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Parent Network of Western New York, Early Childhood Direction Center and People Inc. present
The 2nd Annual Assistive Technology (AT) Expo
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2040 Walden Ave.
Cheektowaga, New York 14225
Six contact hours/CEUs available. For more details and to Register Online: www.parentnetworkwny.org
Why? Come learn about available technologies and how to incorporate it into all areas of life. Our conference also includes a Keynote presentation, panel discussions and vendor fair. New this year for professionals, we will offer CEU seminars in Communication and/or Mobility.
We will be offering 3 distinct tracks:
- A combination of a panel discussion, presentation and vendor interaction on Funding and Navigation of the AT system for parents, caregivers, and professionals.
- 6 CEU contact hours in Power Wheelchair Mobility Options, Move with Power, presented by Steve Boucher, OT, clinical educator for Sunrise Medical.
This intermediate level seminar will provide the participants with the opportunity to investigate and understand current power mobility options consisting of the mobility base, seating systems, dynamic seating options, and electronics.
Course Objectives: Directed towards OTs, PTs, COTAs PTAs, nurses
- Determine what power mobility products are required through the clinical assessment process
- Link clinical assessment results to proper seating options on power wheelchairs
- Define the difference between expandable and non-expandable electronic
- Understand the critical components of the evaluation process and documentation for funding a power mobility system
Technology should enhance independence and functionality for each person while facilitating connections with the world around them and this beginner to intermediate seminar will cover the application and usage of conventional AAC options as well as explore the changes in technology including Apps and iPads.
Course Objectives: Directed towards OT, COTA, SLP, Special Educators, and Parents
- Understand various AAC applications/devices while focusing on maintaining language, literacy & communication
- Identify various low & high tech strategies and access methods (eye tracking, scanning, head tracking)
- Recognize funding streams and required documentation for AAC devices
- Utilizing the iPad and mobile technology to meet the needs of clients
- Explain the implementations and functions of current mobile technology as opposed to current therapeutic assistive technology.