Event Description

 

CCN/Complex Bodies: Building meaningfully activates with switch users/AAC for older students looking at transition webinar

Date: February 20, 2019

Time: 3:30-4:30

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Sharon Redmon, M.S., Ad.Ed.~Assistive Technology; ATPinternet 991

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

Description:

Presume competence but not knowledge.  Older students have had years often without access to experiences that contribute to cognition and preparation for life after school.  In this one-hour webinar, we will look at the complex issues surrounding individuals with CCN and how to design their 14-21 years to prepare for transitioning out of school-based services. Building meaningful activities start with our students, finds engaging activities/tasks and then we develop the environment and tools for access all while keeping transition in mind. 
 
Learning Objectives: In this webinar participants will be able to...
  • Understand the difference between age and developmentally appropriate activities and list three age-appropriate activities for older students
  • Create and implement one engaging activity that is age appropriate
  • State importance of planning activities and teaching around transitions

Presenter:

Sharon Redmon is a SpEd and GenEd teacher with over 20 years of experience.  She holds a Masters of Science degree in Adaptive Education: Assistive Technology and an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) license from RESNA. Sharon's passion for AT and especially AAC began with her first teaching job in WI where she became involved in WATI and continues today as a leader in the WI AAC Network created by an AAC Communicator.  Sharon has been an AT specialist for a WI and WA school district, ECSE teacher (low incidence population), SPED/ABA/Autism coordinator/teacher, high school and kindergarten teacher and now ATP in private practice. Her classroom experience in WI, WA and overseas schools, has given her a unique perspective on how UDL, AT, and AAC intertwine.  She is excited to be back in Washington State and working with individuals of all ages and abilities to access communication and their environment.

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