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Workshops and Trainings:          


ATP provides one-to-one training for individuals or group training for staff professional development.

Comprehensive product training for individuals receiving equipment  is imperative to reduce chances of AT abandonment. 

Being mindful that the success of an AT intervention is affected by the knowledge and support of family and team members, training for families is highly encouraged.

Individual and group training is also available for staff or professionals on a variety of devices and software.  These can be either half or full day trainings.

Trainings can be held at convenient locations, client homes, or at the AT in Paradise location. 

Assistive Technology for Special Education

Implementing Assistive Technology in the Classroom
Implementing Augmentative Communication in the Classroom
Assistive Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities
Assistive Technology for Students with Autism
Assistive Technology for Students with Physical Disabilities and Those who are Medically Fragile.
Augmentative Communication and Individuals with Autism
Assistive Technology for Reading
Assistive Technology for Writing
Assistive Technology for Computer Access

Make it Take It Sessions:
Switch and battery interrupter workshop
Computer Switch Interface and finding free switch activated software
Making Intellipics Studio switch activities
Making Intellitalk activities
Low Tech Communication Boards - Flip and Talk
Powerpoint Switch Activities
Making Electronic Books

Assistive Technology for Adults
Assistive Technology for Computer Access
Assessing Augmentative Communication systems for Adults
Access Methods for Augmentative Communication
Assistive Technology for Memory and Organization

Assistive Technology - What’s free and how do you get it.


Session Formats

These sessions can be presented at your facility in lecture/lab format, online lecture/interactive format or at our AT in Paradise location.

Each session is offered in either half day or a more comprehensive full day training format.

Half day training's earn participants .3  CEU’s
Full day training’s earn participants .5   CEU’s

100 hour Assistive Technology Course is available which consists of a combination of hands on and online course format.   Each participant will have created an AT kit upon completion of course which includes a variety of AT to be used for assessment purposes.



Specialized software/ hardware training:
The following are a few examples of available training options:

  • Speech recognition software (e.g.  Dragon Naturally Speaking, IBM Via Voice, MacSpeech Dictate, Speak Q)
  • Text to speech software (e.g.,  Kurzweil, WYNN, Read and Write Gold, Premiere)
  • Graphic organizing software (e.g.,  Inspiration, Kidspiration)
  • Software for visual impairments  (e.g.,  JAWS, Zoomtext)
  • Full range of AAC devices and vocabulary  software (Prentke Romich, Dynavox,, ATI, Zygo and Mayer-Johnson)
  • Word prediction software (e.g., Solo, Word Q)
  • Adaptive Mouse and Keyboard adaptations (e.g.,  Intellikeys, Half keyboards, Big Keys, Joystick, Trackballs, Trackpads)
  • Switches, switch access and scanning
  • Head Tracking (e.g., Tracker Pro, Headmouse)
  • The AT continuum (low-tech to high-tech)
  • AAC Communication software - Boardmaker basics