Accessible Educational Materials And K-12 Students: What Therapists Need To Know

Program Description

Maine AIM WebinarsRecorded: March 18, 2015 – Many students who receive support services from Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists need to have their educational and instructional materials in accessible, specialized formats (Accessible Educational/Instructional Materials –AEM/AIM). Whether due to language-based or physical disabilities, the use of AEM/AIM is an essential part of the educational program as they allow access and full participation in the general curriculum. This webinar, which covers some new information and IEP sections, will guide you through the steps to successful AEM/AIM implementation for your students who need them.

Topics include:

  • Meaning of the term “print disability,”
  • Identifying a student’s need for AEM/AIM,
  • How AEM/AIM and Assistive Technology (AT) are included in educational goals and the IEP
  • Assisting teachers, parents and students in how to use AT and AEM/AIM.

The target audience for this free webinar is SLPs, OTs, and PTs who work with schools-age populations.

Presenter

Cynthia Curry, M.S. Ed., Coordinator, Disability Services, University of New England

Resources

* We had some brief technical difficulties with the CART transcription at the very beginning of this webinar, however we were able to get it to work and the transcript starts at about 4:30 into the recording. We apologize for the inconvenience.