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.
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. Presented by: Francesca Facenda, MS, CCC-SLP Register here
This training will provide participants with an introduction to Proloquo2Go 4. The following areas will be addressed:
This training will provide participants who have previously attended our introduction course with a more advanced look at Proloquo2go. The following areas will be addressed:
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 and resources to aid in such tasks as reading, writing, taking notes, time management and organization. Presented by: Jennifer Martinous, OTR/L, ATP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-at-to-support-executive-functioning-tickets-26881016845
Not every student can access AT devices independently and efficiently. This workshop will demonstrated alternate access solution including switches, eye gaze, touch screen, and mouse and keyboard alternatives. Presented by: Kelly Charlebois, ATP, Francesca Facenda, MS, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Martinous, OTR/L, ATP, Matthew Provost, M.S., CCC-SLP, Joanne Heffernan, M.S., CCC-SLP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/access-for-all-options-for-at-devices-tickets-26881201397
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: What Time is it Mr. Crocodile? Presented by: Kelly Charlebois, ATP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adapted-books-low-tech-support-for-reading-and-communication-tickets-26881318748