October 04, 2018, 12:00 pm CST - 60-minutes
Overview of On-line Curriculum Supports for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
For the student with significant intellectual disabilities who also has physical and/or complex communication needs, the classroom has had a multitude of barriers from learning. With AEM, AAC and other Assistive Technologies available, educators have often hodge-podged together opportunities for "participation". Several publishers and manufacturers have been creating universally designed curriculum from the ground up approach and those options that have an on-line component are what we will explore in this time together.
Kelly is a self-employed consultant and trainer in assistive and educational technology. She has a BS in Special Education from Millersville University & an MS in Educational Technology with emphasis in Rehabilitation/Special Education Technology from The Johns Hopkins University. Her continuing education & research is in the area of Adult Education & Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She holds an Assistive Technology Applications Certificate of Learning from California State University - Northridge. Kelly has been a teacher, para-educator, instructional media specialist, assistive technology specialist in early education, school & university settings. She has worked for a statewide AT project & has been an instructor in university courses.
Since 1986 Kelly has presented at schools, conferences, & to families in 48 states and internationally (Australia, Canada, South Africa). She speaks on a wide-range of topics including augmentative communication, computer access, electronic literacy, study skills, AT assessment & implementation strategies. Each year, she works with approximately 50 school-based teams & families supporting students’ implementation of AAC & literacy implementation in the classroom. Kelly is also the relative to individuals with CP, Aspergers & acquired disabilities, which impacts her perspective on the field. She is available to do seminars, webinars, consultations & workshops.