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AUCD - Poster Symposium: Technology Unleashed: Training in the Digital Age

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Monday, November 10, 2014 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Location: Mount Vernon Square B

Session Description

New in 2014, eight AUCD poster symposia seek to deepen levels of engagement and connection between those interested in common topics. Posters have been hand-selected by a review committee and grouped by room according to theme. Facilitators will open each poster symposia with broad thoughts about the room’s theme, and attendees will be allotted ample time for in-depth exploration of the information presented and make connections with others in the room. Attendees are free to select one symposia to attend as space allows; pre-registration is not required.

From iPads to e-Portfolios, distance technology and social media, this symposium will highlight many innovative ways that the AUCD Network is using technology for training and education. This symposium will explore how Network programs are engaging trainees and community members with a variety of technologies.



Featured Presenter(s)

Faciltator: William Kiernan, PhD, Institute for Community Inclusion, Boston, MA

 



Presenters

Throwing out the paper: Using e-Portfolios to document the professional development of LEND trainees.
Tracy White, MA, BSN, Training Directer/Autism Coordinator, Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Historically, students and professionals have used bulky binders, folders or a combination of the two as a repository for assignments, projects and products they have developed over a period of time. Va-LEND trainees are going digital and are creating electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) to replace the traditional notebook portfolio. The self-reflection enabled by the e-Portfolio demonstrates the power of engagement through an interactive electronic medium.

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Taking a Bite out of the Apple: Engagement of LEND trainees using iPads and Technology
Tracy White, MA, BSN, Training Directer/Autism Coordinator, Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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This poster will describe the recent experiences using iPad technology and software integration within the LEND curriculum. LEND trainees were provided an iPad with a toolbox of Apps and asked to use it across all program areas: clinic, didactic and family mentoring experiences. The initial iPad Pilot blossomed into a myriad of opportunities to expand the use of technology in all areas of the LEND curriculum.

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The use of technology in the PacWest LEND training programs.
Vicki Simonsmeier, Master's Speech-Lang Path, Clinical Coordinator-SLP/URLEND Core Faculty, Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Judith Holt, PhD, Logan, UT, United States, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Karen Ward, Ed.D, Anchorage, AK, United States, AK - Center for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Sandy Heimerl, PT, Doc. of Physical Therapy, Albuquerque, NM, United States, NM - Center for Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND;

Technology can be used to connect and support faculty, trainees, families, individuals with disabilities, and community partners within the LEND training programs. As technology continues to evolve, the opportunities for increased access to LEND activities and resources multiply. The project explored the uses of technology within each of the PacWest programs and to assess pros and cons of an array of technological tools and applications.

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Maximizing Technology to Engage LEND Fellows and the Community
Rain Van Den Berg, MPH, LEND Training Coordinator, Center for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Erika Ryst, MD, Reno, NV, United States, NV - Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Judith Holt, PhD, Logan, UT, United States, UT - Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Eileen McGrath, PhD, Tuscon, AZ, United States, AZ - The University of Arizona, LEND;
Louise Iwaishi, MD, Honolulu, HI, United States, HI - Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND;

PacWest LEND Programs bridge vast landmasses and waterways. These programs developed innovative strategies using technology to increase access for fellows and community professionals in rural areas. This panel session will describe the use of technologies such as video teleconferencing, telehealth, and the Internet to expand the reach of interprofessional offerings and to facilitate dynamic, interactive learning. Positive and negative aspects of different platforms will be discussed.

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Creating Informative Videos for Somali Families on Developmental Screening Practices and Autism Spectrum Disorders Diagnosis.
Stephen Contompasis, MD, Director
Fatume Bulle , VT-LEND, Burlington, VT, United States;

Dr. Stephen H. Contompasis VT-LEND Director and Mrs. Fatuma Bulle VT-LEND Family Faculty will discuss their experiences creating informational videos for Somali families who speak the Mai Mai language that has no written form. A process for developing informative videos on developmental screening practices and autism spectrum disorders will be described. A sample of both videos will be shown, and links to material shared.

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Using distance technology to meet the professional development needs of early intervention providers.
Deana Buck, M.Ed., Early Childhood Team Leader, Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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This poster will provide an opportunity for faculty members from the Integrated Training Collaborative (ITC) at the Partnership for People with Disabilities to share their findings on the use of distance technology to meet the initial and ongoing professional development needs of early intervention providers. This poster will provide an opportunity for staff to share elements developed to date, lessons learned, and recommendations for others interested in this topic.

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Social Networking After Post-Secondary Education
James DuRant III, MD, Fellow in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Center for Disability Resources, UCEDD/LEND
Bree Alexander, University of South Carolina Social Work LEND Trainee, Columbia, SC, United States, SC - Center for Disability Resources, UCEDD/LEND;

Our project created "howto" video guides in assisting young adults with disabilities in using social networking services. Our guides assist in the identification of social interests, creating forums for local opportunities that align with those interests, linking individuals to resources that support their interests, and providing guidelines for safe relationships.

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Social Media Strategy, Focused Initiatives, and the Disability Community
Day Al-Mohamed, JD, CEO, Lead On Network
Patrick Cokley, Lead On Network Update, Washington, DC;
Maria Town, CP Shoes, Washington, DC;

This poster focuses on the unique experience of not only using social media to address the disability community, but key elements of successful strategies and the planning of focused initiatives rather than general social media use. This includes successful and unsuccessful models, challenges, and best practices relating to: accessibility, community engagement, and the development of a comprehensive engagement and action plan across a variety of platforms.