ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFERENCES
Title: Assistive Technology for Specific Learning Differences
Target Group: Primary/ Post Primary Teachers/ SNAs
With the increased number of students diagnosed with specific learning differences and the wide variety of assistive technologies recommended to them, there is a clear gap in the technologies recommended for students and the skills required to train the students in these technologies. This course will help educators gain a core understanding of how these assistive technologies work in order to maximise their students’ academic potential.
The course will incorporate presentations and hands-on practice where participants will have the opportunity to undertake practical training in the core technologies. The course will cover the following primary areas:
- Narration Technologies.
- Note-taking Technologies.
- Dictation Technologies.
- Mind mapping Technologies.
Following the successful completion of this course, participants will have broadened their knowledge of assistive technologies which should enable them to identify suitable technology interventions for students with specific learning differences. This course will also be of benefit to teachers in their work which can significantly reduce the time it takes in the composition of lesson plans, reports, research papers and theses.
Participants can bring their Android or Apple tablet/phone but this is not a prerequisite.
About the Trainer
The course will be delivered by Mark Burleigh, who has over 10 years’ experience in teaching Assistive Technology to audiences from primary to third level education. He holds a single honours degree in Computer Science and a research master’s degree in Computer Science from University College Cork. He undertakes research in the area of assistive technology in higher education and has published papers in the field. He is also an Oracle Certified Associate in Java and has a passion for teaching technology to all levels.
|Course Date||23-11-2019 11:00 am|
|Course End Date||23-11-2019 5:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||27-09-2019|
|Location||Waterford Teachers' Centre Eircode X91 XD98|
|Attachment||23 November 2019-Assistive Technology Course Synopsis.pdf|