November 20-22, 2013 · Columbus, OH · Greater Columbus Convention Center
AB Pathfinder presents the Assistive Technology (AT) Learning Lab, a hands-on learning environment where attendees can discover and practice new skills and techniques in support of individuals with disabilities. The AT Learning Lab features a networked computer lab facilitated by content experts. An overview of tools and resources will be accompanied by active demonstrations during which participants will get to explore and practice on the provided computer, iPad, or mobile device. Feel free to bring your own device so you can follow along and take your leaning and skills with you!
The AT Learning Lab is located in Room E151.
Teaching and Learning with the iPad
Wednesday, November 20 | 8:30 - 9:45 am
Join us for a facilitated discussion focused on teaching and learning with the iPad for students with autism, low-incidence disabilities, and diverse learners. Hear a variety of professionals share their perspectives. Then engage in a robust conversation to discuss issues and generate ideas and strategies that can be implemented across ages and settings.
Improving Autism Therapy Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support Systems
Wednesday, November 20 | 1:00 - 2:15 pm
The goal of any autism therapy program is to maximize results for patients. New software tools make that more possible than ever. Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) have been used in medical organizations to reduce administrative time and increase the reliability and visibility of critical data to better focus on patient outcomes, and now these tools are available for autism therapy. This session explores the initial results from a pilot study to determine how a CDSS applied to an autism therapy program resulted in increased skill acquisition for the subject.
Google Tools to Improve Access to Instructional Materials
Wednesday, November 20 | 2:45 - 4:00 pm
Google offers a variety of tools that can assist students of all ability levels (including students with disabilities) in accessing important materials. Many of these tools are free! This session demonstrates some of the more powerful tools available to assist students with a variety of needs.
Video Modeling: If I Can See It, I Can Do it!
Wednesday, November 20 | 4:30 - 5:45 pm
This session reviews the benefits of video modeling for students with ASD, including priming students for transitions or new environments, teaching social skills, recognizing facial and body language cues, and teaching independent task completion. Participants will learn how to transfer video from their own camera, iPad, or iPhone to the Mac computer where they can edit it using iMovie.
Technology for SLPs
Thursday, November 21 | 8:30 - 9:45 am
This session demonstrates ways SLPs can integrate affordable technology into their speech therapy sessions, such as speech frequency mapping (spectrograms) for articulation therapy and generating mp3's of story retells to boost students' expressive vocabulary skills. SLPs will also learn how to use technology to manage group therapy more effectively.
Appy Days Are Here Again
Thursday, November 21 | 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Turn those grey skies into blue ones for students who struggle with reading, writing, and/or study and organization skills. This session presents various iDevice apps in the areas of reading, writing, and study/organization skills to assist students throughout their school day. Features and creative uses of each will be discussed so that you can select the best fit for your student.
Using Pinterest for Professional Resources
Friday, November 22 | 8:00 - 9:15 pm
Join us for a facilitated discussion focused on using Pinterest for professional resources. Hear a variety of professionals share their perspectives. Then engage in a robust conversation to discuss issues and generate ideas and strategies that can be implemented across ages and settings.
Educating Students Who Need Intensive Supports in a UDL Environment
Friday, November 22 | 9:30 - 10:45 am
With a large number of students with disabilities in our nation's public schools needing intensive supports, every teacher can expect to find students with diverse learning needs in the classroom. Success for all students requires a focus on individual achievement, individual progress, and individual learning. Despite obstacles, recent research tells us that we can teach these students how to learn. This session focuses on how to put them into a position to compete with the proper supports in place.
Apps Smack Down for Curriculum Access
Friday, November 22 | 11:00 - 12:15 pm
This session is participant presented! You are encouraged to bring your mobile device to share an app of your choice with the other participants. iOS and Android devices welcome. We will provide the microphone and document camera. In addition to sharing your app, be prepared to share how the app allows your students to access the general education curriculum. Come join this exciting and fun session of participant sharing moderated by the OCALI AT and UDL Center staff.