Fish Don’t Climb Trees: Supporting Students with Learning Challenges
Sue Hall, a Davis Dyslexia Correction Facilitator, is committed to methods that reach the source of learning challenges, and correct them, rather than simply treat the symptoms. She will explain how very simple strategies can prevent learning difficulties from arising. Sue believes there are very few people with actual learning disabilities, they just don’t learn the way they are taught.
Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Teaching Social Skills to Individuals with ASD
Leah Mumford (M.Ed., BCBA), a Behaviour Consultant, will examine some important considerations when creating social skills programs for students with ASD such as conceptual considerations, assessment procedures, evidence-based teaching procedures, generalization, home-school collaboration and data collection. A portion of the presentation will focus specifically on teaching social skills through a Structured Social Skills Group (aka the “Lunch Bunch”).
Friday, October 24, 2014, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Understanding the Experience of Students with ASD
Leah Kelley (M.Ed.), a special education teacher and mother of a 15 year old with ASD, will present a screening of the award winning film Vectors of Autism: A Documentary about Laura Nagle and the short video Dear Teacher: A Letter from Harrison. A discussion will follow to examine and explore ways to support our students with ASD in developing skills to navigate the predominantly non autistic world.