Live Webinars

  1. Positive Approaches to Addressing Problem Behaviors of Students with Severe Disabilities – Part 2

    September 29, 2020 | 11:00 AM CST | 60 minutes

    Problem behaviors interfere with student learning, educational advancement, interactions with peers and adults and school success. This webinar session, augmented with multiple scenarios of students experiencing challenging behaviors, will demonstrate: 1) proactive strategies for adapting the environment so triggering events are removed; 2) teaching new skills to the student that will replace problem behaviors; and 3) maximizing clear rewards for appropriate behavior.

     

    Depicting student-specific scenarios, this webinar session will illustrate positive, proactive, and functional behavior intervention strategies to be implemented across situations and settings.

    Cost:   Free
    Presenter:  

    Padmaja Sarathy, MA, Author & Educational Consultant

    Level:  

    Beginner

    Keywords

    replace problem behaviors | environment adaptation | behavior intervention strategies |

  2. Promoting Access, Engagement and Learning Success for Students with Severe Disabilities

    October 7, 2020 | 11:00 AM CST | 60 minutes

    Educators frequently struggle how best to meet the significant and complex needs of students with severe and multiple disabilities. This webinar session will present techniques and tools (applying Universal Design for Learning Principles) to transform the instructional content, delivery and the student response mode to help students attain meaningful academic and functional life skills.

     

    Get guidance on how to minimize the impact of the barriers imposed by communication, cognition, motor and behavioral difficulties and maximize desirable learning outcomes with appropriate student-specific techniques, tools, and assistive technology. Engage and enable the learner in accessing the curriculum and make progress and develop increased competence towards independence.

    Cost:   Free
    Presenter:  

    Padmaja Sarathy, MA, Author & Educational Consultant

    Level:  

    Beginner

    Keywords

    universal design for learning (udl) | students with severe disabilities | learning outcomes | functional life skills |

  3. Making Sense of the Math Through Fractions

    October 27, 2020 | 10:00 AM CST | 60 minutes

    This presentation will help (K-12) teachers discover how to make strong mathematical connections in order to allow all children to experience and enjoy the reasoning behind mathematics. Often our students, as well as many adults, have developed the procedural knowledge needed to produce to the "right" answer without any true understanding of how or why a procedure really worked. We must ensure that students start to demystify and conceptualize mathematics. This is the first step in ensuring effective interventions. Dr. Cain's presentation will focus on the how to ensure the ability of the students to understand number through research-supported instruction such as Subitizing, analog models, and deep personal connections.  This presentation will focus on helping adults build a conceptual understanding of fractions so that we can better prepare to teach and make decisions regarding where instruction should begin for our students. 

    Cost:   Free
    Presenter:  

    Dr. Chris Cain, NCBT 

    Level:  

    Beginner/Intermediate

    Keywords

    special education math | mathematical connections | math curriculum |

  4. Administrators as Allies in Improving AT Services-Part 1

    November 3, 2020 | 12:00 PM CST | 60 minutes

    Frustrated with your AT services? Looking for ways to work smarter, not harder? This two-part series is designed for AT service providers who wish to change or improve the AT services in their agency. Powerful, significant changes can be accomplished when AT service providers work collaboratively with their administrators, including special education directors and building principals. Specific actions for creating effective, long lasting change will be identified with practical suggestions from AT service providers for implementing them.

    Powerful and significant changes can be accomplished when AT service providers work collaboratively with their administrators, including special education directors and building principals. Specific actions for creating effective, long lasting change will be identified with practical suggestions addressing change. Part one of this two-part series offers an overview of four essential areas where assigned leaders of AT programs can support AT service providers to change or improve the AT services in their agency. The webinar presented by Gayl Bowser and Penny Reed will include a cameo appearance from AT specialists who have used this information in their Midwest school district.

    Cost:   Free
    Presenter:  

    Gayl Bowser, M.S. and Penny Reed, Ph.D.

    Level:  

    Intermediate

    Keywords

    special education | at support | assistive technology |

  5. Administrators as Allies in Improving AT Services-Part 2

    November 17, 2020 | 12:00 PM CST | 60 minutes

    Frustrated with your AT services? Looking for ways to work smarter, not harder? This two-part series is designed for AT service providers who wish to change or improve the AT services in their agency. Powerful, significant changes can be accomplished when AT service providers work collaboratively with their administrators, including special education directors and building principals. Specific actions for creating effective, long lasting change will be identified with practical suggestions from AT service providers for implementing them.

    In Session 2 of our Administrators as Allies webinars, Maggie Judson and Jeanna Antrim will join Penny Reed and Gayl Bowser to share specifics about their work to build capacity and develop independence for AT in their school district.  Using the framework of Leadership, Management, Supervision, and Advocacy & Program Improvement, they will share their process, specific activities, and resources that have helped them in their efforts to create a new, capacity building approach to AT services in their agency.

    Cost:   Free
    Presenter:  

    Jeanna Antrim, M.S., CCC-SLP and Maggie Judson, M.S. CCC-SLP, ATP

    Level:  

    Intermediate

    Keywords

    special education | at support | assistive technology |

  6. Starting Over: Case Study Illustrating Positioning, Access, and AT Applications With a Young Adult

    December 8, 2020 | 11:00 AM CST | 60 minutes

    In this webinar, we will explore an in-depth case study of a young adult. This young man was successful in using a speech generating device and power wheelchair in the past, but that was several years ago. Re-evaluation and on-going intervention were needed to provide a re-start and restore functional communication and mobility.

    Cost:   Free
    Presenter:  

    Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

    Level:  

    Beginner/Intermediate

    Keywords

    speech generating device (sgd) | power mobility | positioning | mobility | access to communication |

  7. Time for a Change: Case Study Illustrating a Complex Child Who Has Plateaued in AT Use

    December 15, 2020 | 11:00 AM CST | 60 minutes

    This case study features a child who has significant visual and cognitive impairments as well as significant sensory needs. This webinar will explore how her team successfully moved her from perseverative switch activations to functional switch use for communication.

    Cost:   Free
    Presenter:  

    Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

    Level:  

    Beginner/Intermediate

    Keywords

    visual and cognitive impairments | switch use for communication | significant sensory needs | access to communication |