Rett U/Tobii Dynavox Live- Boston- Reading, Writing and Communication for Students with Complex Needs – Learning the Strategies and Resources that Work for All!

Join us for a day focused on real-world, hands-on practice with communication skills, strategies and the academic areas of reading, writing and communication for students with complex needs. CLICK JOIN THIS EVENT BELOW TO REGISTER!

Speakers

SUSAN NORWELL
MA Special Education Instructor, Previous- Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, Current- Full-time Professor at Rett University

Start

April 27, 2018 - 9:00 am

End

April 27, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Address

The Edwards House Meeting & Retreat Center One Badger Road Framingham, MA  01702   View map

TRAINING WORKSHOP- FRIDAY, APRIL 27TH WITH SUSAN NORWELL!

This full-day workshop will begin with ensuring communication access is woven throughout everyday activities while modeling and practicing with partners using Rett University’s 4-Grid Communication Book and Tobii Dynavox’s SonoPrimo, soft-tech language grids.

Later in the day, we will address the academic skills of reading and writing for students with complex needs that are often thought to be impossible for individuals with Rett Syndrome and other complex disabilities. The strategies and techniques that have been developed and used with students worldwide are proven to get kids actively participating in reading and writing. Techniques for reading to and with kiddos while modeling communication will be demonstrated in videos and then put into practice during the workshop. Participants will actively use ABC and Core Word Communication Flipbooks to build a short story with a partner, focusing on understanding and improving upon the interaction needed to cultivate solid communication and educational exchanges as well as interact with high-tech options like eye gaze technology.

Cost:

  • $60 – Parents, Educators, Caregivers, Other
  • $75 – Professionals (Participants will be provided verification of attendance for 5 Clinical Maintenance Hours)

Who should attend:

  • Parents/Family Members/Caregivers
  • SLPs, OTs, PTs & Assistants
  • Teachers/Aides, Special Education Teams

Sponsored by-

PRIVATE ONE-TO-ONE CONSULTS WITH SUSAN NORWELL- SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH!

Join Susan for a private, one-to-one consultation with your student or child where a typical 1-hour session includes:

  • Exploring eye-gaze on the Tobii Dynavox I-Series+ which Susan will provide
  • Determining language set to build better communication and evaluation of reading ability and how best to structure instruction
  • Working and writing with soft-tech tools such as the Rett U Flip books
  • Establishing how best to engage the student in communication and interaction

Cost: $200/session

Location

The Edwards House Meeting & Retreat Center

One Badger Road

Framingham, MA  01702

508.875.5233

8:00 – 6:00 PM

 

COURSE DIRECTOR- SUSAN NORWELL, M.A., SPECIAL EDUCATION, ATACP

Susan Norwell has worked with a wide array of students, including those with Rett Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and multiple disabilities for the last 40+ years. She has spent the last 30+ years in private practice working primarily with students on the autism spectrum and girls who have Rett Syndrome. She considers herself a relationship-based educational specialist and is currently focused on teaching literacy skills to students without verbal language and with significant disabilities while integrating augmentative communication and technology supports. She consults with various school districts on successful education of children with Rett Syndrome and those with complex communication needs and has presented workshops worldwide. Susan is a high energy presenter who is known for her broad knowledge base as well as practical and creative ideas for furthering the learning of those with the most significant challenges. Susan is Co-Founder of Rett University, which represents a 5-year dream of being able to provide systematic training for parents and those working with individuals with Rett. She is thrilled to see this dream actualized with Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc. and envisions people being able to more consistently unlock potential for individuals with Rett and other complex needs in the future!

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Phone

972.800.1012

Email

roger@gp2c.org

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We are really looking forward to tonight's Webinar, registration is still open. Please join Assistive Technology Specialist and Occupational Therapist Judy Lariviere to discuss peer-to-peer connection. Enjoy her introduction video in the meantime!

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

5:30 – 6:30 PM PACIFIC

6:30 - 7:30 PM MOUNTAIN

7:30 – 8:30 PM CENTRAL

8:30 – 9:30 PM EASTERN

Often the majority of communication partners with whom complex students interact throughout their day are adults; time spent truly communicating with peers is very limited or difficult to coordinate given the multiple demands on all students’ time. This live webinar will address the importance of students with complex communication needs having consistent opportunities to interact with and naturally form connections with their peers. Having peers with whom students truly connect is essential to a positive and enriched school experience that naturally supports communication and learning, and above all, happiness.

This webinar represents a starting point for building connections for students with complex needs at school. Participants will learn strategies for capitalizing on mainstream opportunities to support connections with peers through communication and participation. The following topics will be addressed:

A model for identifying a student’s current communication partners at school.

