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Leveraging AI for Inclusive Higher Education for Students with Disabilities

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Tuesday, October 1, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

This webinar qualifies for ASHA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education, Training, Service Delivery, Public Policy requirements.

In this session we will provide an overview of the importance of inclusivity in higher education, particularly as it relates to students with disabilities in CSD programs. We will highlight the challenges faced by students and introduce the concept of using a variety of forms of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a tool to enhance accessibility and support for these students. Participants will gain insights into the potential benefits and ethical considerations of integrating AI into their teaching practices to support students with disabilities in CSD programs. We will explore approaches to creating adaptable assignments, generating alternative formats for course materials, and implementing AI-powered communication channels to ensure personalized support for students with disabilities.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the potential benefits of integrating AI into teaching practices to support students with disabilities in CSD programs.
  • Analyze the ethical considerations associated with the use of AI in enhancing accessibility and support for students.
  • Identify AI-powered communication channels that can be integrated into CSD programs to offer personalized support to students with disabilities.

Webinar Cost

CAPCSD Member $25.00
CAPCSD Affiliate Member $35.00
CAPCSD Non-Member $35.00

Time Ordered Agenda

4:00 - 4:05 PM ET Introductions: Speaker and Topic Familiarity to Participants
4:05 - 4:15 PM ET Importance of Inclusivity in Higher Education
4:15 - 4:30 PM ET AI as a Tool for Accessibility
4:30 - 4:40 PM ET Benefits and Ethical Considerations of AI Integration
4:40 - 4:50 PM ET Creating Adaptable Assignments
4:50 - 5:00 PM ET Conclusion and Q&A

Jacqueline Towson, PhD, CCC-SLP
University of Central Florida

Jacqueline Towson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professorand former Graduate Program Director in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders with a joint appointment in the School of Teacher Education at University of Central Florida. She completed her doctorate at Georgia State University in the Education of Students with Exceptionalities with a focus in Early Childhood Special Education following 14 years of work in public schools. During her career in PK-12 education, she worked as a speech-language pathologist, early childhood special education teachers, and administrator. Her research broadly concerns building the capacity of individuals who work with young children experiencing language impairments and those considered at-risk, professional learning, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Financial: CAPCSD is providing honorarium for this presentation.
Non-Financial: None

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