OI TRAINING MODULES
We are pleased to offer the following asynchronous training modules related to assistive technology (AT) and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Each module embeds learning-check questions.
After you complete each module, you will fill out a feedback form and then a Certificate of Completion will be automatically emailed to you.
All modules have been approved by the Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for continuing education units (CEUs)
AAC Training Modules Featuring Caroline Musselwhite, Ph.D. CCC-SLP
Part 1: Supporting Fun and Engaging Conversations for all AAC Users
Part 2: Emergent Learners and AAC in Early Childhood
Part 3: Coaching Communication Partners of AAC Users (coming soon)
Part 4: Observations & Insights with Dr. Musselwhite (coming soon)
Ready-Set-Write! Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities to Write with Alternative Pencils!
Featuring Gretchen Hanser, Ph.D., M.S., OTR/L
Click here to access training module. Certificate of Completion available following post-assessment.
Description: For students with significant disabilities, intellectual needs and physical challenges, writing is often impossible due to their many challenges. The focus of this workshop will be on identifying ways for students to write when they can’t use their hands. “Alternative pencils” are solutions which give students access to writing with the full alphabet. These will be shown along with a variety of meaningful writing activities for a range of beginning writers from emergent writers who have little understanding of print to early conventional writers who are starting to do sound spelling. Individual and group writing activities will be demonstrated, along with teaching strategies, sample goals, and informal assessment methods. Participants will make their own alternative pencil with the supports for writing activities. Get ready-get set to turn your students with complex needs into writers!
Getting the Most out of Talking Switches: Making Communication Fun, Interactive, Motivating and Meaningful!
Developed by the OI team at Columbia Regional Inclusive Services