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July 2016! Framework for Applying Structured Teaching Across the School Day

posted Jan 5, 2014, 6:04 PM by Kathryn Whitaker   [ updated May 20, 2016, 4:54 PM ]

7/12/16 - 7/14/16: A Framework for Applying Structured Teaching Across the School Day: For Students with ASD and other Similar Learners, Lyndon Town School. This year this workshop is sponsored by the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative.
This three- day workshop is an intensive training for teams working with students with
autism. Comprehensive, effective programming for students with autism requires planning
and supports that are used across the day. Participants will learn to use a planning
framework tool and software (included) to analyze and design appropriate physical and
visual structure across the school day using the foundation principles of structured
teaching. Each team will create a planning binder and starter materials for their target
student. Discussion will also include designing comprehensive programs, short and long-range planning for individuals with ASD, relevance and connection to the IEP, and instructional strategies.

Who Should Attend
Teams of 2-4 members working with one target student, must include a case manager (e.g.
special educator) or professional designee. At least one person must be familiar with the
student.
Team members could
include: Special Educators, Related Service Personnel (e.g.
occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, physical therapists, counselors),
Paraprofessionals, Parents, Administrators, Behaviorists.
Prerequisite: Team participants must have a current student who will serve as the case
study. Content Overview
Day 1: Setting the Stage for Structure: Creating Autism-Friendly Environments.
Day 2: Designing and Implementing Supports to Guide Students Across the Day
Day 3: Matching Structure to Content Instruction/Action Planning: Next Steps
This three-day workshop may be taken as a workshop series or as a 1 credit graduate
course. Choose to participate either way

Dates:
July 12- 14, 2016
Place:
Lyndon Town School
Cost: $450 for 3-day workshop
$600 for 3-day workshop &1 credit course
Time:
8:30-4:00

2012 Framework for Structured Teaching Workshop Filled

posted Jun 20, 2012, 5:19 PM by Kathryn Whitaker   [ updated Jun 20, 2012, 5:20 PM ]

We have had overwhelming interest in the 2012 Framework for Applying Structured Teaching Across the School Day workshop this year. The workshop filled up quickly, with a waiting list. For those of you who missed out this year, be sure to check back for next year's July workshop. If you still want to be on the waiting list, register using the registration page on the "Training Opportunities" link at the left.
Check back periodically for new training opportunities too!

Insurance Funding Workshops, Sacramento, CA

posted Jun 20, 2012, 5:15 PM by Kathryn Whitaker   [ updated Jun 20, 2012, 5:16 PM ]

California Insurance Funding for Autism Seminar
Saturday, July 28, 2012
10 am to 2 pm
4928 E. Clinton Way, Ste. 105
Fresno, CA 93727
RSVP: D.Plump@centerforautism.com
Telephone: (818) 345-2345 ext. 270




California Insurance Funding for Autism Seminar
Friday, August 3, 2012
6 pm to 8 pm
2945 Ramco Street, Ste. 160
Sacramento, CA 95691
RSVP: D.Plump@centerforautism.com
Telephone: (818) 345-2345 ext. 270



California Insurance Funding for Autism Seminar
Saturday, August 4, 2012
10 am to 12 pm
3738 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Ste. 200
Berkeley, CA 94549
RSVP: D.Plump@centerforautism.com
Telephone: (818) 345-2345 ext. 270




California Insurance Funding for Autism Seminar
Saturday, August 11, 2012
10 am to 12pm
12399 Lewis Street, Ste. 202
Garden Grove, CA 92840
RSVP: D.Plump@centerforautism.com
Telephone: (818) 345-2345 ext. 270




California Insurance Funding for Autism Seminar
Saturday, August 18, 2012
10 am to 12 pm
19019 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 300
Tarzana, CA 91356
RSVP: D.Plump@centerforautism.com
Telephone: (818) 345-2345 ext. 270



California Insurance Funding for Autism Seminar
Saturday, August 25, 2012
10 am to 12 pm
7297 Ronson Rd., Ste. H
San Diego, CA 92111
RSVP: D.Plump@centerforautism.com
Telephone: (818) 345-2345 ext. 270


DESCRIPTION:
As of July 1st , the new California Autism Insurance Mandate (SB 946) requires that most health plans cover treatment for children with autism and related disorders. CARD will host a series of workshops to educate parents on the new law and the most effective ways to access the coverage.

This FREE two-hour seminar will teach you:

· What insurance companies will and will not cover
· Types of plans and rules regarding coverage
· Effective strategies to maximize your benefits
· How to understand the complexities of different insurance carriers
· Which plans will have to comply with SB 946
· What to know during open enrollment


The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) treats individuals of all ages with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), with 23 treatment centers around the globe and a highly-trained staff of nearly 1,000. CARD was founded in 1990 by leading autism expert and clinical psychologist Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D. CARD treats autism using the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis (ABA). ABA has been empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with autism and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General. For more information about CARD, visit www.centerforautism.com.

2012 Framework for Applying Structured Teaching Across the School Day

posted Jan 29, 2012, 1:35 PM by Kathryn Whitaker   [ updated Apr 4, 2012, 10:52 AM ]

Save the Date:  A Framework for Applying Structured Teaching Across the School Day
When: July 12-14, 2012
 
Location: Oxbow Union High School, Bradford, VT
 
Presented by:  Practical Autism Resources (Christine Knippenberg, Linda Mulley, Kathryn Whitaker) with assistance from the Vt. Department of Education.

