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.
Location: All workshops, unless otherwise noted, will take place at TechACCESS in Cranston, 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. We regret that we cannot process refunds.
Subscription Rates: Get 10% off if you purchase a 5-Seat Subscription; 15% off if you purchase a 10-Seat Subscription and 20% off if you purchase a 20-Seat Subscription. Contact us for additional information.
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 please REGISTER EARLY!). In the event that TechACCESS cancels a workshop, the registration fee will be credited toward a future workshop or refunded.
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.
Participants will learn about the latest and greatest visual scheduling apps available on the iPad and how to utilize them in the classroom and/or at home. Participants will also learn about apps that provide visual scene displays, which are interactive picture displays used to provide vocabulary context for users and communication partners. Low tech options for schedules and visual scenes will also be discussed. Register HERE.
Do your students struggle with the process of writing? This workshop will demonstrate and discuss a variety of apps and other AT tools/strategies that can support struggling writers through the writing process, from organization through editing. Implementation strategies will also be discussed. Register HERE.
Tactile diagrams are tactile interpretations of what is to be conveyed, not merely raised pictures. Tactile graphics allow students with visual impairments to gain information about subjects. This workshop will demonstrate how tactile graphics are made, and their importance. Participants will be able to make their own tactile graphic! Register HERE.
|This training will provide participants with an introduction to Proloquo2Go Version 5. The following areas will be addressed: · Describing the different levels of the Crescendo vocabulary system · Creating a new user and customizing vocabulary content for that user, including creating new buttons and folders · Customizing and using the grammar support feature of Proloquo2Go · Manipulating the way Proloquo2Go looks, sounds, and works to meet individual visual, motor, and cognitive needs Attendees are encouraged to bring their own devices to the training. Please be sure to have the latest iPad operating system and Proloquo2Go updates installed before attending. iPads with Proloquo2Go installed will also be available for participants to use during the training.|
|This training will provide participants who have previously attended our introduction course with a more advanced look at Proloquo2go Version 5.
The following areas will be addressed:
A fun and creative workshop where participants make practical AT tools for everyday use. Each participant will make an adapted stylus, slant board, simple switch and universal cuff to take with them and use with the individuals they support. The cost of the workshop includes all of the materials you will need to make these items! Register HERE.
Executive functioning defines skills required for everyday life like working memory, flexibility, problem solving, time management and organization. For many of our students, executive functioning skills are often challenging. This workshop will explore a variety of low tech and high tech tools, strategies, and resources to aid in such tasks as reading, writing, taking notes, time management and organization. Register HERE.
Participants will learn the basics of using the TouchChat app as an AAC device on iDevices. Topics will include an overview of features and how to edit buttons and page sets. Participants will also learn how to save and share page sets. Unique features of TouchChat HD-AAC, such as using gestures to navigate, will also be covered. If you are bringing an iDevice, please have the latest operating system and TouchChat HD-AAC update installed before attending. Register HERE.
Eyegaze 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. Register HERE.
People with visual impairments, physical disabilities and/or learning disabilities can look to Bookshare to dramatically increase the timely availability of books and newspapers in accessible formats. Come and explore how Bookshare works across platforms and discuss implementation strategies for students using this support. Register HERE.
For many individuals, time on the iPad is a solitary activity. However, the iPad can be used to engage small groups of children in educational and therapeutic activities, as well as provide opportunities to work toward therapeutic goals. This workshop will demonstrate apps used by OTs and SLPs that allow them to use their iPad for group activities in the classroom and in the therapy room! Additional AT options will also be discussed. Register HERE.
|Participants will learn the basics of the highly customizable GoTalk Now AAC app. Some of the features that will be reviewed include designing pages and creating communication books. Other features that will be covered include linking songs from your music playlist, adding video clips, switch capability, and more! Backing up and sharing communication books via WiFi will also be demonstrated. If you are bringing an iPad, please have the latest operating system and install GoTalk NOW or the FREE version before attending. Register HERE.|