Grant Wood Area Education Agency and the University of Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education & Research Presents:
The 2017 “Building Bridges: Eastern Iowa Assistive Technology Conference” will provide an opportunity to see first-hand the latest in assistive technologies (AT), practices, and services for school-age students with disabilities. This AT conference will serve as a unique opportunity for professionals, parents, administrators and service providers to exchange and gather information on the current status and assistive technology tools available for consideration.
Tuesday, April 25 • 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Mounting and Use of Technology for Access to Learning

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Students using assistive technology need consistent access to learning tools in order to succeed in the learning environment and beyond. Do you 10-finger type? If so, how efficient would you be if keys were moved around each day? Students using power wheelchair controls, AAC devices, switches, and alternative access to computers, need their controls in a stable, repeatable position to develop motor automaticity. Once their mind automatically knows how to control devices, they can concentrate on the task - driving, communicating, reading on the computer, writing on the computer, etc. This session will review various access methods for use of assistive technology as well as mounting systems for evaluation and permanent placement of devices and controls. A handout of mounting system options will be shared.

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Patricia Bahr

Program Manager, University of Iowa
Patricia Bahr, MSE, ATP, RET is a Program Manager at Iowa's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The UCEDD's vision is "a life in the community for everyone", allowing us to work with everyone in the community to allow people with disabilities to... Read More →

Tuesday April 25, 2017 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Grant Wood

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