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Vr Training Year 2


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Presentation from ATIA 2010 - Orlando

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Vr Training Year 2

  1. 1. Training for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors: Year Two Mike Marotta, ATP Assistive Technology Services
  2. 2. LEARNER OBJECTIVES: <ul><li>Participants will learn about the second phase of an on-going training program for VR counselors. </li></ul><ul><li>Participants will experience examples of the training program materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Participants will identify ways this program could be delivered to vocational rehabilitation counselors in their state. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who are we???? Advancing Opportunities <ul><li>20 + Years </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile assistive technology services </li></ul><ul><li>Serves individuals with all disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of staff </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Lending Center </li></ul>
  4. 4. Need <ul><li>The goal of this training was to develop deeper understanding of AT used in the job accommodation process. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Program <ul><li>Partnership between ATS & NJDOL-DVR </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Program: Year 1 (2007-2008) <ul><li>(2) ½ day training sessions for every DVR counselor in the state of NJ </li></ul><ul><li>Trained over 150 counselors throughout the state </li></ul>
  7. 7. Year 1: Day 1 highlights <ul><li>AT consideration process </li></ul><ul><li>SETT Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Job Accommodations (non-computer related) </li></ul><ul><li>Computer access </li></ul><ul><li>AT for People with Learning Disabilities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Year 1: Day 2 highlights <ul><li>Computer workstation ergonomics </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Technology implementation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Year 2: 2008-2009
  10. 10. The Program: Year 2 <ul><li>2008-2009 training series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training topics: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ You Talkin To Me”: Speech Recognition Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supports for Employees with Learning Disabilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Blue Collar Blues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workstation Ergonomics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technology for Organization </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Delivery of information <ul><li>Hands on </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Video Clips </li></ul><ul><li>Group Activities </li></ul>
  12. 12. “ You Talkin To Me”: Speech Recognition Technology <ul><li>Trained: 17 people </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Voice File </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Step 1 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Step 2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Step 3 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Supports for Employees with Learning Disabilities <ul><li>Trained: 28 people </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>? </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. The Blue Collar Blues <ul><li>Trained: 19 people </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>? </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Workstation Ergonomics <ul><li>Trained: 21 people </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate workstations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands on – keyboards / mice </li></ul></ul>pdf ppt
  16. 16. Technology for Organization <ul><li>Trained: 26 people </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>? </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Outcomes <ul><li>Total Participants Trained: 111 </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in understanding of AT tools used in the job accommodation process </li></ul><ul><li>More appropriate technology acquired by consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Increase collaboration with counselors </li></ul>
  18. 18. Next step: Year 3 <ul><li>2009-2010 training series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot Program focused on increasing organization of VR counselors through use of technology </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Questions / comments <ul><li>Mike Marotta, ATP </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant Director </li></ul><ul><li>Assistive Technology Services </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  20. 20. Want to Learn More! <ul><li>Visit our NEW website @ </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Visit our NEW Blog @ </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Comments? </li></ul>Assistive Technology Services (888) 322-1918 Thanks for your attention today! See you on ????? For Part 2 of this training! Thanks for your attention today!