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DIY AT for the New Normal
COVID-19 pushed the fast forward button on distance and e-learning. Quickly we found out we weren’t as prepared in AT as we thought we were for solving AT issues at home. How can DIY AT help? How can we help parents with AT solutions at home? How can we assist therapists, teachers, and other educators with AT solutions during times of e-learning? Come learn about creative and innovative solutions for using assistive technology in the home DIY environment as well as resources for providing virtual AT services. During this presentation we will show how DIY AT can benefit you in times of distance learning, emergencies, and especially in your daily practice and therapeutic environments.

Session level: Beginner/Intermediate
Session duration: 1-hour

You will receive a post-webinar email 24-hours after the completion of the session with a link to the certificate of attendance.

Mar 10, 2021 03:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Rachell Johnson, M.C.D. CCC-SLP AT Team Lead
I have 15 years of experience in the field of speech-language pathology and have been working with AT since 2011, specializing in eye gaze evaluations and treatment. Currently I work for The Stepping Stones Group serving Florence One Schools in Florence, SC as one of the district’s AT Team Leaders working with students ages 3-21. I am also an AT Consultant for Technology For Home in Minnesota working with populations birth to geriatric. I have enjoyed giving live presentations, webinars, and virtual training sessions relating to AT. My current AT projects include developing a district AT training module, and ongoing development of the district's AT Team. Highlights of my career have been working with the Technology For Home Grant, helping students and their families realize their potential with AT. I especially loved serving as AT Program Manager for the DC MD and VA Chapter of the ALS Association, and opening up one of the nation's first free standing AT Clinic for those with ALS.
Barb Kelii, TCTechGal, Independent AT Consultant Services
Barb holds a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the College of St. Scholastica, and is a licensed and registered OT and member of AOTA. During her over 20-year career, Barb has worked in home-based Early Intervention, Preschool and K-12 services, geriatric and pediatric home care and with state-wide grant funded programs. As an adjunct professor with the College of St. Catherine, she helped write and create two courses for a fully online OTA program. In 2013 she began to specialize in AT to provide unique environmental controls, wheelchair drive control modifications, device mounting, and personalized access methods for clients of all ages. For the past five years Barb has been providing OT services to early childhood and kindergarten students as well as providing AT evaluations, device and software training and trials, and is a general proponent for successful use of AT with students of all ages and needs.