Special Education Needs Assessment: Matching Child to Technology

Special Education Needs Assessment: Matching Child to Technology

Date:                    Monday, February 18, 2013  

Time:                    3:00pm – 4:00 pm ET

Presenter:            Susan Zapf, PhD

Cost:                     $28 for RESNA Members, $40 for Non-Members

CEUs:                   0.1 RESNA CEUs

Category:             Special Education

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 Monday, Feb 18, 2013 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

 About the topic:

The presenter will cover the process for a needs assessment that addresses functional abilities and limitations in education performance areas.  Participants will be able to describe the steps that need to be addressed during a needs assessment. The assessment of device features matched to the child’s ability will also be addressed as well as environmental factors that will affect the use of the technology. By the end of the workshop participants will be able to describe a four step process used to consider assistive technology in an education plan.

 About the presenter:

Susan A. Zapf, Ph.D., OTR, BCP, ATP, is an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Professional with 17 years of experience working with the pediatric population in both private practice and the school settings. She received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Pediatric Science from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and both her MOT and MA degrees from Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Zapf’s research emphasis is in Assistive Technology assessment and outcome effectiveness. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics through AOTA, certified in the Sensory Integration Praxis Test, and certified through RESNA as an Assistive Technology (AT) Professional. She is the primary author of the MATCH-ACES Assistive Technology Assessment and The Service Animal Adaptive Intervention Assessment. Dr. Zapf has presented throughout the United States on assistive technology assessment and implementation, service animals and animal assisted therapy, and sensory strategies in occupational therapy. As an occupational therapist, she is passionate about helping children and their families develop the skills needed to reach their full potential. Sue believes AT can be a powerful tool to assist in this process.

Who should attend 

  • AT technology professionals interested in understanding special education needs assessments

How to connect/technical specifications

All participants must register in advance with a valid e-mail address. The webinar uses the GoTo Meeting webinar platform. Registered participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to the webinar and instructions. Participants will be able to access the webinar via the Internet or the phone. 

How do I get the continuing education units?

After the webinar, registered participants will receive an e-mail with a webinar quiz. Participants will receive their CEUs after completing and returning the quiz.

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