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Binghamton University offers assistive technology courses

2003-05-27

The Professional Development and Research (PDR) arm of Binghamton University’s School of Education and Human Development, in conjunction with the Research Institute for Assistive and Training Technologies/National Association of State Directors of Special Education (RIATT@NASDSE), will offer two certificate courses in assistive technology services.

A course for the basic competency certificate in assistive technology services for aging adults with developmental disabilities will take place Monday to Friday, June 23 to 27. Participants will learn how to work in teams to assess and address needs and issues. The course will also offer tips and techniques in how to locate and use available local, state and national resources to help implement access solutions. Participants will also learn how to utilize selected assistance technology devices and software to maximize their capabilities.

The course is recommended for professionals in education and habilitation including social workers, nurses, direct-care staff, physical therapists and speech and language pathologists.

Instructors include assistive technology specialists Frank Augustine, David Grapka and Kusum Sinha.

Tuition is $1,700, which includes instruction and a collection of multimedia material such as videos, CD-ROMs, textbooks, articles and power point presentations.

A course for the competency certificate in basic assistive technology services is scheduled for Wednesday to Friday, July 9 to 11, and Wednesday to Friday, July 16 to 18.

The six-day program will provide instruction in assistive technology laws, regulations, funding and resources. Participants will also review the assistive technology assessment process and how to integrate family and classroom support.

The course is recommended for professionals in education, school psychologists, nurses and administrators.

Instructors include assistive technology specialists Frank Augustine and David Grapka.  Tuition is $1,700, which includes instruction and a collection of multimedia material such as videos, CD-ROMs, textbooks, articles and power point presentations.

Both courses will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Binghamton University campus. Participants in both courses will earn a basic assistive technology services competency certificate from the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE). Continuing Education Units (CEU) will be issued after the completion of the course.

For more information or to register for the courses, contact the PDR office at 607-777-4447, pdr@binghamton.edu or visit their website at http://sehd.binghamton.edu/pdr/traininginstitute/index.htm

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