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Supporting Access to Powered Mobility webinar

Date: October 4, 2018

Time: 3:30-4:30

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Heidi Brislin, OTR/L & AT Specialist & Kristin Leslie, ATP, MAT OTR/Linternet 991

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

Description:

 

In this session, you will learn about using power mobility as an activity to assist in determining and refining access.  We will discuss seating for access, power chair considerations, alternative access methods for driving, integrating drive controls to run to operate other assistive supports, working with vendors, trial and things to consider prior to the letter of medical necessity.

Learning Objectives-Participants will:

1.     Explore the basic pros and cons of three MDM systems

2.     Identify the process needed to get the iPads from the box into student hands

3.     Outline steps to set up Apple School Manager

Presenter:

Heidi Brislin, OTR/L, AT Specialist

Heidi is an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Specialist in the North Kitsap School District supporting students in Kingston and Poulsbo, WA. She has worked in the schools for 15 years and has supported students who range in age from 3-21. Over the past 4 years, Heidi has worked to develop the Assistive Technology Augmentative Alternative Communication team for her district. Prior to working in the schools, Heidi worked in a variety of adult in and out patient rehab settings. She graduated from Boston University with her Bachelor of Science degree in OT and received her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Washington. Heidi is passionate about helping teams provide authentic learning opportunities for all students, including improving literacy opportunities and skills, switch access, powered mobility and helping students become autonomous communicators using augmentative alternative communication tools.
 
Kristin Leslie is an occupational therapist and an assistive technology professional who has worked in special education in Washington State Public Schools for 19 years.  She is currently the director of the Special Education Technology Center.  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. 

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