College Assistive Tech Talk

LIVE in the College Transition and Accommodations Information for Parents FB Group.

February 20, 2021 at 12 pm EST

With Joan Green of Innovative Speech Therapy and Elizabeth Hamblet of LD Advisory

Assistive technology (AT) can be a big help to college students with disabilities, but not enough of them know what’s built into the devices they already have. Joan Green, a speech-language pathologist and technology consultant, will discuss these accessibility features and answer parent questions about getting students used to these tools.

Cost: FREE

Montgomery County Stroke Association

Tech Talk with Joan Green

November 10, 2020  1:00-2:00 PM ET


Online with Zoom

Everyone is welcome

Pre-registration required

Learn how to use your devices to connect with others, make life easier and have fun! This informative presentation will be helpful to stroke survivors, traumatic brain injury survivors, their family caregivers, healthcare providers, and to seniors in general- especially during the pandemic when so many people are more isolated than usual.

To register or obtain more information, email MCSA at by November 8 at the latest.  The information needed to join the Zoom event will be sent to those who have indicated their interest in attending this program.

Transition Times:

Simplifying Life with Technology: 

Learn how to get more out of your devices to help with social connection, independence, and having fun!

Thursday, November 5th, 7:00- 8:30 PM PM EST


Online with Zoom

Everyone is welcome

Pre-registration required

Join Joan Green, an online technology coach, assistive technology specialist, and speech-language pathologist to become more tech-savvy.

  • Gain confidence using Zoom and Google Meet
  • Learn about helpful settings on your devices to overcome barriers to reading and writing
  • Get introduced to the Grandpad and learn who can benefit from it
  • Explore the benefits of Alexa with Amazon’s Echo devices
  • Get to know a few apps and online sites that promote social closeness during these times of physical isolation
  • Learn to stay safe and learn the expected rules/ social etiquette while meeting with others online

Transition Times offers information sessions to the families and caregivers of individuals with developmental differences who are transitioning to adult life. Potomac Community Resources Inc. (PCR) collaborates with The Arc of Montgomery County  to provide discussions about services and available resources.

Online Registration is required to receive a zoom link and password for the meeting.

Prince George’s Senior Provider Network (PGSPN) 

Annual Caregiver Workshop

Technology for Caregivers

November 14th, 2020 10:00-11:30


Online with Zoom

Everyone is welcome to join us to learn about the various technology caregivers can use to stay connected to their loved ones in a secure, convenient, and modern way. Learn about the Grandpad Tablet, Echo Show, and Constant Companion. You don’t want to miss the latest information on these technology tools.

The recording is now available using this link. 


7th Annual Innovators in Education Virtual Conference

Emotions Count: From Theory to Practice

Now available on-demand 

Sue Abrams, the founder of The Center for Communication and Learning in Rockville, MD has gathered together renowned experts to share the latest research and intervention to support children and their families. This is a perfect topic for the stressful times we are experiencing.

I’m pleased to be a moderator for Anna Vagin who will be sharing her passion for integrating animated videos into social cognitive work to foster greater social success and overall resilience for life’s challenges.

Additional presenters include:
  • Lydia Denworth – The Friendship Factor: Nurture It Early and Often,
  • Dr. Karen Cassiday – Positive, Powerful and Practical: How You Can Build Mental Wellness in Children and Teens,
  • Dr. Daniel Pine – Understanding Pediatric Anxiety: Categorization, Treatment, and Neuroscience, and
  • William Stixrud, Ph.D.- The Self-Drive Children: Promoting a Strong Sense of Control in Kids to Foster Learning, Motivation, and Mental Health.

Continuing education credits are available through:

  • ASHA (for SLPs),
  • CES (for psychologists, social workers, mental health professional, & marriage and family therapists),
  • AOTA for OTs, and
  • BCBA Board of Behavior Analysts (Level 3.)

Let’s Talk 2e! Virtual Conference for Parents of Gifted and Twice Exceptional Children! 

Joan Green is presenting, “Technology to the Rescue: 10 Tech Treasures to Help 2E Students Thrive!” 

The All ACCESS PASS is now available.

Join us for Let’s Talk 2e! virtual conference bringing HOPE, HELP and HAPPINESS to parents of gifted kids with learning differences all over the world! Twenty-one experts discuss topics important to you and your twice exceptional child:

As parents and educators, it’s overwhelming to keep up with the ever-changing world of accessibility features, browsers, apps, websites, and devices. Joan’s got your back! She is always on the lookout for affordable everyday technologies to help others thrive in life. As an SLP and technology implementer, her mission is to help students, families and teachers learn more about what they may not realize exists to not only improve communication, literacy, learning, and cognitive challenges but to maximize success and happiness. Let’s reduce stress and help our kids thrive! Twice exceptional children deserve to be shown tech tools to nurture their talents and interests.


Technology to Decrease Social Isolation for Seniors

View the recording

Presentation by Joan L. Green of Innovative Speech Therapy

This presentation is part of a series hosted by the ECHO in AT project in collaboration with the University of Wyoming.


Assistive Technology for ADHD and Executive Functioning Disorders

Watch the recording on Facebook Live!

Join Joan Green of Innovative Speech Therapy and The Chesapeake Center’s Dr. Kathleen Nadeau as they discuss how ADHD impacts more than just our attention and focus. At its core, ADHD is a deficiency in Executive Function skills. Those with ADHD lack the ability to organize thoughts and activities, prioritize tasks, manage time efficiently, and make decisions.

Lacking the normal structure of school and work, both children and adults have struggled to analyze, plan, organize and complete tasks at all– or on a deadline. They misplace materials, prioritize the wrong things, get overwhelmed by big projects… the list goes on.

