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Monday, February 10, 2014

FREE Webinars Tomorrow & Wed. from AbleNet

Tuesday, 02/11/2014

Padmaja Sarathy MA, Author and Educational ConsultantDesigning Your Treasure Chest of Tools to Advance Children With Significant Needs
In this final session in this series on advancing outcomes for children with severe and multiple disabilities, you will learn how to provide a variety of support tools to maximally involve your students in learning and strengthen their concept-knowledge to reach desired outcomes. Based on the research-supported Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, the tools in the treasure chest will offer various formats to increase student access to learning and opportunities for them to respond in non-traditional ways. The following tools will be included: 
   • Interactive Books 
   • Comprehension-Story Organizer Tools 
   • Response-Participation Tools 
   • A Object-based Daily Calendar and Activity Schedule
   • Adapted Stamp and Gloves 

• Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM CST
• Presenter: Padmaja Sarathy MA, Author and Educational Consultant
• Level: Beginner

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Wednesday, 02/12/2014

Jane and Terry QIAT PresentersQIAT Session 6: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of AT
This QIAT area addresses the evaluation of the effectiveness of the AT devices and services provided to individual students. It includes data collection, documentation and analysis to monitor changes in student performance resulting from the implementation of assistive technology services. Student performance is reviewed in order to identify if, when, or where modifications and revisions to the AT implementation plan are needed. 

• Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM CST
• Presenter: Jane Korsten & Terry Foss of 
• Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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