Interested in learning about iPad apps, application of apps and some tips and tricks for your school based OT mTool Kit?
Join us this summer for a 2 day app-extravaganza of ideas and apps you’ll use at school!
DATES & TIMES
August 7-8th 2013
9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Certificate for 12 Hours
Adaptive Technology Resources
1350 14th Avenue
Grafton, WI 53024
Presenters: Carol Leynse Harpold, MS AdEd, OTR/L, ATP and Erin Higgins, COTA
$250.00 per person
(includes 2-day course and lunch each day)
Save $20 by Registering before June 10th
Mobile devices have the potential of supporting school based OT practitioners with intervention activities and documentation tools due to its ease of use, portability, wide selection of apps, multimedia and administrative tools. The iPad in particular is a popular mobile device used in schools that has been proposed to increase engagement, access and efficiency, however, identifying appropriate apps for student or professional use can be overwhelming and time consuming.
This presentation will focus on iPad apps and applications for the school based OT Practitioner. Apps and application in the areas of fine motor/visual motor, visual perception, handwriting, sensory processing, self-regulation and self-care will be reviewed and demonstrated as they relate to school based practice and home programming. Apps and iPad features supporting assessment, documentation and administrative tasks for the OT practitioner will also be reviewed. Access and production of curriculum tasks for reading, writing and math as it relates to OT intervention and inclusion of preschool to high school students will also be addressed.
Learning objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Identify iPad apps that can support occupational performance of school aged students in the areas of activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, education, rest/sleep (regulation), play and leisure.
2. Identify and apply iPad accessibility features that support successful iPad use for students with special needs.
3. Identify apps and features of the iPad that support evidence based practices and can improve functional life skill acquisition.
4. Apply device features and apps that can increase efficiency with administrative tasks required of the school based OT.
Come and learn about apps successfully used by school based OT’s. Bring your own apps and experiences with integrating mobile devices into school based practice and share with others. This presentation requires the participant to bring an iPad 2, 3 or 4, iPad Mini basic iPad navigation skills, and an active iTunes account, user name and password.
Questions? Email for more information : OTswithapps@gmail.com
Hope to see you there!