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Latest Episodes

Kelly Fonner, “Lessons Learned: Integrating AAC into the Classroom”

How to integrate Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices into the curriculum can be a daunting task to teachers and teams who aren’t familiar with this technology. Kelly Fonner presented 8 lessons that she has learned over the years, to assist teachers and teams in the integration process. Click on the link below to listen to an […]

--2007 JUL 20
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Kelly Fonner, “Lessons Learned: Integrating AAC into the Classroom”

Scott Marfilius, “Technology Supports for Struggling Writers”

Scott Marfilius digs into the area of writing, breaking it down into its component pieces and helping teachers to examine exactly where their students are struggling. They then examined which technology tools might support the writing strategies that could be put into place. This presentation was based on the new TATN training module that was […]

--2007 JUL 16
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Scott Marfilius, “Technology Supports for Struggling Writers”

Therese Willkomm, “Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes – Beyond Duct Tape and Velcro”

Therese Willkomm presented and all-day, hands-on lab that introduced many of the participants to tools and materials that would allow them to create basic modifications that could really impact their student’s lives. Each participant made a business card switch, created a battery-device adapter, scored, snapped, and bent acrylic, and learned about materials that are readily […]

--2007 JUL 16
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Therese Willkomm, “Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes – Beyond Duct Tape and Velcro”

Eileen Garza, “Home Sweet Home: AT Solutions for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum”

I’ll admit it. I’m the first one to fall for a gadget or gizmo that beeps, whirrs, or is just the latest and greatest in state-of-the-art electronics. (I said fall for, not necessarily purchase – that stuff’s expensive!) However, Eileen Garza’s presentation reminds us that there is a lot of items that we can use […]

--2007 JUL 16
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Eileen Garza, “Home Sweet Home: AT Solutions for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum”

Erika Andersen, “Applying the Low Vision Prescription to the Classroom Environment”

Randall Jose and Erika Andersen, from the University of Houston, School of Optometry, shared information about Project DOVES low vision rehabilitation service by Region 4 and the Center for Sight Enhancement. In addition, we discussed teaching strategies for students with low vision, in addition to the use of assistive technologies. Click the following link to […]

--2007 JUL 16
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Erika Andersen, “Applying the Low Vision Prescription to the Classroom Environment”

Bonnie Hill, “The Shift: Learning on the Web for Students with Reading Challenges”

Did you know that WYNN would allow you to surf the ‘net, read a webpage aloud, and allow you to highlight and mask passages? How about editing the text you find on the web? Bonnie Hill and Pauline Anacki, from Freedom Scientific/Learning Systems Group shared those topics and much more during their presentation. For more […]

--2007 JUL 16
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Bonnie Hill, “The Shift: Learning on the Web for Students with Reading Challenges”

Susan Zapf, “Creating a Functional Creative Writing Class for High School Life Skills Classes”

Sue Zapf and her co-presenter, Nicole Alexander, shared how they are implementing a creative writing program in their life skills classroom. It is a multidisciplinary approach, as Sue is the Occupational Therapist for the classroom and Nicole is the classroom teacher. Creative writing provides a means of expression for their students and they have had […]

--2007 JUL 16
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Susan Zapf, “Creating a Functional Creative Writing Class for High School Life Skills Classes”

Catherine Wyatt, “An Introduction to Eating and Drinking Technologies”

Catherine Wyatt from Mealtime Partners, Inc., presented some amazing technology that will allow a user with limited mobility to eat using 1-, 2-, or no switches at all! This innovative solution provides independence for anyone with a physical disability. For more information, you can visit the Mealtime Partners website by clicking here, or calling 817-237-9991. […]

--2007 JUL 16
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Catherine Wyatt, “An Introduction to Eating and Drinking Technologies”

Cecilia Robinson, “NIMAS in Texas”

The implementation of NIMAS (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard), looks a little bit different, depending upon which State you happen to be in. Cecilia Robinson, an Education Specialist with Region 4, discusses how NIMAS is being implemented in Texas. If you’d like to learn more about what NIMAS is and where it stands today, please […]

--2007 JUL 16
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Cecilia Robinson, “NIMAS in Texas”

Kate May, “The PRC Journey Through a Consumer Perspective”

Kate May is not only an Assistive Technology Teaching Assistant (click here to listen to her interview from the TATN 2006 Conference), but also Prentke-Romich’s representative at the TATN 2007 Regional Conference. Kate has a broad expertise in Augmentative Communication, working with many different devices and has a unique perspective on AAC use. Click the […]

--2007 JUL 16
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Kate May, “The PRC Journey Through a Consumer Perspective”

