Friday, May 6, 2016

Video Modeling for Persons with Autism or Cognitive-Behavior Challenges

June 14, 2016
Shodair Children’s Hospital
2755 Colonial Drive – Helena, Montana

Video modeling is the most deeply researched and valid educational and behavioral‐training strategy in the mobile technology arsenal. During this half of the workshop, participants will explore the use of this strategy in positive behavioral support interventions for people with behavioral challenges, including supports for anxiety‐ management, task‐completion, wayfinding, problem‐solving, and social interactions. Participants will practice making effective instructional videos for a variety of students and situations and explore applications designed for video modeling uses. Learning from the first day’s workshop will be leveraged to combine all strategies for the just‐right solution for individual students.

Presenter Tony Gentry, PhD OTR/L is an associate professor in the occupational therapy department at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he directs the Assistive Technology for Cognition laboratory, which conducts research into the development and utilization of mobile devices and apps, smart homes, and sensor‐based telehealth strategies to support individuals with cognitive‐behavioral challenges. Dr. Gentry has conducted well‐ received training workshops on these tools and strategies in 19 states and 3 foreign countries. He is the co‐owner of Neurological Expert Therapies, LLC, an assistive technology company focused on assisting people with autism, brain injury, and other neurological conditions. 

There is NO COST for this workshop. If you have your own device, please bring. There will be devices provided for those who need them.

Course ID – 6464