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Join Our Webinar Series! Literacy, Executive Function & Successful Transition to College & Work

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Registered Participants will receive the video recording & folder of resources. If you cannot attend live and would like to request the recording(s), please email info@ATforED.com   All Webiars will be available on the SHOP section of the website soon for download on-demand, which may be beneficial for professional development or educator training.

Engage and Include ALL Learners, Including Neurodiverse Learners & Learners with Disabilities. Increase Your knowledge & skills and walk away with an abundance of resources, tools and implementation strategies. See the Full Descriptions below with links to registration. Webinars are being recorded for those who cannot join at the scheduled time. The webinars are beneficial for educators, special educators, AT and Ed Tech Integrators, paras, parents, families, therapists, counselors, consultants, transition coordinators, administrators and students! Contact information is below for additional questions or information. A recording & certificate of participation will be provided. You can also view Additional Workshop and PD offerings.

1.) Technology Tools & Strategies to Support Literacy & Executive Function; Part 1 of 3, September 29, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, ET  Register 

2.) Technology Tools & Strategies to Support Literacy & Executive Function; Part 2 of 3, October 20, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, ET  Register

3.)Technology Tools & Strategies to Support Literacy & Executive Function, Part 3 of 3, November 10, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, ET  Register

4.) Successful Transition to College & Work- Accommodations, Laws & Assistive Technology – Part 1 of 2, December 15, 2022, 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM, ET  Register

5.) Successful Transition to College & Work- Accommodations, Laws & Assistive Technology – Part 2 of 2, January 19, 2023, 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM, ET  Register

Technology Tools & Strategies to Support Literacy & Executive Function: 

Engage and Include ALL Learners, Including Neurodiverse Learners & Learners with disabilities. Executive Function & Literacy challenges can limit functional capabilities in all areas of occupation for Neurodiverse individuals with Dyslexia, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Nonverbal Learning Disability, as well as other disabilities. Students & adults alike can experience difficulties that lead to frustration and shutdown or other behaviors. Executive Function & Literacy skills are also necessary for Successful Transition to Middle School, High School, Post-Secondary Education, the Workplace, and the Community. Join this engaging webinar series to learn Technologies, Tools & Implementation Strategies to promote Autonomy, Confidence, and Independence! Leverage technology to support more learners, especially if you are short staffed. Utilizing these technologies supports UDL, Accessible learning environments & personalized learning, as well as remediation, differentiation, and accommodation. Many of the technologies shared also support learners who are low vision/ blind, and learners with CVI, physical disabilities and ID. Parents can benefit from attending and utilizing the recording to support their child with homework as well as tools for the classroom, home school, or virtual learning. If you are a staff professional, consultant, therapist or coach, these skills & tools will add to your knowledge and toolkit for working with students and families. College students & adult learners will benefit from attending and learning hands on! All webinars will be recorded and shared with registered participants.

This webinar series will explore a wealth of Tools & Strategies for Organization, Time Management, Focus & Attention, Reading and Writing support including comprehension & written expression, Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), Math, Short Term and Working Memory, Research and Study Skills & Tools, Note-Taking, Emotional Regulation, Behavior supports for Impulsivity & Self-Regulation, High Tech & Light Tech will be shared; ALL devices and platforms will be addressed (Chromebooks, iPads, Microsoft, Android, Mac & PC). Plan to bring your device(s) of choice to learn and follow along. An abundance of resources & materials will be shared to revisit, review, practice and share. All technologies shared are vetted & COPPA compliant. A certificate of participation is provided.

