Saturday, August 18, 2007

Why? What? Assistive Technology for Learning!

What? Why? Assistive Technology for Learning!
ATTENTION! Parents-Teachers-Social Service Providers-Students of all ages!

Sponsored by the Jefferson County Literacy Council

DATE: Nov 1, 2007 Thursday evening
TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
PLACE: Jeff Co Library Pt Hadlock

Learn how assistive technologies---voice recognition software, etc.---are used as effective learning tools by people with all kinds and levels of learning challenges to improve reading/writing/computer literacy.

Learn about WATAP--Washington Assistive Technology Act Program. WATAP serves Washington residents of all ages with disabilities of all types, their families, employers, and employment service providers, educators, health care and social service providers, and others seeking information about assistive technology (AT) and assessible information technology.

Melinda Pongrey, MSEd will present an introduction of learning disabilities and how multi-sensory input supports learning and the learning process.

Maria Kelley, OTR/L Assistive Technology Specialist will present an overview of AT software and programs useful for individuals with learning disabilities. She will explain WATAP and related services.

Find out how WATAP, a non-profit organization, partners with other agencies to help people with disabilities learn about, try-out, compare, borrow and/or acquire Assistive Technology that can support educational, employment and independent living skills.

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