outcomes
Creative Art Experiences Integrated with Functional Outcomes
Power Mobility: Determining and Developing Readiness
Power Mobility: Determining and Developing Readiness
Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)
Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)
QIAT Session 5: AT Implementation
QIAT Session 5: AT Implementation
District Implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in K-12 Settings
District Implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in K-12 Settings
Free Tools for Specific Learning Disabilities
Free Tools for Specific Learning Disabilities
Using iPad Storybook and Play Apps to Increase Language Skills Through Interactive Reading and Discussion
Using iPad Storybook and Play Apps to Increase Language Skills Through Interactive Reading and Discussion
The Importance of Early Mobility
The Importance of Early Mobility
QIAT Session 4: Including Assistive Technology in the IEP
QIAT Session 4: Including Assistive Technology in the IEP
Using Literacy Activities to Build Language in AAC Users
Using Literacy Activities to Build Language in AAC Users
Lights! Camera! WAIT! What to Know Before Creating Video Learning
Lights! Camera! WAIT! What to Know Before Creating Video Learning
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Advancing Communication and Choice-Making Skills Aided with Technology
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Increasing Communication Skills in Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Group Homes
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Positioning for Access
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Explore the Shadow Puppet App
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QIAT Session 3: Assessment of AT Needs
Switch Mounting
Switch Mounting
Enable & Engage with Adaptations & Supports for Children with Significant Needs
Enable & Engage with Adaptations & Supports for Children with Significant Needs
Switch Assessment
Switch Assessment
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Current Trends in Assistive Technology for K-12 Settings
The Basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in K-12 Settings
The Basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in K-12 Settings
Techniques and Tips for Serving Children with the Most Significant Needs
Techniques and Tips for Serving Children with the Most Significant Needs
QIAT Session 2: Consideration of AT Needs
QIAT Session 2: Consideration of AT Needs
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test of MP4 files
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QIAT Session 1: Overview of QIAT
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SoundingBoard app - Bigger and Better!
Change Your View of AT to Support Employees
Change Your View of AT to Support Employees
Getting Your Classroom Ready for the New School Year for Your Students With Autism
Getting Your Classroom Ready for the New School Year for Your Students With Autism
Imagining the Possibilities: Universal Design in Your Preschool Classroom (Play and Learn)
Imagining the Possibilities: Universal Design in Your Preschool Classroom (Play and Learn)
Session 3: Overview of Coaching Skills to Support AT Use
Session 3: Overview of Coaching Skills to Support AT Use
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Session 2: Matching AT Supports to Service Needs
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AAC Developing Participation: Part 5: Maximizing Participation
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Session 1: Establishing and Maintaining Support for AT
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AAC Developing Participation: Part 4: Bridging Skills
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AAC Developing Participation: Part 3: Making Connections
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Customizing iPad Content for Students with Special Needs
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iPad for AAC in the Community
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AAC Developing Participation: Part 2: Building Fundamentals
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Usar aplicaciones gratis en el iPad para celebrar y compartir obras escritas por los estudiantes
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Using Free Apps on the Computer and iPad for Celebrating - Sharing Student Writing
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Escogiendo temas de comunicacion aumentativa (CA) y lecto-escritura basica: Como el iPad hace esta tarea mas facil
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Setting the Topic for AAC/Early Writing: How the iPad Makes it Easier
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El uso de frases en la comunicacion aumentativa (CA) temprana y la escritura: El poder de la poesia
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Using Sentence Starters for Early AAC/Writing: Poetry Power
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AAC Developing Participation: Part 1: Getting Started
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Text-to-speech App Predictable: Looking at Access and Customization for People With ALS and Cerebral Palsy
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A Multi-Purpose App: Creating Resources Using Scene & Heard
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Session 3: Technology and Cognitive Support: Strategies and Tools for Task Completion and Routines
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Session 2 of 3: Technology and Cognitive Support: Strategies and Tools for Organization and Planning
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Technology and Cognitive Support: Strategies and tools for Memory, Scheduling and Time Management
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Why Can't They Just Behave? The Importance of Self-regulation!
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Customizing Predictable on Android and iPad to use with alternative access
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Switch Access to the iPad
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Switch accessible visual scene displays using the iPad
Why Personalization Technologies Will Change Everything (Or, Not)
Why Personalization Technologies Will Change Everything (Or, Not)
Using the TrackerPro w Predictable for Android
Using the TrackerPro w Predictable for Android
Using the TrackerPro w Predictable for Android
Holidays are such social times...but not for everyone! Learn some ways to improve social skills for children with autism.
Holidays are such social times...but not for everyone! Learn some ways to improve social skills for children with autism.
