Assistive Technology Seminar
For more information, contact Continuing Education at 814-375-4772 or email [email protected].
The AT Seminar reviews a wide range of assistive technology by focusing on the areas in which the technology helps, rather than on the devices themselves. This concept allows for a broader range of devices to be discussed with pragmatic examples. Cross area comparisons are also provided in order to begin a movement towards a level of transparency within any classroom, therapy room, or even workplace setting. Participants of these seminars are engaged with the AT in a hands-on manner as well as learning various techniques for all abilities to use within inclusionary or even neurotypical settings.
The AT Seminar seeks to provide ideas on the best practices surrounding the devices. It offers support in creating holistic approaches for interactive learning for all students. And finally, it promotes the usage of assistive technologies in an effort to foster greater learning and everyday achievements for all.
1.) Review the research behind assistive technology to understand the role that it plays in adaptive learning, therapy, and improving daily life activities for those with differing abilities.
2.) Identify how specific types of assistive technology function with specific needs.
3.) Receive hands-on learning with various types of assistive technology products, including switches, sensory feedback tools, and interactive devices like the TAPit, ProxTalker, GoVision OCR video magnifier, GlassOuse, and Movement Sensor Switch.
4.) Participate in open forum discussions with other attendees.
Who Should Attend:
- Occupational Therapy Professionals
- Speech Therapists
- Special Education Providers
- Parents/Consumers of Assistive Technology