Expo 2011 Session Handouts and Presentations

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Session 1 - 9:30 -10:30 am

  • 101 - Staying Connected: AAC for Adults

    Components of effective evaluation and treatment for adults needing augcom or adaptive equipment. Importance of communication about stages of progression in diseases such as ALS. Benefits of early introduction to AT and hands-on trials to facilitate communication, computer access, telephone access and other environmental controls. Types of AT and practical application. Amy Wright, SLP, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

  • 102 - Assistive Technology in the IEP

    Where and how to appropriately document AT in the IEP. Review of resources available to collect data and implement AT that can serve as a roadmap for supporting team and student success. Discussion of examples and common situations. Stacy Springer, OTR/L, Mark Daniels, SCDE AT Specialists

  • 103 - Tools for Web Site Accessibility and Usability

    Free online tools for evaluating web site accessibility and usability. Wendy Mullin, USC, Grace Strother, Web Tester, Will McCain, Janet Jendron, SCATP

  • 104 - The Evolving World of Digital Audio Books and Players

    Update on new digital book players and refinements to existing players that benefit readers of all ages. Sources and resources. Marty McKenzie, Clay Jeffcoat, SCSDB

  • 105 - Perspectives on Home Modifications

    Practical/economical considerations in reducing barriers related to vision, hearing and mobility challenges. Resources, real life experiences. Todd Batt, Rehab Engineer, SCVRD, Wesley Farnum, Building Contractor, Roger Williams, SCDMH, Jed Elmaleh, PT. Facilitator: Catherine Graham, Rehab Engineer, USC SOM

Session 2 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • 201 - Apps: A New Era for AAC

    Overview of new communication apps developed for the iPod and iPad. Determining appropriate apps for each AAC user. Advantages/disadvantages of using this type of communication system. Patricia Quattlebaum, SLP, SCATP

  • 202 - Literacy and Study Supports

    Overview of various free aids that can facilitate learning in any classroom. How many students with and without disabilities can benefit by incorporating these study aids into the daily curriculum. Text-to-speech, speech recognition, colored overlay and concept mapping software. Val Gioia, Mark Daniels, SCDE AT Specialists

  • 204 - Vehicle Modifications and Adapted Driving

    Overview of resources available to people who need adapted driving instruction, support and resources. Considerations, options and resources available to those who need modified vehicles. Tom Jackman, Rehab Engineer, SCVRD, Leslie Shipp, SCVRD, Jed Elmaleh, PT

  • 205 - Brain Injury and Assistive Technology

    Latest technology that can help people with brain injury and memory challenges, such as GPS systems, cell phones, and iPads. How everyday technology can be used to help with daily life. Perspective and experiences from a consumer who uses a variety of these options. Janet Spires, RN

Session 3 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm

  • 301 - Communicate Anytime, Anywhere

    Creating a communication system that promotes communication throughout the day across environments. A closer look at vocabulary selection, active participation, and facilitation of functional communication experiences. Basic information for beginners or those who need a refresher course on implementation of AAC systems. Carol Page, SLP, SCATP, Kristi Hartwell, MSW, Supported Community Living Initiative, CDR, Merry Johnson

  • 302 - Apps Galore! Educational Applications for the iPad/iTouch/iPhone

    Features and options of iPads and iTouches (many free or low-cost) that are universally designed to meet the needs of many students.  Integrated accessibility options and a wide range of education applications, for students with disabilities and those needing additional support to be successful in the classroom or in other environments. Stacy Springer, OTR/L, Val Gioia, SCDE AT Specialists

  • 305 - Finding Your Way Through the AT Maze

    Where do you start if you know you might need assistive technology? Overview of South Carolina's online resources for AT evaluation, funding, acquisition, application and support. Resources from SC Access and the new Aging and Disability Resource Centers. Denise Rivers, LMSW, Lt. Governor's Office on Aging


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Sponsored by South Carolina Assistive Technology Program, USC School of Medicine Center for Disability Resources, SC Assistive Technology Advisory Committee (Division of State Information Technology), SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Disability Action Center, SC Association for Educational Technology, and Mid-Carolina Area Health Education Consortium