Mark Your Calendar for these Two Events in 2018!

The 2018 General & Special Education Conference
Seattle,WA

March 7, 8 & 9, 2018

The Washington State Convention Center-Downtown Seattle, WA

Courses and Distinguished Faculty-SEATTLE, WA

Thirty, Full-Day Courses

DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018

Emotions, Learning & Executive Functions – PreK – 21 years
Course #1 –
How Emotion Impacts the Brain’s Successful Learning, What to Do About It and How to Build Powerful Executive Functions by Dr. Judy Willis, MD, MEd, Board-Certified Neurologist, Teacher, Author, Consultant- Santa Barbara, CA

Explicit and Effective Instruction
Course #2 – The Magic is in the Instruction by Anita L. Archer, PhD, Consultant, Author-Portland, OR

Managing Behavior and Students’ Emotions – PreK -21 years
Course #3 – Achieve Success with Defiant, Emotional, and Disengaged Student by MaryAnn Brittingham, MS, Family and Child Counseling- Pine Bush, NY

AT & ACC Access – PreK-21 years     2-day course (Wed. & Thur.)
Course #4 –
Never Give Up: Finding and Supporting Access to AT and AAC for Students with Complex Bodies, Including Access, Seating, Postural Control and Sensory Processing by Karen M. Kangas, OTR/L, ATP, Private Practice- Camp Hill, PA

Dyslexia and Related Specific Reading Disabilities         3-day course
Course #5
 Overview of Dyslexia, Building Blocks of Reading, Cognitive Processes of Reading, Reading Development, and Profile of Dyslexia: Experience Dyslexia by Tim Odegard, PhD, Developmental Cognitive Psychologist, Middle Tennessee State University & Jennifer Cooper, PhD, Literacy Studies, Middle Tennessee State University

LIFE Skills – 4th Grade -21 years
Course #6 – Life Skills: Practical Strategies that Work to Maximize Learning for Students with Severe Cognitive/Developmental Disorders, Including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Syndromes in a General Education Setting by Kathy Kaluza Morris, MEd, Consultant, Certified Autism Specialist- Sour Lake, TX

Promoting Independence for Students with Disabilities – PreK- 21 years
Course #7 –
Shifting School Practices to Promote Independence for Students with Disabilities by Patrick Mulick, MS, BCBA, Consultant- Auburn, WA

Counseling & ASD- 4th Grade -21 years

Course #8- Counseling Students on the Autism Spectrum by Chris M. Abildgaard, NCSP, LPC, NCC, The Social Learning Center, Cheshire, CT

Equity in Math – PreK-8th Grade     2-day course (Wed. & Thur.)
Course #9 – What Does Equity Look Like in Mathematics? High Leverage Math Strategies for Special Education Students from PreK- 8th Grade by Anne Gallagher, MS, OSPI-Director of Mathematics- Olympia, WA

Nurses Role in Special Education – Birth to 21 Years
Course #10 – The Role of the School Nurse in Special Education: Assessments, IEPs, Advocacy, and Resilience by Annie Hetzel, MSN, RN, Puget Sound ESD and Kim Beeson, MSW, Puget Sound ESD- Renton, WA

DAY TWO: THURSDAY MARCH 8, 2018

Improving Students’ Attention & Memory – PreK – 21 years
Course #11 –
Capturing and Sustaining Learners’ Attention and Constructing Durable Long-term Memory by Dr. Judy Willis, MD, MEd, Board-Certified Neurologist, Teacher, Author, Consultant- Santa Barbara, CA

Teaching Reading Foundations
Course #12 – Effective Teaching of Reading Foundation Skills: Prevention and Intervention
by Anita L. Archer, PhD, Consultant, Author

Improving Students’ Motivation
Course #13 –Achieve Success with “I DON”T CARE” Students: Inspiring the Unmotivated by MaryAnn Brittingham, MS, Family and Child Counseling, Consultant- Pine Bush, NY

AT & AAC Access – PreK-21 years     2-day course (Wed. & Thur.)
Course #14 –
Never Give Up: Finding and Supporting Access to AT and AAC for Students with Complex Bodies, Including Access, Seating, Postural Control and Sensory Processing by Karen M. Kangas, OTR/L, ATP, Private Practice- Camp Hill, PA

Dyslexia and Related Specific Reading Disabilities         3-day course
Course #15
Screening & Identification of Skill Deficit for Intervention; Overview of Reading Instruction by Tim Odegard, PhD, Developmental Cognitive Psychologist, Middle Tennessee State University & Jennifer Cooper, PhD, Literacy Studies, Middle Tennessee State University

Behavioral “Melt Downs” – PreK – 21 years
Course #16 – What To Do After The Melt Down: Practical Strategies for Prevention, Intervention and Instructional Consequences by Kathy Kaluza Morris, MEd, Consultant, Certified Autism Specialist- Sour Lake, TX

The Zones of Regulation® PreK – 6th Grade
Course #17 –
The Zones of Regulation®: Self-Regulation for Students who Struggle with Managing Their Emotions and Sensory Needs by Leah Kuypers, MEd, OTR/L, Author, Consultant- Minneapolis, MN

Executive Function & Social Skills
Course #18- Using Executive Function Assessment to Drive Social Interventions
 by Chris M. Abildgaard, NCSP, LPC, NCC, The Social Learning Center, Cheshire, CT

