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Why Deaf-Blindness and Autism Spectrum Disorder Look Alike: Part 2

04/10/2018
The purpose of this training is to look closely at the key features of ASD and deaf-blindness and consider why children who are deaf-blind might, in some cases, share many of the same features associated with ASD and how vision and hearing loss and other sensory impairments can explain these “autistic-like” features.

Why Deaf-Blindness and Autism Spectrum Disorders Look Alike - Part 1

03/20/2018
The purpose of this training is to look closely at the key features of ASD and deaf-blindness and consider why children who are deaf-blind might, in some cases, share many of the same features associated with ASD and how vision and hearing loss and other sensory impairments can explain these “autistic-like” features.

Windows Accessibility for Students with High-Incidence Disabilities

06/25/2018
01:55:04 minutes
This webinar provides an overview of built-in accessibility tools, Windows operating system features, and common productivity tools that can be useful to students with high-incidence disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, learning disabilities). It includes discussion and demonstration of third-party tools that are available at low or no-cost to serve the same purposes. Participants will also find the information useful for incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approaches to their instruction and supports.

WIOA and PETS - Discussion and Planning for the 2017-18 School Year Webinar

06/08/2017
01:39:37 minutes
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies to set aside at least 15% of their federal funds to provide "pre-employment transition services" to "students with disabilities who are eligible or potentially eligible for VR services." During this webinar sponsored by the Pennsylvania Community of Practice on Secondary Transition and presented by representatives from OVR and PaTTAN provided information regarding how to assist transition age students in accessing and engaging in pre-employment transition services during the 2017-18 school year.

Word Analysis Toolkit: Optimizing Word Reading-Decoding, Word Analysis, and Word Study Interventions

04/18/2013
02:01:13 minutes
The Literacy Tookit is a training series consisting of a progressive sequence of interactive webinars focused on expanding the instructional interventions used to promote the literacy achievement of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Presentations in the training series will focus on how to use assessment information primarily from the Qualitative Reading Inventory-5 (QRI-5), as well as other evidenced based assessments (norm-referenced, criterion-referenced, and progress monitoring) to plan and implement instructional interventions. Instructional delivery “techniques” and implementation “tips and tricks” will be discussed, and a set of intervention resources, materials, weblinks, and e-learning applications will be assembled for each topic to assist with implementation.

Working with Families When a Child Has an Acquired Brain Injury - Part 1

10/07/2013
01:07:04 minutes
This session will focus on the family responses after ABI and the means for working with families to support them in difficult times. Ability to respond to varying coping styles, family systems, resilience, and challenges will be outlined. Active participation of the audience is encouraged.

Working with Families When a Child Has an Acquired Brain Injury - Part 2

10/07/2013
02:47:27 minutes
This session will focus on the family responses after ABI and the means for working with families to support them in difficult times. Ability to respond to varying coping styles, family systems, resilience, and challenges will be outlined. Active participation of the audience is encouraged.

Working with Families When a Child Has an Acquired Brain Injury - Part 3

10/07/2013
01:14:38 minutes
This session will focus on the family responses after ABI and the means for working with families to support them in difficult times. Ability to respond to varying coping styles, family systems, resilience, and challenges will be outlined. Active participation of the audience is encouraged.

Writing for ALL: Tools, Strategies, and Everyday Expectations for Students with Complex Needs

02/01/2016
02:42:08 minutes
From the very start, writing is an essential, unquestioned component of literacy development for students without disabilities. For students with significant disabilities who are unable hold a pencil, writing may be laborious, frustrating, and may seem just impossible. However, with the right tools, activities and supports, it is completely possible. With an emphasis on early writing, from scribble to writing beginning words for students of all ages, a range of writing tools and teaching strategies will be demonstrated, such as "alternative pencils," AAC devices, and iPads.

Writing Measurable Standards-Aligned IEP Goals for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

04/09/2012
01:39:19 minutes
This videoconference focused on effective practices for utilizing Pennsylvania's Standards Aligned System (SAS) to develop measurable IEP goals that are aligned with PA standards, anchors, eligible content, or an element of the curriculum framework. Particular emphasis was given to skills that commonly need to be addressed when working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing, e.g. vocabulary development, self-advocacy, auditory training.