Program News for August 2018
Save the Date!
@ Stillwater Convention & Visitors Bureau
Mandatory Partner Meeting
September 18th, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
2617 W 6th Ave, Stillwater, OK 74074
See you there!
Registration is now open for ABLE Tech’s fall AT Support Team Training workshops!
AT trainings are free for Oklahoma educators and related service providers. The 2018-19 lineup includes a free three-workshop series which will be offered in Owasso during the fall semester, and repeated in Lawton during the spring semester. We’re still firming up the arrangements for the spring location, but you can register now for our Owasso events. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered for OTs, PTs, and SLPs. See the workshop descriptions below and click here for training details and to register for fall sessions in Owasso.
AT Assessment Part 1- Consideration
- Fall: September 13, 2018, Owasso Tech Center
- Spring: January 17, 2019, Lawton (Location to be determined)
Description: 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 student’s IEP goals.
AT Assessment Part 2 – Gathering Information and Trialing Devices
- Fall: October 11, 2018, Owasso Tech Center
- Spring: February 14, 2019, Lawton (Location to be determined)
Description: Participants will learn the steps involved in conducting an Assistive Technology (AT) Assessment, and the procedure for borrowing AT to try with students. Educators will try their hand at making low-tech AT to help students with classroom tasks.
AT Assessment Part 3 – AT in the IEP and Implementation
- Fall: November 8, 2018, Owasso Tech Center
- Spring: March 14, 2019, Lawton (Location to be determined
Description: Participants will learn how to write AT in the IEP, summarize AT Implementation process, compare and contrast AT across disabilities, and identify funding resources for acquisition of AT. Afternoon breakout sessions will offer educators opportunities to see and try devices in the categories of their choosing.
Waitlist for Spring
If you are interested in the spring sessions in Lawton, we invite you to sign up for our waitlist to be notified when the in-person training schedule is announced. Click here to be added to the waitlist.
Spotlight on Success
Ashyln is a beautiful 16 year old who has a vision impairment due to Stargardt’s. She has been receiving occupational therapy and assistive technology services through Ramsey Therapy Group. She has had difficulty with seeing her face, reading, and writing due to a central field vision loss that affects her ability to see clearly.
Through the Oklahoma ABLE Tech loan program, she was able to borrow a MATT Connect magnification device (see below) to allow her to use magnification for near and distance to view her face with putting on makeup, putting on nail polish, filling out forms, and reading labels on packages for daily living skills. The MATT Connect will also help her view her teacher and notes on the board when used at school. She will also be able to change contrast colors and magnification.
She is grateful for the loan program at Oklahoma ABLE Tech for providing opportunities for individuals to try equipment and help them succeed in achieving their dreams!
Assistive Technology Device Feature
The MATT Connect™ is a magnifier, distance viewer, and an educational tablet with pre-loaded software. Students can magnify a print document, read a book from an online library, conduct internet research, view a distant or connected smartboard in a classroom, write and email assignments, take a test, and more.
Lightweight, sturdy, and extremely portable, the MATT Connect features a removable 12-inch full HD touchscreen and live 1-24x HD magnification with intelligent LED illumination. The device can be used to capture and save single or multiple pages, providing accurate OCR with 1-80x magnification and powerful wireless camera for distance viewing, up to 40x magnification. Audio reading option for dual-modal learning.
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