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AUCD - Poster Session: Using Technology in the Classroom and Community

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Monday, November 16, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am

Location: Renaissance Ballroom West

Session Description

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 during each time slot as space allows; pre-registration is not required.




Presenters

Tele-Intervention for Home visits in an Early Childhood Program
Dianne Bossert, LSW, MS ECSE, Early Interventionist, North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD
Hilory Liccini, M Ed, Minot, ND, United States, ND - North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD;

This is a study to determine the efficacy of using tele-health technologies for delivering home visit sessions for parents and children in a rural early intervention program.

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Online Course Accessibility: Our Right, Our Responsibility
Cari Murphy, PhD, Project Director, Center on Disabilities and Human Development, UCEDD
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As online learning continues to grow, so does the need to develop online learning tools that are accessible to all learners. This session will demonstrate the development of an accessible learning management system for professional development (inservice) courses and the steps taken to make course functions and content accessible via screen readers on Windows, Mac, and Chromebook machines.

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Teachers' Awareness and Utilization of Existing and New Assistive Listening Technologies within a School Setting
Patricia Patrick, PhD, Director of Research, Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Elizabeth H. Marcus, MA, Valhalla, NY, United States, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Karen S. Edwards, MD, MPH, Valhalla, NY, United States, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;

Hearing loss among school-aged children can have significant negative impacts on educational outcomes. Investigators used an online, anonymous survey to gain insight into the awareness and utilization of existing and new assistive listening technologies among teachers of the hearing impaired (TOHI). Results were used to guide preliminary recommendations on how to increase awareness of and address barriers to the use of assistive listening technology in the school setting.


An Application of Functional Communication Training: Use of Video Modeling and ClaroCom Technology with a Teenage Student to Support Requests.
Nicole Erickson, PhD , Graduate Research Assistant, Center on Disabilities and Human Development, UCEDD
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This presentation will include an overview of a study designed to explore the effectiveness of video modeling with a high school student diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder to request desired events and items using Apple iOS app (ClaroCom). The study presents a unique combination of functional communication training and technology in a natural setting to minimize challenging behaviors. Results and implications for future research will be presented.


Audio Description and Mobile Apps: Bringing Them Together Around National Park Service Brochures
Thomas Conway, MBA, Media Coordinator, Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND
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This US National Park Service funded grant is focused on creating an audio description best practices and mobile application as an alternative format to the over 400 park service site print brochures.

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Coaching Teachers On Using Common Core State Standards: A Universally Designed Game Plan for Student with Significant Disabilities
Stephanie DeMayo, MEd, Instructional Coach, Center for Disabilities Studies, UCEDD/LEND
Esley Newton, MEd, ACCESS project, Newark, DE, United States, DE - Center for Disabilities Studies, UCEDD;
Judi MacBride, ACCESS Project, Newark, DE, United States, DE - Center for Disabilities Studies, UCEDD;

This session focuses on access to the State Standards for students with significant disabilities. Data from Delaware's ACCESS research project will be presented. Educators who participated in this research project reported an increased use of standards within their lessons by incorporating the principles of universal design for learning. Presenters will walk through the process and provide materials used to increase teacher's knowledge on implementing standards based lessons for this population using their Universally Designed Lesson Wise Process.


Redefining the Poster Symposium: Changing Guidelines for Equal Access
Emily Graybill, PhD, NCSP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND
Mark Crenshaw, MTS, Atlanta, GA, GA - Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND;
Ken Mitchell, disABILITY LINK, Atlanta, GA;
Erin Vinoski, MPH, Atlanta, GA, GA - Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND;
Kashira Baker, BS, Atlanta, GA, GA - Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND;

Despite guidelines set forth by national organizations to make annual conferences accessible to all, disability self-advocates may not have equal access to the visual content and information presented at poster symposia for a variety of reasons. This poster seeks to inform conference attendees and organizers about ways to change guidelines to make poster symposia fully accessible for interdisciplinary professionals and individuals with disabilities and/or limited literacy.

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A Structured Approach to Online Professional Development: Design and Reflection
Janice Carson, MS, IATP Director, Center on Disabilities and Human Development, UCEDD
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Online professional development continues to grow and the migration to this platform has shown to provide a rich environment to reach vast geographic regions, maximize limited content experts/funding, and support sustainability. Expanding assistive technology content is a natural fit, for ease of update, as well as filling the gap of limited instruction in higher education. This session will review an online instructional design methodology inclusive of Universal Design for Learning.

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The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access.
Genevieve Berry, BA in Psychology, Content Marketing and Community Manager, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
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Information and communication technologies are ubiquitous in our culture illustrated by the "internet of everything" where networks connect people, data, processes and things. However, people with cognitive disabilities, particularly individuals with IDD, have limited or no access to informational and communication technologies. The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology Information and Access is a catalyst for discussions and solutions to solve this critical societal issue.

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How Text Messaging is Leveling the Playing Field
Brian Kathman, CEO, Signal Vine, LLC
Miranda Palter, Signal Vine, LLC, Alexandria, VA, United States;
Stephanie Sickler, Signal Vine, LLC, Alexandria, VA, United States;
Haley Trost, Signal Vine, LLC, Alexandria, VA, United States;

We believe in meeting students where they are at - on their phones. Our poster session will present our work and research to demonstrate how organizations and schools can use data and messaging to engage students via text, thereby improving outcomes with diverse populations. We have been able to use text messaging to move the needle on college access and success with low-income and underrepresented students in higher education.

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