Workshops

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 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. We regret that 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 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.

 

  • September 30, 2015

    Assistive Technology Overview

    This workshop will provide an overview of all things AT, including: legislation, AT in the IEP, and how to address AT needs in the classroom.  We will also demonstrate AT tools for: reading, writing, communication, access, and vision. Presenters: Matthew Provost, MS, CCC-SPL, Francesca Facenda, MS, CCC-SPL, Jennifer Martinous, OTR/L, and Julie Romero, COTA/L Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/assistive-technology-overview-tickets-17937530637

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      September 30, 2015 4:00 pm
    • End:
      September 30, 2015 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • October 8, 2015

    AAC Apps for ALL Ages

    This workshop will demonstrate some of the AAC apps that are being used by children and adults with limited communication, including: GoTalk Now, TouchChat HD, and Assistive Express.  We will discuss app features and how to select the best apps based on the needs of your student/client. Presenters: Matthew Provost, MS, CCC-SPL and Francesca Facenda, MS, CCC-SPL Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aac-apps-for-all-ages-tickets-17937617898

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      October 8, 2015 4:00 pm
    • End:
      October 8, 2015 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • October 15, 2015

    Reading with Bookshare!

    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 find out how Bookshare works and explore the Bookshare app! Presenters: Jayne Rabideau and Julie Romero, COTA/L Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reading-with-bookshare-tickets-17937645982

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      October 15, 2015 4:00 pm
    • End:
      October 15, 2015 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • October 28, 2015

    iLOVE Writing! Using the iPad to Support Struggling Writers

    Do your students struggle with the process of writing?  This workshop will demonstrate and discuss a variety of apps that can support struggling writers through the writing process, from organization through editing. Implementation strategies will also be discussed. Presenters: Jennifer Martinous, OTR/L, and Julie Romero, COTA/L Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ilove-writing-using-the-ipad-to-support-struggling-writers-tickets-17937693123

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      October 28, 2015 2:00 pm
    • End:
      October 28, 2015 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • November 5, 2015

    ProloQuo2Go 4.0

    This workshop will cover the NEWEST features of this amazing app!  We will also demonstrate ExpressivePower™ for personalizing with natural intonations, prerecorded expressions and sounds; Adaptive Switch Access; Select on Release; and Social Sharing Support. Participants will learn to customize the settings of ProloQuo2Go as well as create new communication pages, including adding symbols and pictures and backing up custom content.  If you are bringing an iPad or iTouch, please have the latest iPad operating system and ProloQuo2Go update installed before attending. Presenters: Matthew Provost, M.S., CCC-SLP and Francesca Facenda, MS, CCC-SLP Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/proloquo2go-40-tickets-17937859621

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      November 5, 2015 4:00 pm
    • End:
      November 5, 2015 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • November 9, 2015

    It’s Elementary! Apps for Elementary School

    Don’t have time to research the best apps for your classroom?  Come and see the best elementary school apps for reading, writing, math, science and play! Presenters: Jennifer Martinous, OTR/L, and Julie Romero, COTA/L Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apps-for-elementary-school-tickets-17938251794

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      November 9, 2015 4:00 pm
    • End:
      November 9, 2015 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • December 3, 2015

    Visual Scheduling and Visual Scenes on the iPad

    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. Presenter: Francesca Facenda, MS, CCC-SLP Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visual-scheduling-and-visual-scenes-on-the-ipad-tickets-17938288905

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      December 3, 2015 4:00 pm
    • End:
      December 3, 2015 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • December 16, 2015

    Apps for Middle and High School

    Don’t have time to research the best apps for your classroom?  Come and see the best middle school and high school apps for reading, writing, math, science, research, organization and more! Presenter: Jennifer Martinous, OTR/L Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apps-for-middle-school-high-school-tickets-17938422304

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      December 16, 2015 4:00 pm
    • End:
      December 16, 2015 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • January 7, 2016

    Chrome as AT!

    Many schools are now using Chromebooks in 1:1 initiatives.  This presentation will explore the best apps and extensions to turn this “general” technology into “assistive” technology.  Accessibility features will also be discussed. Presented by: Julie Romero, COTA/L Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chrome-as-at-tickets-17938511571

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      January 7, 2016 2:00 pm
    • End:
      January 7, 2016 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • January 14, 2016

    Using a Switch to Access the iPad

    Accessing the iPad can be challenging for students with physical and/or motor impairments.  Fortunately, there are many tools and accessories available that can support these individuals.  Come and explore options for mounting, switch access, and apps/accessibility features that make accessing the iPad easier! Presenters: Matthew Provost, MS, Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-a-switch-to-access-the-ipad-tickets-17938570748

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      January 14, 2016 2:00 pm
    • End:
      January 14, 2016 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • January 21, 2016

