Live Webinars

Mounting Speech Generating Devices and Tablets to Wheelchairs

December 14, 2021 | 11:00 AM CST | 60 minutes

This webinar will address mounting speech generating devices and tablets 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. Newly updated!
Cost: Free
Presenter: Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Level: Beginner


Switch Assessment, Part 1: Determining the Best Switch Type and Location for Clients with Muscle Weakness

December 16, 2021 | 11:00 AM CST | 60 minutes

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. Newly updated!
Cost: Free
Presenter: Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Level: Beginner


Using Technology to Support Students Who Struggle with Emotions and Behaviors

January 12, 2022 | 2:00 PM CST | 60 minutes

Learn about behavior and how you can utilize high and low-tech tools to support students who are struggling with unexpected behaviors in your classroom. Identify methods and tools for keeping your classroom on task when behaviors interrupt the scheduled activities. Examples of high and low tech tools will be shared and discussed throughout this session.
Cost: Free
Presenter: Cassie Frost, M. Ed
Level: Beginner


Children with ASD: Understanding and responding to the Communication, Behavioral and Social Characteristics

January 20, 2022 | 11:00 AM CST | 60 minutes

Children with autism spectrum disorder tend to process and respond to information in the environment in unique and unusual ways which frequently present challenges to educators and families. This session will illustrate how to better understand the characteristics of children with ASD and the underlying factors that contribute to their problem behaviors in order to provide individualized supports and interventions to maximize their academic, social, and behavioral outcomes.
Cost: Free
Presenter: Padmaja Sarathy, MA, Author & Educational Consultant
Level: Beginner


Switch Assessment, Part 3: Determining the Best Switch Type and Location for Clients Aren't Engaged

February 8, 2022 | 11:00 AM CST | 60 minutes

This webinar will present assessment strategies to determine the optimal switch type and location for clients that are not engaged. It can be challenging to entice these clients to activate the switch and see it as a tool. Newly updated!
Cost: Free
Presenter: Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Level: Beginner


Setting and Student-specific Personalized Interventions and Supports for Children with ASD

February 22, 2022 | 11:00 AM CST | 60 minutes

This session, combining the portrayal of several student case examples and setting-specific situations, will present proactive intervention techniques and tools to reduce challenging behaviors of students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Empowered with best-practice techniques grounded in the positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) approach, you can transform your knowledge into constructive action to achieve desirable long-term outcomes for children with ASD.

Cost: Free
Presenter: Padmaja Sarathy, MA, Author & Educational Consultant
Level: Beginner


Pediatric Seating

March 8, 2022 | 11:00 AM CST | 60 minutes

This webinar will address the specific issues of Pediatric Seating. Growth, of course, is key with this population. Flexibility in a seating system is also required to accommodate orthopedic and range of motion changes and medical interventions, including surgeries and tone management. Positioning is also dependent on the mobility base, as many children use adaptive strollers, dependent manual wheelchairs, self-propulsion manual wheelchairs, and power wheelchairs. Newly updated!
Cost: Free
Presenter: Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Level: Beginner


Transform Transition Meltdown to Calm-down: Seven Support Strategies for Children with ASD

March 29, 2022 | 11:00 AM CST | 60 minutes

Changes in routines, activities, materials, or environments can trigger transition-related tantrums in children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Experiencing anxiety and stress, they may engage in aggressive or oppositional behaviors. This workshop, drawing from evidence-based best-practices, will demonstrate how to pursue child-focused approaches – seven support strategies – to prevent transition-related meltdowns and make smooth transitions.
Cost: Free
Presenter: Padmaja Sarathy, MA, Author & Educational Consultant
Level: Beginner