FREE AT Webinars

Can't travel to the Regional or Local AT Trainings? Webinars offer a great way to participate in Infinitec's free AT training from the comfort of your school or home.  Professional development credit is issued for all live webinars.  All particiipants registered will recive an archived recording.  

Never participated in a webinar before?  Don't worry, it's pretty simple really.  We've provided a couple of documents below that can help you register and get connected.

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Webinar Registration and Login Instructions

Below are the webinars currently being offered along with descriptions and the dates for each session.  To register, click on the link by the date you wish to attend.  We usually post the webinar schedule one semester at a time so please check back often to see the current offerings.

To Increase Executive Function Skills, Teach Students to be a Mind MIME!

November 30th - 11:00-12:00 - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2596311269169731588  

"I know visualization of future tasks is important. However, I don't think this student actually has the ability to create mental visual images. How do I teach them to do this? Other students I work with have limited working memory and can't seem to hold on to their mental visualization long enough to carry out tasks. How can I help?" 

• Teach students to be a mind MIME. Learn how to help students truly create mental visual imagery for the future and to perform a mental dress rehearsal to sequence actions towards a goal and hold that prospective memory in mind while they execute and self-monitor through tasks. Increase a student's mental visual imagery skills so as to support forethought across space and time 

 

More Than Core: Necessary Factors for Successful Implementation of AAC Presented by Chris Bugaj, SLP

December 8th,  3:30-4:30 - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7720753436494473730

Lists vary, but core vocabulary is approximately 300-350 words. With that many, you can't just throw them out there randomly on communication boards. Explore how the principles of core vocabulary, motor planning, and aided language stimulation are all necessary considerations when attempting to teach language. 

 

College & Career Competencies: Instructional Resources that Improve Learning Presented By Dr. Amy Gaumer Erickson & Dr. Pattie Noonan, Kansas University

December 13th, 3:30-4:30 - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7754256655304627970 

We all know that soft skills such as goal setting, self-regulation, assertiveness, perseverance, self-efficacy, and networking are important, but do you know the research-based strategies for improving these college and career competencies? Have you thought about how to systematically teach intrapersonal, interpersonal and cognitive competencies schoolwide, ensuring that each student receives the necessary instruction and support? During this session, you will learn about the College and Career Competency Wheel and FREE competency-specific resources including teacher guides, formative questionnaires, posters and padlets. The presenter will also share examples of instructional activities that teach the competencies and standards simultaneously, and how to support competency development school-wide: from the classroom to the football field and everywhere in-between.

 

Assessment of Executive Function Skills and IEP Goals by Sarah Ward, SLP

January 12 - 3:30-4:30, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7789071590690820867 

We are often asked : "This student scored average to above average on all standardized psychoeducational tests and yet on a day to day basis is really struggling to initiate tasks, turn in homework, manage his time and complete academic tasks. Are there other ways to assess students to more clearly capture and characterize their executive function challenges? What are examples of executive function based IEP goals?" 

Professionals will learn how to informally measure executive function skills when standardized measures do not capture the everyday executive function based challenges a student faces. I'll introduce the Informal Executive Function Assessment, a tool to evaluate a student's ability to visualize the future, to plan, to complete a multistep complex task and to experience and sense the passage of time. This informal assessment can be used to gain a greater understanding of how a student visualizes the future, uses nonverbal working memory for task execution, understands the passage of time, breaks down and plans the steps and the time to complete tasks. In turn, this assessment will provide relevant knowledge to individualize and align the specific treatment strategies and to develop IEP goals to meet the different needs of students. The assessment will give you a greater understanding of where to begin teaching the key executive function skills. Audio/video examples of students will be presented. 

 

Thinking in an Organized Way and Increasing Speed of Information Processing by Sarah Ward, SLP

January 18th, 3:30-4:30 - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/42184240753237761

A common feature of weak executive function skills are reduced organization skills and as students move from elementary to middle to high school, the ability to think in an organized way or to use these "higher order thinking skills" becomes more and more important. You will learn many practical strategies to teach students how to identify the big picture, to integrate information, to make inferences, to improve their speed of processing and to problem solve.