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Description: DIY Battery Operated Switch Accessible Toy. Every child, and all children need to play. Play comes in many different forms. No matter what it looks like, it is extremely powerful. When children play, they ignite cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Providing opportunities for children to play is critical, and in some situations, requires creativity from the adult to help enable playtime. This video will help practitioners, parents, and anyone working with children with...
Description: The Assistive Technology Continuum is a range of assistive technology devices from No/Low-Tech to High Tech. The continuum includes AT as simple as textured paper to very sophisticated fully dedicated communication devices. This video covers The AT Continuum, misconceptions about assistive technology, where AT can assist a user, examples of assistive technology, and decision making process to acquire assistive technology.
Description: Alternative Pencils give students access to the alphabet and can help students with significant and/or intellectual disabilities engage in emergent literacy activities. This webshop demonstrates five different types of alternative pencils.
Description: iPads are new and versatile tools that are showing up in classrooms around the country. This webshop is a short tutorial on basic controls that will help the new iPad user get started with mobile technology. This webshop is for older first generation iPads.
Description: This webshop will explore common questions asked by professionals in learning to help students who are new to an augmentative communication device within the classroom setting. The goals are to help those professionals identify naturally occurring opportunities within the curriculum to encourage use of these devices and, ultimately, to help students achieve communicative competence.
Description: In this webshop, you will learn how to create meaningful literacy experiences by: Using age appropriate reading materials to differentiate instructional levels so all students can participate in a book club experience.
Description: TARGET AUDIENCE: Low Incidence, PK-12 TIME: 3 minutes DESCRIPTION: This Webshop demonstrates how to make a Switch using a CD container.
Description: TARGET AUDIENCE: Low Incidence, PK-12 TIME: 4 minutes DESCRIPTION: This Webshop shows how to create a foam switch.
Description: TARGET AUDIENCE: Communication/AAC, PK-12 TIME: 10 minutes DESCRIPTION: This video created by Chris Bugaj,Loudoun County Public Schools demonstrates how to use pacing boards for articulation.
Description: TARGET AUDIENCE: ECE TIME: 45 minutes DESCRIPTION: This webshop was created by Sally Norton-Darr and Judith Schoonover from Loudoun County Public Schools. Explore this rich collection of literacy and thematic resources for Do-It Yourselfers! These resources are based on the book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" and the "space" theme and offer powerpoints, templates, resource guides and literacy planners.
Description: Viewers will take a tour of a very special SCIENCE FAIR. The REACH Program at St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children hosts this annual event. Students with significant INTELLECTUAL and MULTIPLE DISABILITIES use a variety of ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY to share their ASOL-based projects. Take great notes and be prepared to be INSPIRED!
Description: TARGET AUDIENCE: Mild/Moderate, Low Incidence TIME: 18 minutes DESCRIPTION: This workshop will provide an overview of the stages of the writing process and identify interventions that can be addressed at the appropriate stage of the writing process. A separate webshop will specifically address assistive technology solutions for writing
Description: TARGET AUDIENCE: Mild/Moderate, Low Incidence TIME: 25 minutes DESCRIPTION: During this portion of the workshop we will explore assistive technology solutions that can be used at all stages of the writing process. Solutions will be explained and resources will be given.
Description: This 17 minute video with activities provides a brief overview of assistive technology. It describes the laws and definitions of AT and the benefits of AT with student examples.
Description: Serving students who are nonverbal is a challenge. It is necessary to provide these students with ways to communicate so that they can answer academic questions and participate in the social communication of the schools. Use of core vocabulary can help make this happen. Core vocabulary is defined as a small set of unchanging words that are used across contexts. Core vocabulary is a fundamental concept and is a way of designing low and high tech materials that maximize and enhance student...
Description: Adaptive switches are an alternate means of accessing devices that have small switches that are inaccessible for people with orthopedic disabilities. These devices include battery-powered, electrical and electronic household devices. Adaptive switches have many applications. In this workshop, we intend to use a switch to control turning on and off lights, radios, tape recorders, and battery-operated toys. The purpose of this eWorkshop is to share ideas for making switches from things that are...