Assistive Technology

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Assistive Technology for Work!

Assistive Technology for Work!

Assistive Technology for Work!

Date: May 10, 2017

Length: 1:15:29

Synopsis: Featuring the AT For Work Panel Discussion, Business Advisory Council Presentation, and the Communication Technology Education Center Presentation.

Using Technology: Research and Resource Update

Presenters: Maria Diez-Juan, M.S., Tasha Oswald, Ph.D.,
Traci Schmidt, and Elizabeth H. Morgan

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: February 19, 2014

Length: 47:19

Synopsis: The MIND Institute is investigating the use of electronic tablets to support children with neurodevelopmental disorders in reading comprehension and communication. Researchers and clinicians will share some of the positive outcomes. Representatives from Navigate Autism, a website in development by the UC Davis School of Education, will demonstrate its use as an educational tool.


AT Goes To College 2014

Date: April 28, 2014

Length: 01:41:14

Summary: It is never too early for students with disabilities to think about college. Many students with disabilities use or could benefit from using assistive technology (AT) to support their learning, but what is available for use at the college level? What can students, families and educators do to prepare for the use of assistive technology in college?  Additional Materials (PDF)


There's An App for That! Applications that support individuals with disabilities.

Presenters: Matthew Rowland, San Juan Unified School District; Shane Nurnberg, Rowell Family Empowerment Center


Date: May 9, 2011

Length: 01:35:55

Summary: An overview of iPad/iPhone/iPod applications that support children and adults with disabilities. Includes demonstrations of apps and evaluation guidelines.

Assistive Technology: Applications and Intervention Strategies for Individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Presenters: Laura Greiss Hess, M.S., OTR/L & Kerrie Lemons Chitwood, M.A., CCC-SLP

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: November 2009

Length: 34:15

Summary: An original MIND Institute/CEDD production providing an overview of assistive technology and how it is used in everyday settings to promote school and community inclusion and participation for individuals who have neurodevelopmental disorders. English and Spanish (Espanol) versions are available.

Assistive Technology for Adolescents and Young Adults

Presenter: Cathy Bodine, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Affiliation: Assistive Technology Partners, University of Colorado

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 59:40

Summary: Using assistive technology for education and transition to employment or post-secondary education.


Personal Stories of Successful Transition to Self Sufficiency and Employment

Presenters: Laurie Hoirup, M.S., Rachel Stewart, B.A., & Tammy Eudy

Affiliation: California State Council on Developmental Disabilities & California Health Incentives Improvement Project

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 30:42

Summary: Assisting people with disabilities to obtain employment and self-sufficiency, i.e. benefits planning, Social Security work incentive programs, personal assistance services, assistive technology, independent living, and employment services.

An SLP and OT Team Model for Assessment and Intervention, Part 1

Presenter: Aimee Bord, M.A., CCC-SLP & Cecilia Martinez, OTR/L

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:32:01

An SLP and OT Team Model for Assessment and Intervention, Part 2

Presenter: Aimee Bord, M.A., CCC-SLP & Cecilia Martinez, OTR/L

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:15:24

The Use of Technology in the Education and Treatment of Children with Autism

Presenter: Linda K. Haymes, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Spectrum Center

Date: August 10, 2006

Length: 1:19:08