These hands-on mini-sessions feature instructional and assistive technology (AT) topics that benefit students with disabilities of all ages and abilities. Some sessions are new and others are popular repeats from the past. Check out the descriptions below and register online early to secure a spot!
All sessions are scheduled from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the VDOE T/TAC at VCU, Richmond Office10 East Franklin Street, Suite 200Richmond, VA 23219
Cost: $5.00 for each workshop
January 29, 2013
AT Decision-making ToolsPractice using a range of AT decision-making tools, including the TechMatrix, SETT framework, AIM Navigator, AT Consideration Guide, and “Hey! Can I try that?” We’ll explore each one and send you on your way with everything you need to share with your colleagues.
February 26, 2013 Selecting an Appropriate Communication System for your StudentExplore , Learn, Discover! Explore a variety of communication tools. Learn how to decide which communication tools will meet the needs of your student. Discover new ways to help your student communicate. You will have hands-on experience using low tech systems (such as pictures) to high tech communication tools (such as ipads). Leave feeling energized and ready to support the communication needs of your students. Remember, “Not being able to speak is not the same as not having anything to say” (Rosemary Crossley). Target Audience: Teachers, SLPs, and family members serving students who have difficulty communicating.
March 26, 2013A to Z’s of Assistive Technology for Little KidsProviding access to play activities for infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities involves more than setting out toys and designing play centers. Assistive technology (AT) plays a critical role in access and engagement in play and communication for many children. We will explore ways to use inexpensive, household materials to create AT supports for infants and young children. You’ll walk away with at least one piece of AT, loads of resources and the knowledge to make decisions about selecting and designing appropriate AT to help young children learn and grow. Come on! It’ll be fun!
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