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EMBODIED LEARNING: THRIVING, LEADING, AND SUCCEEDING THROUGH OUR SENSES

Full Day Workshop, Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Early Bird Ends 10/4/19

Cicatelli Associates Inc (CAI), Global Conference Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10018

Speaker: Tommaso Lana, MA, Teaching Artist, Embodied Learning, NY

Learning is also a physical and emotional act. Self-awareness, agency, and creativity are the skills of successful future leaders and global citizens. The source of these crucial skills lies in every child. In fact, the body is a distributive brain, especially in the early years. Fostering natural, conscious, and healthy physical and emotional development is the responsibility of every early childhood education provider. This experiential, entirely hands-on workshop is created for those early childhood education leaders who are looking for very practical, innovative stimuli for their social-emotional learning curriculum. In a prepared learning environment, participants will explore a large array of hand made, simple, and replicable sensory objects and constructions which enhance physical and emotional experiences through direct interaction. By sourcing participants’s sensory perception, the presenter will illustrate very effective ways to introduce educators, families, and caregivers to great topics of child’s development such as: appreciating the relationship between movement and socio-emotional growth; approaching challenging behavior through embodied cognition; valuing autonomous children’s tiniest discoveries as the most demanding; creating a bridge between indoor and outdoor learning experiences; and supporting families and caregivers with clear and hands-on communication.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will identify how to set up new sensory-motor and social-emotional skills related experiences in every environment.

  • Participants will apply and integrate movement and socio-emotional development into teaching with a special focus on relaxation, self-regulation, and creative interaction with simple and zero-budget materials.

  • Participants will be able to explain how to approach challenging behavior from the own behavior’s perspective by focusing on the language of the body.

  • Participants will be able to explain how to use adults’ sensory experiences to communicate crucial topics of children’s development.

  • Participants will identify how to set up sensory, playful learning experiences under the open sky.

Bio:

Tommaso Lana is the creator of Embodied Learning. He worked as Manager of Visitors Services at the permanent hands-on exhibit “Experience Field for The Development of The Senses,” Wiesbaden, Germany. Between 2010 and 2016, while running his own early education consultancy firm, Tommaso was the curator of “Learning Outside” exhibit at the Preschool Museum, Berlin, and co-director at German Representative for Cultural and Media Affairs award-winning social pedagogy project "Paradise 2." In May 2017 he moved to the US. Tommaso is an Edutopia writer and member of The Aspire Registry. He has a Master in Social History from the University of Milan.

CEUs:

Earn 6.5 CTLE hours upon completing this session • This INTERMEDIATE level session is offered for 6.5 ASWB continuing education clock hours • This presentation is approved for NYSED-SW CPE 6.5 contact hours • 6.5 NASP CPD credits offered • 6.5 NYSED OT continuing competency hours offered

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HOW EXPERIENCES IMPACT THE BRAIN: PLAY THE RENOWNED “BRAIN ARCHITECTURE GAME”

Full Day Workshop, Friday, October 25, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Early Bird Ends 10/18/19

Cicatelli Associates Inc (CAI), Global Conference Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, 19th Floor, NY, NY 10018

Speaker: Cindy Terebush, MS, Early Childhood Consultant, NJ

The “Brain Architecture Game” is a hands-on exploration of how positive experiences, tolerable stress and toxic stress can impact the structure and development of the brain. Using pipe cleaners, straws and weights, players will work in groups as they randomly draw from Life Experience Cards and roll the dice to determine the materials that they can use to build the tallest brain possible. During this full day workshop, attendees will learn about the impact they have on the development of the young child’s brain and how to ensure that they are building strong brains through every interaction. Learn how to teach children about rules and how to scaffold their learning as they play by using meaningful and positive communication techniques. Attendees will practice positive and educational interactions so they will be able to bring knowledge from this day of learning directly to their classrooms.

Learning Objectives:

• Attendees will play the well-known “Brain Architecture Game” to gain an understanding of the impact of positive experiences on the developing brain.

• Attendees will discover the impact of positive, tolerable and toxic stress on the developing brain.

• Attendees will understand of the role that adults can play in mitigating negative experiences that impact brain development.

• Attendees will understand how to create an emotionally safe environment for children by reframing their approach to teaching children about rules.

• Attendees will apply information about scaffolding knowledge through meaningful, positive and brain building interactions.

Bio:

Cindy Terebush, author of “Teach the Whole Preschooler: Strategies for Nurturing Developing Minds,” has worked with children for almost 20 years. She has experience teaching and directing in early childhood and school age programs. She is a sought-after workshop facilitator, speaker and consultant. She is a Child Development Associate (CDA) Professional Development Specialist and instructor. Cindy was an online reporter for "The Shriver Report:  A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink." She has been a guest writer and interviewed expert for podcasts, print and other media including the PBS show “Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato."

