ARE YOU AND YOUR STAFF STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO DEAL WITH STUDENTS WITH NEUROLOGICAL AND EMOTIONAL DISORDERS?
Join Jane Hardin, from Simmons College, to learn day-to-day strategies to expand your skills in working with these students. Bring or send your staff who will benefit from this information.
Warwick NEIT Campus 2480 Post Rd, Warwick
HALL OF FAME ROOM - SECOND FLOOR
Registration 8:00am Work Session: 8:30am-3:30pm
Member (& Staff) Fee $195 ; Non-Member Fee $245
[Light Breakfast & Lunch Provided]
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS JANUARY 15th
This workshop provides information and tools, essential for all school personnel, to create a supportive environment to successfully teach children and adolescents with neurological and emotionally based disorders. "Emotional and Behavioral Disorder" is an umbrella term under which several distinct diagnoses fall (such as Anxiety Disorder, Manic-Depressive Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, and more). These disorders are also termed "emotional disturbance" and "emotionally challenged." The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantees students access to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) possible. As such, students diagnosed with emotional disorders (ED) are often included in general education classrooms. Most recently, Jane attended a conference on “Mental Health in Middle and High School” sponsored by Harvard Medical School and will share some of this most recent research. After this workshop participants will be able to:
- Explain the various aspects of Emotional and Behavior Disorder and what to expect when supporting a student with this diagnosis.
- Be knowledgeable about research on the prevalence of anxiety and understand strategies to alleviate some of the stress experienced by children and adolescents.
- Demonstrate classroom strategies that support a student with emotional and/or behavioral challenges in the classroom.
Presenter: Jane Hardin began her career teaching both general education and special education in public schools. During her time as a resource room teacher, her program was selected as an exemplary model by the National Council for Exceptional Children. For the last 20 years, Jane has been a member of the Simmons College Faculty, supervising and training student teachers and interns entering the field of special education. In addition, she has served as a consultant for a variety of school systems both locally and nationally and was a board member of the Massachusetts Council for Exceptional Children. Jane's B.A. is in general education, and she has a M.Ed. in Teacher of Children with Special Needs. Her areas of training and consultation include Response to Intervention, Classroom and Behavior Management, The Changing Face and Needs of the Student with ASD, Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Issues, How Anxiety Impacts the Learning Process, What Educators Need to Know about Traumatic Brain Injury.