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Lora Beeken:

Supporting the communication needs of students with traumatic brain injury.

   

Lora and Royce

Whitney Miller:

Focused on literacy instruction for students with disabilities using the Strategic Instruction Model.

   

Whitney Miller

Virginia Tech President, Dr. Timothy Sands,

gets a lesson from T/TAC on using a head control device for computer access.

   

President Sands and Royce Jacomen Virginia Tech President, gets a lesson from T/TAC on using a head control device for computer access.

Mickey VanDerwerker:

Encouraging positive social and behavioral supports for students with disabilities.

   

Mickey VanDerwerker

Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC)

October is Disability History and Awareness Month


Created by: The Center for Family Involvement at the Partnership for People with Disabilities at VCU

People with disabilities have a history too! Share the virtual Disability History Museum with your school as you celebrate Disability History and Awareness Month.


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4th Annual Virtual Assistive Technology Conference, November 2014
Registration is now open!
Click
here for more information and a list of webinar sessions.


Targeting ADHD in the Elementary and Secondary Co-Taught and Inclusive Classrooms

Join T/TAC at Virginia Tech for a conversation to learn more about ADHD in the context of executive functions and to explore strategies to address executive function deficits in ADHD and their impact on learning. 

October 30, 2014 (Middle/High School)  Roanoke, VA Register Here
November 6, 2014 (Elementary) Roanoke, VA (Session is full)
November 13, 2014 (Elementary) Abingdon, VA 
Register Here

Click here for Targeting ADHD flyer.


Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP)

Join T/TAC at Virginia Tech and The Center for ACC and Autism for a two-day training.

LAMP is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to allow users to independently and spontaneously express themselves through a speech generating device. This course will cover the key components of LAMP: readiness to learn, engaging the learner through joint engagement, and learning language through a unique and consistent motor plan paired with an auditory signal and a natural consequence. Videos of three local clients will be used to illustrate these components and facilitate discussion regarding assessment and implementation of this approach.

For registration and additional information: Click here


Regional Highlights:

Fishburn Park's Matthew Newton Named Regional Teacher of the Year

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Fishburn Park Elementary School teacher Matthew Newton, shown here with Roanoke's Teacher of the Year award, said he thinks people don't often recognize how much teachers work and how dedicated they are to their profession. Read more...

 

 

Smyth County's Mark Merz Named Region 7 Teacher of the Year

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Smyth County's Mark Merz has been named the Region 7 Teacher of the Year. Mr. Merz is an innovative, highly-enthusiastic pre-kindergarten teacher at Oak Point Elementary School. He has been a teacher for 10 years in Smyth County's inclusive Virginia Preschool Initiative program for four-year-olds. To see more about Mr. Merz and his classroom experiences, please take a look at this local interview.

Upcoming Events

Join T/TAC at Virginia Tech for a conversation to learn more about ADHD in the context of executive functions and to explore strategies to address executive function deficits in ADHD and their impact on learning.Click Here for more details and to view the flyer.

October 30, 2014 Secondary- Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center, Roanoke, Virginia

November 6, 2014 Elementary- Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center, Roanoke, Virginia

November 13, 2014 Elementary– SWVA Higher Education Center, Abingdon, Virginia


October 23–24, 2014

Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP)

Description: LAMP is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to allow users to independently and spontaneously express themselves through a speech generating device. This course will cover the key components of LAMP: readiness to learn, engaging the learner through joint engagement, and learning language through a unique and consistent motor plan paired with an auditory signal and a natural consequence. Videos of three local clients will be used to illustrate these components and facilitate discussion regarding assessment and implementation of this approach. Click here for more information. 


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T/TAC Mission

The mission of the Training & Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) is to improve educational opportunities and contribute to the success of children and youth with disabilities (birth–22 years). This mission is two-fold; first, to increase the... Read More

 

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Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC)
250 South Main Street
Suite 326 (0254)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

PH: 1-800-848-2714 or 1-540-231-5167
TTY: 1-540-231-3315
FAX: 1-540-231-5672

E-mail: ttac@vt.edu

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