AT Expo 2016 Session Schedule

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Expo 2016 Session Topics and Speakers

Session 1 - 9:30 to 10:30

1, 3, 5 Tackling Sensory Processing Issues
Basic approaches for working with people who experience too much or not enough sensory information in the area of touch, hearing, and vision. Focus on success with some common activities of daily living. Told from the perspective of a Speech Language Pathologist.
Michelle Dawson, Sprout Pediatrics

1, 4, 5Adapted Outdoor Sports
Adaptive outdoor recreation empowers individuals with technical skills and confidence to maintain active, independent lifestyles. This interactive and hands-on presentation will explore outdoor recreation as a tool to offer critical health and wellness activities to individuals with physical, mental health, and sensory disabilities.
Joe Moore, Adaptive Expeditions

1, 2, 3A Prospective of Life with Augmentative Communication
Follow a journey in life using augmentative communication devices from childhood through adulthood. See how augmentative communication is used to help an individual define themselves, overcome stereotypes and educate society. A realistic view showing the human side of using augmentative communication.
Sam Creech, Walton Options

1, 5 Executive Functioning - Organizational Tools for School, Home and Work Environment
"Procrastinator?", "Forgetful?", "Messy?" Or…maybe not! Explore processes behind executive functioning and organization skills. Review practical concepts, techniques and resources to facilitate success across environments.
Madalina Tudora, ATP, Assistive Technology Specialist, SC Department of Education

Session 2 - 11:30 to 12:30

1, 3, 5Apps for Success with Vision Impairments
“How to” session for setting up iPads for people with vision impairments. Apps will be reviewed that assist vision capabilities and improve information access.
Tina Moss Sparks, Cherokee County Schools
Jennifer Bond, SC Commission for the Blind

1, 4, 5Adapted Tennis: A Lifetime Sport
See adapted tennis equipment and find out what might be best for you. See a demonstration of tennis techniques. Learn how physical and mental wellness can be strengthened with tennis. Tennis teams can provide a social community and lasting friendships.
Pamela Banks, United States Tennis Association-SC

1, 2, 3Multicultural Considerations for Augmentative Communication
Learn how a person’s culture affects identification, assessment, treatment, and management of communication disorders. See how a person’s customs, values, and beliefs shape successful augmentative communication decisions such as device selection, vocabulary, and implementation.
Gina Crosby-Quinatoa, USC Communication Sciences and Disorders

1, 5 Take Note … and Study!
What is available to assist students with taking class notes and studying for tests? This session will demonstrate software for note taking and studying, smart pens, apps to create flash cards, and more. These are the tools students of all ages find helpful to be independent learners.
Sara McKay, SC Department of Education

Session 3 - 2:00 to 3:00

1, 3, 5 Even a "Little" Hearing Loss Needs "Big" Accommodations!
Learn why there is no such thing as "just a little hearing loss." Find useful devices other than or in addition to your hearing aids. See how the devices allow access to the world.
Cara Senterfiet, Beginnings SC
Jordyn Brown, SC Office of Regulatory Staff

1, 4, 5 Straight from the Horse’s Mouth
Explore the benefits of equine-assisted activities of therapeutic horsemanship and riding. See how people with special needs can progress in equestrian skills while improving their cognitive, emotional, social and/or behavioral skills in a safe environment with trained professionals.
Jennifer Stoudemire, Dream Riders
Stephanie Bowman, Pathways Growth & Learning Center, LLC
Christy J. Rew, Hoofprint Equine Assisted Therapy, LLC

1, 2, 3Creating Habits to Support Augmentative Communication Use
Learn how to simplify the introduction of a communication device into home and school life by encouraging the team to develop good communication habits, including Natural Consequences, Aided Language Stimulation and peer techniques. Learn how to incorporate these techniques in lesson plans developed to target specific core words.  
Jeanette M. Cox, Independent Speech-Language Pathologist

1, 5AT and Transition to Employment
With today’s workforce engaging in a more digital world, the barriers of the employment landscape are changing. Accessibility needs, as well as solutions continue to expand with the abilities to use more mainstream hardware and software, as well as purpose-built products. Solutions can range from simple items, to smart mobile devices, and even extensive modifications. There is an increasing need for professionals to be able to stay up-to-date on technologies, and tailor their assessments, recommendations and training to this evolving field.
Joseph Anthony, SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department

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This course is offered for up to .3 ASHA CEUs (Various level, Professional area)

Continuing Education

1Continuing Education Credits have been applied for by AHEC for the following disciplines: Nursing and Social Work.
2Continuing Education Credits have been applied for by ASHA for speech-language pathologists.
3Continuing Education Credits have been approved through BabyNet.
4Continuing Education Credits have been applied for by SCAPTA for physical therapists.
5Continuing Education Credits have been applied for by SCOTA for occupational therapists.

To receive the designated credit hours, you must attend the appropriate sessions for that discipline. Certificates will be distributed at the end of each session. To receive a certificate an evaluation form must be turned in to the moderator/facilitator.

For special accommodations, contact SCATP at, call 1-800-915-4522 or 803-935-5263

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