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AUCD - Posters: Technology

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Monday, November 9, 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Meeting Room Level


Presenters

TeleAudiology-Taking Diagnostics to the Infant
Neil Scharpe, MS SpEd, , North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD
Thomas Froelich, MS/CCC-A, ND - North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
Steve Peterson, M.T. (ASCP), ND - North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities

Under contract to HRSA, the presenters developed a Management Protocol, a Technical Protocol and a ?Tool Kit? to assist service providers and pediatric audiologists in expanding their practice by offering diagnostic services via the telemedicine network.


Blending Technology with Interdisciplinary Teams for Autism Assessment
Wendy Thomas, MS, Project Director, North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD
Barbara Johnson, MA, Family Member and Center staff, ND - North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities

To address the needs of rural families in ND, NDCPD has implemented community-based autism screening and diagnostic clinics. Through the Great Plains Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment Program (GPAST), staff established a mobile autism diagnostic team with distance technology capabilities. Direct observations, parent and teacher interviews, informal checklists (i.e., sensory profiles) and formal measures (i.e., Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule [ADOS]) were used during the clinics.


Developing eye-gaze in children with Rett syndrome; A look at treatment progression.
Debora Downey, M.A., Speech Pathologist, Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND
Megan Jones, B.A., University of Iowa, IA - Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities
Kathryn Paulline, B.A., University of Iowa, IA - Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities
Lauren Zubow, M. A., University of Iowa, IA - Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities

The development and use of eye gaze systems for children with Rett syndrome will be addressed. We will review strategies for evaluating and improving functional eye gaze, through literacy activities, games, choice making, and pretend play for children with severe with Rett syndrome using low to high tech systems.


Dissemination of evidence-based practice in autism spectrum disorders: Can we train therapists from a distance?
Laurie Vismara, Ph.D., BCBA-D, , University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, DBP

This session will present preliminary evidence of a training paradigm comparing the effectiveness of distance learning procedures using telehealth technology with ?face-to-face? instruction for coaching community-based early intervention providers in the Early Start Denver Model, a developmental, relationship and behavioral-based method for use with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned in Online Continuing Education for Interdisciplinary Health Professionals
Lee Wallace, MS, Chief of Nutrition, Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

Online learning provides opportunities for continuing professional education needs of health care workers in various disciplines through cost-effective, timely methods. From the perspective of the host and the participants, this presentation describes the successes and lessons learned of both technology and content of a distance learning workshop and online course.


Internet-Based Networking ? Opportunities for Enhancing Agency Effectiveness
Jason Long, Administrator, Institute on Human Development and Disability, UCEDD
Rebecca Brightwell, MBA, Associate Director - IHDD, GA - Institute on Human Development and Disability

Many disability service agencies struggle with the costs and time consumed by traveling to a central location for meetings, conferences, and training events. In tight economic times, scarce resources limit face to face communication opportunities. The internet offers great opportunities for networking without the need for travel. This poster describes how internet-based networking and conferencing capabilities can be used to enhance agency communication and effectiveness with minimal cost.


The IPhone and iPod Touch: Changing the Way We Look at Assistive Technology
Rebecca Brightwell, MBA, Associate Director, Institute on Human Development and Disability, UCEDD
Jason Long, GA - Institute on Human Development and Disability

With technology advancing faster than most of us can adapt, it is often difficult to see the usefulness of the latest gadget. However the iPhone and and iPod Touch can be used for more than just listening to music or playing games. They offer great possibilities as assistive technology devices.


The Reliability and Validity of Autism Assessments and Diagnosis Using Telemedicine
R. Matthew Reese, PhD, PhD, LEND Director, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND
T. Rene Jamison, PhD, KS - Center for Child Health and Development
Maura Wendland, PhD, KS - Center for Child Health and Development
Matthew Braun, MA, CCC-SLP, KS - Center for Child Health and Development
Joshua Turek, BA, KS - Center for Child Health and Development

The use of telemedicine is rapidly expanding as demand increases for more cost effective options in providing treatment and assessment for children with autism spectrum disorders. The reliability and validity of two ?gold standard? assessments, the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) via telemedicine are explored.


National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NPDC-ASD): Check Out the Evidence-Based Modules
Linda Tuchman-Ginsberg, PhD, Program Director for EC Prof. Development, Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND
Joan Ershler, PhD, WI - Waisman Center

This poster will provide participants with information about the NPDC-ASD and opportunities to explore the evidence-based, instructional modules developed in partnership with the Autism Internet Modules. The modules are designed to demonstrate user-friendly ways for educators and parents to support learners with autism spectrum disorders through implementation of evidence-based practices.


Contemporary Practices in Early Intervention: A Distance Learning Curriculum
Rachel Brady, Research Assistant Professor, Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development, UCEDD

To meet the critical need for training in comprehensive, evidence-based early intervention practices, a distance learning curriculum has been developed for enhancing the training of early intervention services providers. It is an attractive, easy to use on line set of learning modules designed for a variety of interdisciplinary users.