Dr. Carol Page to Speak at Lunch and Learn Training Session

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dr. Carol PageThe Disability Enhancement Program at SC State University will host a “Lunch and Learn” Training Session at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009. The Session will be held in the Barbara A. Vaughan Recital Hall, located on the campus of SC State University.

An initiative of the Disability Enhancement Program at SC State, the “Lunch and Learn” Training Session is designed to increase the awareness and support for faculty, staff, and administrators as they meet the academic needs of students with disabilities. The Program assists with the development, training, and technical assistance of students, along with providing valuable and resourceful teaching methods to enhance student achievement.

The speaker for the “Lunch and Learn” Training Session will be Dr. Carol Page, director of the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) for the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine, Center for Disability Resources. 

Page’s discussion topic will be: “Students with Disabilities and Assistive Technology.”

Prior to serving as director of SCATP, a federally funded program designed to enhance independence, productivity and quality of life for all South Carolinians through access to assistive technology devices and services, Page served as SCATP’s staff speech-language pathologist. Her responsibilities included conducting assistive technology trainings at the state and national level, performing consultations and supervising the equipment loan program to serve individuals of all ages and disabilities in South Carolina and those who serve them.

A graduate of USC, Page obtained her doctor of philosophy degree in speech-language pathology and her assistive technology practitioner certificate from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) in Arlington, Va.

Page was co-recipient of the 2008 South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SCSHA) Award, in which SCATP was named as professional program of the year.

For more information on the Lunch and Learn Training Session contact Simeon Moultrie, program coordinator, at 803-516-4553, or e-mail smoultr4@scsu.edu.