AT Classes and Events - 2019

Custom AT Classes, Workshops, and Webinars

Technology Training tailored to your needs and schedule:

  1. Decide on a topic
  2. Assemble a group
  3. Schedule a date and time

I offer seminars, 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 download the flyer below for a list of current offerings, and feel free to suggest variations.

Link to Custom AT Training flyer (PDF file)

Scheduled Classes and Workshops

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

May 3 - Technology Supports for Reading & Writing: A Practical Guide to Selecting & Implementing Tools (EdRev Educator Sessions)

May 4 - Taming Digital Distractions: Tools & Strategies to Keep Students On Task While On Tech
(EdRev Expo)

July 15-16 - Taming Digital Distractions: Tools & Strategies to Keep Tech Users On Task
(AzTAP Conference - Scottsdale, AZ)
(Details TBD - check back in early April)

Technology Supports for Reading & Writing: A Practical Guide to Selecting & Implementing Tools (EdRev Educator Session)

Do you have students in your classroom who struggle with reading and writing? Technology can help them improve their academic performance as well as increase independence and build self-confidence. Successful outcomes, however, require more than just knowledge about tools. How do you “make it happen”?

This session will provide a practical approach to building effective assistive technology solutions for students who struggle with reading and writing. Through demonstrations and some light hands-on activities, Assistive Technology Consultant Shelley Haven will guide you through strategies for selecting, implementing, and supporting technology solutions that “work” (i.e., produce the desired results) for your students.

Session includes:

  • Demonstrations of how specific technology features address challenges associated with reading (fluency, comprehension, critical thinking, and taking notes) and with writing (composition, writing mechanics, vocabulary, and producing text).
  • Strategies for applying tools to accomplish common academic tasks (such as taking notes while reading, brainstorming ideas prior to writing, completing a worksheet).
  • Acquiring, creating, and sharing accessible educational materials for use with these reading and writing tools.
  • Protocols for objectively evaluating the effectiveness of technology supports for reading and writing.

Audience: This session is for educators including general education and special education teachers, tutors, learning specialists and educational therapists who work with struggling readers and writers in grades 4 through college.


Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm (4 hours training; 1 hour lunch)

Location: Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park), San Francisco, CA

Cost: $195 (includes lunch)

Registration: Please visit
Registration deadline: April 29, 2019

Continuing Education: This workshop offers 4 hours of CEs through the Association of Educational Therapists. Requests for AET CEs can be made at time of registration.

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Taming Digital Distractions: Tools & Strategies to Keep Students On Task While On Tech
(EdRev Expo)

For students with attention and executive functioning challenges, technology can be both a blessing and a curse.  The laptops, mobile devices, and online access that help with schoolwork are often a source of endless distraction, leading to off-task behavior and poor performance.  This session will explore selected utilities, applications, and online services that:

  • Reduce visual clutter and aid focus
  • Restrict access to distractive apps and websites at selected times
  • Monitor device usage and increase awareness of distraction triggers.


Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019 (Star Wars Day!)

Time: 9:30 am to 10:30 am (1.0 hours)

Location: Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park), San Francisco, CA

Cost: Free, but EdRev Expo registration required

To Register: Please visit

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