Katie Lyon

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Katie is a speech pathologist and consultant in inclusive learning technologies and AAC who has been working with children and adults with complex communication needs for the past 13 years. Katie has worked in various clinical and project roles, most recently as coordinator of the Non-electronic Communication Aid Scheme in Victoria.

Katie is a trained Key Word Sign (formerly Makaton) presenter, certified Texthelp Trainer and has recently been made a member of the Apple Consultants Network. Katie is also an official Proloquo2go and Proloquo4Text trainer www.assistiveware.com/katie-lyon-0 and expert TBoxApps Trainer for Therapy Box. Katie enjoys building the capacity of parents, therapists and educators to implement AAC and technology through practical workshops and training.

Katie has been part of the Professional and Consultancy Services Team at Spectronics www.spectronics.com.au

Former AGOSCI State Representative for Victoria (2009-2012); Former ISAAC Australia Secretary (2004-2006).

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About Katie Lyon

 

Conference Presentations

ISAAC (International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication) Conference – Barcelona SPAIN July 2010

Presentation: The Non-electronic Communication Aid Scheme – Outcomes for adults with complex communication needs in Victoria.

Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2014 – Gold Coast QLD 20th to 23rd May 2014

Block off these dates in your PD Calendar now!

AGOSCI’s 11th Biennial Conference in May 2013 1st to 4th May 2013

Presenting:
APPetiser: Connecting u 2 a smorgasbord of apps (with Amanda Hartmann and Charlene Cullen)

Connecting 2 Community with Boardmaker Studio

Having a Say Conference 2013 6th to 8th February 2013

Presentation: Free Communication Aids

Scope Victoria Conference for Therapy and Psychology – VIC 3rd July 2012

Presented: Is it APPropriate? Supporting the use of mobile technologies and making the right decisions.

Speech Pathology Australia 2012 National Conference 24th to 27th June 2012

Presented: The New Age: APPropriate mobile technologies for your clinic

Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2012 – Gold Coast QLD May 2012

Presented:

Creating Engaging and Interactive Activities with Boardmaker Studio

iLearn iPad: Getting Started with the Basics

Templates and Gadgets: What Studio brings, these are a few of my favourite things

Making Visual Supports in the Fast Lane

AGOSCI Conference 2011: Taking it to the Streets, Adelaide SA May 2011

Presented:

Symbols Symbols Everywhere: Making the Community Accessible for All

The big W”eye”d world of eye gaze technology”

 

Other Past Presentations

Various Workshops

 

Clicker 6 and Texthelp Hands On Training – Belconnen High School Canberra ACT

Using a range of technologies to create visual strategies and support the diverse needs of younger students – Nothern Bay College VIC

Clicker 6 Hands On Training – Claremont Meadows Primary School NSW

Using a range of technologies to create visual strategies and support the diverse needs of younger students – Northern Bay College, Geelong VIC

High Tech AAC Skills Class – LaTrobe University VIC

AAC and Communication Access in Healthcare Settings – NECAS Scope VIC

Key Word Sign – Department of Human Services VIC

Read&Write 5 for MAC training – Armidale Catholic Schools Office – NSW

Social Stories and Key Word Sign workshops – MacKillop Family Services VIC

Texthelp Read&Write Gold – Wagga Wagga Catholic Schools Office – NSW

Standard Webinars
  • Boardmaker Basics: Creating Print Activities
  • Boardmaker Plus Basics
  • Boardmaker Plus Basics: Creating Onscreen Activities
  • Boardmaker Studio
  • Boardmaker Symbolate
  • Clicker 5
  • Clicker 6
  • Texthelp Read&Write 10 GOLD
Personalised Webinars
  • Boardmaker Studio Webinar for Ministry of Education NZ
  • What’s APPropriate? – Communication Access Network
Spectronics Online Webinars
  • Successfully using iPads to create video modelling interventions
  • iPad Basics 101 – Out of the Box tips for successful implementation (Updated for iOS 7)
  • Successfully using iPads to create Video Modelling Interventions
  • Using Clicker Sentences and Clicker Docs on your iPad to support writing
  • iPad Basics 101 – Out of the Box Tips for Successful Implementation
  • Meet the Boardmaker software family: every member explained
  • Making the transition from version 6 – the ‘how to’ in Boardmaker Studio
  • Texthelp Read& rite Gold: Beyond the Basics
  • Using Clicker Sentences and Clicker Docs on your iPad to support writing
  • Successfully using iPads to create visual supports for all
  • Successfully using iPads to create Social stories

 

Apple | iPad Workshops

More Support for Students with Disabilities Symposium – Catholic Education Office, Melbourne VIC

Presented:
The Use of Technologies to Enhance the Communication Process

iPad MasterClass: Using iPads to Support Students with Autism in Primary School Years – Sydney 16th August 2013

iPad MasterClass: Using iPads to Support Students with Autism in Primary School Years – Brisbane 8th August 2013

iPad MasterClass: Using iPads to Support Students with Autism in Primary School Years – Melbourne 7th August 2013

Integrating iPads into your Classroom: For Learning Support and Special Ed – Melbourne 29th May 2013

Helping you to make informed apps and technology choices for your students!

Integrating iPads into your Classroom: For Learning Support and Special Ed – Sydney 21st May 2013

Helping you to make informed apps and technology choices for your students!

Integrating iPads into your Classroom: For Learning Support and Special Ed – Hobart 11th April 2013

Helping you to make informed apps and technology choices for your students!

Integrating iPads into your Classroom: For Learning Support and Special Ed – Perth 20th to 21st March 2013

Helping you to make informed apps and technology choices for your students!

Integrating iPads into your Classroom: For Learning Support and Special Ed – Adelaide 18th March 2013

Helping you to make informed apps and technology choices for your students!

Integrating iPads into your Classroom: For Learning Support and Special Ed – Melbourne 15th March 2013

Helping you to make informed apps and technology choices for your students!

Successfully using iPads to support the diverse needs of your students. Apple Education Event – Melbourne, VIC November 2012

Scope Victoria Conference for Therapy and Psychology – VIC 3rd July 2012

Presented: Is it APPropriate? Supporting the use of mobile technologies and making the right decisions.

Speech Pathology Australia 2012 National Conference 24th to 27th June 2012

Presented: The New Age: APPropriate mobile technologies for your clinic

Successfully using the iPad with adults with an intellectual disability in a group setting – Mill Park Community House VIC

iLearn iPad: Getting Started with the Basics – Gold Coast QLD 22nd to 25th May 2012

What’s APPropriate Webinar – Communication Access Network VIC

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