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AI in Special Education: How to Create your own Chatbot

On-Demand Webinar:

Experience the Wonder of AI in Special Education and the Ease of Chatbot Creation

Presented by:
Tiffanie Zaugg, PhD

An on-demand recording from a live session held on July 9,2024

Learn how the use of AI in special education can enhance teaching efficiency and student learning, and how to create a custom chatbot during this 30-minute live webinar.

Exploring AI in Special Education with Chatbot Development and Usage.

In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has made significant strides, especially in the area of natural language processing. One of the most promising uses of AI in education is the development of chatbots designed to support educators. 

Using chatbots in education, including the EL chatbot in inclusive learning environments, offers a promising way to enhance teaching efficiency and student learning experiences. By empowering educators with AI tools, we can create more dynamic and responsive educational environments. 

This presentation aims to provide educators with the knowledge and tools needed to begin exploring and implementing chatbot solutions in their classrooms.

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Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Review the concept and benefits of chatbots and AI in special education.
  2. Explore the process of creating educational chatbots.
  3. Examine “EL”  a chatbot created to support inclusive education.


This webinar is designed for Special Education Administrators and Directors as well as classroom teachers, instructional coaches,  speech-language pathologists, and  occupational therapists who work in education.

Visit the Building Wings for additional free webinars for special educators, including upcoming live webinars and access to on-demand recordings of previously held live webinars. You can also sign up to receive an email notification when live webinars are posted.


About the Presenter

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Tiffanie Zaugg, PhD

Tiffanie Zaugg, PhD, Univeristy of Central Florida. Tiffanie  is an educator and researcher in the field of exceptional education, with a profound dedication to leveraging technology to enhance learning experiences for individuals with disabilities. Her career trajectory has been marked by significant contributions to both theory and practice in special education. TIffanie’s pioneering work in developing accessible educational tools, such as her AI-driven chatbot designed to assist educators in creating inclusive learning environments, underscores her commitment to innovation in education. Her research interests span across the development of assistive technologies, the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, and the implementation of evidence-based practices in special education. As an advocate for inclusivity, Tiffanie’s efforts aim to bridge gaps in education and ensure that all learners have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D.​

Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. Her focus is on understanding the best ways to assess and teach reading and writing to children with the most severe disabilities. As a special education teacher, Dr. Erickson has worked to support students with a range of disabilities in a variety of classroom settings, particularly students who do not use speech as their primary means of communication.


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