PaTTAN Assistive Technology (AT) EXPO

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Session Dates

Thursday November 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


The PaTTAN Assistive Technology (AT) Expo is a rich learning opportunity for educators, families, service providers, and students with disabilities. It combines the hands-on interaction of an exhibit hall with the deeper learning opportunities of educational presentations. On the exhibit floor, participants can explore the features of a broad range of AT devices, software and applications, including products for augmentative/alternative communication (AAC), alternative computer access, and tools for supporting reading and writing at all levels. Exhibitors also include agencies that support AT for PA students and families. Presentations include sessions that highlight use of products as well as informative sessions that explore AT from various perspectives. PaTTAN and Intermediate Unit AT consultants are on hand throughout the day to answer questions and provide insight into AT products and features.


Participants will:

  • Identify features of software and applications that provide students with disabilities multiple means to access curriculum and meet individual goals.
  • Describe the language features of a variety of speech-generating AAC devices and apps, including those that provide access to generative, high frequency vocabulary.
  • Describe effective practices or AT decision-making by multidisciplinary teams.

Target Audience

Families, teachers, speech and language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, higher education students and faculty, infant/ toddler and preschool early intervention staff and providers, teachers of visually impaired, paraprofessionals, service coordinators, administrators: and children/youth with disabilities.

In order to receive credit of any kind, participants must arrive on time, attend the duration of instructional presentations and complete the attendance verification process. No credit will be given for walking around the exhibit hall. A minimum of two hours must be completed in order to receive Act 48 clock hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individualĀ“s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Assistive technology

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Infant/Toddler Staff Training Hours
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Multiple Presenters



Event Contact:


Annette Bauerlein


Susan Gill
800-441-3215 x 7226

Additional Info

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