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.
One of the most common problems with providing AT services is the failure to plan for implementation. Effective implementation plans require all team members to understand their roles and have input in the process. This workshop will discuss steps and implementation strategies for effective AT plans. Presented by: Jennifer Martinous, OTR/L, ATP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/you-cant-have-success-if-you-dont-have-a-plan-tickets-26878859392
This training will provide participants with an introduction to Proloquo2Go 4. The following areas will be addressed:
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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visual-scheduling-and-visual-scenes-on-the-ipad-tickets-26879003824
A fun and creative workshop designed to 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 their students and adults. 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/creating-practical-at-solutions-a-make-take-workshop-tickets-26879426087
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. Presented by: Jennifer Martinous, OTR/L, ATP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/at-for-transition-tickets-26879641732
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