AT Classes and Events - 2023

Custom AT Classes, Workshops, and Webinars

Technology Training tailored to your needs and schedule

I offer webinars, hands-on workshops, and school professional development on a wide range of topics and technologies relevant to learning differences, ADHD, and executive function challenges. Instruction is tailored to the audience's needs, skills, and "comfort level" with all-things-tech.  Please look through my current and previous classes for topic ideas and possibilities (feel free to suggest variations or something new), then contact me to discuss your ideas.

Scheduled Classes and Workshops 2023

The following classes and workshops are open to the community at large

January 19, 2023 through March 30, 2023 - Assistive Technology for Learning Differences
(10-week, 3-unit ONLINE course through UCSC-Silicon Valley Extension, Santa Clara, CA)


Assistive Technology for Learning Differences - Winter 2023
(10-week, 3-unit ONLINE course through UCSC-Silicon Valley Extension, Santa Clara, CA)

Technology can help struggling students leverage their learning strengths and bypass weaknesses to improve performance, independence, and self-confidence. In this online course aimed at teachers, learning specialists, educational therapists, and parents, you will learn about a wide range of tools to support students with learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive functioning deficits, and issues with processing information and memory. Through readings, lectures, video demonstrations, and hands-on activities, you will learn:

  • How various tools address specific learning needs.
  • How to match students with appropriate tools.
  • Practical methods and strategies to implement technology solutions and integrate with curricula.
  • How technology can facilitate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) practices in the classroom.

Instruction is primarily online and asynchronous (self-paced) and includes comprehensive reading material with diagrams, videos, photos, tables, and links to additional web-based resources, plus self-guided activities. Live weekly Zoom sessions supplement the online instruction with class discussion and technology assistance.  


Students should have a basic understanding of the academic challenges faced by individuals who have learning disabilities, ADHD, and executive function issues. This can be satisfied in various ways, including (but not limited to):

  • Professional experience addressing the needs of students with learning differences.
  • Completion of "Understanding Learning Differences" (EDTH.X309) or equivalent coursework.
  • Prior review of material on learning differences (provided by the instructor).
  • Other requisites may be approved in advance by the instructor.

We recommend students understand the basics of using the Google Chrome browser (e.g., installing Chrome extensions) and Google Core Apps such as Docs, Sheets, and Drive.


Hands-on exploration of certain technologies is an essential part of this course. For these activities, students will need access to the following minimum tools, as listed below:

  • A computer: A PC with Windows 10 or above, a Mac with macOS 10.14 (Mohave) or above, or a Chromebook with latest Chrome OS.
  • The Google Chrome browser or Microsoft Edge browser.
  • A personal Google account (recommended: new Google account specifically created for use with this course).
  • Need the ability (permissions) to download and install free and trial software, especially Chrome extensions.  Specific titles to be provided in class.

NOTE:  This course is part of the Educational Therapy Certificate Program at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension.  For more information, please visit:


Dates: 10-week course begins Thursday, January 19th, 2023; ends Thursday, March 30th, 2023

Times: This is a largely asynchronous (self-paced) online course with 10 weekly modules.  Live weekly Zoom sessions of up to 60 minutes supplement the online instruction with class discussion and technology assistance.

Location: Online; registered students will receive access to UCSC Extension’s Online Learning Center one day prior to the first class. 

Tuition: $640

For additional information about course content: Please visit

To Enroll: Please visit
You do not need to apply for admission to take UCSC Extension courses.

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