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Every Move Counts: Sensory-based Strategies for Identifying Appropriate Technological Interventions for Individuals with Severe and Profound Differences





The successful use of any technology is directly dependent on the consumer's needs, abilities and motivation. The greatest likelihood of success for any technology occurs when the consequences of the effort are intrinsically motivating and intervention builds on abilities. This workshop will present a systematic method for assessing individuals with severe developmental differences in order to identify abilities and interests on which functional technological applications can be developed. Using videotaped examples, participants will be presented with an objective and systematic way to gather the information necessary to determine: 1) Individual technological needs, 2) Optimum access methods, 3) Intrinsically motivating events, 4) Functional vocabulary & symbol system(s) for overlay development, 5) Appropriate goals & objectives, 6) Implementation strategies, and 7) Data collection formats for monitoring progress. Participants will receive a current edition of Every Move Counts, Clicks and Chats. Session and materials costs partially funded through state or federal grants.

Important Session Information:



The 20 week Every Move Counts training program presents non-traditional, sensory-based assessment and intervention strategies in a framework that supports and encourages the development of communication in individuals with severe multiple differences, developmental differences, and/or autism. Participants will understand how to design an effective individualized communication program that builds on the abilities identified through the Every Move Counts assessment package and effectively integrate communication training into daily activities by providing appropriate choice-making opportunities. Information is relevant to the needs of those individuals who are currently unable to communicate their wants and needs spontaneously in their environment, regardless of age or severity of physical and/or cognitive differences. Techniques incorporate current research in the areas of communication, education and sensory integration. This workshop is appropriate for professionals including speech/language pathologists, special education classroom teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, QMRP's, vision therapists, and paraprofessionals who work with the target population. Session and materials costs are partially funded through state and/or federal grants.

 

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This training is a 6 session, 18 week training program It consists of both in-person, self-paced and group-interactive sessions, with on-line office hours available (Live On-line Group discussion, aka Chat n’ Chew, will be scheduled to follow sessions 2, 3, 4 and 5.). The on-line self-paced modules are tracked, and will include assignments.

 

This training requires participants to attend two (2) half-day in-person sessions to complete module 1 and 6 while modules 2 through 5 will be asynchronous and completed at your discretion. There are also 4 one hour on-line group discussions. Participants must be able to commit to all components in order to receive credit.

 

In-person dates will take place at Region 4 and are scheduled for 01/14/25 and 05/16/25 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM.

1-hour on-line group discussions will take place via Zoom on the following dates: 2/11/25; 3/11/25; 04/08/25; & 04/29/25 from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM.

 

Registration for this session begins at 12:00 AM on Thursday, August 1, 2024
Session ID:
1829555
Credits Available:
(16) Clock Hours
(16) CPE
Contact Person:
Jade White
Registration Fee:
$105.00
Instructor(s):
Jane Korsten, Jade White, Region 4 ESC, Sara King, Region 4 ESC
Audience:
Occupational/Physical Therapists, Personnel Working with Assistive Technology, Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments
Date Time Location
1/14/2025 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Region 4 ESC McKinney Conference Center - MCC 201
7200 Northwest 100 Drive, Houston, 77092
2/11/2025 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Web address will be emailed., Online Course
3/11/2025 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Web address will be emailed., Online Course
4/8/2025 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Web address will be emailed., Online Course
5/13/2025 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Web address will be emailed., Online Course
5/16/2025 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Region 4 ESC McKinney Conference Center - MCC 201
7200 Northwest 100 Drive, Houston, 77092
Date:
1/14/2025
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Region 4 ESC McKinney Conference Center - MCC 201
7200 Northwest 100 Drive, Houston, 77092
Date:
2/11/2025
Time:
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:
Web address will be emailed., Online Course
Date:
3/11/2025
Time:
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:
Web address will be emailed., Online Course
Date:
4/8/2025
Time:
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:
Web address will be emailed., Online Course
Date:
5/13/2025
Time:
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:
Web address will be emailed., Online Course
Date:
5/16/2025
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Region 4 ESC McKinney Conference Center - MCC 201
7200 Northwest 100 Drive, Houston, 77092


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7145 West Tidwell Road Houston, Texas 77092-2096
713.462.7708 | PHONE
Region 4 is making improvements to the McKinney Conference Center and will invite guests to experience the difference in August of 2024
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Region 4 Education Service Center
7145 West Tidwell Road Houston, Texas 77092-2096                                                        
713.462.7708 | PHONE

Region 4 is making improvements to the McKinney Conference Center and will invite guests to experience the difference in August of 2024

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