Assistive Technology for

Effective Writing

Unique Tools and Strategies for Students with Special Learning Needs

Training and Workshops for

parents, therapists, and educators.

By Bridgette Nicholson

Occupational Therapist
Assistive Technology Consultant

If you want to hear more, sign up here to be notified of upcoming sessions in the Chicago NW suburbs area.

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP 

(Dates and locations to be determined).

 

This is a 3-hour presentation and hands-on workshop. If you want to participate in the hands-on section, please bring the following:

  • Laptop and/or Tablet (iPad or Android) 

  • External keyboard for the tablet if you have one (not essential)

  • Headphones

  • Pen and paper (pen, not pencil please)

 

If you don't bring these then you can observe the hands-on portion.

Sign up

Sign up here to get more information about locations and dates of training. These sessions will be somewhere in the NW suburbs of Chicago. Time and place TBD. 

 https://forms.gle/rSbMJCAuE8KQiYKs6

(This is not a commitment to the sessions, it is just a sign up so you can get more information once the sessions have been planned).

DESCRIPTION:

Many students are not able to produce writing that matches their cognitive levels, their ability to learn or their creative skills. So often, kids have wonderful information, ideas and creativity, but are not able to write or record that information.

 

If students use appropriate technology tools and alternate methods of writing, they have the potential to write more effectively and in ways that match the information in their brain. Also, given varied writing projects and a range of reasons for writing, the process of recording information can become a more independent, interesting and motivating process for kids who have struggled for years.

 

I will be providing presentations and workshops which cover the use of exciting new ideas for using technology to improve writing and to help kids become more confident with their writing and learning. 

These workshops will be hands-on so you can try a range of assistive /educational technology tools and strategies which can help with improving the writing skills of all students (all ages, grades, and cognitive levels). Information about data collection and how data helps drive decision making and training will be presented.

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by Bridgette Nicholson  OT/AT Consultant