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Unlocking Success: Strategies for Task Engagement, Functional Communication, and Assistive Technology Integration in the Classroom

Sharing advanced strategies to support task management, increase functional communication and utilize the implementation of assistive technology by linking mobility, postural mechanisms, language and AAC with children in their classrooms.

Important Session Information:

Supporting the development of access and providing accessibility (to activity participation and AAC) for students with complex bodies can be a challenge. Focusing on the technology is frequently considered to be more important than the activity, within which it will be use in the classroom.

Sensory processing and inherent postural mechanisms directly affect visual convergence, focus, attention, and postural control. To assist children in wheelchairs in developing and using "access" to AT devices, we must understand how their bodies work functionally and what different seating, positioning equipment is needed. We also need to understand the relationship between the motor development, cognitive exploration, and the environment impact the use of AAC. This workshop will support strategies and equipment with real case studies to support all children's classroom task engagement and use of AAC. 

Learner Objectives:

1. Identify at least 2 classroom tasks utilizing access to AAC/AT as to whether the task is motor practice or cognitive practice. 

2. Define the term "mobility" within the context of task engagement. 

3. Identify 3 physical characteristics of an "active postural control" position in their students with complex bodies when engaged in classroom tasks. 

4. Define the two primary sensory modes of processing: tactile and vestibular

5. Identify 3 characteristics of the AAC device being taught, which control its navigation. 

There are two price tiers for this event:

1. Region 10 public local education agencies receive free registration

2. Out of Region and/or Private/Non-Profit entities pay $150.00

Discounts will be reflected at checkout.

If paying with a P.O., please send a copy of the P.O. to Marsha Wade at

Registration ends at 9:00 AM on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) Hours
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Marsha Wade
Region 10 Consultant
Shelley Ratcliff
Date Time Location
2/23/2024 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Bluebonnet, Mockingbird, Pecan Combined Rooms
Region 10
904 Abrams Rd., Richardson, 75081
Region 10 Education Service Center
Second Location
400 E. Spring Valley Rd.
904 Abrams Rd
Richardson, TX 75081-5101
Richardson, TX 75081
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