Inclusion Practices & Strategies Using Soft and High-Tech AT

$85

START:
March 30, 2015
DURATION:
2.5 hours

INSTRUCTORS:

SUSAN NORWELL
MA Special Education Instructor, Previous- Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, Current- Full-time Professor at Rett University

When making an educational decision about placement for a student with Rett Syndrome, I typically lean toward inclusion as the optimal option. My reasons are two-fold-

  • Typical classrooms have a literacy-rich environment that encourages the use of communication and writing while learning to read.
  • Typical classrooms have verbal peers to build the social relationships that students with Rett Syndrome need to have exposure to.

That is not to say that inclusion is perfect. In fact, this course is designed to highlight some of the pitfalls to avoiding “Inclusion by Geography” while emphasizing the practices and strategies that support a truly inclusive program. Examples are given of inclusion practices and strategies that grow academic, social and communication skills for students with Rett Syndrome while enhancing the development of typical kiddos as they broaden their skill sets in relating to those who communicate differently from them.

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We are really looking forward to tonight's Webinar, registration is still open. Please join Assistive Technology Specialist and Occupational Therapist Judy Lariviere to discuss peer-to-peer connection. Enjoy her introduction video in the meantime!

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

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Often the majority of communication partners with whom complex students interact throughout their day are adults; time spent truly communicating with peers is very limited or difficult to coordinate given the multiple demands on all students’ time. This live webinar will address the importance of students with complex communication needs having consistent opportunities to interact with and naturally form connections with their peers. Having peers with whom students truly connect is essential to a positive and enriched school experience that naturally supports communication and learning, and above all, happiness.

This webinar represents a starting point for building connections for students with complex needs at school. Participants will learn strategies for capitalizing on mainstream opportunities to support connections with peers through communication and participation. The following topics will be addressed:

A model for identifying a student’s current communication partners at school.

Essential components to include in training for student’s school team members to “jumpstart” the process – student needs to be connected with adults at school.

Strategies for supporting the student as a true member of the regular education class for mainstreaming or full inclusion

Providing opportunities for connections to form naturally through the use of technology for quick and easy set-up.

Examples will be shared about how students with complex communication needs are naturally connecting with peers throughout their day and the tools and strategies that have used to support them. A resource list with references and links to tools will be included in the course.

This live webinar will have a format of a 45- minute presentation followed by questions from participants for the rest of the hour or so.

JUDY LARIVIERE is an assistive technology specialist and occupational therapist with a master’s degree in educational psychology with an area of concentration in special education.

ACCESS TO THE WEBINAR WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE 15 MINUTES BEFORE START TIME AND CAN BE FOUND IN YOUR CURRENT COURSES FOLDER OF YOUR RETT U ACCOUNT.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

5:30 – 6:30 PM PACIFIC

6:30 - 7:30 PM MOUNTAIN

7:30 – 8:30 PM CENTRAL

8:30 – 9:30 PM EASTERN

Often the majority of communication partners with whom complex students interact throughout their day are adults; time spent truly communicating with peers is very limited or difficult to coordinate given the multiple demands on all students’ time. This live webinar will address the importance of students with complex communication needs having consistent opportunities to interact with and naturally form connections with their peers. Having peers with whom students truly connect is essential to a positive and enriched school experience that naturally supports communication and learning, and above all, happiness.

This webinar represents a starting point for building connections for students with complex needs at school. Participants will learn strategies for capitalizing on mainstream opportunities to support connections with peers through communication and participation. The following topics will be addressed:

A model for identifying a student’s current communication partners at school.

Essential components to include in training for student’s school team members to “jumpstart” the process – student needs to be connected with adults at school.

Strategies for supporting the student as a true member of the regular education class for mainstreaming or full inclusion

Providing opportunities for connections to form naturally through the use of technology for quick and easy set-up.

Examples will be shared about how students with complex communication needs are naturally connecting with peers throughout their day and the tools and strategies that have used to support them. A resource list with references and links to tools will be included in the course.

This live webinar will have a format of a 45- minute presentation followed by questions from participants for the rest of the hour or so.

JUDY LARIVIERE is an assistive technology specialist and occupational therapist with a master’s degree in educational psychology with an area of concentration in special education.

ACCESS TO THE WEBINAR WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE 15 MINUTES BEFORE START TIME AND CAN BE FOUND IN YOUR CURRENT COURSES FOLDER OF YOUR RETT U ACCOUNT.

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We are very excited about our next Webinar! Join us tomorrow, Thursday 4/19, with Assistive Technology Specialist and Occupational Therapist Judy Lariviere. Enjoy her brief video introduction discussing the very important peer to peer connection, below!

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

5:30 – 6:30 PM PACIFIC

6:30 - 7:30 PM MOUNTAIN

7:30 – 8:30 PM CENTRAL

8:30 – 9:30 PM EASTERN

Often the majority of communication partners with whom complex students interact throughout their day are adults; time spent truly communicating with peers is very limited or difficult to coordinate given the multiple demands on all students’ time. This live webinar will address the importance of students with complex communication needs having consistent opportunities to interact with and naturally form connections with their peers. Having peers with whom students truly connect is essential to a positive and enriched school experience that naturally supports communication and learning, and above all, happiness.

This webinar represents a starting point for building connections for students with complex needs at school. Participants will learn strategies for capitalizing on mainstream opportunities to support connections with peers through communication and participation. The following topics will be addressed:

A model for identifying a student’s current communication partners at school.

Essential components to include in training for student’s school team members to “jumpstart” the process – student needs to be connected with adults at school.

Strategies for supporting the student as a true member of the regular education class for mainstreaming or full inclusion

Providing opportunities for connections to form naturally through the use of technology for quick and easy set-up.

Examples will be shared about how students with complex communication needs are naturally connecting with peers throughout their day and the tools and strategies that have used to support them. A resource list with references and links to tools will be included in the course.

This live webinar will have a format of a 45- minute presentation followed by questions from participants for the rest of the hour or so.

JUDY LARIVIERE is an assistive technology specialist and occupational therapist with a master’s degree in educational psychology with an area of concentration in special education.

ACCESS TO THE WEBINAR WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE 15 MINUTES BEFORE START TIME AND CAN BE FOUND IN YOUR CURRENT COURSES FOLDER OF YOUR RETT U ACCOUNT.

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