Presenters Christina Espinosa, MRC, CRC, HDI Pre-Service Distance Learning Coordinator and Rehabilitation Technologist, UK Human Development Institute
Gerald Abner, Ed.S. Clinical Instructor, Visual Impairment Program, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education & Rehabilitation Counseling will instruct on the use of IOS technology (iPad, iPhone, and iPod) for persons with disabilities. Discussion will include an overview of the functions and capacities of the iOS devices, and applications for persons with disabilities. In addition, apps for Assistive and Augmentative Communication for those individuals who do not have oral speech will be addressed, with an emphasis on how the iPhone and iPad can positively impact the socialization and interactions of many children and adults who have communication difficulties. The SETT framework will be applied as a decision making tool when determining whether iOS devices and apps are the best option for a person. There will be discussion around how to search for individually appropriate applications, and how to sort through the variety of communication applications. We will talk about and demonstrate how to create picture schedules and social stories using the iOS device. Other useful apps for use in school, home or therapy will be referenced. A variety of accessories will be shown, such as cases, keyboards, speakers and mounts. This Seminar, in affiliation with the KY Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, will improve knowledge of the use and cost factors of iOS applications.
October 18, 1pm – 3pm E.T.
UK Coldstream Research Campus
Human Development Training Room,
1525 Bull Lea Road, Lexington KY 40511; video-conference sites around the city/state for
parents, professionals, and educators.
CEU’s approved or pending in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood, & Speech Language
Pathology and Audiology. Seminar affiliated with KY Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Event Date: 10/18/2013 1:00 PM