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Speech Recognition as AT for Writing: A Guide for K-12 Education webinar

Date: April 24, 2018

Time: 1:00-2:00

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Daniel Cochrane and Kelly Keyonline 501

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Speech recognition is everywhere now, so it’s easy to assume we no longer need to consider it as AT or to teach students how to use it. But we do! In their guide, Dan and Kelly approach speech recognition through the AT cycle. Both special educators by training, they will demonstrate HOW to teach speech recognition using a series of 8 scaffolded steps they developed over many years of working with students across all grade levels. These steps are aligned with specific assessment tools for measuring effectiveness during the trial. 



Learn to teach speech recognition to students


Review a process for trialing speech recognition to students across all grade levels 


Daniel Cochrane is the full-time assistive technology specialist/coordinator for Community Unit School District 200 in Wheaton and Warrenville, IL. He is also an adjunct instructor for the Assistive Technology Certificate Program at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC). He has an MA in teaching special education, an MS in Disability and Human Development from UIC with concentration in assistive technology, and maintains ATP certification from RESNA. Dan is currently chair of the RESNA Professional Standards Board that governs the ATP and ATP/SMS certifications. He has presented workshops at Closing the Gap, ATIA and RESNA conferences.


Kelly Key is an administrator and assistive technology coordinator for the Barrington school district in Barrington, IL. She has been in her current role for 13 years as the assistive technology coordinator and a special services facilitator for Barrington Community School District 220 in Barrington, IL. Prior to becoming an administrator, Kelly was a special education teacher for 9 years. She has a BA in teaching special education, a MA in Early Childhood Special Education, a CAS in Educational Leadership, and completed the CSUN Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP). Kelly has presented workshops at Closing the Gap and ATIA conferences.

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