BUT- technology can make our lives easier! 

You don’t know what you don’t know, and our goals it to inform listeners of certain apps and other technologies to help with impulsivity, transitions/ reminders, planning and scheduling and more. 


ProAging Network 

Conversation with a Tech Implementer

Let’s Talk about How Technology Can Improve the Lives of Seniors and Caregivers

Join us for an interactive session with Joan Green, who will share how we can help our clients take advantage of mobile devices, cutting-edge apps and other devices and strategies to speed up progress toward their individual goals, needs and desired outcomes.

Friday, July 17th, 2020 12:00-1:00 PM EST


Presented by:

Joan Green MS, CCC-SLP, Innovative Speech Therapy

Steve Gurney, Founder of ProAging Network

The ProAging Network unites and empowers professionals who serve older adults and their families to redefine the best practices for care, operations and marketing, so we are prepared to address rapid change, better serve our clients and help our organizations thrive.

A 24- Hour Virtual Tech-In  Sponsored by Aphasia Access 

5 Free Tech Features and a New Device You May Not Know ABout to Make Life Easier

Presentation by Joan L. Green of Innovative Speech Therapy

Join Joan to learn more about how to leverage the benefits of technology to support communication! She will highlight free features on our devices that may not realize exists to support speaking, understanding, reading, writing and living life!

Increased confidence using features on devices they use all the time and didn’t know could help make life easier!

11:00 AM EST on Wednesday, June 24th – 11:00 AM EST Thursday, June 25th

Joan’s presentation starts at approximately 5:15 AM on Thursday morning

Sessions will be recorded. 

To view live- go to


 Aging Well With Technology

Let’s empower seniors of ALL abilities to leverage the benefits of tech to overcome barriers, connect with others, and have fun!

Join Joan Green, a speech-language pathologist and assistive technology implementer, to learn more about recent advances that can greatly enhance the lives of seniors and those who help them. During the presentation, Joan will share the tools, features, apps and devices that she uses the most when helping seniors. It’s hard to learn more about what you may not realize exists to enhance independence, provide cognitive stimulation, promote social connection and minimize stress.  We all need help keeping up with this constantly changing world of technology that has become so much more affordable and accessible. Joan’s mission is to help families, seniors and colleagues become more tech-savvy to improve communication, cognition and overall quality of life.

Hosted by GROWS- The Grass Roots Organization for the Well-Being of Seniors

Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 9:00- 10:00 AM EST- Zoom Webinar


Mid-Atlantic ADA Virtual Conference

September 9-25, 2020

The ADAcon-Virtual agenda covers areas of the ADA including disability employment, State and local government requirements, accessible design for facilities, assistive technology and public transportation. Most sessions will be recorded for on-demand access through February, 2021.


Technology to the Rescue: An update featuring the top 10 tech treasures you may not know exist to support inclusion for ALL

Presentation by Joan L. Green of Innovative Speech Therapy

February 25, 2020 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Are you swamped with little spare time to keep up with the rapidly evolving world of technology?  

Save time and minimize frustration by joining Joan Green as she highlights accessibility features and customizable apps and tools that can bridge the gap between an individual’s current abilities and goals. We owe it to ourselves and the community to learn about affordable cutting-edge solutions that can dramatically enhance the lives of people with communication, cognition, literacy, and learning challenges. 

Learn about resources that you may not know exist using smartphones, tablets and computers along with specific strategies to support language and cognition to develop independence and success with reading, writing, attention, time management, productivity, and learning. Let’s “be in the know” to help families leverage the benefits of technology to help people who communicate and learn differently so they can thrive at home, in school, at work, and in the community.


Book Talk Connections (An idea promoted by Prufrock Press)

Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources to Support Literacy, Communication and Learning Differences, 3rd edition

Are you part of a group of families, graduate students, teachers, tutors, educational advocates, administrators or self-advocates who would like to get together to discuss this book online with me? It would be my pleasure to schedule a time to connect!

Online via Zoom


10 Tech Tips to Make Life Easier

Discussion with Joan Green of Innovative Speech Therapy


Hosted by Amy Bland of Phoenix Speech Therapy, LLC

Recorded during Facebook Live! 

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST

Text Technology to the number 5444 (US phone carriers only) for a copy of the handout


The Learning Corp 

On-Demand Webinar

Embracing advances in technology as SLPs: Beyond AAC & Apps

Presented by:

Joan Green MS, CCC-SLP, Innovative Speech Therapy

Emily De Oliveira, MS, CCC-SLP, The Learning Corp

Learn how technology can help both children and adults to be more successful and independent during functional daily tasks. Discover key accessibility features available on smartphones, tablets, and computers as well as specific strategies to support language and cognitive skills such as attention, executive functioning, reading, and writing.. 

This course is offered for .05 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)



Reclaim Your Edge FB Group – Brain Fog Breakthrough Session

How To Make Technology Your Friend- And Your Personal Assistant!

Presentation by Joan L. Green of Innovative Speech Therapy

Facebook Live! (For members of the free FB Group- Reclaim Your Edge – For Professional women 40+  who want to be sharp and stay sharp!)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST

11:00-12:00 PM


“They May Not Know…” Free Webinar Series

To view recordings of prior webinars go to 

They are available for a small fee. 

GSuite (Free Google Apps) for All!

A New Uniquely Effective and Engaging Online Course with 1:1 and Group Support

Leverage the Benefits of New Features and Apps to Empower People of ALL Ages and Abilities to Overcome Barriers to Learning, Communicating and Living Life!

Benefit from self-paced modules covering the nuts and bolts, then dive into practical suggestions that will help you explore technologies to speed up success and promote independence.