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Does your district need Quality Professional Development? ABLE Tech can provide training either on-site or via web on the topics you desire.
Frequently requested sessions include:
It’s almost here…. Oklahoma ABLE Tech AT Expo on April 4th! Register to attend this FREE Expo
Date: April 4, 2014
Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus, 10300 East 81st Street, Tulsa, OK 74133
Join us to see first-hand the latest in assistive technologies for your classroom. The Expo will feature educational sessions and vendor demonstrations of AT available to help students with disabilities. Experts will be in attendance to offer suggestions and share extensive knowledge to help determine the most appropriate technology match for your students.
Spotlight on Success
A Special Education teacher recently contacted ABLE Tech as part of the information gathering process leading up to an IEP meeting for a student who was new to the district. The teacher told us that despite having hearing aids, the student struggles to hear instruction because of surrounding voices and other sounds. ABLE Tech staff suggested the school borrow the Comfort Contego which works well for individuals who have difficulty with background noise. It has a separate transmitter that delivers the teacher’s voice to the student through headphones or ear buds, or directly into the student’s hearing aids if they have telecoil activated. The teacher now has this information to present to the IEP Team to use as part of their “consideration of AT.” Should they decide to borrow the device from ABLE Tech, they will be able to use it for up to six-weeks. If during this time the IEP team determines the AT will work for the student, they can then take steps to acquire the device.
Need Assistance with a Student?
Submit the ABLE Tech Consultation Intake Form
For more information about how Oklahoma ABLE Tech can assist your school, call 800.257.1705 or visit us online at okabletech.okstate.edu. ABLE Tech provides Assistive Technology and Information Services to Oklahoma Public Schools through a contract with the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
Do you know a student who is blind that will be attending a university program next Fall? Please pass along this information about the NFB National Scholarship Program. The scholarships range from $3,000-$12,000 + lots of other benefits as well, including a mostly paid for trip to the annual NFB convention in Orlando. Students are paired with mentors who are in their chosen fields of vocation. They also have opportunities to meet and network with successful blind people from all over the country! Find out more at www.nfb.org/scholarships.
Rising High School Juniors and Seniors with a disability who have demonstrated leadership potential in their community are invited to apply for the Youth Leadership Forum Summer Camp which takes place June 10-15. Click here to watch the YLF Video! For additional information, Email YLF@okddc.ok.gov
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