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19TRA342: Succeeding with Assistive Technology for SNA's

19TRA342: Succeeding with Assistive Technology for SNA's
Technology is all around us, however, are we using it in the right way? Is it being used effectively to ensure that learners that most need help are getting the support they need to succeed in the classroom? This hands-on learning experience will explore the array of technology supports that are available to meet the needs of ALL learners. We will ensure you walk away from the day with practical solutions to current issues and insights on how to best use some common pieces of technology.

What will we cover?
  • An overview of Assistive Technology
  • General strategies for supporting your students daily
  • Built-In Accessibility from Apple, Google Chrome & Microsoft
  • Technology for reading and writing challenges
  • Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence
  • How to help students with communication challenges (AAC etc)
What to bring?
  • You are welcome to bring your iPad/laptop, however, it is not required
  • An open mind to learning something different!
  • Queries you might have in terms of technology

James, founder of UrAbility will review a number of pieces of technology that can be used in the classroom to aid struggling learners, showing how to use them and when they are best used. A range of AT tools will be demo'ed along with everyday technology including apps, websites and audio recording/scanning pens to support all learners.

Having Dyslexia and ADHD, James very much understands the learning challenges that face students. After struggling throughout school due to his own learning challenges and dropping out of University, a second chance at college came his way and he was able to turn it around, earning a first-class honours degree from University College Cork and a Masters in Disabilities Studies from University College Dublin.

Since then, he has gone on to complete a Marie Curie Fellowship at UMass Medical School in Boston, and he proudly won Young Researcher of the Year at the International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP) in Austria in 2018.
A hot lunch will be provided on the day.

Course Properties

Course date 09-11-2019 9:00 am
Course End Date 09-11-2019 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 19-09-2019
Registered 33
Available place 1
Cut off date 09-11-2019
Individual Price €40 Non Refundable
Speaker James Northridge (Urability)
Number Hours 6
Location Education Centre Tralee

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