Training/Tutorials/Webinars

Switch Mounting

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

AbleNet University covers the importance of consistent switch placement and various switch mounting product options. 

AbleNet University presents Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS. Switch Mounting Systems position and secure a switch at a desired location. Evaluation mounting systems can be quickly attached to a variety of surface sizes and shapes and accommodate multiple types of switches to determine the best switch location.

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Enable & Engage with Adaptations & Supports for Children with Significant Needs

Wednesday, November 15, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

AbleNet University presents this first in a series of webinars on on Moderate to Severe Disabilities.

AbleNet University presents Padmaja Sarathy, who is a dynamic educational consultant and author. Educators and parents are always challenged as to how best to meet the significant and extensive needs of children with severe and multiple disabilities.

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Switch Assessment

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

AbleNet University presents assessment strategies to determine the optimal switch location and switch type to provide access.

AbleNet University presents this session with Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS. Assistive technology can be accessed directly or indirectly by switch, mouse, eyegaze or voice. This webinar will present assessment strategies to determine the optimal switch location and switch type to provide access.

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Current Trends in Assistive Technology for K-12 Settings

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

AbleNet University presents this update.

AbleNet University presents this session with Kirk Behnke. Explore some of the current issues and trends surrounding assistive technology devices and services for public schools and districts.

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The Basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in K-12 Settings

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

AbleNet University presents a session on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is concept developed from CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology) that provides a structure/framework to support various educational initiatives for ALL students, regardless of ability. 

AbleNet University presents this session with Kirk Behnke. Goals, Methods, Materials and Assessments are the cornerstones of good instruction, especially for a diverse classroom. Our classrooms are made up of students who come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, socio-economic settings and possess a multitude of abilities.

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Universal Design for Learning and Teaching

Thursday, November 21st, 2013
1 pm Pacific, 3 pm Eastern

Assistive Technology is a valuable part of Universal Design for Learning, a term coined by CAST.

According to CAST: "Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be cus

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iPad Apps for Children with Visual Impairments: Explore, Learn and Communicate

Thursday, December 5th
1:30 PM Pacific, 4:30 Eastern

Learn from two experts about apps that work for young children who are blind or visually impaired.

Learn about iPad apps for students in early childhood such as EDA Play, Peek-a-Boo Barn, Pictello and Talkboard with additional insight on switch access and adaptations for children with visual impairments using the iPad.  

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Using Technology to Stay On Time, On Task & Organized

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
3:30 PM Pacific, 6:30 PM Eastern

AT Network presents tools that help with time management and organization.

Many students and adults struggle with productivity skills -- the ability to effectively manage time, get started, stay focused, organize, plan, and analyze problems.  Merely "trying harder" won't help, but "trying different" can. This webinar will demonstrate how technology, coupled with appropriate strategies, can improve these executive function skills.

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iBooks Author, Creating Free AIM & Copyright Considerations  

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
12 PM Pacific, 3 PM Eastern

PATINS presents the why and how of making sure the content you are creating is accessible.

As districts begin creating their own content to address the standards with exciting tools like iAuthor for Mac and iBooks on portable devices (iPads, iPod Touch, iPhone), it's essential to remember (and to know how) to make sure the content that is being created is accessible!

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AT Consideration for Students: Driven by Marketing or SETT?

Thursday, October 24, 2013
10:30 AM Pacific, 1:30 PM Eastern

When AT is considered for students, what is driving the process? Is it the marketing messages crafted by AT producers or is it student-centered? Learn about the advantages of using the SETT Framework.

It's a fact that some fine AT products from Kurzweil, Don Johnston, AbleNet, and others may be what parents have heard of and are asking for, but if that is the starting point for discussion, the student may not receive the best AT.

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