Class Details

Event Description

 

AT & AAC for Students with Multiple Disabilities, online course

Date: October 30, 2017

Time: 9:00-12:00

PresenterLocationEvent LimitFeeEvent Hours
Kristin Leslie, ATP, MAT, OTR/L and Sarah Kinsella, SLPinternet 10035.003

Registration Information:
Create an online registration

Contact: e-mail Sue Wright at the SETC office to register, wrightsu@cwu.edu

Description:

 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.

 

Objectives:

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

Presenter:

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

Alternative Communication

Back to events list