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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Assistive Technology for the Classroom

This interactive workshop is designed to provide an overview of assistive technologies, assistive technology principles, assistive technology practices, identification of major performance areas for which assistive technology is utilized and incorporation of assistive technologies in the classroom to promote student success. The participants will be able to discuss key definitions and principles of assistive technology and utilization with school-aged children. Emphasis will be placed on the purpose of the Human Activity Assistive Technology model and understanding the principles of universal design and application in the classroom and educational environment. Utilization of student/child case studies and case analysis will assist the participant in refining observation and reasoning skills to assist in the development of intervention/instructional plans to include technology options for meeting the needs of children with diverse abilities in the classroom. The focus of the workshop will be on school-aged children yet can be applied across a variety of age groups and populations.

Dates:3 Dec 2019 (Tue)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Dr. Peter Giroux, PhD, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Peter Giroux is a full-time tenured Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Northeast Louisiana University in 1987. He has a Master of Health Science degree (MHS) from Mississippi College and a Doctoral degree (PhD) in Clinical Health Sciences from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is also a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (FAOTA). He has numerous presentations, publications and research projects in the areas of occupational therapy; handwriting evaluation, intervention and instruction; and keyboarding evaluation, intervention and instruction. In addition to academic responsibilities, he remains an active practitioner by providing occupational therapy services and assistive technology services in a school-based setting in his hometown of Madison, MS. He has all-encompassing experience serving students with special and exceptional needs in addition to typically developing students. He has utilized LWT programs since 1995 with children of all ages in both public and private schools as well as with children in both regular and special education settings. Peter has been a National Workshop Presenter and consultant for LWT since March of 2000 providing training throughout the United States as well as international presentations and educational workshops. In addition, Dr. Giroux designs and presents his own courses in the areas of assistive technologies autism, classroom management, classroom environments, developmental disorders, dysgraphia, neurological dysfunctions and interventions, play and play based assessment/intervention and also in the areas of vision, visual perception and visual motor skills for therapists and educators.

Course Outline
  • Define assistive technology (AT)
  • Discuss key principles of AT service delivery
  • Define, describe and discuss components of the HAAT Model (the activity, human, context and AT)
  • Understand the principles of universal design and their application to meeting the needs of students in the classroom
  • Distinguish between hard and soft AT and describe each
  • Identify and describe the major functional parts of AT devices
  • Discuss major performance areas for which AT is used
  • Identify contexts in which AT is used
  • Describe key strategies to enable AT use
  • Distinguish between the elements of the human/technology interface and the role within the HAAT Model
Course Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Define assistive technology and describe key assistive technology principles and assistive technology practices as related to classroom performance areas
  • Describe the purpose of the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) Model and understand the principles of universal design and environmental adaptation as related to provision of instruction to children with diverse abilities
  • Select and designate intervention/education plans and approaches that demonstrate an understanding of the assistive technology options for meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities in the classroom.
Who Can Benefit?

Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologist/Therapist, Physical Therapists, Teachers, Special education teachers, Intervention Specialists, Curriculum Specialists, Psychologists, Administrators, Parents.

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
15 Sep 2019 380
Normal Till Full 450