Expo 2007 Session Schedule

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South Carolina Assistive Technology Expo 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Columbia, South Carolina


Registration 9:00 am - Exhibits open 9:00 am

Up to 3 contact hours of Continuing Education can be obtained by attending EXPO sessions. Each session is worth 0.1 (1 contact hour) of Continuing Education. It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that the continuing education awarded for the purpose of certification or certificate renewal meets the specific criteria in and complies with the relevant professional statutes, policies and regulations in effect at the time the credits are earned.

Social Work: USC is considered a pre-approved sponsor of Continuing Education for the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Occupational and Physical Therapy: The SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board of Examiners for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy do not require pre-approval of workshops and rely on each participant selecting appropriate workshops in accordance with policies.

Speech-Language Pathology: The SC Speech-Language Pathology Licensure Board requires pre-approval of workshops for Continuing Education.
All Expo sessions have been pre-approved.

Session 1 - 9:30 -10:30 am

  • Is Seeing Remembering? AT for Memory and Mnemonics. An overview of what memory is. Types of memory aids, and how to select and use AT to improve functional skills. Lee-Ann Danko, OTR/L CBIS, SC Vocational Rehabilitation
  • The Best Things in Life are Free: Demonstration of free Web tools and software downloads to help create a path for Universal Design in Learning. Cheryl Wissick, Ph.D., Department of Educational Psychology, USC
  • From Rags to Resources: Lessons Learned in Setting Up an AT Lab/Demonstration Center and Loan Program. Val Gioia, AT Specialist, and Cindy Roberson, PTA, Sumter District Two
  • Cents and Sensibility: Using Creativity to find non-traditional AT Funding Sources. Robin Wheeler, Esquire, Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities

Session 2 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • From Start to Finish: Using the new inexpensive, research-based AT Planner (www.tamcec.org/products) to help IEP teams evaluate, plan for, implement and document AT devices and services. Support for establishing expectations, responsibilities and necessary supports. Cheryl Wissick, Ph.D., Department of Educational Psychology, USC, Elizabeth Bagley, Ed.D., Regional Assistive Technology Specialist, SC Department of Education
  • Pass It On: State, Regional and National Resources for AT Reutilization, Repair and Recycling. Carolyn Phillips, STAR AT Reuse Initiatives, Chris Brand, FODAC, Joy Kniskern, Pass It On, Joanne Willis, ReBoot-ATRC
  • Filling in the Gaps: Grassroots Community AT Initiatives. Panel includes Dee Albritton, Fast Forward Community Technology Center, Neil Towery, Recovering Sight, and Phil Atkinson, Enabling Technologies Associates. Moderated by Cyndy Milstead Anzek, Walton Options
  • Over the River and Through the Woods. Low-Tech Seating and Positioning Solutions for real-life situations. Kathy Ganley, PT, Palmetto Health Richland

Session 3 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm

  • The Best-Laid Plans Can Work! Selecting the Best Augmentative/Alternative Communication System. Communication symbol selection and message selection will be reviewed. Carol O’Day, Ph.D., SLP, SCATP, Sarah Scarborough, SLP, USC Speech and Hearing Center
  • Life in the Trenches: Lessons Learned in Finding, Funding and Using AT.  Panel includes Kirk Garrett Junior and Senior, Neil Towrey, Sandy Hanebrink, OTR/L. Moderated by Maris Burton, SC Independent Living Council
  • The Real World: Home Modifications: Modifying existing homes and new construction to determine what will really work and how to oversee the project from start to finish. Todd Batt, Rehab Engineer, SC Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Life in the Fast Lane: Current Wheelchair Funding Issues. Jill Monger, MS, PT, ATP; Jeff Brown, ATS, CRTS, National Seating and Mobility

Exhibits close 4:00 pm

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Sponsored by the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program, South Carolina Association for Blind Athletes, Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, USC Center for Disability Resources, the South Carolina Department of Education, and the South Carolina Association for Educational Technology.