Spectronics’ Consultancy Services

Spectronics was established to promote, supply and support the expanding range of assistive technologies that have been developed since the mid 1980s. Toward this aim Spectronics has employed a number of professional consulting staff in order to meet the demand for workshops and training. Sadly that demand has fallen significantly over recent years, and Spectronics can no longer afford to subsidize the high costs of offering assistive technology consulting services.

Spectronics will however continue to offer professional and technical support for the products it makes available, as well as liaise with suppliers and certified or suitably qualified consultants to address the need for training as and when required.

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Michael O'Leary
Managing Director | Occupational Therapist

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Greg O'Connor

BA DipEd, GradDip (Special Education)

Teacher
Professional and Consultancy Services Manager
Apple Consultant

“I firmly believe that saying “we’ve always done it this way around here” is dangerous! I enjoy disrupting that way of thinking and watching the excitement of teachers being re-motivated. Adding new technologies into the mix is powerful in driving that positive change. Driving that positive disruption”

Greg has been actively involved in supporting the learning of students with diverse learning needs for over 30 years. During this time he has worked as a classroom teacher, school executive, district consultant, regional manager with the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, and Professional and Consultancy Manager at Spectronics.

Greg is committed to exploring the possibilities that exist for ALL students through the use of technology, wherever and however teaching and learning takes place.

Greg presents at national and international conferences, and provides training and consultancy across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. He is a Google Certified Educator, Certified Apple Trainer, and a Certified Texthelp Trainer. Greg is a committee member of the NSW Australian Association of Special Education, and is a member of the editorial committee for the AASE Journal, Special Education Perspectives. He recently became a member of the International Committee of the Inclusive Learning Network of ISTE.

Learn more at Greg's Online Profile page

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To contact Greg email greg.oconnor@gmail.com

Amanda Hartmann

BSpPath

Inclusive Technology Consultant
Speech Pathologist
Apple Consultant

Amanda is a Speech Pathologist with over 17 years experience. She has worked within educational settings, as an Inclusive Technology Consultant with Spectronics www.spectronics.com.au , and currently focuses her time on her busy private practice.

Amanda is a Key Word Sign/Makaton Presenter, an official Proloquo2Go trainer www.assistiveware.com/amanda-hartmann and an official expert TBoxApps Trainer for Therapy Box. She is also a certified Apple Trainer and regularly runs iPad workshops to help schools integrate iPad technology into the classroom, for all learners.

Amanda has a special interest in supporting and developing communication, literacy and learning for a wide range of diverse learners, often through the use of visual tools, sign language and technology. She has spent many years providing therapy support and teacher/parent training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for students with complex communication needs, due to disabilities such as: Cerebral palsy and other Physical impairments, Visual impairment, Hearing impairment, Autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Intellectual Impairment, Angelman Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and others. She also has specialist knowledge to support the literacy learning of students with learning difficulties, language impairments and other diverse learning needs. She is passionate about providing interactive and engaging presentations to educators, parents and therapists.

Learn more at Amanda's Online Profile page

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To contact Amanda email amandahartmann88@gmail.com