2018 SEATTLE CONFERENCE-March 7-9

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       Full Day Course Choices- 8:00AM to 4:00 PM

Day ONE: Wednesday March 7, 2018.

Wednesday March 7, 2018

Emotions, Learning & Executive Functions
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

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Wednesday March 7, 2018

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

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Wednesday March 7, 2018

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

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Wednesday March 7, 2018

AT & ACC Access      2-day course (Wednesday & Thursday)          
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

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Wednesday March 7, 2018

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

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Wednesday March 7, 2018

LIFE Skills
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, Texas

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Wednesday March 7 2018

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

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Wednesday March 7, 2018

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

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Wednesday March 7, 2018

Equity in Math     2-day Course –Wednesday & Thursday     
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

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Wednesday March 7, 2018

Nurses’ Role in Special Education
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

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Day TWO: Thursday March 8, 2018.



Thursday March 8 2018

Improving Students’ Attention & Memory
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

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Thursday March 8, 2018

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

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Thursday March 8, 2018

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

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Thursday March 8, 2018
AT & ACC Access      2-day course –Wednesday & Thursday     
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
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Thursday March 8, 2018

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

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Thursday March 8, 2018

Behavioral “Meltdowns”
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

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Thursday March 8, 2018

The Zones of Regulation®
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

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Thursday March 8, 2017

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

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Thursday March 8, 2017
Equity in Math     2-day Course-Wedneday & Thursday     
#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
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Thursday March 8, 2017

Phonological Remediation – Preschool to any age if intelligibility is an issue       2-day course -Thursday & Friday    
Course #20 – Evaluating and Enhancing Children’s Phonological Systems: An Update by Barbara Williams Hodson, PhD, SLP, Wichita State University

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Day THREE: Friday March 9, 2018



Friday March 9, 2018

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

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Friday March 9, 2018

Teaching Writing Foundations
Course #22 – Writing Foundations: Preparing Students to be Successful Writers by Anita L. Archer, PhD, Consultant, Author- Portland, OR

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Friday March 9 2018

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

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Friday March 9, 2018

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

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Friday March 9, 2018

Evidence Based Instruction to Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia     3-day course    
Course #25 – Interventions 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

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Friday March 9, 2018

Challenging Behaviors-Students with Disabilities
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

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Friday March 9, 2018
AAC in the Classroom
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
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Friday March 9, 2018
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
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Friday March 9, 2018

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

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Friday March 9, 2018

Phonological Remediation – Birth-10th Grade     2-day course- Thursday and Friday     
Course #30 – Evaluating and Enhancing Children’s Phonological Systems: An Update by Barbara Williams Hodson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Wichita State University

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