Group and Self-Paced Learning
Webinars, Workshops and Online Courses
If you are a family member or professional who would like to offer your spouse, child, clients, patients or students help using the tools of technology as a resource to maximize progress, I would be pleased to help!
Avoid the time, money and energy that it would take you to research, select and learn to use technology on your own. Benefit from my many years of experience and expertise. Revitalize your efforts and learn about resources that you may not realize exist. Speed up the learning curve by having apps, software, devices and helpful resources presented to you!
Learn more about using:
- Specialized software and assistive technology to improve reading, writing, talking, listening, remembering, and thinking. These include products using voice recognition, text readers, word prediction, and drill and practice exercises.
- Free web-based interactive sites which can help improve communication, learning and executive functioning.
- Technology tools such as the iPad, recording pens, Smart Phones, and computers.
- Apple, Google and Microsoft apps and accessibility features.
- Local, national and online resources to promote self-advocacy.
These training sessions are ideal for:
- speech-language pathologists
- occupational therapists
- recreational therapists
- technology coordinators
- graduate students
- social workers
- case managers
- academic development Specialists
- educational consultants
- reading specialists
- special educators
- learning disabilities teachers
- school counselors
“It was great to learn about all the software that can help my clients! I didn’t even know most of it existed.”
“Your information was useful and practical. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Can’t wait to start using the information.”
The software programs and devices are designed to help those who support and guide individuals who may have experienced or still have
- a brain insult such as a stroke, closed-head injury, tumor, or aneurysm
- a progressive degenerative disease such as Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or multiple sclerosis (MS)
- a cognitive decline
- poor performance in school
- work-related challenges unintelligible speech
- dysfluent speech
- difficulty learning English as a second language
- a developmental delay
- developmental apraxia of speech
- intellectual impairments
- a learning disability
- a voice disorder
- hearing impairment
- low vision
“This technique has been so successful that my husband has progressed from not recognizing simple pictures to reading the newspaper and news and professional magazines.”
Become skilled at:
- Generating an enjoyable and stimulating home practice program to compensate for and improve communication and cognitive skills.
- Developing alternative compensatory strategies with an emphasis on the most appropriate technology.
- Accessing community resources to help improve overall quality of life.
HOW TO SIGN UP
Book an appointment and complete the information requested to provide information about your situation and training needs. You may be a rehabilitation or educational professional who is interested in learning to use technology such as an iPad in your practice or work setting or a family member who wants to learn to help someone else reach their goals faster using technology.
After reviewing your interests and needs, I will provide you information about relevant upcoming or recorded webinars, workshops or online courses, or we can discuss creating a customized learning opportunity to meet your needs.
“I am thrilled that Joan Green is publishing her innovative approaches to speech and language treatment using technology and computerized tools. I was trained by her in the use of technology for therapy. I know first hand the benefits that computers, software, Internet and other assistive communication devices provide for patients and their families. Prior to working with Joan, I had provided treatment for adults with aphasia and cognitive communication disorders in a traditional CARF accredited rehabilitation unit. Although we tried utilizing functional methods, we certainly were confined by the resources available to us and time limits presented within the center. After being mentored by Joan on how to incorporate a variety of applicable training software, the Internet, screen readers, and other technology I realized this opened a new door into how to approach therapy for my clients and their families. One client I worked with 5 years after his massive stroke resulting in aphasia and apraxia, was able to fulfill his seemingly unattainable dream of writing a book of crossword puzzles using a puzzle builder program. Another afflicted with a severe aphasia and difficulty comprehending written material was able to practice more independently and read and write email using a screen reader. Over her 20+ years of research, working with clients, and training other SLPs she has achieved an expert knowledge of available tools, resources and uses for technology in the practice of speech language pathology. Currently I am a professor teaching at Loyola College in MD and I see the potential for educating graduate student clinicians on the functional uses for technology in our field. I believe that the products by Joan Green will serve as an excellent resource for clinicians and as instructional material for graduate students at the university level who need to be aware of how to integrate technology into treatment approaches and life skills for their clients and their families.”