ECHO TIES 2022-23

Learning Opportunities to Support Oregon Therapists


To provide equitable access to best-practice knowledge through professional development, forums of collaboration and a supported learning community to OTs and PTs and those who work with them who are supporting children with orthopedic impairments and other motor challenges to improve district and student outcomes.

ECHO Therapy in Educational Settings sessions will be held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. PST. Registration is only required if you are seeking contact hour credit. Each session begins with a 30 minute presentation plus Q&A time, followed by a case study/didactic of an unidentified student.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Pacific Time

Back to Practical, Versatile, and Cheap (PVC) Creations for Positioning, Accessibility and Learning

Judith Schoonover, MEd, OTR/L, ATP, FAOTA

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Session Description: This session is designed to be a “show and tell” of tools made from the Practical Versatile and Cheap Assistive Technology Supports handbook and enhanced with items found at home or the Dollar Store, including a tilting eye gaze frame, switch holders, a number line manipulative, a toy corral, an adjustable tablet holder, a sensory table and more. PVC comes apart easily and can be reassembled for positioning, play, and learning supports. It is simple to assemble an inexpensive make-it take-it kit for home, in the office, or in the car to have the needed supplies to create low-tech AT or an adaptation wherever it is needed. Participants will have the opportunity to see examples as well as brainstorm additional ideas and solutions.

Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments

1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Suite 110

Roseburg, OR 97470