Although the effectiveness and usefulness of the iPad is starting to be documented in the literature, practical information on how to implement this device to support students with special needs is not always readily accessible. Although there are many lists of apps that can be used, often the emphasis is on the apps and their features, rather than on the needs of the student. This session focuses on the needs of students in the areas of fine motor skill development, writing, spelling, reading, math, social skills and behavior and will provide an opportunity to explore apps that can suppo
This seminar features collaborative projects including clinical best practices, teacher training, positive behavior supports, and information dissemination. Focusing on linkages and connections between projects and across age groups, the CEDDERS Team will feature short presentations on the implementation of island-wide developmental and behavioral screening system (iBDSS) of young children including training with physicians and their staff; the implementation of The Pyramid (formerly CSEFEL) social emotional model for across agencies; implementation of PBIS in Guam’s public schools K to 1
Students with Asperger’s Syndrome are enrolling in our colleges and universities at a greater level than in previous years. Experts in the field of autism tell us two things about AS students entering higher education: Their degree of academic success if often linked to their degree of social success and many AS students spend the majority of their time at school alone and depressed. Others struggle with faculty, staff, peer and roommate interactions.
Recent climate changes and resulting natural disasters are disproportionately affecting persons with disabilities. Including persons with disabilities in disaster preparedness is critical. Are you including everyone in your emergency preparedness (EP) plans? Come to this interactive workshop given by certified trainers with disabilities and project staff from the University of Hawaii - Center on Disability Studies and learn how to include persons with disabilities in natural disaster planning.
GAMECHANGER ALERT! Despite legislative shortcomings, the ABLE Act of 12014 allows, for the first time ever, people with disabilities to work, save and accumulate financial assets and receive other family financial support without placing their SSI or Medicaid benefits at risk!
Students of color are poorly served in the education system. Students with disabilities experience similar concerns. The effects of disproportionate treatment cumulate and connect with each other. New science shows that these disproportionalities may be based in implicit bias and group preferences. We all self-identify, in some groups, out of others. We quickly identify positively with those who look like us.
A child’s ability to move about and interact with the environment is fundamental to daily activities, social and interactive skills, and quality of life. From children in Manila to Michigan, cerebral palsy and other movement disorders challenge mobility on a daily basis around the world. Globally innovative and potentially life-changing, presenters will unveil new motion analysis systems that use low-cost and gaming technology to precisely track the movements of patients during mobility and everyday activities.
This workshop will help participants better understand three major issues that relate to problem behavior and teaching children with autism. Specifically, the presenter will demonstrate through extensive use of video, how motivational variables, assessment and curriculum choices, and teaching procedures impact behavior and learning both positively and negatively.
This interactive session introduces a leadership training program that views the individual’s race and cultural heritage as foundational to their leadership style and assets as a leader and assets as a leader. Participants experience three activities utilized for the training and a discussion of findings from one cohort of students that experienced it.
Are you afraid of mathematics or do you love mathematics? Come and explore ethnomathematics and blended learning lessons! In this interactive session, the audience will learn math the fun way and learn how the Ka Pilina project is making a difference to 7-12th grade students' math outcomes. You will leave the session with a few ethnomathematics and blended learning lessons in mathematics.
As an alternative Wellness Art, energy healing, specifically Reiki, can be easily integrated into conventional health care. Since this modality can be offered an inch or two above the body it is not contraindicated. Reiki is a modality that interacts with the participants own bio-energetic system. The practitioner gently touches the recipient who in turn pulls in the vibrational energy and the body distributes it where needed. Those attending this workshop will experience the symphony of three healing energy modalities, Reiki, Karuna, and Seichem.
A workshop not to be missed! This interactive session utilizes the documentary film, If These Halls Could Talk, and research recommendations as tools to engage participants in small group discussions.