In this two part series we will explore strategies and equipment for students using switches to participate in academics, communication, and more! Many teachers, paraprofessionals, therapists and others may not have had the opportunity to learn about working collaboratively with students using switches; as a result, some might assume that the ability to hit a … Continue reading Working with Students Using Switches: Collaboration is Key – Part 2
In this two part series we will explore strategies and equipment for students using switches to participate in academics, communication, and more! Many teachers, paraprofessionals, therapists and others may not have had the opportunity to learn about working collaboratively with students using switches; as a result, some might assume that the ability to hit a … Continue reading Working with Students Using Switches: Collaboration is Key – Part 1
This presentation will feature a specially designed garden measurement activity highlighting the use of bar graphs. In addition, ideas will be reviewed on the types of assistive devices to consider when planning this activity,
In this session, participants will learn the value of menus in organizing learning for students with mild to moderate disabilities. Visual menus are great for students to have the power of choice and to take control of their own learning. Participants will learn implementation strategies on teaching students to work with digital menus to self-pace, … Continue reading Introducing Menus! Give Students Choice Without Losing Control of Curriculum
In this session, participants will be introduced to the wild world of the twice-exceptional student. A brief overview of twice-exceptionality will be provided, followed by a discussion of innovative tools and strategies that can be used to meet these students’ unique blend of brilliance and challenge in learning, communicating, and being in the world. We … Continue reading Twice Exceptionality in the Digital Age: Strategies For helping Students Tap Into Strengths Using Innovative Technology
Speech Dude Series – Part 2: Discovering natural giftedness within students and helping them to plug in to their own brilliance. In this presentation, participants will discover ways to understand hidden gifts and talents of students with moderate to severe disabilities. We will provide scenarios and strategies that we use to discover hidden student gifts … Continue reading The Freedom Series: The Flip Side of Disability is Giftedness.
“Aided language may be defined as the use of communication aides in face-to-face conversations.” (VonTetzchner, 2018). Various AAC (Augmentative & Alternative Communication) vendors & presenters talk about the use of Aided Language Stimulation, Modeling, Aided Input and other methods of introducing a language system to an individual with CCN (Complex Communication Needs). In this webinar … Continue reading Aided Language: from Research to Practice
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 … Continue reading How Do I Train a Child Who Has a Power Wheelchair to be a Better Driver?
When evaluating a client for a power wheelchair, the client may not demonstrate readiness. Pre-mobility training can be used to develop mobility concepts. This webinar will present strategies to develop readiness. Case examples will be included.
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.