Bookshare, Kindles, and Nooks…

Bookshare, Kindles, and Nooks…

  I’m going to date myself a little bit here by telling you that I have a terrific album collection from the 1960’s through the 80’s.  I love looking at the covers and listening to the ‘crackle’ sound when the needle first touches the vinyl, but didn’t own a stereo that would play them! Only […]

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Bookshare Web Reader Update

Bookshare Web Reader Update

I love Bookshare, but I will admit that it takes a little work to learn how to use it.  That said, it is WELL worth the effort and will make you wonder how your students ever read without it! I was happy to learn today that they now offer an option for web reading without […]

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Getting Lost Trying to Use and Navigate Proloquo2Go?

The AssistiveWare website has tutorial videos to help you out! From simple topics like “Introduction to Proloquo2Go” and “Customizing the Vocabulary” to more advanced features like “Access Methods”, AssistiveWare has got you covered with over 20 how-to videos that are conveniently broken down by specific features.  To access the videos, click on one of the links […]

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Boardmaker Tutorials and Guides

Boardmaker Tutorials and Guides

  Wow!  We’ve been out of school here in east Tennessee for 2 full weeks due to “snowmageddon 2015”. I missed seeing my students while trapped at home under ice and snow, but it gave me a lot of time to create new curriculum materials using visual supports. Take a look at our ready-to-print thematic […]

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Two FREE Winter Books with Activities

Two FREE Winter Books with Activities

Click on the links below to download two FREE Winter Boardmaker Books and Activities, created here at our AT Center:  Let’s Build A Snowman – which includes activities for Beginning Letter Sounds, Color Matching, Counting, Size Sorting and Building A Snowman.  And Sam, What Do You Wear When It’s Cold Outside? – which includes activities for Identifying […]

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Using the iPad for Literacy Instruction

Using the iPad for Literacy Instruction

So excited to share a day with a great group of teachers in Blount County tomorrow!  This district has received an instructional grant to purchase carts of iPads and apps for all 7th grade classrooms to use for reading instruction.  I have created a Livebinder file full of resources, links, tutorials, app lists, and curriculum […]

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PVC Pipe-Eye Gaze Frame

PVC Pipe-Eye Gaze Frame

Need a way to spread out picture supports and get them up at eye-level for those using Eye Gaze for communication?  This is a cheap and easy DIY project that comes together in a matter of minutes.  Made out of PVC Pipe, a few connector joints and a few stripes of Velcro, this particular frame […]

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Roane State CC Resources

Roane State CC Resources

Therapy is my ‘thing’ and teaching has always been my passion, so I enjoy spending time with the Occupational Therapy Assistant students at Roane State Community College.  I’ve been invited to offer a guest lecture/hands-on lab for this group every fall for the last 4 years and it’s become one of my favorite things to […]

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Mo Buti Autism Session 9/12

Mo Buti Autism Session 9/12

For those of you attending the September 12th event in Knoxville, the full Powerpoint (in PDF format) for this session is available here Mo Buti Autism session and also under the PD Workshops tab on the home page.

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TN Association for Assistive Technology Conference 2014!

TN Association for Assistive Technology Conference 2014!

For those of you interested in learning more about the use of assistive technologies (AT) in the special education classroom, THIS is the conference for you!  The TAAT has become one of the hottest conferences in the south for peer guided instruction, hands-on learning, and practical application ideas for using all forms of AT to […]

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