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Session 1 - 9:30 to 10:30

*Telling It Like It Is: AAC Users and Family Members.
Perspectives from a panel of people who use augmentative and alternate communication (AAC) devices and their family members. Stories of what did and didn’t work and suggestions for others starting the process.
Carol Page, SCATP
Hannah and Stephanie Reed

Cali and Alexis McLeod

IEPs and Common Core State Standards:
Using Universal Design for Learning to Align IEP Goals to the Standards.

Resources that can be used to align with the Common Core Connectors for students with disabilities.
Kathleen Heiss,
Kathy Whaley, SC Department of Education

Dealing with Videos on the Web: What’s Required?
Options for captioning.
Mark Gamble, SCVRD

Younger Vets and the Latest Technology.
Focus on Apple iOS and its apps that can increase independent and safe living, improve daily routines, save resources. While the focus is on the needs of people with visual impairments, some strategies for people with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury will be included.
Todd Turansky,
Mark Armstrong,
Deborah Lovell,
Charlie Norwood,
VA Medical Center, Augusta

Session 2 - 11:30 to 12:30

*Video Modeling and the iGeneration.
A review of research, apps, and how to make your own videos. Positive Behavioral supports in AugCom.
Preston Clay Hadden, MUSC

Apps Offered by Web Browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Explanation of the difference is between a browser app, add-on, extension, and plug in. Overview of browser extensions that can enhance online reading and learning. Overview of extensions for text-to-speech, speech-to-text, highlighting, saving notes, typing papers, looking up word definitions, spelling help, screen reading, magnification and more.
Mike Leonard, USC
Val Gioia, SC Department of Education

How Smart are Smart Phones?
How Smart Phones make information more accessible to people with vision and mobility impairments. Apps, Voice-activation and other tools for using the iPhone and DROID.
Clay Jeffcoat, SCSDB
Alex Jackson, USC

It Takes a Village!
Thinking “Outside the Box” for Equipment Reuse Solutions in South Carolina.

Overview of equipment reuse activities in South Carolina. Who’s doing what? We’ll hear from representatives of some of the organizations that provide used equipment to South Carolinians and others. We’ll talk about challenges – transportation, storage, cleaning, collaboration.
Janet Jendron, SCATP,
Catherine Graham
USC SOM.

Session 3 - 2:00 to 3:00

*Apps for Speech and Language and Following Progress.
Demonstration of apps for articulation, oral motor exercises, language learning, social pragmatics, reading and data collection.
Michelle Dawson, JumpStart Pediatrics

What Your Operating System Can Do for You – and Apps Too!
Overview of ways to access an iPad including Switch Accessibility, Switch Enabled Program for Limited Mobility, text to speech. Overview of accessibility features of iOS 7 and Microsoft, plus the features that are available on the iPad and tablets.
Madalina Tudora, ATP, Lancaster School District
Mark Daniels, SC Department of Education

There’s More to Life! Overview of Exercise and Recreation Opportunities in South Carolina.
Ways to adapt equipment and activities for people with disabilities.
Barbara Oswald, Project Unify
Kay Fort, Hope Bridge Adult Day Care
Rafe Ellisor, Fun4all
Dot Colson
Michael and Shelly Warner, Coastal Carolina Adaptive Sports & Recreation

Apps and Tools for People with Memory Challenges.
Tips for navigating the maze of apps on the market that help people with brain injury, stroke, older adults, and people with dementia.
LeAnne Alewine, Roger C. Peace Center


*Application for Continuing Education credits for these sessions has been approved by ASHA.

Continuing Education Credits through AHEC

Application has been approved for continuing education credits for all sessions
(Counselors, Nurses, OT, PT, SLP, and Social Work) through Mid-Carolina AHEC , Inc., and for Early Intervention credits.

NURSING:   Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission of Accreditation.

This nursing continuing education activity, approval #1212-031-PR-152, has been approved for 3.0 hours. 

Social Workers: This program has been approved by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners for 3.0 clock hours of non social work continuing education

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved for **3.6 contact hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board of Examiners for Physical Therapy. (Based on a 50-minute hour)

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS: This program has been approved for **3.6 contact hours of continuing education for Occupational Therapists.  SC AHEC has presumptive approval as a provider of continuing education for Occupational Therapist by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy. (Based on a 50-minute hour)

Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc. This program is approved for ** 0.3 CEU’s (**3.0 clock hours) of continuing education by Mid-Carolina AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practices Standards. Participants must attend 90% of the program in order to receive a certificate or attendance. No partial credit will be given.

** In order to receive the designated credit hours, you must attend the appropriate concurrent sessions for that discipline.  Certificates will be distributed at the end of the day. To receive a certificate an evaluation form must be turned in to the moderator/facilitator.

Continuing Education Credits through BabyNet

The following sessions are pre-approved for BabyNet Credential renewal hours and will count for 1 credit hour of “Pre-approved Outside Trainings.” BabyNet personnel are only required to have 3 hours of “Pre-approved Outside Trainings.”

Telling it like it is: AAC Users and Family Members.
Dealing with Videos on the Web:
Video Modeling and the iGeneration
Thinking “Outside the Box” for Equipment Reuse Solutions in South Carolina.
Apps for Speech and Language and Following Progress.
What your operating system can do for you ­ and apps too!


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