Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Make Your Own Assistive Technology Workshop

Trash to AT Treasures

Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Time: 9:00am - Noon
Poplar Building ResourceCenter
Midlands Center, 8301 Farrow Road, Columbia, SC
Speaker: Dr. Carol Page, Program Director and Assistive Technology Professional (ATP)
To register for this workshop:
Cost: $15.00, payable to the University of South Carolina. Send checks or purchase orders to:
Lydia Durham
SC Assistive Technology Program
USC School of Medicine
Center for Disability Resources
Columbia, SC  29208

Assistive technology devices can be very expensive, but some don’t have to be. Examples of how to make assistive technology devices using common objects around the home will be demonstrated. The fundamentals of appropriately selecting and the functional use of various assistive technology devices will be reviewed. The workshop will conclude with a make-and-take opportunity for participants to choose from different projects to construct and keep. Returning this year is the opportunity to make an adaptive switch that you can use right away with your battery adapted device! The instructions and materials are simple and no messy soldering. A switch gives you another method for working on skills related to cause-and-effect, language, social interaction, motor, positioning and much more!

This workshop has a maximum of 12 participants.

About the Speaker:
Carol Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATP is the Program Manager of the SC Assistive Technology Program at the USC School of Medicine, Center for Disability Resources.  Carol is a USC adjunct professor and provides trainings locally to internationally on assistive technology for people with disabilities, their caregivers and professionals.

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