AT Training

Our National AT training service develops and delivers a wide range of training, primarily online as well as in person. Here is an overview of the different training options which may interest you. 

Upcoming AT Training

please scroll below for information and enrolment details on upcoming AT training which may be of interest to you.

If you would like to be added to the AT Mailing List, please email sdeakin@enableireland.ie to confirm’

AT to Support Neurodiverse Learners in the Classroom

Enable Ireland’s National AT Training Service will be running a series of webinars to support neurodiverse learners in the classroom.

AT to Support Neurodiverse  Learners in the Classroom – Aimed at both specialised Autism classrooms and mainstream, primary and secondary.      
Resources for the classroom – Apps around visual scheduling, AAC Apps (overview, including PECS), social stories, modelling, timetables and organisation, home - school communication, sound sensitiveness.
 
Live online, 30 minute webinars X 4
 
Dates:  16th, 17th, 18th & 19th September
Time:  1 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.
                
Session 1:   Visual Scheduling and organisation
Session 2:   Alternative and Augmentative Communication
Session 3:   Social Stories
Session 4:   Sensory management            
 
*You can book webinars individually at a cost of €15 each or book all four to avail of a discounted rate of €50*
 
Please  click on enrolment links below to reserve your space:-


AT to Support Neurodiverse Learners WEBINAR BUNDLE OFFER
 
AT to support Neurodiverse Learners SESSION 1 VISUAL SCHEDULING
 
AT to Support Neurodiverse Learners SESSION 2 AAC
 
AT to Support Neurodiverse Learners SESSION 3 SOCIAL STORIES
 
AT to Support Neurodiverse Learners SESSION 4 SENSORY MANAGEMENT

 

 

 

Learning with Assistive Technology in Primary Education Course

We are delighted to share with you details of our upcoming ‘Learning with Assistive Technology in Primary Education Course.  EPV SUMMER 2024’.

Registration is now open on Enable Ireland’s Assistive Technology Learning Portal enableirelandat.ie. To register for the course, you will first need to create an account. If you don’t already have an account on EnableIrelandAT.ie, it’s quick and easy to create one.  You just need an email address. Look at the short video available through the link here. AND  then click this link to create your account.

We use the Stripe online payment system. The short video linked here walks through what to expect when purchasing a course on EnableIrelandAT.ie.

LEARNING WITH ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN PRIMARY ED ENROL HERE

Assistive Technology Assessment 2024 (3, 10, 17 & 24 September 2024)

This four-week course is designed to build skills and knowledge in the area of digital assistive technology assessment. 

Participants on the course will require a basic knowledge of assistive technology products, have experience of supporting AT users or a therapeutic background. Participants will be required to have identified a case study to report on as part of this course.

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
•    Identify the key stages and factors included in a comprehensive AT assessment
•    Understand the main models of AT assessment and their components
•    Apply the skills and knowledge gained through eLearning and webinars to a case study
•    Develop skills required to document assessments.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a Moodle badge – Enable Ireland Assistive Technology Assessment.

Click here for further course information and to enroll.

Webinars

Enable Ireland’s AT Team frequently host webinars on various areas of digital AT from specific solutions to more general themes like AT Assessment or AT for Literacy. Webinars are usually recorded and made available on our YouTube Channel. See below to access the recordings of pervious webinars. 

eLearning

There are a range of courses available via our AT Learning Platform at EnableIrelandAT.ie. Some courses are completely free and self-directed. For example, we offer courses that focus on AT for leisure (music, gaming, and photography), literacy support and productivity (StudySmart). Others are more in-depth, have an enrolment fee and require more commitment in time and schedules. For example, the Learning with AT–Primary Education course aimed at parents, teachers, and special needs assistants (SNA). See below for an up-to-date list of courses. 

Foundations in Assistive Technology is a 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) course accredited by Technological University Dublin. The course is delivered via 11 webinars (3.5 hours per webinar).

In total, the time commitment is 100 hours:  11 x 2.5 hour webinars (27.5 hrs) PLUS 72.5 hours e-learning which includes completion of your course project.

Course participants are strongly advised to secure protected time from their managers prior to registration, to enable them to successfully complete this course.

You will get the chance to hear from, and interact with, national and international AT experts, AT users and professionals working in the field. We will also use online collaboration tools to support group work, problem-solving and case studies throughout the course.
 

The 2024 course is now finished. Dates for the 2025 course will be finalised soon.  If you would like any information about the course please contact sdeakin@enableireland.ie 

Foundations in AT Course Testimonials

‘I found the course extremely informative, practical and comprehensive. I will be recommending it to anyone interested in Assistive Technology of course, but also AAC, accessible communication and information production. Such a wonderful opportunity to benefit from a diversity of knowledge and experience from tutors, guest speakers and other students’. 

The training was a new experience for me, I enjoyed the course and all the lessons. 

I seek opportunities that will increase my knowledge in the field of disabilities to enable me to support my colleagues with special needs. The presenters were all good during their teaching. If this could work with in-person learning, it will be an added advantage for learners in the future’. 

‘I enjoyed participating in the Foundations in AT Course 2023.  I felt I got a good insight into the world of AT & the benefits of AT products that are available to enhance a person’s life’.

The Enable Ireland Foundations Course 2023, expanded both my professional and personal knowledge of the positive impact of Assistive Technology on persons with compromised needs. I would advocate for all professionals working within disability services to take up this course. It should be mandatory!’

‘I learned so much about AT from expert users, the clinicians teaching us and peers. It is an in-depth course that gives so much practical information and real world examples of the application of AT across the life span’.

In-person Training

Enable Ireland’s National AT Training Service also run in-person training events, workshops, and user-led training. We host training provided by AT suppliers and manufacturers as well as other organisations working with Digital AT. See below for details of upcoming events. If you have a specific training need that you do not see listed, please contact us and we will see how we can assist you. 

James Brosnan Scholarship

Enable Ireland’s National AT Training Service is delighted to confirm the second year of the James Brosnan Scholarship, inaugurated in memory of a man who was an expert AT user, journalist, powerful advocate, artist, Liverpool fan and all round renaissance man.

The Scholarship will facilitate free participation in Enable Ireland’s Foundations in AT Course which will commence in January 2024, and is open to Assistive Technology users or prospective users, who wish to

upskill in this area, and who are also willing to share their learning with others, through peer mentoring.

Applications for the 2025 James Brosnan scholarship will open in September 2024 for the Foundations in AT Course 2025.  Please contact sdeakin@enableireland.ie for further information