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AUCD - Poster Symposium 4A: Technology

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Location: Congressional A

Session Description

All posters for the AUCD Conference will be presented throughout Monday and Tuesday in a series of Poster Symposia that run at the same time as concurrent sessions. During these 75 minute poster symposia, 12-15 posters on a similar theme will be grouped together in a room. Posters will be displayed on large boards and have a table underneath for accompanying materials. The session will be introduced by a moderator, poster authors will be asked to provide a very brief introduction of their poster, and then attendees will be free to move about the room to speak with poster presenters directly for the remainder of the session. Attendees are also welcome to move between symposia rooms and view posters on other topics. Conference posters submitted ahead of time are also available electronically in the conference app and linked below.

Featured Presenter(s)



A Future Filled with UDL : One School's Vision
Amy Brown, , Center for Disabilities Studies, UCEDD/LEND

A middle school in Delaware, along with the ACCESS Project of the University of Delaware, is on their second year of UDL Implementation. In this session, accomplishments and barriers encountered during the first two years will be shared, as well as a plan for moving forward. The transformation of the middle school, while slow, has begun and a future filled with Universal Design for Learning is the ultimate goal.

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Improving language in children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing using augmentative and alternative communication technology: The Technology-Assisted Language Intervention Study
Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD, MPH, Professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Language deficits are a persistent problem for children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing (D/HH). Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology offers an opportunity for language learning. In our study, 40 children were randomized to receive either the Technology-Assisted Language Intervention (TALI) that incorporates AAC into traditional speech-language therapy or treatment-as-usual (TAU). Results indicate that children who received the TALI had larger and faster language gains compared to children in TAU.

Assessing Internet Safety Risks among Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Diana Rodriguez, LMSW, Appreciating our Differences: Cultural Diversity T, Rose F. Kennedy Center, UCEDD/LEND

This poster presentation highlights parent perspectives on internet safety among youth with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. A survey tool adapted from the Eurobarometer 250 ?Safe Internet Use? survey was administered to parents at the Rose F. Kennedy Children?s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Questions addressed internet safety, parental regulation of technology use, and desire for internet safety training in the community.

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Communicating through the Oklahoma UCEDD Website: Building a Website through Collaboration, Community Feedback, and Principles of Universal Design
Angela Harnden, Ph.D., Director of Data and Outcomes, Center for Learning and Leadership, UCEDD/LEND

In this poster presentation, we will explore the process of updating our website in response to feedback from community and academic partners to reflect the diversity of our organization and community we serve. We looked to ideas of universal design and our founding principle of working in partnership with diverse self-advocates, family members, and professionals to find inclusive and welcoming ways to communicate with multiple audiences.

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Developing and Evaluating a Multimedia Technology Approach to Surveying Individuals with Cognitive Impairment to Promote Person Centered Practice
Izel Obermeyer, MS, Director: Assistive Technology Program, Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND

WIHD developed Multimedia Technology to promote person centered practice. This presentation will highlight a web based survey platform that allows for the development of custom surveys with multimedia to ensure cognitive accessibility. A multimedia platform allows the use of text, pictures/images, video, and sound to improve comprehensibility of content, allowing users to respond to surveys more independently by using touch screen technology and a user interface to promote self-report.

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Exam performance and User Satisfaction after Optimizing Learner Accessibility: Acceptability, Feasibility and Efficacy of ASL and Text-to-Speech in Online Training
Sarah Rulnick, MPH, Director, CANS Program, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UCEDD/LEND

The CBHI CANS Training program has added two features, American Sign Language Interpreting (ASL) and Text-to-Speech (TTS) to help clinicians of all abilities use our online training. The Mass CANS training is designed for clinicians who provide behavioral health assessments to MassHealth covered children and youth. Results of exam performance and user satisfaction after use of ASL and Text-to-Speech learner accessibility features will be presented and discussed.

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Communication for All: The Implementation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication into Sensory Friendly Events at Louisiana Children's Museum
Ola Luba, BS, Graduate Student, Louisiana State University Human Development Center - New Orleans, UCEDD/LEND

Minimally verbal and nonverbal children benefit most from the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) when they are able to engage with an experienced communication partner via partner augmented input (PAI). Our study aimed to train museum staff and student volunteers in PAI, as well as provide communication materials for sensory events to support full inclusion at the Louisiana Children�s Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Utilizing UDL, Accessible Course Design and the Constructivist Model in Developing Online Courses
Shawn Wright, Masters, IT Analyst, Center on Disabilities and Human Development, UCEDD

The CDHD at the University of Idaho extended a multi-year training plan in accessible course design and accessible document creation. With emphasis on creating accessible online learning designed for adult learners, the Center moved to establish an uniform approach in integrating a one for all set of UDL guidelines for course design.This poster explores the positive strives made in assisting course designers in implementing these UDL authoring strategies and guidelines.

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Using Telehealth to Implement Intervention Services with Young Children and Families
Julie Van Weelden, PhD, , Mailman Center for Child Development, UCEDD/LEND

Early intervention services are critical for supporting young children, however, families face many barriers accessing high-quality services. Telehealth can help increase family access to services. Early Discovery, an early intervention program funded by the Children�s Trust, uses telehealth to increase accessibility to services for multiply stressed families. This presentation will discuss the successes and challenges experienced introducing telehealth and describe the course of research we embarked on as a result.

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Understanding the role of wireless technology in vocational settings: A National Survey
ELISEO JIMENEZ, PH.D., DR., Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND

Researchers will review findings from a national survey that examined the use of wireless technology in the training and retention of vocational skills for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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