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Effective Strategies for Students with Anxiety Related Behaviors

October 13 or 14, 2016* from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Presented by: Jessica Minahan, M. Ed., BCBA
Hosted by: Santa Rosa County Schools & FSU CARD

Jessica will explain the role anxiety plays in a child's behavior and provide preventative strategies to use. The training will translate clinical information into doable and easy-to-implement strategies, tools, and interventions for reducing anxiety while also increasing self-regulation, executive functioning, and self monitoring.
*Please chose only one day to attend. Both sessions are identical.

Santa Rosa County Educators:
Please register through your professional development system.

All others:
Register online at
The Russell Center at Locklin Vo-Tech
5330 Berryhill Rd.
Milton, FL 32570

Theory of Mind and Reading Comprehension

February 3, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Presented by: Dawn Holman, Ph.D.
Hosted by: FAU CARD  

Students on the autism spectrum can often present as proficient readers, especially in the early elementary grades. By the time they reach 2nd or 3rd grade, however, deficits in reading comprehension begin to become more apparent. One possible explanation for this is actually due to a more global deficit in comprehension, especially in social inferential comprehension. The theory of mind deficit that was identified in even the highest functioning children on the spectrum in the 1980s is still the leading explanation. To have a theory of mind is to be able to attribute mental states to oneself and others. Simply put, it is the ability to take someone else’s perspective. If perspective taking abilities are deficient in the "real world,” they may serve to explain why there are reading comprehension deficits that often plague our students when it comes to understanding emotions, cause and effect, and predictions or inferences within a text.
USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
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