Education

A Focus on Consideration of Assistive Technology in K-12

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
12:30 PM Pacific, 3:30 Eastern

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education presents this overview of how IEP teams can consider the need for Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services before developing an IEP. 

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education presents this overview of how IEP teams can consider the need for Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services before developing an IEP.

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Top 5 Preschool Apps Chosen by an SLP

Top 5 preschool apps have been chosen by Amanda Backof, an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certified Speech Language Pathologist for Baltimore City Public Schools. She currently works with children in Head Start programs, elementary and middle schools, and a classroom of children with Autism Spectrum disorders. Backof also founded Speech Language Neighborhood to share her experiences using the iPad in therapy and provide a place for colleagues to find helpful information.

After sifting through the most popular preschool apps available on iTunes, only a few get my speech and language students’ stamp of approval. To receive a Speech Language Neighborhood Stamp of Approval, an app must meet these requirements:

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Bookshare for Students in Transition

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
10:30 AM Pacific, 1:30 PM Eastern

Bookshare provides free access to books for students with print disabilities. This short webinar will cover who how students in transition can get their own account to maintain access to Bookshare.

Bookshare provides free access to books for students with print disabilities. This short webinar will cover who how students in transition can get their own account to maintain access to Bookshare.

Bookshare provides many introductory webinars.

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IPad Apps for Scheduling

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
3 PM Pacific, 6 PM Eastern

iPad apps for scheduling, reminders, and task instructions can assist people with disabilities, including autism.

Center for Accessible Technology AT Specialist Jennifer MacDonald Peltier will share several apps that help people stay on task, keep schedules, and perform multi-step tasks, including timers, task modelers, and schedulers. This is also an opportunity to share, so bring any recommendations you have for apps like these. 

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The iPad in Special Education: App overload!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
9:00 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

AbleNet is proud to offer webinars dedicated to professional development offerings that keeps professionals up-to-date on emerging assistive technology and curricular solutions for the classroom, home and community.

 

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Choice making...there's an app for that (and more)!

Wednesday,October 3, 2012
Noon Pacific, 3 pm Eastern

AbleNet has three webinars in October, related to students with significant disabilities. 

 

Allowing a child to make a choice can promote independence and give a child a sense of control over his or her daily activities. Ablenet's FREE app SoundingBoard not only has many preloaded free boards, but also has the ability to create your own.

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Using Promethean Boards to include Students with Special Needs

Thursday, October 25, 2012
4 pm Pacific, 7 pm Eastern

The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) SETSIG (Special Education Technology Special Interest Group) offers a series of webinars, open to all. This one is on interactive whiteboards.

In this ISTE SETSIG webinar participants will explore how to support all students using your IWB to build lessons that address the three principles of UDL. Using videos and SMART Notebook and Promethean Flipchart templates, Johnny Hamilton and Kendra Grant will explore curriculum examples that build multiple means of recognition, action and expression and engagement into every lesson. 

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Built-in IOS Accessibility and Alternative Access to the iPad

Thursday, October 4, 2012
4 pm Pacific, 7 pm Eastern

The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) SETSIG (Special Education Technology Special Interest Group) offers a series of webinars, open to all.

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Creating Access for University Students

Monday, July 23rd, 2012
10:00 am Pacific Time

Stanford University staff talk about their process of creating access to a range of instructional media.

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AT Breakthroughs for Students with Disabilities

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

One of our our countries most-experienced AT specialists will cover the top seven changes to AT that are benefitting students with disabilities.

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