AAC, AT, Families, Inclusion, Literacy, UDL

Seating and Positioning for Individuals Who Use AT by Aileen Costigan

by Samuel Sennott

Back in the series of posts about ASHA 2008 in Boston last November, The Practical Principles of Seating and Positioning in AAC for SLPs conference session by Aileen Costigan and Janice Light was reviewed here on this blog. Recently the project has been added to the rich and expanding list of AAC-RERC Breeze powered webcast presentations. In this webcast, you get a terrific concise review of the topic, followed by a focus on the team process, ending in a series of case study questions. There are great visual supports in this presentation that get the message across in an engaging and memorable way.

The four goals of the presentation are:

  • Why is seating and positioning
  • What does appropriate
    seating and positioning look like?
  • What are the roles of Assistive
    Technology (AT) Team Members?
  • What resources are available, when
    should a referral be made, and to

Definitely check this out and share it with the OTs, teachers, SLPs, other therapists, and families you know who would benefit.

Here is the link to the site, with how it looks below:

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Presenter: Aileen Costigan, MSc-OT, Penn State University

Webcast Description:

Appropriate seating and positioning is critical for use of assistive technology (AT) and participation in a variety of environments. Aileen Costigan, a certified Occupational Therapist, provides an introduction to important issues in seating and positioning for individuals who use AT.

Video Link: Click here to view the webcast as Breeze Presentation (Recommended for PCs and Macs)
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Slides and Handouts

Link: Click here to view the slides for this webcast as a PDF file.


Link: Click here to view a transcript of this webcast as a PDF file.
Link: Click here to download a transcript of this webcast as a TXT file.

June 19, 2008 - Posted by | Special Education | , , , , , , ,

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