Kicking it up a Notch
Changing Disabilities

Beth Lloyd Newton, Massachusetts USA



Bio:Beth is a school based occupational therapist at Hosmer School in Watertown, MA. She has worked in the field of pediatrics for 30 years in a variety of settings. As an OT, she brings a unique perspective to the lives of students, focusing on participation across the school day. Technology is an essential tool in her therapy bag as she helps diverse learners function independently and feel success.

Presentation Description: Because OTs have a knack for adapting items to meet the needs of their clients, they are similar to MacGyver who is known for his innovative use of common objects. In our busy world, it is handy to have a simple and flexible tool “at the ready”. This presentation will help us develop MacGyver-like ingenuity as we change disabilities to possibilities, using one free online tool. Did I mention Universal Design for Learning? Using these principles, we will see examples of how to offer multiple means of representation, expression and engagement when addressing the needs of our diverse learners.


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iPod Video (19:57 Run Time; mp4, 48.7 MB)

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Changing Disabilities”

  1. […] in Uncategorized For my first video of the k-12 conference, I chose to watch “Changing Disabilities” by Beth Lloyd.  She talks about the different ways that she has incorporated technology into the […]

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