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INTERNAL PD OPPORTUNITY: Making AT for Educational Success: A “Hands On” Make and Take Workshop with Therese Willkomm
December 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm MST
The Arizona Department of Education Assistive Technology (AT) team is excited to announce our next 2022–23 national presenter: Therese Willkomm, PhD. This workshop is designed for special educators and related service providers.
Making AT for Educational Success: A “Hands On” Make and Take Workshop
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m.−3:30 p.m.
Fee: $26 (breakfast and lunch included)
Where: Roosevelt School District Wellness Center
Address: 1030 E Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042
About Therese Willkomm
Dr. Therese Willkomm, PhD, is the Director of New Hampshire’s State Assistive Technology Program with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Dr. Willkomm is clinical associate professor emeritus in the Department of Occupational Therapy. She developed, coordinated, and taught the assistive technology courses for the Graduate Certificate Program in Assistive Technology for 23 years. She is known nationally and internationally for her innovative strategies for creating solutions in minutes. She has designed and fabricated over two thousand solutions for individuals with disabilities. She has presented her work in forty-two states, ten foreign countries, and three U.S. Territories and has authored over twenty publications, including her recent book, Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes Book 3: – “Make Stuff and Love People.”
This workshop will explore hundreds of assistive technology solutions that can be made in minutes using everyday tools and materials. Each participant will make ten different multi-use assistive technology solutions, including solutions for: reading, writing, communicating, vision, physical access limitations, life skills, self-regulation, and tabletop mounting/stabilizing solutions. Attendees will receive a copy of Dr Willkomm’s latest book, Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes Book 3: – “Make Stuff and Love People.”