2018 SEATTLE CONFERENCE-March 7-9

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Day ONE: Wednesday March 7, 2018


Wednesday March 7, 2018

#1- Emotions, Learning & Executive Functions – PreK – 21 years

Judy Willis, MD, MEd

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

#2-Explicit and Effective Instruction- K-3rd Grade

Anita Archer, PhD

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

#3- Managing Behavior and Students’ Emotions – PreK-21 years

MaryAnn Brittingham, MS

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

#4- AT & ACC Access – PreK-21 years     2-day course (Wed. & Thur.)

Karen M. Kangas, OTR/L, ATP

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

#5-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

#6-LIFE Skills – 4th Grade -21 years

Kathy Morris, MEd

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

#7-Promoting Independence for Students with Disabilities – PreK- 21 years

Patrick Mulick, MS, BCBA

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

#8- 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

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Wednesday March 7, 2018

#9- Equity in Math – PreK-8th Grade     2-day Course (Wed. & Thur.)

Anne Gallagher, MS

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

#10- Nurses Role in Special Education – Birth to 21 Years

Annie Hetzel, MSN, RN

Kim Beeson, MSW

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

#11- 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

 

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Thursday March 8, 2018

#12- Reading Foundations- K-3rd Grade

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

#13-Improving Students’ Motivation

MaryAnn Brittingham, MS

Course #13- Achieve Success with “I DON”T CARE” Students: Inspiring the Unmotivated by MaryAnn Brittingham, MS, Family and Child Counseling, Consultant

 

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Thursday March 8, 2018

#14- AT & AAC Access – PreK-21 years     2-day course (Wed. & Thur.)

Karen M. Kangas, OTR/L,

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

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Thursday March 8, 2018

#15-Dyslexia and Related Specific Reading Disabilities   3-day course

Dr. Timothy N. Odegard,

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

#16-Behavioral “Melt Downs” – PreK – 21 years

Kathy  Morris, MEd

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

#17- The Zones of Regulation® – PreK – 6th Grade

Leah Kuypers, OTR/L

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 9, 2017

#18-AAC     2-day course (Thur. & Fri.)

Course #18-

 

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#19-Equity in Math – PreK-8th Grade     2-day Course (Wed. & Thur.)-See course #9 above

#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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#20-Phonological Processes – Birth-10th Grade     2-day course (Thur. & Fri

Barbara Hodson, PhD, CCC-SLP

Course #20 – Evaluating and Enhancing Children’s Phonological Systems: An Update by Barbara Williams Hodson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Wichita State University

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Day THREE: Friday March 9, 2018


Friday March 9, 2018

#21-Mental Health – 6th Grade to 21 years

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

 

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Friday March 9, 2018

#22-Teaching Writing Foundations- K-3rd Grade

Anita L. Archer, PhD

 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

#23-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

 

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Friday March 9, 2018

#24-Autism & Sexuality – 2nd Grade -Adulthood

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

#25-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

#26-Challenging Behaviors-Students with Disabilities – 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

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Friday March 9, 2018

#27-AAC     2-day course (Thur. & Fri.)

 

Course #27-AAC

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Friday March 9, 2018

#28- Social-Emotional Learning- Birth-2nd Grade

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

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Friday March 9, 2018

#29- 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

#30- Phonological Processes – Birth-10th Grade     2-day course (Thur. & Fri.) – See above course #20

Barbara Hodson, PhD, CCC-SLP

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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