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The 2018 General & Special Education Conference
Seattle, WA

March 7, 8 & 9, 2018

The Washington State Convention Center-Downtown Seattle, WA

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Book Hotel Room-Seattle Sheraton

Courses and Distinguished Faculty-SEATTLE, WA

Thirty, Full-Day Courses.   All courses begin at 8:00am and end at 4:00pm

DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018              Seattle Conference

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    Read More

Explicit and Effective Instruction – K – 8th Grade
Course #2 – The Magic is in the Instruction by Anita L. Archer, PhD, Consultant, Author-Portland, OR    Read More

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

AT & ACC Access – PreK-21 years     (2 day course)
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    Read More

Dyslexia and Related Specific Reading Disabilities  – K-3rd Grade       (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    Read More

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 Morris, MEd, Consultant, Certified Autism Specialist- Sour Lake, TX   Read More

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    Read More

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    Read More

Equity in Math – PreK-8th Grade     (2 day course)
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    Read More

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    Read More


DAY TWO: THURSDAY MARCH 8, 2018             Seattle Conference

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   Read More

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

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    Read More

AT & AAC Access – PreK-21 years     (2 day course)
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    Read More

Dyslexia and Related Specific Reading Disabilities –  K-3rd Grade        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   Read More

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

The Zones of Regulation® PreK – 21 years
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  Read More

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  Read More

Equity in Math – PreK-8th Grade     (2 day course)
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    Read More

Phonological Remediation – Preschool to any age     (2 day course)
Course #20 – Evaluating and Enhancing Children’s Phonological Systems: An Update
by Barbara Williams Hodson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Wichita State University    Read More


DAY THREE: FRIDAY MARCH 9, 2018             Seattle Conference

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

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)   
Read More

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  Read More

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

Dyslexia and Related Specific Reading Disabilities   – K-3rd Grade   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    Read More

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 Morris, MEd, Consultant, Certified Autism Specialist- Sour Lake, TX  Read More

AAC    
Course #27 – AAC All Day Long!  Scaffolding Conversation, Academics, and Interaction – Apps Included! by Dr. Caroline Musselwhite, CCC-SLP, AAC Consultant and Jane Odom, MEd, Prentke Romich Company   Read More

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

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   Read More

Phonological Remediation – Preschool to any age    (2 day course)
Course #30 – Evaluating and Enhancing Children’s Phonological Systems: An Update
by Barbara Williams Hodson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Wichita State University    Read More

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The 2018 General & Special Education Conference
San Diego, CA

May 2, 3 & 4, 2018

Town & Country Resort and Conference Center-Mission District

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Courses and Distinguished Faculty-SAN DIEGO, CA

Fifteen, Full-Day Courses.  All Courses begin at 8:00am and end at 4:00pm

DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018          San Diego Conference

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    Read More

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

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    Read More

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    Read More

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)    Read More


DAY TWO: THURSDAY MAY 3, 2018          San Diego Conference

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
        Read More

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

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

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)        Read More

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)        Read More


DAY THREE: FRIDAY MAY 4, 2018          San Diego Conference

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        Read More

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        Read More

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        Read More

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)        Read More

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)        Read More