1.) Technology Tools & Strategies to Support Literacy & Executive Function; Part 1 of 3, September 29, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, ET Register 

2.) Technology Tools & Strategies to Support Literacy & Executive Function; Part 2 of 3, October 20, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, ET  Register

3.)Technology Tools & Strategies to Support Literacy & Executive Function, Part 3 of 3, November 10, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, ET  Register

 

Successful Transition to College & Work- Accommodations, Laws & Assistive Technology:

Transition from High School to college and/ or the workplace is a significant time in a student’s life, future planning and educational career. This engaging webinar series will inform participants of process, strategies, technology and resources to help ensure that the transition is a successful one! Learn the difference between HS, post-secondary, and workplace laws & discuss individual’s rights. When to start, What to ask for & What documentation is required. Learn what accommodations are available in college and the workplace. 

AT demonstrations of various devices, tools, apps, software, and adaptive equipment will be provided. Learn how to support Literacy, Math, Accessible documents and books (AEM), Note Taking for school or meetings, scheduling and reminders, task management, and Sensory & Physical support in college and the workplace. Support for various disabilities will be presented including Cognitive, Dyslexia, LD, Executive Function, Blind, Low Vision, Physical, and Deaf/Hard of Hearing. We will discuss the importance of self-advocacy skills, communication with professors and instructors, meeting with counselors, confidentiality, & questions and paperwork involved.

Many individuals are not aware of the various accommodations provided in college or the workplace, and how to access them. An abundance of resources and videos will also be shared for participants to utilize immediately.  This information is incredibly helpful for high school students, adults with disabilities, educators & special educators, technology integrators, parents, transition coordinators, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, school counselors/ advisors, administrators, and related therapists. 

 Successful Transition to College & Work- Accommodations, Laws & Assistive Technology – Part 1 of 2, December 15, 2022, 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM, ET  Register

 Successful Transition to College & Work- Accommodations, Laws & Assistive Technology – Part 2 of 2, January 19, 2023, 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM, ET  Register

Facilitator: Diana Petschauer is an Assistive Technologist, Consultant & Managing Director of AT for Education & Access4Employment. She manages her multi-disciplinary team of expert consultants who provide AT, Ed Tech, AAC & Accessibility Services for students & adults to access Education and the Workplace. Diana has over 20 years of experience in Assistive Tech in K-12, Post-Secondary & Adult services. She is a presenter & trainer nationally & internationally as well as a service provider for individuals of all ages. Prior to her business, Diana was the AT Specialist at the University of New Hampshire, Student Accessibility Services, and she started her career in public Special Education services, where she first discovered the significant & positive difference that Assistive Technology provides. Diana also teaches the Academic & Assistive Technology course for the UNH Bridges series, a college & career training series. Visit the website: ATforED.com & Follow @ATforEducation

Contact us to schedule your Professional Development on-site or remotely. We gather information prior to the workshop/webinar regarding current technologies being utilized by your participants to help us personalize and customize the workshops based on your needs. We work cooperatively with your IT and admins as needed. All workshops have a hands-on component. We also provide flyers for advertising / recruiting registration. We can incorporate any topics you would like to consider. Webinars & Series can be combined with a brief follow up evaluation to ensure participation for large group PD. Contact us to discuss your needs: info@ATforED.com  A laptop with a person typing, the word webinar is on the screen, ATforED logo

 

Summer PD-Earn CEU’s while Relaxing & Developing Your Executive Function & Literacy Toolkit!

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Join us to develop your Executive Function & Literacy Toolkit to start the 2022 Fall season Successfully!

Executive Function & Literacy challenges can limit functional capabilities in all areas of occupation for Neurodiverse individuals with Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Nonverbal Learning Disability, TBI, or other cognitive disabilities. Students & adults alike can experience difficulties that lead to frustration and shutdown or other behaviors. Executive Function & Literacy skills are also necessary for Successful Transitions to Middle School, High School, Post-Secondary Education, the Workplace, and the Community. Preparing students early with efficient Executive Function and Literacy Strategies, Tools & Assistive Technologies promotes Student Autonomy, Confidence, and Independence.

