ABLE Tech workshops are designed for educators, related service providers, and administrators needing a wide range of Assistive Technology (AT) knowledge, providing standards-based training, hands-on practice, and dynamic coaching for the novice up to the expert.
These FREE sessions will take participants from theory to practice with hands-on activities to learn the steps for providing Assistive Technology (AT) to students in schools. The lineup will include a 3-part series of training sessions offered in a ZOOM virtual format this Spring 2022 school semester.
Each participant must register separately.
ABLE Tech - Spring 2022 Series
Part 1 - Consideration of Assistive Technology (AT)
Part 2 - Gathering Information and Trialing Devices
Part 3 - AT in the IEP and Implementation
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Units will be offered to OTs, PTs, and SLPs. School districts are invited to form "AT Support Teams" which include administrators, special education teachers, and related service providers to attend the workshops together.
Please let us know if you have accommodation needs by calling (1-800-257-1705) or emailing email@example.com.
Speaker Disclosures: Gretchen Cole-Lade, Shelley Gladden, Averie Hinchey, Allyson Robinson, Shelby Sanders, and Amy Woods
Financial Disclosure: For the speakers above, no relevant financial relationship exists. Oklahoma ABLE Tech receives a profit from vending iPads, apps, and cases as speech generating devices to SoonerCare Members on behalf of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
Nonfinancial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationship exists for any speakers above.
[Part 1 of 3 workshops]
Part 1 – Consideration of Assistive Technology
Participants will learn the process for Consideration of Assistive Technology (AT) for all students with disabilities, including legal requirements related to AT consideration, and hands-on learning to help educators discover potential solutions available to help meet students’ Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.
1. Describe the consideration of AT for all students with disabilities.
2. Summarize what the law says about AT Consideration.
3. List potential solutions available to help meet students’ IEP goals.
8:00 a.m. Intro/Law of AT Consideration
8:20 a.m. What is AT? What is QIAT?
8:50 a.m. AT Consideration
9:50 a.m. Low-tech Activity/Make n Take/Q&A
10:30 a.m. Adjourn
2.5 Continued Education Units (CEUs) approved for OT/OTA, PT/PTA
This program is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Professional Area).
Oklahoma ABLE Tech is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information for the number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level, and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
Part 1 - Downloads
|Part 1 - Workshop Agenda (pdf)||Part 1 - Special Factors Support (pdf)||Part 1 - AT Consideration Presentation (pdf)|
|Part 1 - BEEC- AT guide (pdf)|
[Part 2 of 3 Workshops]
Part 2 - Gathering Information and Trialing Devices
Participants will learn the steps involved in conducting an AT Assessment and the procedure for borrowing AT to trial with students. Educators will be provided the opportunity of making low-tech AT help students with classroom tasks. Handouts will be posted on this webpage before the training date.
Pre-requisite: AT Assessment Part 1 - Consideration Workshop
1. Explain the steps to conduct an AT Assessment.
2. Describe how to borrow AT for a trial.
3. Apply the steps of an AT Assessment with a student.
8:00 a.m. Intro/Law of AT Assessment
8:40 a.m. AT Assessment Steps 1-3
9:10 a.m. AT Assessment Step 4
10:10 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. AT Assessment Step 4 Continued
11:20 a.m. Break / Lunch
12:20 p.m. AT Assessment Step 5
1:05 p.m. Best Practices for AT Assessment and Operational Procedures
1:50 p.m. Make ‘n Takes
2:15 p.m. Adjourn
5.0 Continued Education Units (CEUs) approved for OT/OTA, PT/PTA.
This program is offered for 0.50 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).
Part 2 - Downloads
|Part 2 - Agenda (PDF)||WATI Observation Guide (PDF)||Zabala SETT Data Tool (PDF)|
|Part 2 -Workshop Presentation (PDF)||WATI Decision Guide (PDF)||QIAT Assessment Planner (PDF)|
|Zabala SETT Data Gathering (PDF)||WATI Environmental Observation Summary (PDF)||WATI AT Trial Use Guide (PDF)|
[Part 3 of 3 Workshops]
Part 3 - Assistive Technology (AT) in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Implementation
Participants will learn how to write AT in the IEP, summarize the AT Implementation process, compare and contrast AT across disabilities, and identify AT funding resources. The session will offer educators opportunities to see devices.
Pre-requisite: AT Assessment Part 2 – Gathering Information and Trialing Devices Workshop
1. Tell how to write AT in the IEP
2. Summarize AT Implementation process
3. Compare and Contrast AT across disabilities
4. Identify funding resources for AT acquisition
8:00 a.m. Intro/AT Assessment Step 5 – AT Acquisition and Funding
8:55 a.m. AT in the IEP
9:35 a.m. Best Practices and Operational Procedures AT in the IEP
9:50 a.m. Break
10:05 a.m. Step 6 – Implementing the Device
10:45 a.m. Best Practices and Operational Procedures for AT Implementation
11:00 a.m. Comments / Q&A / Polls
11:15 a.m. Break
12:15 p.m. AT Demonstrations by Category
3:30 p.m. Adjourn
6.0 Continued Education Units (CEUs) approved for OT/OTA, PT/PTA.
This program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).
Part 3 - Downloads
|Part 3 - Agenda (PDF)s||Part 3 - Workshop Presentation (PDF)||ASHA CE Participant Form (PDF)|
|Implementation Practice Handout (PDF)||IEP Practice Worksheet (PDF)||AT Implementation Organizer (PDF)|
Assistive Technology (AT) Funding Workshop
This 2-hour virtual workshop is designed for Oklahoma public school administrators, special educators, and related service providers who help students with disabilities. Participants will learn about resources and grant-writing tips for securing funding for needed AT for students.
Participants will practice matching students to funding options as well as practice grant writing in the workshop. Guidance for planning and budgeting for AT will be shared as well as sample AT plans so that schools can plan ahead to support the provision of needed AT for students with disabilities.
This presentation will be led by Gretchen Cole-Lade, who has over 20 years of experience in grant writing and AT funding.
Substitute Teacher Expense Reimbursement Available!
In order to take advantage of this opportunity, districts will need to obtain pre-approval to use Project 613 Funds by submitting a request through the Grants Management System (GMS) on Single Sign-On. Information needed for the request includes the training title and date, names and titles of staff members attending, and estimated costs for substitutes and travel expenses.
After the training, to receive reimbursement, districts must submit an online claim through GMS with a computer-generated Expenditure Summary and Detail Report and supporting documentation.
For questions, please contact one of the following:
Please let us know if you have accommodation needs by calling (1-800-257-1705) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org