The Freedom Series: Empowering Independence and Untethered Learning For Students With Moderate to Severe Disabilities.
Speech Dude Series - Part 1: In this presentation, participants will be introduced to a wide variety of innovative technology tools that can support independence and untethered learning for students with moderate to severe disabilities. We will focus on apps and social media resources that level the communication field for students who struggle. We will provide simple implementation strategies with special emphasis on high school aged and transitional students. The Freedom Series: Empowering Independence and Untethered Learning For Students With Moderate to Severe Disabilities handout
Dr. Jennifer Courduff is a Professor in the School of Education at Azusa Pacific University where she develops courses and teaches in the Master of Arts: Learning and Technology program. She is an active member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and is the Research and Developments Chair of ISTE TEN. Dr. Courduff advocates for the needs of special education teachers in several professional learning communities within ISTE and presents strategies for supporting assistive technology at APU, through ISTE, and with AbleNetU. Her research and presentations focus on technology integration within inclusive learning environments and mobile learning.
Christopher M. Wenger is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist. He received a master’s degree in education (with emphasis in mild/moderate disabilities) from Cal State San Bernardino in 2005, and a master’s degree in communicative disorders from Cal State Northridge in 2011. Chris has a strong background in working with individuals with learning disabilities and in program improvements for high school students. Additionally, he holds an AT/AAC certificate from West End Selpa. He has a broad experience in working with technology integration for individuals with special needs.