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. 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.
This workshop will cover features that include 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. New features will be discussed and demonstrated. If you are bringing an iPad or iTouch, please have the latest iPad operating system and ProloQuo2Go update installed before attending. Or use one of our devices! Presenter: Matthew Provost, M.S., CCC-SLP Register here.
Are you a Digital Native or a Digital Immigrant? 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. Presenter: Kelly Charlebois, ATP Register here.
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.
Identifying the right AT tools for students is only the first step! In order for students to be successful, there needs to be a plan in place to support technology implementation. Come and learn about the best way to develop a comprehensive AT Implementation Plan. Participants will leave with sample plans, checklists, and lots of resources to help them make the perfect plan for their students! Register here.
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, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Martinous, OTR/L Register here.
Looking for ways to find the latest and greatest apps? Look no more! Join us fir the App Open House, where participants can share their favorite apps and learn about others favorites! Bring your iDevice and your app ideas to this dynamic and fun workshop! Facilitated by TechACCESS staff. Register here.
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: Gloria Stuart Register here.
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.
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. Presenter: Kelly Charlebois 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 cover features that include 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. New features will be discussed and demonstrated. If you are bringing an iPad or iTouch, please have the latest iPad operating system and ProloQuo2Go update installed before attending. Presenter: Matthew Provost, M.S., CCC-SLP 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.