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WEBINAR – The iPad Basics: Using the iPad to Enhance Speech Therapy

This event is on February 12, 2013 7:00pm


About this Event

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The iPad is a powerful tool for fostering a team-based plan of care for each child, in which all team members are able to contribute their knowledge and expertise. This presentation will discuss ways of using the iPad to enhance speech therapy, particularly for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and ways of using the iPad to foster both speech and language success, including an overview of how to get started using the iPad as a form of an alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) device. The use of the iPad as a powerful motivator will also be examined. A review of how SLPs can share their knowledge of evidence-based therapy for children with CAS using the iPad will also be discussed. While specific apps may be mentioned briefly, participants will be provided resources for how to search for and evaluate apps as well as factors to consider in how to functionally incorporate Apps in therapy, without allowing them to become a distraction. Guided access, backing up the iPad, and helpful accessories will also be discussed. Finally, a discussion of how to use the iPad to encourage homework and generalization of skills across environments will be provided. At the end of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • List ways of using the iPad to create an effective team-based approach for children in speech therapy.
  • Develop a treatment plan for introducing the iPad as an AAC device.
  • List resources for finding apps that will be motivating and functional for children in speech therapy.
  • Describe how to use the iPad to motivate children in speech therapy.

Register here for this webinar. Registration closes at midnight on Friday, February 8, 2013 US/EST. (Note: This webinar is also offered on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 10:00 am. Click here to be taken to the event page for that day.)

Links & Information

This is a “LIVE” webinar, meaning the speaker will be presenting the information in “real time” at the times listed. This is not a recorded webinar. Log-in information will be emailed to participants two times prior to the webinar time. It is the responsibility of participants to know what time to log-in given their own time zone. Participants should look for an e-mail from Education Director, Kathy Hennessy, in order to receive specific log-in instructions. Do not wait until a few minutes before the webinar to look for this information! If you cannot find it in your e-mail inbox, check your spam file. Please add kathyh@apraxia-kids.org to your e-mail contacts or address book so that the e-mail with log-in instructions does not go to your spam file. You will need to test your computer to assure it has system requirements for the webinar. Do not wait until moments before the webinar in order to test your computer’s system with the webinar software. Being prepared will lead to a better learning opportunity!

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Registration Information

Register for this webinar. Registration closes at midnight on Friday, February 8, 2013 US/EST

Registration Rates:

Regular Registration: $35.00 per person (1.5 hours of instruction from 1 session; no CEU’s)

Professional Registration: $50.00 per person (1.5 hours of instruction from 1 session; ASHA CEU’s)

This course is offered for .65 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

[CASANA charges an additional fee of $15.00 for those professionals who want CASANA to process and submit continuing education information to ASHA. The additional fee is retained by CASANA and is not an ASHA fee. Also, please note that professionals must obtain an 80% on the final assessment to be eligible for CEU’s.]

Timed Agenda

7:00 – 7:20 PM – Using the iPad to share knowledge and create a team – including a review of motor-based speech therapy

7:20 – 7:30 PM – Using the iPad as an AAC device

7:30 – 7:40 PM – Using the iPad as a tool for motivation, speech and language

7:40 – 7:50 PM – How to find Apps and incorporate them into therapy

7:50 – 8:00 PM – Avoiding pitfalls: using guided access, backing up, and useful accessories

8:00 – 8:10 PM – Homework and generalization

8:10 – 8:30 PM – Questions and Answers

 

Questions?

Please contact Kathy Hennessy at kathyh@apraxia-kids.org.

Featured Speaker

Pooja Aggarwal, M.S., CCC-SLP-L

Pooja Aggarwal, M.S., CCC-SLP-L, is the owner and director of Progressive Speech Therapy, LLC, a pediatric speech-language-feeding therapy practice based in Ashburn, Virginia. She obtained her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia University and has over 10 years of experience helping children with special needs. She is a graduate of the CASANA Intensive Training Institute on CAS. Pooja is CASANA recognized for Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Pooja has presented on Childhood Apraxia of Speech at a variety of venues including most recently at the CASANA National 2012 Conference. Pooja is a repeat recipient of the American Speech Hearing Association Award for Continuing Education.

Disclosure Statement

Pooja Aggarwal, M.S., CCC-SLP-L, is the owner and director of Progressive Speech Therapy, LLC, in Ashburn, VA.

Disclosure: Ms. Aggarwal is a graduate of the CASANA Intensive Training Institute on CAS and is CASANA recognized for Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.