Equity in Math – PreK-8th Grade     2-day course (Wed. & Thur.)
Course #19 – What Does Equity Look Like in Mathematics? High Leverage Math Strategies for Special Education Students from PreK- 8th Grade by Anne Gallagher, MS, OSPI-Director of Mathematics-Olympia, WA

Phonological Processes – Birth-10th Grade     2-day course (Thur. & Fri.)
Course #20 – Evaluating and Enhancing Children’s Phonological Systems: An Update
by Barbara Williams Hodson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Wichita State University

DAY THREE: FRIDAY MARCH 9, 2018

Mental Health – 6th Grade to 21 years
Course #21 – Delivering Effective School-Based Mental Health Services by James Mazza, PhD, University of Washington

Teaching Writing Foundations
Course #22 – Writing Foundations: Preparing Students to be Successful Writers
by Anita L. Archer, PhD, Consultant, Author (check back soon regarding Dr. Archer’s course information)

Technology to Promote Learning – K-10th Grade
Course #23 – Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom by Monica Burns, EdD, EdTech and Curriculum Consultant-Stony Brook, NY 

Autism & Sexuality – 2nd Grade -Adulthood
Course #24 – The ABCs of Autism and Sexuality by Stephanie Mitelman, MA, Certified Sexuality Educator, Montreal, Quebec

Dyslexia and Related Specific Reading Disabilities   3-day course
Course #25Interventions for Dyslexia: Tools to Use by Tim Odegard, PhD, Developmental Cognitive Psychologist, Middle Tennessee State University & Jennifer Cooper, PhD, Literacy Studies, Middle Tennessee State University

Classroom Behavior – K-21 years
Course #26 – What Is It About Me You Don’t Like? 
Practical Classroom Management Strategies that Help Minimize Challenging Behaviors by Kathy Kaluza Morris, MEd, Consultant, Certified Autism Specialist- Sour Lake, TX

AAC    
Course #27 – (course pending approval)

Social-Emotional Learning
Course #28 – Promoting Social-Emotional Learning for Young Children with Disabilities by Kathleen Artman Meeker, PhD, University of Washington, and co-speakers Shawna Harbin, MEd, BCBA and William White, Jr, MEd, University of Washington

Transition Services
Course #29 –Top Twelve Employment Tools: Assisting Students to Transition from School to the World of Work by Denise Bissonnette, MA, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Phonological Processes – Birth-10th Grade     2-day course (Thur. & Fri.)
Course #30 – Evaluating and Enhancing Children’s Phonological Systems: An Update
by Barbara Williams Hodson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Wichita State University

The 2018 General & Special Education Conference
San Diego, CA

May 2, 3 & 4, 2018

Town & Country Resort and Conference Center-Mission District

Courses and Distinguished Faculty-SAN DIEGO, CA

Fifteen, Full-Day Courses

DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018

Emotional Disorders
Course #1 – The Neuropsychology of Emotional Disorders: A Framework for Effective Interventions
by Steven G. Feifer, DEd, ABSNP, Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center, Frederick, MD

Executive Function
Course #2 – Interventions for Executive Function Difficulties: Changing the Brain to Change Behavior
by George McCloskey, PhD, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Social Skills
Course #3 – Teaching Social Skills: Evidenced-Based Strategies for School Age Children with Autism
by Rebecca A. Moyes, MEd, Grade Point Resources, Leechburg, PA

ADHD, APD & TBI
Course #4 – ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorders and Cognitive Disorders Associated with Concussion and TBI in School-age Children
by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

Apraxia of Speech- DTTC
Course # 5 -Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech Using Dynamic Tactile & Temporal Cueing by Edythe Strand, PhD, CCC-SLP, Mayo Clinic (3 day course)

DAY TWO: THURSDAY MAY 3, 2018

Learning Disabilities
Course #6 – The Neuropsychology of Reading and Written Language Disorders: A Framework for Effective Interventions
by Steven G. Feifer, DEd, ABSNP, Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center, Frederick, MD

Executive Function
Course #7 -Assessing Students’ Use and Disuse of Executive Functions
by George McCloskey, PhD, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Emotional Distrubances
Course #8 – Reaching and Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbance
by Rebecca A. Moyes, MEd, Grade Point Resources, Leechburg, PA

Behavior Management      K-10th Grade
Course #9 – The Behavior Code: Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students by Nancy Rappaport, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance ( 2-day course)


Apraxia of Speech- DTTC
Course #10 -Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech Using Dynamic Tactile & Temporal Cueing by Edythe Strand, PhD, CCC-SLP, Mayo Clinic (3 day course)

DAY THREE: FRIDAY MAY 4, 2018

Learning Disabilities-MATH
Course #11- The Neuropsychology of Mathematics: Diagnosis and Intervention Strategies for Students Struggling in Math
by Steven G. Feifer, DEd, ABSNP, Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center

Executive Function
Course #12 –
The Role of Executive Functions in Reading, Writing and Math: Assessment and Intervention Strategies by George McCloskey, PhD, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Behaviors Associated with Disabilities K-10th Grade
Course #13 – Is It Disability Behavior or Just Disruptive Behavior? by Rebecca A. Moyes, MEd, Grade Point Resources, Leechburg, PA

Behavior Management      K-10th Grade
Course #14 – The Behavior Code: Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students by Nancy Rappaport, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance ( 2-day course)

Apraxia of Speech- DTTC
Course #15 -Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech Using Dynamic Tactile & Temporal Cueing by Edythe Strand, PhD, CCC-SLP, Mayo Clinic (3 day course)