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Brief online presentations on specific topics related to assistive technology.
District courses, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and/or Carthage College, are offered for university credit or for no credit. Participants may opt for a letter grade or for a grade of Pass/Fail. Please visit the above web site to view a current list of courses and registration information.
Request Training: During the school year, Assistive Technology Support Personnel provide trainings to groups of people on a variety of topics. Trainings can be customized to meet your learning needs and scheduled by contacting someone in the Assistive Technology office. Previously requested topics include such things as: Boardmaker, Picture Exchange Communication System, AlphaSmarts, learning and specialized software, and augmentative communication device use.
AAC Institute Self-Study Program
AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) Institute offers a self-study program in the area of AAC. The program “offers the opportunity to learn about various aspects of AAC that support the goal of the most effective communication possible for the individual.” The courses allow individuals to work at their own pace. No fee is charged. All that is required is Internet access. ASHA credits are available for some courses.
AbleNet University Free Online Trainings
This site offers a variety of free live webinars as well as previously recorded webinars. The webinars cover a wide array of topics, including switches, mounting/access, AAC, iDevices/computers, curriculum, Autism, and Universal Design.
Prentke Romich Company e-Training
A variety of voice output communication devices are available from the Prentke Romich Company. Their web based e-Training courses require the use of a phone and Internet connected computer. The classes are offered free of charge.