AT & AAC for Students with Multiple Disabilities, online course
Date: October 30, 2017
|Presenter||Location||Event Limit||Fee||Event Hours|
|Kristin Leslie, ATP, MAT, OTR/L and Sarah Kinsella, SLP||internet||100||35.00||3|
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AT & AAC for students with Multiple Disabilities
Join this online class to learn about assistive technology and AAC support, as well as implementation strategies for students with multiple disabilities. Students with complex bodies often require specialized assistive technologies to communicate and participate in their education and communities. This course will provide an overview of possible hardware and software supports, as well as considerations of features to enhance learning. Ideas for supplemental curricular supports with differentiated instruction and accessibility options will also be shared.
Participants will learn
· AT feature considerations that support students with multiple disabilities
· Communication strategies and supports to trial with students
· Access solutions, including switches and mounting options
· Practical low tech and high tech AT ideas to support classroom participation
Course fee $35.00
Kristin Leslie is an occupational therapist and an assistive technology professional who has worked in special education in Washington State Public Schools for 18 years. Her leadership role at SETC includes providing consultation to administrators and educators on AT procedures and best practices. In addition she actively teaches webinars, in-person classes and consultation on the implementation of assistive technology for children with wide range of physical and cognitive abilities.
Sarie Kinsella is a Speech and Language Pathologist and AT Specialist with the Everett Public Schools and the SETC. As lead on the district’s Assistive Technology team she consults and collaborates with IEP teams districtwide regarding Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication and specific student needs. Additionally, acting as a liaison between special educators, administration, and Information Technology/Information Systems. She researches and recommends Assistive Technology tools and has provided ongoing trainings to staff in areas related to Assistive Technology and Augmentative