This General & Special Education Conference is located at the Washington State Conference Center in Seattle, Washington.
Thirty, full-day intensive course choices will be offered at the conference including:
Never Give Up: Supporting Access to AT & AAC for Students with Complex Bodies, Including Access, Seating, Postural Control & Sensory Processing- 2-Day Course by Karen M. Kangas, OTR/L- Seating, Mobility and Positioning Specialist, Assistive Technology Specialist
Course Description: Access remains a “problem” for many of the children we serve, especially those who have increased or fluctuating or unpredictable tone or extremely low tone and are seated in wheelchairs. How can we decide what will work, including eye gaze, single switch access or assisted direct selection? Why do these children seem to not make progress? Sensory processing directly affects visual convergence, focus, attention and postural control. To assist these children in wheelchairs in developing and using “access” to assistive technology devices, we must also better understand how their bodies work functionally, rather than pathologically, and what different seating equipment is needed.