AT Tryout & Access Center at CDCI
AT Webinars Series: Next webinar April 18!
Keeping it Together: Organizers, Schedules and Apps to support Memory, Productivity and Daily life
Sponsored by CDCI AT Tryout Center and Vermont AT Project. Presenter: Michelle Ranae Wild
All webinars will be held 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (EST)
- February 21, 2013: Time Management and Productivity: Utility and Reference Apps That Can Really Help
- March 21, 2013: Stay Organized: Memory and Organization Apps for Smart Devices
- April 18, 2013: Using Smart Devices as a Note Taking and Memory Aid
- May 23, 2013: Time Management: Using Visual Aids for Improving Memory and Productivity
Cost: Each webinar is $40.
Who Should Attend? New users of mobile technology who want to go at a slower pace and learn all the functions built in to the iPad and in useful apps. Recommended for special educators, speech language pathologists, job coaches, vocational rehabilitation counselors, regular education teachers, related service providers, parents, or anyone supporting a user to learn the best uses of technology to support cognitive functioning
Presenter: Michelle Ranae Wild is a professor at Coastline Community College and has taught in Coastline's Acquired Brain Injury Program for over 22 years. In addition to teaching cognitive remediation skills to adults with brain injuries, she teaches classroom and online computer courses. In creating technology-based compensation strategies for brain injury survivors, Ms. Wild has found the perfect niche to combine her passion for teaching and her fascination with computers.
Registration: Registration is online, with check or purchase order to be mailed firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-656-3635.
Webinar Series Description
This Four Part Webinar series is designed to teach how an iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) can be used as a cognitive prosthetic to help build personal success whether at home, school, or work. Participants will learn how to use built-in or native apps (apps that come with the device), such as Clock, Calendar, and Reminders, as well as apps downloaded from the App Store to help with memory, organization, time management, notetaking, finance management, etc. An emphasis will be placed on the Making Cognitive Connections approach, which identifies the cognitive skills used while learning the device and how those same cognitive skills apply in everyday life.
Part 1 (02/21/13) Time Management and Productivity: Utility and Reference Apps That Can Really Help: (Webinar 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST)
The first webinar will introduce the concept of the smart devices and provide pros and cons of each currently available smart device. In addition, the cognitive connections approach that will be used throughout the webinar will be introduced. The various Apple and Android devices will be introduced. Attendees will be able to Differentiate between iOS and Android devices. At least three of the most commonly used utility and reference apps native and non-native will be demonstrated and discussed. The presenter will briefly compare and contrast the features of the utility apps presented and the cognitive skills on which they work. Attendees will be able to identify several ways to evaluate utility/reference apps and explain how they might be used to improve time management and productivity.
Part 2 (03/21/13): Stay Organized: Memory and Organization Apps for Smart Devices: (Webinar 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST)
This webinar will give several examples of how memory & organization apps on smart devices may be used to support cognitive functioning for persons with difficulty with memory, and/or organization of tasks for work, school, or use in daily life these tools may be of big benefit to persons experiencing cognitive impairments, recovering from Traumatic brain injury, returning to work from active duty or after an injury. The presenter will cover which cognitive skills might be supported (and what deficits compensated for) by each app. Additionally at least three potential trouble spots that may be encountered by users when using the memory & organization apps will be presented and suggestions provide for solutions and fine tuning for successful use.
Part 3 (04/18/13): Using Smart Devices as a Note Taking and Memory Aid: (Webinar 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST)
This webinar will explore several popular apps available for note taking and apps that can be used to help compensate for memory loss. Apps for taking written notes and creating visual graphic organizers will be demonstrated. Apps that can be used for task lists, job assignments, tasks analysis steps, or assisting in following steps will be discussed and demonstrated. An emphasis will be placed on the cognitive skills involved in using the apps and how these apps can be used to enhance success in daily life.
Part 4 (05/23/13): Time Management: Using Visual Aids for Improving Memory and Productivity: (Webinar 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST)
This webinar will explore using iOS devices to help with the transition from military service to school. Although the Webinar will help many, an emphasis will be placed on specific apps that can help Veterans living with TBI and PTSD make a successful transition to college. Apps will include time management and notetaking as well as a number of health-related apps developed by T2 (National Center for Telehealth and Technology), such as Breath2Relax and Mood Tracker.
Last modified March 21 2013 04:18 PM