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Apps for Guided Reading
Apps fo AAC
Apps fo AAC
The iPad in Special Education: App overload!!!
The iPad in Special Education: App overload!!!
About Equals Mathematics
About Equals Mathematics
Positioning for Optimal Access to AT
Positioning for Optimal Access to AT
VHS - Visually Helping Social Skills
VHS - Visually Helping Social Skills
Choice making-there's an app for that (and more)!
Choice making-there's an app for that (and more)!
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The iPad in Special Education: Why do you want one and what to do with it.
All About Computer Access: Adaptations & Alternatives
All About Computer Access: Adaptations & Alternatives
Course 2 Switch Mounting-I've Found a Location
Course 2 Switch Mounting-I've Found a Location
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Course 1 - Switch Assessment: Determining the Optimal Switch Type and Location
Best iDevice apps that are switch accessible
Best iDevice apps that are switch accessible
Equals Pre-Algebra & Pre-Geometry
Equals Pre-Algebra & Pre-Geometry
How to Integrate Assistive Technology & AAC throughout the School Day
How to Integrate Assistive Technology & AAC throughout the School Day
Assistive Technology and EADL's
Assistive Technology and EADL's
All About Switches (AKA: more than a Jellybean)
All About Switches (AKA: more than a Jellybean)
All About Computer Access
All About Computer Access
Assistive Technology throughout the Rehabilitation Process: A Three Part Series - Course 1
Assistive Technology throughout the Rehabilitation Process: A Three Part Series - Course 1
Assistive Technology throughout the Rehabilitation Process: A Three Part Series- Course 2
Assistive Technology throughout the Rehabilitation Process: A Three Part Series- Course 2
Assistive Technology throughout the Rehabilitation Process: A Three Part Series - Course 3
Assistive Technology throughout the Rehabilitation Process: A Three Part Series - Course 3
Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A Three Part Series- Course 1
Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A Three Part Series- Course 1
Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A Three Part Series- Course 2
Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A Three Part Series- Course 2
Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A Three Part Series- Course 3
Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A Three Part Series- Course 3
Positioning the Client to Optimize Access: A Three Part Series - Course 1
Positioning the Client to Optimize Access: A Three Part Series - Course 1
Evaluating the Client for Switch Access to Assistive Technology - A Three Part Series - Course 2
Evaluating the Client for Switch Access to Assistive Technology - A Three Part Series - Course 2
Client Applications: Basic Electronic Aids to Daily Living - A Three Part Series - Course 3
Client Applications: Basic Electronic Aids to Daily Living - A Three Part Series - Course 3
Assistive Technology to Support Game-based Learning
Assistive Technology to Support Game-based Learning
Promoting Communication with Unique Learners
Promoting Communication with Unique Learners
Communication Devices in an Inclusive Classroom
Communication Devices in an Inclusive Classroom
Getting the most from your switches AWAY from the computer
Getting the most from your switches AWAY from the computer
Extending switch use beyond cause and effect
Extending switch use beyond cause and effect
Making Something Happen
Making Something Happen
AT in an Inclusive Classroom
AT in an Inclusive Classroom
Compensation for persistent deficits following a TBI using AT
Compensation for persistent deficits following a TBI using AT
Remediation of TBI for AT
Remediation of TBI for AT
Evaluation of TBI for AT
Evaluation of TBI for AT
Evidence Based Practice - ?AT Implementation
Evidence Based Practice - ?AT Implementation
AAC for Aphasia
AAC for Aphasia
AAC for Traumatic Brain Injury
AAC for Traumatic Brain Injury
Language, Learning and Literacy - part 3
Language, Learning and Literacy - part 3
Jump Start Interactive Communication
Jump Start Interactive Communication
Communication Starts with C - Part 1
Communication Starts with C - Part 1
Literacy Activities w/AT
Literacy Activities w/AT
AT in AbleNet Curriculum
AT in AbleNet Curriculum
Integrate AAC in School
Integrate AAC in School
Gaining Independence in the Classroom
Gaining Independence in the Classroom
Wheelchair Assessment Part 1
Wheelchair Assessment Part 1
Wheelchair Assessment Course 2
Wheelchair Assessment Course 2
Wheelchair Assessment part 3
Wheelchair Assessment part 3
Getting the Most out of AAC in Class
Getting the Most out of AAC in Class
AT to Support Strategies w/ Autism Spectrum Disorders
AT to Support Strategies w/ Autism Spectrum Disorders
Focus on STEM
Focus on STEM
Equals Mathematics
Equals Mathematics
STEM
STEM
Switch access to iPad
Switch access to iPad
Listen to the Music
Listen to the Music
Splash
Splash
Great Math + AT
Great Math + AT

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