TechKnowledgy 2019

April 9 Speakers

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Mike Marotta
Mike Marotta, ATP, is the owner of Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC. Mike has been in the field of assistive technology for almost 30 years and his experience revolves around a vast array of accommodations for persons with disabilities and their family/support members. Mike is the Director of the Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center @ Disability Rights New Jersey. He is the Founder of @EdcampAccessNJ, @EdcampAccessInt, Co-moderator of #atchat on Wed 8PM ET, Ambassador of @BookCreatorApp, and a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator

Mike believes that networking and information sharing are essential for successful evaluation, consideration, implementation and application of technology to support individuals of ALL abilities.
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Beth Poss
Beth Poss is an assistant principal in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland. She also consults privately on best practices in educational and assistive technology. She has previously served as a member of the MCPS Assistive Technology Team and as the Instructional Specialist for Universal Design for Learning in the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs. She is an adjunct faculty member for Johns Hopkins University and presents nationally on best practices in Professional Development, Early Childhood Special Education, Learning and other Educational Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Instructional Technology and Universal Design for Learning. Areas of special interest include Designing Inclusive Learning Environments, Visual Supports for Students with Disabilities, and Culturally Responsive Teaching.
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Susan K. Lewis Stokes
Susan K. Lewis Stokes has specialized in the area of autism spectrum disorder as both a speech/language pathologist and autism consultant for over 30 years. She presents at many state, national, and international workshops/conferences, and frequently provides trainings and student support to various groups and school districts across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Susan shares practical, evidence- based resources, and strategies related to all aspects of ASD, with a specific focus on the use of various modes of technology that function as positive behavioral Intervention and supports to increase independent functioning in all skill areas.
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Gail M. Van Tatenhove
Gail Van Tatenhove is a speech-language pathologist in private practice, working with children and adults who use AAC strategies and devices. Her contributions to the field of AAC include development of a loaner bank of AAC devices; development of AAC-based therapy and classroom products; participation in ASHA projects on AAC implementation; editor, coordinating committee member and professional development manager for Special Interest Group 12 of ASHA; board member of USSAAC; and past president of FSAAC, the Florida chapter of USSAAC. Gail is a Fellow with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.