New PEPSA Training Events!

You are invited to attend:

Inclusion Information Series Part 2: Starting Early; Ages 0-5

Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Presented by: Sharon Hennessey & Stacey Ellis
Hosted by: UF Gainesville CARD


Presenters for this series will include several education professionals such as consultants, early intervention providers, exceptional student education (ESE) directors, school administrators, and teachers who have all successfully included students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in general education. The first session in the series begins with an overview of what inclusion is and why it is important. Other sessions address early intervention leading into preschool and an administrative team’s experience creating the culture of inclusion within their small school district. The final session culminates with a team of educators and an administrator who created a model for inclusion in elementary school. All sessions are delivered online via Adobe Connect and contain a mixture of presentation and discussion. Individuals who participate in at LEAST TWO of the sessions receive a book by Paula Kluth full of practical strategies for inclusion.  

Save the DATE for parts 3 & 4!
  • Part 3 - Creating an Inclusive Culture Throughout the District
    May 12, 2016
    Presented by Lisa Rowland  & Sherry Lindsey
     
  • Part 4 Putting Ideas into Practice
    May 19, 2016
    Presented by Teri Jones and the Newberry Elementary Inclusion Team
ONLINE!
via Adobe Connect

Issues in Autism: Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day - The ILAUGH Model

Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Presented by: Nancy Tarshis, M.A., M.S., CCC-SLP
Hosted by: UM-NSU CARD


Conference attendees will be exposed to strategies which will bolster social learning and support the Common Core/State Standards. Through the ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking, participants will learn how challenges in social thinking, social communication, executive functioning and perspective taking impact functioning written expression, reading comprehension, organizational skills, and working in a group.  Lessons that will help professionals make the abstract social world more concrete and understandable for their students, along with essential tips for effective IEP goal writing and data keeping, will be provided.
Nova Southeastern University Medical Clinic
3200 South University Drive
Room 2100
Davie, FL 33314

Teach Your Student Well

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Presented by: Steve Ward, BCBA
Hosted by: FSU CARD 


This workshop focuses on ways to establish and maintain learner motivation throughout teaching that is applicable to all ages with an emphasis on school age (3-18) children. When these methods are employed, learners become easy to teach, skill acquisition becomes meaningful, and educators are able to teach to the whole child. The presenter will focus on practical methods that can be incorporated into a variety of settings, but will also provide analytical tools to improve the problem solving repertoires of participants.   Training Objectives Participants will: Learn to gauge learner motivation on a moment-by-moment basis. Brainstorm ways to expand upon limited play interests. List critical repertoires that should accompany the development of mandatory repertoires. Identify momentum-builders and momentum-drainers for familiar students. Explain methods to remediate common barriers to effective instruction.
Alfred P. and Mamie V. Holley Academic Center
4750 Collegiate Drive
Panama City, FL 32405
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