$375.00 per person if paid before May 30, 2012 and $395.00 per person thereafter.
 
Course Description: This workshop is an intensive training for teams working with students with autism. Participants will learn to use a planning framework tool and software (included) to analyze and design appropriate physical and visual structure across the school day using the foundation principles of structured teaching.  Each team will create a planning binder and starter materials for their target student. Discussion will also include designing comprehensive programs, short- and long-range planning for individuals with ASD, relevance and connection to the IEP, and instructional strategies.



Click here to register or get more information


Click on the file below to download the brochure

New VIT iPad/Apps Workshops!

posted Apr 28, 2011, 2:37 PM by Kathryn Whitaker   [ updated Sep 26, 2011, 6:09 AM ]

Getting to Know your iPad: Tips, Tricks and Exploration! October 12th 4:00-5:45
And
Great Apps for Special Education October 13th 4:00-6:00
At the following Vermont Interactive Television sites*:
Brattleboro, Johnson, Middlebury, Newport, St. Albans, White River Junction, Willisto
n
( *Other locations, including broadcast by IP address may be added by request with adequate numbers.)

$35.00 for one or $65.00 for both

To Register:
http://www.practicalautismresources.com/Home/workshop-signup

NOTE: Please Email if interested in a Proloquo2Go Workshop!

Training: A Framework for Applying Structured Teaching Across the School Day

posted Jan 19, 2011, 5:25 AM by Kathryn Whitaker   [ updated Apr 30, 2011, 10:16 AM ]

Sponsored by Practical Autism Resources and Vermont Department of Education
July 6th, 7th and 8th- Colchester High School, Colchester Vermont
8:00-4:00
Cost: $395 per person. Limited number of partial scholarships available.
$20.00 discount if paid by May 10th


Click here to register or get more information

Click here to view the brochure

This workshop is an intensive, hands-on intermediate training for teams using principles of structured teaching as a framework for their programming for students with autism spectrum disorders. Participant teams will focus on one target student while completing a framework planning tools and planning binder, determining appropriate structure across learning settings, designing an array of learning tasks, as well as planning for efficient data collection and analysis.

Participants will leave with a binder specific to their student with autism, that includes planning forms and designs for structured teaching elements including schedules, visual structure, physical structure, work systems, task design, accommodations across the school day and more.

Open to teams of 2-4 individuals with at least one student on the autism spectrum*. Must have a special educator on the team, but team members may include parents, supplemental service providers, paraprofessionals, members of outside support agencies- anyone on the child's team.
*Teams wishing to apply structured teaching tools to the programs of students not on the spectrum may apply.



Toronto, Ontario Training Opportunity

posted Jan 19, 2011, 5:24 AM by Kathryn Whitaker


Sensory Processing in School, Home and Community: How to Make the Best of Every Moment
Presented by: REACH Therapy Services
Presenter: Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
October 13 and 14th, 2011 - Oakville, Ontario
Email: reachtherapy@bell.net
Phone: (905) 814-6329

Dr. Winnie Dunn will be presenting a 2-day workshop to help therapists, parents and educators better understand how to translate the sensory needs of children whose sensory processing patterns interfere with daily life into practical everyday plans in the home, school and community. Participants will be able to understand core sensory processing concepts and how to explain them to others; construct plans based on sensory patterns, and employ evidence-based strategies when caring for children with sensory processing challenges.

Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA is Professor and Chair of Occupational Therapy Education, School of Allied Health, University of Kansas. She has provided services in public schools for the last two decades using many innovative strategies. She has also conducted federal grants that investigate the service provision needs in educational settings. Dr. Dunn has provided many continuing education experiences to help service providers design effective services, and has been particularly active in working on integrated service provision and full inclusion programs. She has written extensively in the areas of service provision and the use of consultation as a viable service provision option. She was an author of both the School Systems and Early Intervention Guidelines from the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Dr. Dunn is Faculty Emeritus of Sensory Integration International, and taught many of the early courses in sensory integration theory, and test administration and interpretation. She is the author of the Sensory Profile, Infant/Toddler Sensory Profile, the Sensory Profile School Companion and co-author of the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile, which characterize children’s and adult’s responses to sensory events in everyday life. Dr. Dunn has recently published her new book, “Living Sensationally”.

This workshop will be of primary interest to occupational therapists, teachers, psychologists, behavioral therapists, speech language pathologists, educational assistants, and of course parents and guardians of children whose sensory processing patterns interfere with daily life. Other health care professionals who serve these children may also want to attend this workshop. Registrants may attend Thursday, or Friday or both days.

Please direct questions to REACH Therapy Services at :
Phone: (905) 814-6329
Fax: (416)-762-9374
Email: reachtherapy@bell.net

NEW STORE!!!

posted Nov 29, 2010, 1:38 PM by Kathryn Whitaker

Now purchase the CD (check back for more to come), high quality Bingo/category/vocabulary instruction sets and more to come!
NEW!!! P.A.R. Store!

P.A.R. Resource CD

posted Oct 17, 2010, 8:38 AM by Kathryn Whitaker   [ updated Dec 5, 2010, 10:39 AM ]

Resource CD: More printables and instruction pages for sets of printables. Discover different ways to use the printable materials through diagrams and instructions. Learn how to teach vocabulary and categorization with bingo sets. Create tasks for school jobs using the instructions and graphics included on this CD. To learn more or purchase, click here.

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