This engaging workshop will explore a wealth of Tools for Organization, Time Management, Focus & Attention, Reminders, Short Term and Working Memory, Visual Schedules & Timers, Research and Study Tools, Note-Taking, Emotional Regulation, Behavior supports for Impulsivity & Self-Regulation, Reading and Writing support including comprehension & written expression, Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and more! High Tech & Light Tech will be shared; ALL devices and platforms will be addressed. These tools & methods are supporting many students and professionals in schools, including those who are short-staffed & overwhelmed. The burden is lifted when we Empower the Learners and provide training that coincides with the busy schedules of education professionals and students! Learn about Inclusive Student-Led Learning & Training & successes.  We will Discuss, Demonstrate and Explore Strategies, Tech Tools & Realistic Implementation methods together, even if you’re Short on Time, Staff, & Resources. Leverage Student Training to promote Independent Learning! If you are a staff professional, consultant or therapist, these skills & tools will add to your knowledge and toolkit for working with students and families.  If you are a parent or home schooler, these tools & skills will be great to know to build upon at home for homework, as well as supportive knowledge for a tutor, coach,  transition coordinator, administrator, case manager, student services coordinator, counselor and others!

Plan to bring your device(s) of choice, as we will explore options for Chromebooks, Laptops (Windows/ Mac), iPad/ iPhone, Android, Microsoft and Wearables. An abundance of resources & materials will be shared to revisit, review, practice and share as you prioritize what you bring into your next school year. Diana Petschauer from Assistive Technology for Education is excited to share Successful Training & Implementation Strategies using Tech Tools to foster Executive Function & Literacy skills, and promote student autonomy. Info: https://www.rehabseminars.org/july15-2022/course6

Register for the Workshop being held Remotely on July 15th- Join Diana poolside, lakeside, oceanside, from your deck or comfy place for learning and sharing! https://rehabseminars.regfox.com/july-2022

Diana Petschauer is an Assistive Technologist, Consultant & Managing Director of AT for Education & Access4Employment. She manages her multi-disciplinary team of expert consultants who provide AT, UDL, AAC & Accessibility Services for students & adults to access Education and the Workplace. Diana has over 20 years of experience in Assistive Technology in K-12, Post-Secondary & Adult services. She is a presenter & trainer nationally & internationally for schools, organizations & agencies, and conferences, as well as a service provider for individuals of all ages. Prior to her business, Diana was the AT Specialist at the University of New Hampshire, Student Accessibility Services, and she started her career in special education services. Visit the website: ATforED.com & Follow Assistive Technology for Education on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter @ATforEducation

Holiday Special on our Dyslexia & Dysgraphia Toolkit & Executive Function Toolkit!

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Holiday Special on our Dyslexia & Dysgraphia Toolkit & our Executive Function Toolkit! Each Resource has over 50 tools and will be delivered via email. Contact Us to Schedule a 30 or 60 minute consultation or training to learn about any of the tools! https://atfored.com/store/

Free Holiday Replay! Combining Assistive Technology & Literacy Intervention-THE BEST Multi-Sensory Support for Dyslexia

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This is a video recording from the INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION AT & UDL LAB SESSIONS, IDA annual conference, workshop session.
 
Assistive Technology (AT) combined with literacy instruction bridges gaps for learners with Dyslexia by supporting access to grade level content, supporting confidence and independence, improving reading and writing skills, supporting executive function skills (memory, recall, scheduling/ reminders, organization), as well as preparing them to succeed in Higher Ed and the workplace. AT reduces frustration and prevents learners from falling behind, or worse, wanting to drop out/ quit school because of literacy challenges. If individuals do not have access to AT along with literacy instruction, their literacy development will suffer, negatively impacting important skills such as comprehension, written expression, and conversation dialogue, as well as presentation skills. Assistive Technology supports critical executive function skills that many students with Dyslexia struggle with, including time management, organization, attention and focus, task initiation and emotional regulation, all critical for successful transition to post-secondary options and the global workplace….
Access the Full Description, Resources and Video Recording: https://bit.ly/Dyslexia_IDA_workshop

