Chromebooks in Special Education

Extensions and Features that Help Our Students

Speakers:

Kim Wiggins, OTR/L

Registration is limited to 50 participants

Monday, November 9, 2020

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST

Live Webinar

(if you are unable to attend due to time zone difficulty, please email us at info@handsonapproaches.com)

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Target Audience

OTs, PTs, SLPs, COTAs, PTAs, parents, behavioral therapists, educators, administrators and psychologists working with children

Course Level

Intermediate

Course Description

Google Chromebooks can be an excellent assistive technology tool for students with special needs.

Students who have delays in physical, cognitive, or language development may require extra support from a variety of features or programs.

This course reviews a variety of strategies that can be used as a compensation technique when a student has difficulty functioning in a classroom setting.

Speakers

Kim Wiggins, OTR/L is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics who has worked extensively in public school settings, outpatient, and home-based services to children of all ages with a variety of diagnoses and special needs.

Kim is currently a full time therapist at the Binghamton City School District in upstate NY and the owner of  OTKimWiggins, which primarily focuses on increasing the attention level and motor skills of children and providing educational opportunities for parents and professionals. She is an experienced National program developer who has produced and presented training workshops and seminars on a variety of topics related to handwriting, vision, primitive reflexes, sensory techniques, and technology to therapists, teachers, administrators, and parents, She has presented to audiences nationwide since 2010.   

Disclosure: Kim Wiggins receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Educational Credits

2 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.

Hands on Approaches, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Approved by AOTA for 0.2 CEUs.

Recognized by NYSED State Board for PT as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education. Approved for 2 contact hours.

Learning Objectives will be assessed via a post-test given at the end of the webinar.  A passing grade of 70% is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

 

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area).

 

Approved for 2 CTLE contact hours.

Time-Ordered Agenda

5 minutes - Introduction
5 minutes - Benefits of Using a Chromebook and Evidence
5 minutes - Accessibility Features
15 minutes - Typing Skills and evidence
10 minutes - Google Chrome Extensions overview
20 minutes - Speech to Text
10 minutes - Word Prediction
15 minutes - Organization and Focus extensions
20 minutes - Readability extensions

5 minutes - Goals/Resources /Conclusion

10 minutes - Case studies

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of using a Chromebook as a compensation technique.
  • Explain how to access the accessibility features of the Chromebook.
  • List a variety of typing programs and strategies that can be used on Google Chromebooks.
  • Identify speech to text Chromebook extensions that can be used for students with special needs.
  • List Chromebook extensions that can benefit  organizational skills for students with special needs.

Pricing Information

 

Standard Registration: $79.00

Parents and those who don't require a certificate of completion: $65.00

For those that are not able to attend the live webinar an "On Demand" recording is available for an additional $15

Contact Information

Hands on Approaches, Inc.

(212) 884-9101

info@handsonapproaches.com

www.handsonapproaches.com

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Courses:

All cancellations must be received in writing via fax, email, or mail. A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be provided if cancellation is received up to four weeks prior to the date of the course. Half tuition, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be refunded if cancellation is received up to two weeks prior to the date of the course. No refunds will be made after the two week deadline. Refunds where a coupon was redeemed will result in an adjusted refund amount. Tuition for no-shows or cancellations received after the course has started will be forfeited, no exceptions. Hands On Approaches, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the course for extenuating circumstances. A full refund for the course fee will be provided,less credit card processing fees, where applicable. Hands On Approaches, Inc. is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the participants (ie: non-refundable travel arrangements) if the course is cancelled.

Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability, participant demand or unforeseen circumstances. Courses may occasionally be cancelled. You will be notified by email and/or phone at least 24 hours in advance of the class start date. A full refund will be granted,less credit card processing fees, where applicable. While Hands On Approaches, Inc. will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Hands On Approaches, Inc.'s liability is limited to the tuition fee only.

Webinars: 

Full day webinar - a full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable) will be granted up to one week before the training date. No refunds will be issued after that time. 

Mini Webinar (less than 4 hours) -  A 50% refund will be granted up to 3 weeks before the training date. No refunds will be issued after that time. 

No refunds for recordings or “on demand” webinars.