Missouri Assistive Technology (MoAT)
will be conducting a remote training, entitled
“Assistive Technology Boot Camp: iPad Applications for Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities”.
This training has been designed to introduce iOS applications that focus on three major areas of learning for students with significant intellectual disabilities, which include: cause and effect, augmentative and alternative communication, and literacy.
Participants are encouraged to work at their own pace while drinking sweet tea, poolside. No mask or shoes are required. All participants will receive an iPad on a two-week loan from the ETC Lending Library at MoAT, loaded with the relevant applications for this training. The lending library will be sending these iPads with the apps, training docs, and activities free of charge to the participants. MoAT will send the devices via UPS with a return shipping label included.
The format of the training will be as follows:
1. Monday, August 3, 2020 (10:00-11:00am CST): Participants will be asked to join an hour-long introduction/training through Zoom. This session will provide an overview of the Boot Camp introducing the format and the training materials.
2. After the meeting, participants will be given access to training videos through our YouTube Channel for each of the applications discussed.
3. Participants will be encouraged to work through the videos, apps, and activities during the week of August 3, 2020:
a. Tuesday, August 4, 2020: The apps for Tuesday will focus on Cause and Effect activities. The apps provided will range from "press and release" cause and effect to sequencing of steps.
b. Wednesday, August 5, 2020: On Wednesday we will explore the use of the iPad for communication. We will look at apps that can grown with your user as their language develops.
c. Thursday, August 6, 2020: It is difficult to find good literacy apps on the iPad that are not busy and overstimulating. We will explore those apps which MoAT has found to be ideal for our students, apps that encourage learning while keeping the students on task.
4. During the week, participants will be encouraged to submit all questions to
via email. These questions will be answered individually and compiled for Friday’s session.
5. Friday, August 7, 2020 (10:00-11:00am CST): During the week, we will collect questions from the participants, that will be answered directly through email. At the end of the week, we will get back together on Zoom for a recap, follow-up, and publicly answer all of the questions asked throughout the week.