Schedule your Assistive Technology Services & PD for 2021-2022

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Schedule your Assistive Technology Services & Professional Development for 2021-2022! Evaluations, Consultation, Implementation, Training, Webinars, Workshops, Seminars-
Classroom Support, Workplace Support, Remote & Hybrid, We Help Support ALL Learners, Individuals, Educators, Parents & Professionals Across Curriculum & Instruction, as well as in the workplace. One-to-one support, Small & Large Groups, Schools, Districts, Students, Educators, Parents & Related Therapists.
ADHD, Dyslexia, LD, Executive Function Needs, Transition to College & Work, Literacy Support, Physical Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Sensory Disabilities (Blind/ CVI/ Deaf/ Hearing Impaired), Autism, Complex Communication Users (AAC), Learning Recovery, Inclusive Design, Accessibility, Accessible Workplace & UDL. Access on All Devices, All Platforms (Chromebook, iPad, Laptop, Mac, Windows, Microsoft, Google, Apple).
Read about our Workshops and PD: https://bit.ly/ATforEDworkshops

Building a Dyslexia/Dysgraphia Toolkit That Works! Free Live Webinar 3/10

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Building a Dyslexia/Dysgraphia Toolkit That Works! Join Our Free live webinar 3/10 at 1pm Eastern, 12pm Central, 11am Mountain, 10am Pacific. In this webinar, Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP & Laurie McIntosh, MS, OTR/ L, ATP (from AT for Education – ATforED.com), and Kati McIlroy, OT (Don Johnston), will show you a powerful toolkit to support students with dyslexia & dysgraphia.
Dyslexia and Dysgraphia were in focus even before Remote & Hybrid Learning. But, now more than ever, educators, parents & districts are looking for effective ways to help students access and complete assignments independently—wherever they learn.
Students with dyslexia or dysgraphia, often have difficulties with:
Decoding and comprehension
Handwriting
Spelling & Grammar
Organization
Written expression and writing speed (thinking faster than they can write)
Independence (they rely on adults for reading and writing tasks)
Writing math symbols; aligning numbers and word problems
Phonics and Phonemic Awareness
Finishing research, reading, and writing assignments on time
You’re going to need the BEST combination of technology and measurement tools to help your students rise above these challenges, recover from the COVID slide, and build confidence to work independently.
In this webinar, Diana, Laurie and Kati will show you a powerful toolkit to support students with dyslexia and dysgraphia including:
Tools/ Tech/ demos and strategies; realistic implementation for the iPad and Chromebook/laptop to support literacy, math and multi-sensory instruction (Including tools to support OG instruction and activities)
Co:Writer® (Word Prediction and Voice Typing for written expression)
Snap&Read™ (Text-to-Speech, PDF Annotation, Text Leveling, Study Tools/Highlighter to fully access reading materials)
Annotation tools that make PDFs quizzes and worksheets accessible
The uPAR process to help staff choose appropriate reading accommodations with data
The DeCoste Writing Protocol—a process to evaluate writing barriers
Come Learn what makes a real, positive difference for students living and learning with dyslexia and dysgraphia.
Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance, Word Prediction Screening Tool, and Participant Resource Folder with extensive resources on apps, extensions, tools and technologies to add to your Dyslexia Toolkit!
Join us Live or Register to watch the webinar recording the following day. https://bit.ly/DysToolkit
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Live Virtual Seminar-Earn CEU’s! AT for All: Essential Tools to Support All Learners in Remote, Live Classroom, and Hybrid Settings-Hands-On workshop

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AT for All: Essential Tools to Support All Learners in Remote, Live Classroom, and Hybrid Settings- Join Diana Petschauer and Laurie McIntosh from ATforED on May 13th, 2021, 8am-4pm for an engaging, hands-on, full day workshop!

