WORKSHOP PRACTICE STATEMENT
TechACCESS is aware that there are many opportunities available for online/webinar professional development. We have a strong belief that opportunities for hands-on, collaborative workshops are invaluable. Attending workshops with your peers and a TechACCESS staff person allows you to gain insight and knowledge from all participants.As we progress through the 2014-2015 school year, we will be gathering data to determine the need/demand for providing our workshops in differing formats. We look forward to your input!
Location: All workshops, unless otherwise noted, will take place at TechACCESS in Warwick, RI. Click here for directions.
Registration and Payment: All participants must pre-register for workshops online or by calling 401-463-0202. Credit cards, check and POs are accepted. Sorry, we cannot process refunds.
Cancellation: TechACCESS of RI reserves the right to cancel any workshop with less than 6 registered participants. We will attempt to make this determination 7 days prior to a scheduled workshop (so REGISTER EARLY!). In the event that TechACCESS cancels a workshop, the registration fee will be credited toward a future workshop.
Special Accommodations: Persons requesting accommodations must call at least 3 weeks in advance.
A certificate of attendance with contact hours will be provided for all workshops. For information on how these certificates can be used for ASHA, please visit: http://www.asha.org/certification/ReportingUnits.htm.
Eye gaze technology allows individuals with significant physical challenges to access communication devices and technology to support daily living tasks. This workshop will discuss the technologies currently available as well as what should be considered when using these sophisticated devices. Presenter: Matthew Provost, MS, CCC-SLP Register here.
Are you an OT (or a teacher who thinks like an OT) looking for fun and effective apps to use in the therapy room and beyond? This workshop will explore apps that address handwriting, the writing process, organization, visual spatial awareness, sensory needs and accessories that maximize your use of the iPad! Presenters: Jennifer Martinous, OTR/L, Julie Romero, COTA/L Register here.
This workshop will demonstrate the basic features of Clicker 6, Crick Software’s literacy tool. Clicker 6 combines customizable student support tools with intuitive activity wizards that make it easier than ever before for teachers to create and edit Clicker activities. With Clicker 6 you can create personalized, curriculum-specific activities in seconds. Clicker apps will also be demonstrated. Presenters: Jennifer Martinous, OTR/L, Julie Romero, COTA/L Register here.
For individuals with low vision, tablets provide access to the printed word and the world around them. This workshop will demonstrate several tablets and how they can support individuals with low vision; identify what AT is built in; and provide resources for obtaining appropriate apps. Several tablet platforms will be reviewed. Presenter: Gloria Stuart Register here.