Live Webinars

  1. Build Emotional Competence and Social Togetherness

    February 11, 2021 | 11:00 AM CST | 60 minutes

    In this session, you will learn how to build your student’s emotional regulation through strengthening their emotional literacy and competence, impulse control and cultivating calmness. A variety of enriching literacy activities integrating them with popular books as well as group games to practice math concepts will be illustrated to advance student growth in self-regulation, problem-solving, social togetherness and social interaction skills. Participants will learn how to design and deliver diverse activities to enable students with significant and complex learning needs in early childhood and elementary settings to:

    • Gain social-emotional competence
    • Develop impulse control
    • Work and play cooperatively with peers in small groups
    • Demonstrate problem-solving and calming skills

     

    Cost:   Free
    Presenter:  

    Padmaja Sarathy, MA, Author & Educational Consultant

    Level:  

    Beginner

    Keywords

    social-emotional competence | problem-solving skills | impulse control | cooperative work and play | calming skills |

  2. Switch Accessibility on the iPad

    February 17, 2021| 10:00 AM CST | 60 minutes

    The Hardware to The Software: Everything you need to make an iPad switch accessible.

    As our world has gone to virtual learning, it has forced us to make education accessible for all. This session will examine 4 different sets of hardware/interfaces to make iPads switch accessible. Then, participants will be given a step by step process to program an iPad for Single Switch (cause effect), Two Switch Scanning, Utilizing Standard Recipes, creating Custom Gestures, and even creating Custom Recipes for 3+ Switch access. Participants will walk away with the ability to make just about any app switch accessible!

    Cost:   Free
    Presenter:  

    Megan Mussano M.S. CCC-SLP/L, ATP

    Level:  

    Beginner 

    Keywords

    universal design for learning (udl) | switch access | ipad switch accessibility | assistive technology |

  3. DIY AT for the New Normal

    March 10, 2021| 3:00 PM CST | 60 minutes

    COVID-19 pushed the fast forward button on distance and e-learning. Quickly we found out we weren’t as prepared in AT as we thought we were for solving AT issues at home. How can DIY AT help? How can we help parents with AT solutions at home? How can we assist therapists, teachers, and other educators with AT solutions during times of e-learning? Come learn about creative and innovative solutions for using assistive technology in the home DIY environment as well as resources for providing virtual AT services. During this presentation we will show how DIY AT can benefit you in times of distance learning, emergencies, and especially in your daily practice and therapeutic environments.

    Cost:   Free
    Presenter:  

    Rachell Johnson, M.C.D. CCC-SLP AT Team Lead & Barb Kelii, TCTechGal, Independent AT Consultant Services

    Level:  

    Beginner/Intermediate

    Keywords

    universal design for learning (udl) | distance learning | assistive technology |

  4. Taking the Myths out of AAC Evaluations and Treatment

    March 18, 2021| 3:00 PM CST | 60 minutes

    In a galaxy far far away...Myths about AAC can become like villains that can impede an AAC evaluation and ultimately halt a person’s progression towards becoming an independent communicator.  What are some AAC myths, and how can we conquer them?  

    This presentation will help you on your quest to squash AAC villains from your evaluations and treatment of persons with communication disorders.   Join this presentation to help you and your team don your superhero capes and guard your AAC evaluations and treatment practices!

    Cost:   Free
    Presenter:  

    Rachell Johnson, M.C.D. CCC-SLP AT Team Lead 

    Level:  

    Beginner/Intermediate

    Keywords

    treatment practices | communication disorders | assistive technology | aac evaluations |

  5. Proactive Interventions and Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    April 8, 2021 | 11:00 AM CST | 60 minutes

    Children with autism spectrum disorders frequently experience significant behavioral problems due to their anxiety and stress levels and transition-related difficulties. The pandemic and its impact on how the student received instruction – in-person or virtually or a hybrid model – could have further aggravated the situation. This session will present proactive intervention techniques and carefully crafted and personalized support tools and tips to create a supportive learning environment for students with ASD. Participants will gain knowledge and skills in decreasing the challenging behaviors and meltdowns through implementing:

    • Environmental Interventions and Supports
    • Instructional Interventions and Supports
    • Calming Supports
    Cost:   Free
    Presenter:  

    Padmaja Sarathy, MA, Author & Educational Consultant

    Level:  

    Beginner

    Keywords

    universal design for learning (udl) | behavior intervention strategies | autism spectrum disorder |

  6. Consideration: Resources to find AT Answers

    April 29, 2021 | 11:00 AM CST | 60 minutes

    One of the first things I hear from teams when they are preparing to consider AT is "Let's do a SETT!" Or, teams may reach out saying, "We did a SETT and don't know where to go." This is where coaching, collaboration, and consideration can be strengthened by understanding what questions to ask. There are so many models of consideration in the world of assistive technology. Some function better in schools, others better for more medically directed situations. By understanding different models you won't simply be "doing" one model, but be understanding of what the student needs and how AT can help. This session will focus on different models of consideration, important questions to ask, and when to apply this knowledge. 

    Cost:   Free
    Presenter:  
    Sayard Bass, M.S. CCC-SLP/L-ATP
    Level:  

    Beginner

    Keywords

    equipment adoption | at support | assistive technology |