Executive Functioning Supports for Today’s Students
March 6, 2024
Location: Save The Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive,
Providence, R.I. 02905
Participants will spend the day learning about executive functioning and how deficits in this area can affect students. The session will focus on techniques and tools to help support students in the areas of attention, memory, time management, and organization. Special focus will be given to how attention skills develop and what educators can do to support students who are struggling with attention in the school setting. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on the changing demands on a student’s executive functioning system in today’s classroom. Participants will make and take low-tech assistive tools for executive functioning, including visuals, folders, color coding tools, and more. High-tech tools, including Chrome extensions, iOS apps, and websites, will be demonstrated. Participants will get hands-on and collaborate s on techniques that work for a variety of student needs. Participants will leave with tools and strategies they can implement the very next day.
- Objective 1: Participants will be able to identify and describe how executive functioning affects students in the classroom.
- Objective 2: Participants will be able to describe at least three ways assistive technology can support students who struggle with executive functioning.
- Objective 3: Participants will be able to identify at least three techniques or tools that will support each of the areas of executive functioning introduced during the training: organization, time management, attention, and memory.
Person Driven Innovative Low & High Tech Accommodations
April 26, 2024
This training focuses on tools based in universal design made by and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We address long-term challenges in order to free up success with technology tools used as accommodation. By focusing on strengthening relational communication, teaching strategies, and reference tools, we allow a person with I/DD to take the lead and gain higher levels of skill. Many support tools used in education and rehab services are based on systematic instruction and cueing through task analysis, until a person gains independence, a helpful approach for training specific skill sets, but not the underlying motivator for growing autonomy. We will address processing variances and train with exercises allowing us to build a greater repertoire of skills that are accessible to people who process information differently due to developmental disability. These tools and strategies can be used at home, school, work and in the community.
- Objective 1: Participant will have access to numerous exercises that reinforce teaching strategies atypical to their own habits, to better serve students and adults with multiple disabilities.
- Objective 2: Participant will be able to explain the meaning of “compliance to alliance”, and name 2 tools/strategies supporting its outcome.
- Objective 3: Participants will be familiar with iPad and App accommodation tools that strengthen person-driven strategies.
Please contact TechACCESS at (401) 463-0202 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need additional information.