    Make & Take: Low Tech Support for Reading and Communication

    This “make and take” workshop provides attendees with everything they need to create an adapted book and correlated extension activities using Mayer-Johnson (Boardmaker) picture symbols. This is ideal for teachers, therapists and parents who have students who benefit from the use of Mayer-Johnson symbols for language input and support.  Book: Tiny the Snow Dog Presenter: Kelly Charlebois, ATP Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-take-low-tech-support-for-reading-and-communication-tickets-17938638952

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      January 21, 2016 4:00 pm
    • End:
      January 21, 2016 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • February 3, 2016

    Using the iPad to Support Struggling Readers

    This workshop will demonstrate and discuss a variety of apps that can support struggling readers at any grade level…from reading their favorite story to reading their high school textbooks, we will explore apps and discuss implementation strategies to address your student’s needs. Presenter: Julie Romero, COTA/L Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-the-ipad-to-support-struggling-readers-tickets-17938726213

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      February 3, 2016 4:00 pm
    • End:
      February 3, 2016 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • February 24, 2016

    Voice Recognition Overview

    Voice recognition technology has come a long way since it was introduced!  This workshop will explain the skills needed to optimize use of this technology; demonstrate the program in use; and discuss successful implementation strategies to maximize student efficiency. We will demonstrate both Dragon Naturally Speaking and Dragon Dictate for Mac and Dragon for the iPad. Presenters: Jennifer Martinous, OTR/L, Julie Romero, COTA/L Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voice-recognition-overview-tickets-17938780375

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      February 24, 2016 5:00 pm
    • End:
      February 24, 2016 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • March 2, 2016

    Digital Literacy in Today’s Classroom

    Discover what digital literacy is and why we need to understand it to fully support students in the classroom an in online environments.  This workshop will discuss digital literacy skills; provide checklists and resources to incorporate digital literacy skills into classroom instruction; and explore digital literacy as it relates to online testing. Presented by: Kelly Charlebois, ATP Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-literacy-in-todays-classroom-tickets-17938826513

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      March 2, 2016 4:00 pm
    • End:
      July 2, 2015 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • March 10, 2016

    ProloQuo2Go 4.0

    This workshop will cover the NEWEST features of this amazing app!  We will also demonstrate ExpressivePower™ for personalizing with natural intonations, prerecorded expressions and sounds; Adaptive Switch Access; Select on Release; and Social Sharing Support. Participants will learn to customize the settings of ProloQuo2Go as well as create new communication pages, including adding symbols and pictures and backing up custom content.  If you are bringing an iPad or iTouch, please have the latest iPad operating system and ProloQuo2Go update installed before attending. Presenters: Matthew Provost, M.S., CCC-SLP and Francesca Facenda, MS, CCC-SLP Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/proloquo2go-40-tickets-17938983984

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      March 10, 2016 4:00 pm
    • End:
      March 10, 2016 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • March 16, 2016

    Apps for OT’s!

    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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apps-for-ots-tickets-17939012068

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      March 16, 2016 4:00 pm
    • End:
      March 16, 2016 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • April 6, 2016

    Make & Take: Low Tech Support for Reading and Communication

    This “make and take” workshop provides attendees with everything they need to create an adapted book and correlated extension activities using Mayer-Johnson (Boardmaker) picture symbols. This is ideal for teachers, therapists and parents who have students who benefit from the use of Mayer-Johnson symbols for language input and support. Book: Mouse Count Presenter: Kelly Charlebois, ATP Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-take-low-tech-support-for-reading-and-communication-tickets-17939037143

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      April 6, 2016 4:00 pm
    • End:
      April 6, 2016 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • April 28, 2016

    AT for Transition

    This workshop will focus on the supports available for skills that are needed beyond the K-12 classroom, such as task analysis, organization, scheduling, social skills, time management, and behavioral supports.  Ideas for job accommodations and integrating technology into the workplace and higher education will also be discussed. Presenter: Julie Romero, COTA/L Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/at-for-transition-tickets-18001528055

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      April 28, 2016 4:00 pm
    • End:
      April 28, 2016 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • May 4, 2016

    Apps for Educational and Therapeutic Group Activities

    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.  This workshop will demonstrate the apps that are available to teachers and therapists that will allow them to use their iPad for group activities in the classroom and in the therapy room! Presented by: Jennifer Martinous, OTR/L and Francesca Facenda, MS, CCC-SLP Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apps-for-educational-therapeutic-group-activities-tickets-18001540091

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      May 4, 2016 4:00 pm
    • End:
      May 4, 2016 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40
  • May 19, 2016

    Eye Gaze for AAC and Computer Access: An Overview

    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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eye-gaze-for-aac-and-computer-access-an-overview-tickets-18001557142   

    • Venue:
      TechACCESS
    • Start:
      May 19, 2016 4:00 pm
    • End:
      May 19, 2016 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      110 Jefferson Blvd., Suite I
      Warwick, RI - Rhode Island, 02888
    • Cost:
      $40