2013 Assistive Technology Summer Institute
The Assistive Technology Summer Institute is a unique summer learning opportunity that combines discussion of current relevant topics in AT with hands-on learning opportunities of some of the most recent and most commonly used AT software programs.
Class Note - The Summer Institute can be taken for one graduate credit for $452 or for a certificate of completion for $125. Anyone taking the class for one graduate credit will also have to complete and turn in an assignment within a week of completing the class. This assignment will revolve around evaluating some of the products discussed during the institute.
Upon completion of the AT Summer Institute, the participants should be able to:
- Successfully use and be able to train others to use AT software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking Version 12, Kurzweil 3000, Read and Write Gold, WordQ and SpeakQ, IntelliTools, Clicker 6, several free AT options for the computer, and several AT based applications for mobile devices
- Understand the basics of NIMAS and non-NIMAS and how they affect obtaining accessible materials for students with varying disabilities
- Understand how to incorporate the concept of Universal Design for Learning into a classroom setting to benefit all students
- Identify the key issues involved with AT and transitioning both between schools within a district and from a secondary to post secondary school
- Understand the legal requirements of AT in a school setting
- Be able to effectively consider AT and write it into an IEP.
ICATER’s AT Summer Institute will be conducted by James R. Stachowiak, ATP. James is the Associate Director of ICATER, holds a Master’s Degree in Biomedical/Rehabilitation Engineering from the University of Michigan and is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Practitioner. James has presented AT topics to numerous classes within the College of Education at the University of Iowa. He has also presented day long AT seminars across the state of Iowa. James is also the instructor for ICATER’s online course An Introduction to Assistive Technology.
Who Should Attend?
Everyone that works with people with disabilities, especially in the education field would benefit from attending the AT Summer Institute. These people include:
- AT professionals
- Special education teachers
- General education teachers
- Speech pathologists
- Occupational therapists
- Parents of students with disabilities
- Students with disabilities
Any questions, please contact Jim Stachowiak at email@example.com or 319.335.5280.