Professional Lectures 2012-2018

• Surabian, M. (2018). Beyond Remediation: The Case of Assistive Technology. Keynote Presentation at The 45th Everyone Reading Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2018). Assistive Technology for Students in the NYU Nest ASD Program: Professional Development Training for OT’s and PT’s. United Federation of Teachers Building, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2018). Assistive Technology for Children w/ Disabilities. Bank Street College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2018). The Use of Assistive Technologies with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Special Needs. Hunter College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2017). Preconference Session - Technology Enhanced Inclusion: Increasing Participation for Individuals with Severe Disabilities in Education, Employment, and Leisure Activities. ATCNE Conference, Warwick, Rhode Island.

• Surabian, M. (2017). AT Solutions for Increasing Learning Independence and Classroom Participation. ATCNE Conference, Warwick, Rhode Island.

• Surabian, M. (2017). Assistive Technology for Students with Learning and Accessibility Challenges. NY SPED Charter School Center, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2017). Assistive Technology for Children with Severe Disabilities.  Presentation for New York University, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2017). The Impact of Assistive Technologies for Students with Disabilities. NYC Committee on Special Education & Parent Councils.

• Surabian, M. (2017). Assistive Technology for Children with Low Incidence Disabilities. Presentation for New York University.

• Surabian, M. (2017). Assistive Technology (AT): Often Maligned as a “Crutch”— But Crutches Empower Users to Stand Alone. The 44th Everyone Reading Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities, CUNY Graduate Center, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2017). Making Education Accessible for Young Children with Communication, Physical, and Learning Challenges. Presentation for New York University.

• Surabian, M. (2017). AT for Children with Disabilities. St. Josephs’s College, Brooklyn, NY. 2017

• Surabian, M. (2017). The Use of Assistive Technologies with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Special Needs. Hunter College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2017). Assistive Technology for Children with Disabilities. Bank Street College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2017). The Impact of Assistive Technologies for Students with Disabilities. Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2017). The Use of Assistive Technologies with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Special Needs. Hunter College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). Nation-wide Webinar: Managing Your MS Symptoms with Technology. CanDo MS Webinar Series, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). Facilitator for Assistive Technology for Education Work, & Leisure Group on Accessibility in NYC. NYC Digital Equity Convening. New York Public Library, New York, NY.

• Jeppe, P., Spoden, A., Surabian, M. (2016). Panel: Assistive Technology and its Impact on Learning for Students with Disabilities. ARISE Coalition event at Advocates for Children. New York, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). An Overview of Assistive Technology for Ed Tech Students. NYU Department of Educational Technology, New York, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). Assistive Technology: Solutions for Increasing Learner Independence and Classroom Participation. Accessibility Camp NYC Unconference. New York, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). 3 Presentations: Free and Affordable Technology Supports for Struggling Learners; Making Note-Taking Accessibility for Students using Sonocent Audio Notetaker; Kinetic and Multi-Sensory Learning Games for Classroom and Therapy. The 43rd Everyone Reading Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). 2 presentations: Note-taking Supports in the Classroom; Multi-Sensory Learning Games. EdCampAccessNJ. The College of St. Elizabeth, NJ.

• Surabian, M. (2016). Classifying and Matching Assistive Technologies to Needs for K-12 Education - Interactive Workshop. Columbia University Teachers College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). Augmentative Communication for Speech Disorders. BankStreet College, New York, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology. St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). Augmenting the Classroom, Augmenting the Student. NYC Special Education Collaborative, 6th Annual Education Conference. Baruch College, New York, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2015). Google Chrome Apps & Extensions: Cloud-Based Assistive Technology that Follows the User. International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE). Philadelphia, PA.

• Surabian, M. (2015). AAC Lecture Series: AAC: Insight, Empathy, & Impact; Intro to AT and AAC Devices; AAC & Speech Therapy Apps; Columbia University Teachers College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2015). The Impact of Technology on Enhancing Participation in School, at Work, and Leisure. Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Conference. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2015). Chrome Applications for Learning Disabilities. The Uncommon Charter School, Brooklyn, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2015). Assistive Technologies or Instructional Technologies? Columbia University Teachers College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2015). Assistive Technology Supports for Struggling Learners: Reading, Writing, Organization, Note-taking, and Math Tools. NY SPED Charter School Center, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2015). Assistive Technology for Early Childhood Needs and ELL’s. Bankstreet College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2015). AAC: Theories, Myths, Case Studies, & Apps. NYU Communicative Science & Disorders, NY, NY. 

• Surabian, M. (2015). Assistive Technology in Differentiated Instruction. City College of NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2014). Google Chrome Apps and Extensions: Cloud A.T. Follows the User. 32nd Annual Closing the Gap Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

• Chester, M., Grasmick, N., King, J., & Surabian, M. (2014). Innovations in Student Assessment to Measure 21st Century Skills and Knowledge for all Learners. Panel discussion. NYS Assemblyman Michael Benedetto (Chair), Education Committee. Council on State Government Eastern Regional Conference, 54th Annual Meeting and Regional Policy Forum, Baltimore, MD.

• Surabian, M. (2014). Incorporating Assistive Technologies into Adult Day Programming. The Block Institute, NY, NY

• Surabian, M. (2014). The Impact of Assistive Technologies on Student Learning: A Practical Discussion on Classroom Solutions NYC SPED ED Conference , Baruch College, NY, NY

• Surabian, M. (2014). Assistive Technologies for Inclusion: K-12 Education. Columbia University Teachers College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2014). Assistive Technology in Education, K-12. Lecture at Fordham University, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2014). Augmentative Communication: Theory & Practice. Lecture at St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2014). Utilizing Assistive Technologies to Enable, Enhance, and Augment Student Participation in the Classroom. Eight one-day workshops presented for the Division of Students with Disabilities and ELL of the NYC Department of Education. Location: Everyone Reading Association, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2014). Beyond Differentiation: How Assistive Technologies Augment Student Learning. 41st Annual Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities. Kimmel Center at New York University, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2014). Utilizing Assistive Technology in the Classroom; & The Role of Assistive Technology in Day Habilitation and Work Opportunities; & Tablet Applications for Learning, Physical, and Communication Needs. Lectures at the Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Inc., NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2014). Google Apps: AT Exists in the Cloud; & AT Does Make a Difference in the Classroom. (two presentations). Invited Speaker for the Power Up Conference, sponsored by the Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory Council, Osage Beach, MO.

• Surabian, M. (2014). The Impact of Assistive Technologies on Student Learning. Presentation at the Special Education Collaborative's 4th Annual Education Conference, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2014). Panel Discussion with Industry Professionals on Accessibility. Met & Parsons Museum Accessibility Collaboration Workshop, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2013). The Value of AT for Inclusion in After-school Programming. Presentation at the Partnership for Afterschool Education Conference (PASE), NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2013). The Impact of Assistive Technologies on Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Presentation at FEGS Health and Human Services Agency Conference, NY, NY.

• Calvert, J., Surabian, M. (2013). The Chrome Toolbox: Using Free Cloud-based Supports for Students with Learning, Visual, Language, and Access Challenges. Presentation at the Ensuring Learning for All Students Conference, White Plains, NY

• Naraian, S., Surabian, M. (2012). Reframing assistive technology: A critical literacy approach. Paper presented in the “Technology Use in Special Education” Session at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

• Calvert, J., Surabian, M. (2012). The ChromeToolbox: Determining AT Apps in the Cloud. Presentation at the NY/NJ Google Apps Summit at Kean University, Union, NJ.