In line with the series we've been running on Internet based resources for educators working with students with Special Needs, this week's mid week update is about a series of webinars from the ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association) on Assistive Technologies. I have listed summary information below for the next 3 Educational Webinars being offered by ATIA – there are many more listed there (click the link below to learn more).
For more information, and to register, go to: http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3628.
Weaving the Threads of Communication
Thursday, August 13: 4 – 5 p.m. Eastern time
Increase their knowledge of research-based vocabulary selection methods.
Raise their awareness of strategies for customization of low tech communication systems.
Increase their understanding of strategies for integrating the use of the communication systems.
Augmentative Communication Evaluations: A Toolkit Approach
Thursday, August 20: 4 – 5 p.m. Eastern time
To identify components of an AAC evaluation toolkit.
To identify which components of the toolkit can be used to evaluate the specific skills of an individual.
To name a variety of website resources available for additional research.
Selecting Software for Students with Learning Disabilities: An Instructional Resource
Tuesday, September 1: 4 – 5 p.m. Eastern time
Recognize examples of good and bad educational software design.
Use resources to identify key aspects of specific cognitive and achievement deficits.
Understand the history and future of the project.
If anyone has participated in one of these webinars, or has any related comments, your input is welcomed – comment and let us know about your experiences. Thanks!