Monday, October 24, 2005

Closing the Gap

We're insanely jealous of all of you who got to go to the Gap this year :)

So, for those of us who could not attend - what was the best presentation that you saw? Which speakers were worth seeing again? What was your favorite discovery? Did you see any new tools that you would like to share with the group?

Please post your comments below and share what you learned - I'm excited to hear all about your experiences!


Cathy said...

Well, I have to say I enjoyed the entire experience. By the end of the 3 days, I was a bit exhausted, but still excited about my new found knowledge. I attended many sessions, and learned from each. From my physical therapy perspective, I thought Karen Kangas', OTR/L lecture on Sensory Processing, Sensory Integration, and Seating access was exceptional. Karen was a very engaging speaker, and very vividly drove home the importance of seating and positioning of children with physical disabilities. Correct positioning can make a huge difference in their ability to access their environment and/or device with increased awareness.
Another enjoyable presentation was entitled "Intellitools Extreme!" with Dan Herlihy. I wish I had the time to learn all of the tricks and tips he showed to enhance animation, access music, etc. I saw Richard Brown at this session, and I believe the next time I attend an Itools inservice at Infinitec, he'll have all of these trick down!
My favorite discovery was attending the National Assistive Technology in Education (NATE) meeting. I was not aware of this group prior to attending Closing.

Dave Hohulin said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful event!

We had Dan Herlihy in last year for his Intellitools Extreme presentation and it was amazing.

Thanks for mentioning NATE. It is a phenomenal resource. I think I may post about it to make sure people know that it's out there.