Gain knowledge and access to an incredible number of resources and tools for the ultimate and essential AT Toolkit! Support ALL learners, with and without disabilities, using free and low-cost assistive technologies and Ed Tech tools. Empower your learners to gain confidence, independence, and motivation in remote and hybrid learning for greater attendance and success. Join us for this engaging, hands-on workshop focused on ensuring access, inclusion, and success for all learners on any device. We will apply specific focus to Google, Apple, and Microsoft assistive technologies, Ed Tech tools, and accessibility. These tools can support students in accessing the curriculum, participating in assignments and activities, research and study skills, note-taking, literacy and math support, executive function (organization, time management, focus and attention, motivation, planning and prioritizing), transition to college or work, working with Accessible Educational Materials, Social Emotional Support/ Well-Being, Healthy Browsing, and more. While this workshop will focus on the significant support available for learners who have Dyslexia or other LD, are blind or low vision, or have a physical, cognitive, or sensory disability, these tools can support ALL learners both in strength and skill building and in addressing support challenges, especially during remote and hybrid learning. Expect interactive demonstrations, fun group activities, and engaging presentations. Whether you are remote, in the classroom, or a combination of both, these are the BEST tools and resources to support learners and educators for ALL Learning environments. Follow along with your own device for hands-on learning-laptops (Windows PC or Mac), Chromebook and iPad. NO matter what the next school year brings, you will be prepared and ready with your new knowledge and skills and Essential AT toolkit!

Brought to You by: Rehab Seminars: General & Special Education Conferences

More Information: https://www.rehabseminars.org/may-13-2021/may-course-8

Register: https://rehabseminars.regfox.com/may-2021

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Professional Development-Webinars, Workshops, On-Site & remote

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Schedule your Professional Development for Spring, Summer and Fall! Read about our Workshops, Webinars and PD offerings: https://bit.ly/ATforED_PDworkshops
Remote, Hybrid Learning & in the Classroom, We Help Support ALL Learners, Educators, Parents & Professionals Across Curriculum & Instruction. On-Site-Hands-On, Live Recorded and Pre-Recorded & Self-Paced Workshops, Webinars, Live Hands-On & Remote Professional Development, as well as Evaluations, Consultations, Tutoring & Training. One-to-one support, Small & Large Groups, Schools, Districts, Students, Educators, Parents & Related Therapists. https://atfored.com/
UDL, ADHD, Dyslexia, LD, Executive Function Needs, Physical Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Sensory Disabilities (Blind/ CVI/ Deaf/ Hearing Impaired), Autism, Complex Communication Users (AAC), SEL, Personalized Learning & UDL. https://bit.ly/ATforED_PDworkshops

Free Webinar-1/11-Support Struggling Learners Remote & Blended Learning

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Start the New Year positively with this Free Webinar to Support Struggling Learners during Remote and Blended/ Hybrid learning with tools, strategies & technology! “To say that things have been in flux over this past year is an understatement. The everyday learning environment has taken on a whole new meaning as you and your students have pivoted from in-person, to remote, to hybrid learning (and have bridged these gaps multiple times)…
Come explore strategies and tools to Empower Struggling Readers in a blended learning environment…” Looking forward to this Free webinar on 1/11/21! https://home.edweb.net/webinar/literacy20210111/

Your Executive Functioning Toolkit—Their Key to Independent Learning! Webinar 11/10/2020

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Join Diana Petschauer and Laurie McIntosh from @ATforEducation on Tuesday 11/10- Your Executive Functioning Toolkit—Their Key to Independent Learning! Diana and Laurie join the folks @donjohnstoninc to show Tools and Technology for Chromebooks, Laptops, and iPads, as well as Light Tech to Support Executive Function Skills, such as organization, task management, focus and attention, literacy, emotional regulation, scheduling and reminders, mind-mapping and more! http://bit.ly/EFtoolkit_2020_Webinar #ATchat #ATUDL #ExecutiveFunction #Dyslexia #ADHD #RemoteLearning #BlendedLearning #HybridLearning #Access4All #TeacherStrong