Creating Connections

Integrating Assistive Technology and Access Points

Please join us for an exciting new professional development event!

FDLRS Action is pleased to host an exciting and innovative two-day professional development. It will provide an overview of the relationship between behavior and communication, discuss the concepts of communication vs. verbal abilities, and address levels of support for students working on Access Points. A review of practical strategies for teaching communication skills in the presence of behaviors will also be discussed. Following the initial overview of communication and behavior, a focus on integrating AAC/Assistive technology into the learning environment will follow.

Participants will gain knowledge and have hands-on experience with effectively utilizing assistive technology into the curriculum. Participants will also learn and apply evidence-based strategies from the provided text: The Practical and Fun Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools.

Strategies for overcoming obstacles and lessons on “How to make the seemingly impossible possible” will be presented. Video examples, interactive group projects, hands on use and programming of AAC/Assistive Technology will be interspersed throughout the two days and lessons will be integrated across the two day professional development event. Participants will be expected to implement information introduced in day one of the training with materials provided to them across a two week period and then share their experiences.

Creating Connections: Integrating AT and Access Points

Friday, Sep. 13th 2013 at 8:30am to Friday, Oct. 4th 2013 at 3:30pm

3130 Edgewater Dr

Orlando, FL

This is a two-day professional development. Day one is on September 13th and Day 2 is on October 4th. Participants will receive 12 inservice points for attending.

It is recommended, but not required that participants come as teams which may include teachers, SLP's, OT's, Behavior Specialist, paraprofessionals and others that support students with ASD/InD and other Communication Disorders.

9/13/13 8:30-4:00

10/4/13 8:30-4:00

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Resource takeaway for participants!

Upon completion of this professional development event, participants will receive this book as a resource as well as other visual supports to use in their classroom.

CEU Presenter Disclosures:

Erin Brooker Lozott, MS CCC-SLP

Financial – Erin Brooker Lozott received a speaking fee for this presentation but has no other financial relationships with FDLRS or SCPS

Nonfinancial –no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

If for any reason program participants are not satisfied with continuing education services or programs, notification of concerns via email or US mail are required and will be addressed on an individual basis by Speech-Language Specialist, Tanya Shores. These concerns should be sent to: Tanya Shores, 450 Technology Park, Lake Mary, FL 32746,

This course is offered for 1.3 CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

FDLRS Funding Statement

This document was developed by the FDLRS Action Associate Center, a special project funded by the Florida Department of Education, Division of Public Schools, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, through federal assistance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B.