Creating Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes: A Make and Take Workshop
Tuesday September 27, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore readily available tools and materials to quickly create multi-use assistive technology solutions to support access and communication for people with disabilities at home, school, work and play. Dr. Willkomm will share ideas and steps for fabricating a variety of AT solutions using materials such as Instamorph, double face loop, and PVC. She will differentiate the varied uses of hook/loop products, as participants make and modify tools for accommodating physical, sensory, communication, and learning barriers.
Participants will develop skills:
- Using corrugated plastic to fabricate four devices for stabilizing communication aids and mobile devices.
- Working with Loc-Line, PVC, and Instamorph to fabricate three devices (including a vertical device mount, magnification holder, and scan/read station).
- Selecting and using hook/loop and twist-tie to fabricate three devices: cup holder, universal cuff, and switch mount.
Assistive Technology Consultants, Occupational Therapists, Speech/Language Pathologists, Teachers of Visually Impaired, General and Special Educators, families, people with disabilities, and others who work with or support persons with disabilities of all ages.
Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.