NEW!  PEPSA Training Events

You are invited to attend:

ESE Wars Episode 3 - The Return of Darth (Task) Evader: Overcoming Problems with Task Avoidant Behavior

Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Presented by Merrill Winston, Ph.D., BCBA
Hosted by: USF CARD and Lee County Schools

This training will focus on strategies for working with students who
demonstrate task avoidance behaviors.The participants will learn about effective interventions, effective reinforcers, effective schedules of reinforcement and how to fade reinforcers a s a student demonstrates desired behaviors.
Lee County School Board
2855 Colonial Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Infants at Risk of Developmental Delays:
Early Behavior-Analytic Interventions

Friday, February 26, 2016 from 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Presented by: Dr. Martha Palaez
Hosted by: FAU CARD

Dr. Pelaez will be speaking on her chilhood,  young adulthood, and journey as a person on the spectrum.  This presentation will illustrate several experiments conducted by Dr. Pelaez and collaborators to identify indicators of an “infant at risk” of developmental delays. She will also resent several successful behavioral interventions using their mothers during face-to-face interactions.Dr. Palaez will present and review results from experiments that show improved social learning and infant development.
FAU Jupiter MacArthur Campus
Administrative Building - Auditorium
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458

Engineering is Everywhere

Monday, March 7, 2016 from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Presented by: Tyler Ley, Ph.D.
Hosted by: UF Jacksonville CARD

Training Description: Dr. Ley hopes this training will be used to supplement the elementary science and math curriculum and to highlight career applications of these basic skills. While there are a number of excellent online STEM career videos targeted for young adults – such as the Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers – his plan with this project is an innovative combination of virtual media, student-led activities, and teacher resources that will fill a new niche; providing an age appropriate, career mentoring model that will encourage and broaden participation of individuals that are underrepresented in Oklahoma STEM education and workforce. This unique curriculum pathway and accompanying activity trunk offers hands-on opportunities for students to explore how micro-structures are important to structural and material engineers.  Three video lectures and super cool handheld microscopes encourage students to explore how real-life engineers, like Dr. Ley, use math and science to improve their designs.
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A Land We Can Share - Literacy for Students with ASD

Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Presented by: Paula Kluth, Ph.D.
Hosted by: UF Jacksonville CARD

Training Description: Too many on the spectrum are excluded from literacy experiences that are inclusive, rich, and appropriately challenging. In this workshop that is based on her book by the same title, the reasons for these exclusions will be explored and a rationale for providing inclusive supports will be offered. Several strategies for supporting students with autism and Asperger syndrome in reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities will also be shared.
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Making Sense of Sensory Processing

Monday, March 21, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presented by: Jennifer Kiellach, OTR/L
Hosted by: FSU CARD & FDLRS

Training Description:
The number of children with sensory processing difficulties continues to rise. Many “typically” developing children, as well as those with diagnosed conditions, are experiencing issues that are impacting their daily routines, both at school and at home. This workshop will explore the challenging behaviors often associated with sensory processing issues and provide a framework for understanding how to best address these behaviors using sensory strategies and environmental considerations. It will include an overview of sensory processing, the power sensations and their role in processing information for an adaptive response. Additional topics to be covered include brain science related to sensory strategies, as well as a discussion of why sensory processing issues seem to be on the rise. Practical application for the classroom will include environmental considerations, heavy work activities that can be incorporated into the classroom routine and sensory strategies that can be utilized during transitions in the school day.
Aquilina Howell Center
3955 W. Pensacola street
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Making Sense of Sensory Processing

Monday, March 21, 2016 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presented by: Jennifer Kiellach, OTR/L
Hosted by: FSU CARD & FDLRS 

Training Description: The number of children with sensory processing difficulties continues to rise. Many “typically” developing children, as well as those with diagnosed conditions, are experiencing issues that are impacting their daily routines, both at school and at home. This workshop will explore the challenging behaviors often associated with sensory processing issues and provide a framework for understanding how to best address these behaviors using sensory strategies and environmental considerations. It will include an overview of sensory processing, the power sensations and their role in processing information for an adaptive response. Additional topics to be covered include brain science related to sensory strategies, as well as a discussion of why sensory processing issues seem to be on the rise. Practical application for the classroom will include environmental considerations, heavy work activities that can be incorporated into the classroom routine and sensory strategies that can be utilized during transitions in the school day.
Aquilina Howell Center
3955 W. Pensacola street
Tallahassee, FL 32304

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

Training Description: 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
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