SENSORY PROCESSING, SELF REGULATION, and STRESS MANAGEMENT
Marc Landry, well known and highly regarded Vancouver Occupational Therapist, will explore brain differences and how this affects learning. He will discuss how sensory processing works, and how it relates to self regulation, sensory diet, and stress management techniques.
INCLUSION IN THE 21ST CENTURY: DIFFERENTIATING WITH TECHNOLOGY
This presentation will demonstrate ways in which technology can be used as a tool to increase and support students’ access to the new BC curriculum in a diverse classroom setting. Cari Derbitsky, primary classroom teacher, and Deana Ungaro, Educational Assistant, will show some of the adaptive-assisted features built into our mainstream technology which can benefit all learners.
Friday, October 21, 9:30 – 10:30 AM
PACIFIC ASSISTANCE DOGS SOCIETY (PADS)
Pacific Assistance Dogs Society, with help from an assistance dog, will discuss how their work supports individuals with a variety of disabilities and how the dogs can assist with social/emotional learning.
SOCIAL AWARENESS AND SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN WITH ASD
Bonnie Davis, Registered Clinical Counsellor, will discuss how to build social awareness and social skills in children with ASD. She will provide specific strategies for supporting social learning as well as how to adapt these strategies for different client circumstances. The presentation will also include consideration of the diverse needs and barriers faced by children when developing social skills.
Location: Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave., Vancouver, BC