Essential components to include in training for student’s school team members to “jumpstart” the process – student needs to be connected with adults at school.

Strategies for supporting the student as a true member of the regular education class for mainstreaming or full inclusion

Providing opportunities for connections to form naturally through the use of technology for quick and easy set-up.

Examples will be shared about how students with complex communication needs are naturally connecting with peers throughout their day and the tools and strategies that have used to support them. A resource list with references and links to tools will be included in the course.

This live webinar will have a format of a 45- minute presentation followed by questions from participants for the rest of the hour or so.

JUDY LARIVIERE is an assistive technology specialist and occupational therapist with a master’s degree in educational psychology with an area of concentration in special education.

ACCESS TO THE WEBINAR WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE 15 MINUTES BEFORE START TIME AND CAN BE FOUND IN YOUR CURRENT COURSES FOLDER OF YOUR RETT U ACCOUNT.

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We are very excited about our next Webinar! Join us tomorrow, Thursday 4/19, with Assistive Technology Specialist and Occupational Therapist Judy Lariviere. Enjoy her brief video introduction discussing the very important peer to peer connection, below!

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

5:30 – 6:30 PM PACIFIC

6:30 - 7:30 PM MOUNTAIN

7:30 – 8:30 PM CENTRAL

8:30 – 9:30 PM EASTERN

Often the majority of communication partners with whom complex students interact throughout their day are adults; time spent truly communicating with peers is very limited or difficult to coordinate given the multiple demands on all students’ time. This live webinar will address the importance of students with complex communication needs having consistent opportunities to interact with and naturally form connections with their peers. Having peers with whom students truly connect is essential to a positive and enriched school experience that naturally supports communication and learning, and above all, happiness.

This webinar represents a starting point for building connections for students with complex needs at school. Participants will learn strategies for capitalizing on mainstream opportunities to support connections with peers through communication and participation. The following topics will be addressed:

A model for identifying a student’s current communication partners at school.

Essential components to include in training for student’s school team members to “jumpstart” the process – student needs to be connected with adults at school.

Strategies for supporting the student as a true member of the regular education class for mainstreaming or full inclusion

Providing opportunities for connections to form naturally through the use of technology for quick and easy set-up.

Examples will be shared about how students with complex communication needs are naturally connecting with peers throughout their day and the tools and strategies that have used to support them. A resource list with references and links to tools will be included in the course.

This live webinar will have a format of a 45- minute presentation followed by questions from participants for the rest of the hour or so.

JUDY LARIVIERE is an assistive technology specialist and occupational therapist with a master’s degree in educational psychology with an area of concentration in special education.

ACCESS TO THE WEBINAR WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE 15 MINUTES BEFORE START TIME AND CAN BE FOUND IN YOUR CURRENT COURSES FOLDER OF YOUR RETT U ACCOUNT.

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We are very excited about our next Webinar! Join us tomorrow, Thursday 4/19, with Assistive Technology Specialist and Occupational Therapist Judy Lariviere. Enjoy her brief video introduction discussing the very important peer to peer connection, below!

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

5:30 – 6:30 PM PACIFIC

6:30 - 7:30 PM MOUNTAIN

7:30 – 8:30 PM CENTRAL

8:30 – 9:30 PM EASTERN

Often the majority of communication partners with whom complex students interact throughout their day are adults; time spent truly communicating with peers is very limited or difficult to coordinate given the multiple demands on all students’ time. This live webinar will address the importance of students with complex communication needs having consistent opportunities to interact with and naturally form connections with their peers. Having peers with whom students truly connect is essential to a positive and enriched school experience that naturally supports communication and learning, and above all, happiness.

This webinar represents a starting point for building connections for students with complex needs at school. Participants will learn strategies for capitalizing on mainstream opportunities to support connections with peers through communication and participation. The following topics will be addressed:

A model for identifying a student’s current communication partners at school.

Essential components to include in training for student’s school team members to “jumpstart” the process – student needs to be connected with adults at school.

Strategies for supporting the student as a true member of the regular education class for mainstreaming or full inclusion

Providing opportunities for connections to form naturally through the use of technology for quick and easy set-up.

Examples will be shared about how students with complex communication needs are naturally connecting with peers throughout their day and the tools and strategies that have used to support them. A resource list with references and links to tools will be included in the course.

This live webinar will have a format of a 45- minute presentation followed by questions from participants for the rest of the hour or so.

JUDY LARIVIERE is an assistive technology specialist and occupational therapist with a master’s degree in educational psychology with an area of concentration in special education.

ACCESS TO THE WEBINAR WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE 15 MINUTES BEFORE START TIME AND CAN BE FOUND IN YOUR CURRENT COURSES FOLDER OF YOUR RETT U ACCOUNT.

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