Latest Episodes

Kelly Fonner, “Lessons Learned: Integrating AAC into the Classroom”

How to integrate Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices into the curriculum can be a daunting task to teachers and teams who aren’t familiar with this technology. Kelly Fonner presented 8 lessons that she has learned over the years, to assist teachers and teams in the integration process. Click on the link below to listen to an […]

--2007 JUL 20
Comments
Kelly Fonner, “Lessons Learned: Integrating AAC into the Classroom”

Scott Marfilius, “Technology Supports for Struggling Writers”

Scott Marfilius digs into the area of writing, breaking it down into its component pieces and helping teachers to examine exactly where their students are struggling. They then examined which technology tools might support the writing strategies that could be put into place. This presentation was based on the new TATN training module that was […]

--2007 JUL 16
Comments
Scott Marfilius, “Technology Supports for Struggling Writers”

Therese Willkomm, “Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes – Beyond Duct Tape and Velcro”

Therese Willkomm presented and all-day, hands-on lab that introduced many of the participants to tools and materials that would allow them to create basic modifications that could really impact their student’s lives. Each participant made a business card switch, created a battery-device adapter, scored, snapped, and bent acrylic, and learned about materials that are readily […]

--2007 JUL 16
Comments
Therese Willkomm, “Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes – Beyond Duct Tape and Velcro”

Eileen Garza, “Home Sweet Home: AT Solutions for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum”

I’ll admit it. I’m the first one to fall for a gadget or gizmo that beeps, whirrs, or is just the latest and greatest in state-of-the-art electronics. (I said fall for, not necessarily purchase – that stuff’s expensive!) However, Eileen Garza’s presentation reminds us that there is a lot of items that we can use […]

--2007 JUL 16
Comments
Eileen Garza, “Home Sweet Home: AT Solutions for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum”

Erika Andersen, “Applying the Low Vision Prescription to the Classroom Environment”

Randall Jose and Erika Andersen, from the University of Houston, School of Optometry, shared information about Project DOVES low vision rehabilitation service by Region 4 and the Center for Sight Enhancement. In addition, we discussed teaching strategies for students with low vision, in addition to the use of assistive technologies. Click the following link to […]

--2007 JUL 16
Comments
Erika Andersen, “Applying the Low Vision Prescription to the Classroom Environment”

Bonnie Hill, “The Shift: Learning on the Web for Students with Reading Challenges”

Did you know that WYNN would allow you to surf the ‘net, read a webpage aloud, and allow you to highlight and mask passages? How about editing the text you find on the web? Bonnie Hill and Pauline Anacki, from Freedom Scientific/Learning Systems Group shared those topics and much more during their presentation. For more […]

--2007 JUL 16
Comments
Bonnie Hill, “The Shift: Learning on the Web for Students with Reading Challenges”

Susan Zapf, “Creating a Functional Creative Writing Class for High School Life Skills Classes”

Sue Zapf and her co-presenter, Nicole Alexander, shared how they are implementing a creative writing program in their life skills classroom. It is a multidisciplinary approach, as Sue is the Occupational Therapist for the classroom and Nicole is the classroom teacher. Creative writing provides a means of expression for their students and they have had […]

--2007 JUL 16
Comments
Susan Zapf, “Creating a Functional Creative Writing Class for High School Life Skills Classes”

Catherine Wyatt, “An Introduction to Eating and Drinking Technologies”

Catherine Wyatt from Mealtime Partners, Inc., presented some amazing technology that will allow a user with limited mobility to eat using 1-, 2-, or no switches at all! This innovative solution provides independence for anyone with a physical disability. For more information, you can visit the Mealtime Partners website by clicking here, or calling 817-237-9991. […]

--2007 JUL 16
Comments
Catherine Wyatt, “An Introduction to Eating and Drinking Technologies”

Cecilia Robinson, “NIMAS in Texas”

The implementation of NIMAS (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard), looks a little bit different, depending upon which State you happen to be in. Cecilia Robinson, an Education Specialist with Region 4, discusses how NIMAS is being implemented in Texas. If you’d like to learn more about what NIMAS is and where it stands today, please […]

--2007 JUL 16
Comments
Cecilia Robinson, “NIMAS in Texas”

Kate May, “The PRC Journey Through a Consumer Perspective”

Kate May is not only an Assistive Technology Teaching Assistant (click here to listen to her interview from the TATN 2006 Conference), but also Prentke-Romich’s representative at the TATN 2007 Regional Conference. Kate has a broad expertise in Augmentative Communication, working with many different devices and has a unique perspective on AAC use. Click the […]

--2007 JUL 16
Comments
Kate May, “The PRC Journey Through a Consumer Perspective”
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