As public educators, acting as the cartographers of skill acquisition can be a grueling endeavor. Many of the students whom we serve are faced with significant physical, emotional, medical, and cognitive challenges. When navigating the path towards the final destination, the concept of motor planning cannot be ignored. In fact, plotting the course to include … Continue reading Get Your Motor Running
There is often a lot of emphasis placed on the AAC evaluation and everything leading up to obtaining a device and not enough thought about what’s next. In this presentation, session participants will get ideas, tools, and strategies for treatment plans, fostering independent device users, and for participating in school literacy and curriculum goals. Learning … Continue reading I Have A Device, Now What?
AAC Evaluations may seem daunting and time consuming. There are several steps involved from start to finish. When should I recommend an AAC Evaluation? How do I know when to move from low tech to high tech? How can I streamline my evaluation process? What should I know about report writing? Participants will learn helpful … Continue reading AAC Evaluations
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
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
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.
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.