CEUs:

Earn 6.5 CTLE hours upon completing this session • This INTERMEDIATE level session is offered for 6.5 ASWB continuing education clock hours • This presentation is approved for NYSED-SW CPE 6.5 contact hours • 6.5 NASP CPD credits offered • 6.5 NYSED OT continuing competency hours offered

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Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis: Promoting Positive Learning Using Applied Behavior Analysis

Two Day Full Day Workshop, Thursday, November 7, 2019 - Friday, November 8, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Early Bird Ends 10/31/19

Cicatelli Associates Inc (CAI), Global Conference Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10018

Speakers: Haven Bernstein, PhD, BCBA-D, ABA Clinical Supervisor, Los Niños Services, NY & Marilena Drakopoulou, MSEd, ABA Director, Los Niños Services, NY

This Introductory Workshop will provide an overview of the Essential Topics in ABA. Learn how to use ABA principles and techniques to overcome common obstacles in teaching young children with Autism and other development delays/disorders.  This workshop is a practical introduction to the theory and practice of ABA and how it applies to younger learners. Learn how to develop a positive working relationship in which the young child will eagerly await your therapeutic sessions and parents will appreciate how much their child is learning. Understand the core concepts of ABA, and learn procedures to help young learners acquire new skills and reduce or eliminate undesirable behaviors.  These master clinicians will show how to alter teaching environments to increase the child’s motivation, and how to use reinforcement to make learning enjoyable and successful.  Video and case vignettes will illustrate principles and attendee’s experiences will be discussed and questions answered.

Learning Objectives:

• Attendees will introduce the concept of Applied Behavior Analysis as a way to view learning.

• Attendees will explain how to determine a child’s preferences and use those preferences to motivate learning.

• Attendees will introduce concepts of contingency, reinforcement, errorless teaching, and other behavior analytic principles.

• Attendees will some do’s and don’ts for teaching situations.

• Attendees will troubleshoot difficult situations.

Bio:

Haven Bernstein has earned a Ph.D. from the Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis subprogram in Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has a Master’s Degree in Experimental Psychology from Brooklyn College. He is a NYS Certified Special Education Teacher and a Doctorate level Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He has been working with children diagnosed with autism utilizing methods of Applied Behavior Analysis for over 20 years. For the past 10 years he has been an Early Intervention Clinical Supervisor and service provider in the state of New York, designing and implementing ABA curriculums for children under the age of 3 and training and supervising others. He also has experience utilizing methods of Applied Behavior Analysis to teach older children and young adults . Areas of expertise include language acquisition, functional assessments of problem behavior, and design and implementation of behavior intervention plans and behavior management procedures.  Haven has co-authored a chapter on functional assessments and published doctoral research in two journals. Research topics include analyses of choice making, schedules of reinforcement, play skills, language skills, and social skills in young children diagnosed with autism. Research has been presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Convention and at the Queens College Behavior Analysis and Developmental Disabilities Conference.

Bio:

Marilena Drakopoulou has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) since 1996. Since that time having held a variety of positions until moving to Los Niños in 2010 as the ABA Clinical Supervisor and later as Director of ABA services. She has worked with children ages 1-21 throughout all five boroughs of New York City from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Marilena received her master’s degree in Special Education from Long Island University (C.W. Post). She later went on to complete required course work for her BCBA at Hunter College. Marilena has presented on the topic of ABA for several local conferences and is a member of multiple professional organizations that are devoted to the advancement of Applied Behavior Analysis.

CEUs: TBA

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ARE THEY LISTENING? LEARN TO EXECUTE PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS sTRATEGIES IN YOUNG CHILDREN

Full Day Workshop, Friday, November 15, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Early Bird Ends 11/8/19

Cicatelli Associates Inc (CAI), Global Conference Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10018

Speaker: Carmen Sherry Brown, EdD, Associate Professor, Hunter College, NY

Phonological awareness is the understanding of different ways that oral language can be divided into smaller components and manipulated. The skills that represent children's phonological awareness lie on a continuum of complexity and can be developed through carefully planned instruction. Through engaging and interactive activities, this workshop will provide participants with an understanding of phonological and phonemic awareness and how it relates to early literacy development. 

Learning Objectives: 

• Participants will describe the importance of listening skills at the preschool level.

• Participants will summarize the developmental progression of the phonological awareness continuum.

• Participants will demonstrate how to support young children’s phonological awareness development beginning with the pre-requisite skill of listening and moving throughout the continuum.

• Participants will describe how phonological awareness skills support pre- and early reading development.

Bio:

Carmen Sherry Brown is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at Hunter College, CUNY where she is the undergraduate program coordinator. She teaches courses in early language and literacy, early childhood mathematics, the student teaching seminar and supervises student teachers at the undergraduate and graduate level. Dr. Brown currently is working on the READ East Harlem project at Hunter College. The goal of this project is to improve the language, literacy and reading abilities of early childhood students by providing embedded professional development to teachers (K-2) in New York City public schools in East Harlem.

CEUs:

Earn 6.5 CTLE hours upon completing this session •

This course will be offered for 0.65 ASHA CEU's. (Intermediate level, Professional area).

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Disclosure Statement:

Financial: I will be receiving an honorarium from Los Niños Training for the workshop entitled Are They Listening? Learn to Execute Phonological Awareness in Young Children scheduled to be presented on November 15, 2019.              

Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose

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ENGAGING YOUNG LEARNERS IN SCIENCE

Full Day Workshop, Friday, December 6, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Early Bird Ends 11/29/19

Cicatelli Associates Inc (CAI), Global Conference Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, 19th Floor, NY, NY 10018

Speaker: Lindsay Frank, MS, K-1 Science Specialist, Port Chester Public Schools, NY

Young learners are naturally curious and inquisitive.  As teachers we need to foster and embrace this curiosity through exploration, questioning and inquiry.  Yet, in many classrooms, experiential learning is marginalized as more and more seat work is being forced into the younger grades. During today’s workshop, participants will actively engage in lessons, projects and activities to bring to their classrooms of young and curious scientists.  Throughout the day, educators will collaborate in learning techniques to actively engage young scientists and also about how to increase parent participation in science education. Through multiple modalities of teaching and learning, teachers are able to take the knowledge back to their classrooms to make all students lifelong scientists.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to explain the importance of science in the early childhood classroom.

  • Participants will understand multiple teaching modalities to meet diverse needs of students.

  • Participants will share ideas they found successful in the hands on demonstration with their groups.

  • Participants will engage in numerous hands-on activities for young learners.

  • Participants will connect new NY state Science Standards with classroom activities.

Bio:

Lindsay is currently the Kindergarten and First Grade science specialist in the Port Chester School District where she engages with students in hands-on inquiry based science lessons.  Lindsay graduated from Miami University in 2014 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Special Education and certifications in Early Childhood Environmental Science and TESOL. She obtained her Master's degree from Mercy College in Elementary Education.  Currently, Lindsay is a member of Cohort 1 of the five-year STEM Master Teacher program at Mercy College and works as an adjunct at Manhattanville in teacher education.

CEUs:

Earn 6.5 CTLE hours upon completing this session

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STRENGTHENING SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL SKILLS IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Full Day Workshop, Friday, December 13, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Early Bird Ends 12/6/19

Cicatelli Associates Inc (CAI), Global Conference Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10018

Speaker: Monica Levy, Director, Leapsmart, NY

Emotional Literacy and Social skills form the foundation for a successful school experience. This workshop will help educators understand how to utilize best practice methods promoted in the Pyramid model to solidify a strong relationship with their students. Teachers will discover the influence the physical environment plays in promoting independence and communication. They will learn how to create routines that foster emotional awareness and communication skill building. Teachers will also learn activities designed to support the child as he/she develops through the 5 stages of emotional growth. Through hands on activities, role-play, discussions, group brainstorming and video examples, teachers will be empowered with new ideas that they can apply to their classrooms.

Learning Objectives:

  • Teachers will be able to evaluate and make improvements in the physical environment of their classrooms based on viewing examples of  classrooms whose environment reinforces community, independent exploration and relaxation.

  • Teachers will be able to give examples of communication and relationship building methods that foster positive relationships with students.

  • Teachers will learn methods of dealing with challenging behaviors and apply these to their own classrooms.

  • Teachers will establish a plan that boosts emotional literacy in their classroom.

  • Teachers will view examples of the 5 stages of Emotional Growth and learn activities that provide practice for the students in their classrooms.

Bio:

A certified trainer through NYSAEYC, adjunct professor at Concordia College, Keynote speaker, CLASS observer and educational coach and consultant, Monica Levy is the founder of LeapSmart, an organization dedicated to bringing kinesthetic educational programs to children. LeapSmart’s in-school programs provide movement based classes for hundreds of children each week throughout the NY area including in schools for children with special needs. In addition, Ms. Levy has created exclusive products and on line trainings especially designed for educators that are available through the LeapSmart website www.leapsmart.org

CEUs:

Earn 6.5 CTLE hours upon completing this session • This Advanced level session is offered for 6.5 ASWB continuing education clock hours • This presentation is approved for NYSED-SW CPE 6.5 contact hours • 6.5 NASP CPD credits offered

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RAISING EMOTIONAL HEALTHY, RESILIENT KIDS: UNDERSTANDING THE SIMPLE BRAIN SCIENCE OF MAKING MINDFUL CHOICES

Full Day Workshop, Friday, January 10, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Early Bird Ends 1/3/20

Cicatelli Associates Inc (CAI), Global Conference Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10018

Speaker: Donna Volpitta, EdD, Director, The Center for Resilient Leadership, NY

As teachers and administrators, we face a variety of challenges everyday, as do our students and their parents. Unfortunately, our brains often work in ways that undermine our ability to handle these challenges. Instead of being proactive, we react. Instead of teaching resilience, we sabotage it. What is the key to understanding how to change that response? Understanding the brain. Our brains were wired to prepare us for the life-and-death challenges that our ancestors faced. As we move to a more modern society, a greater understanding of that response enables us to be more mindful about our choices. In this interactive presentation, we present The Resilient Mindset Model, a very simple model that explains that brain science of resilience and emotional health in a way that anyone can understand. Additionally, the presenter will address topics such as fostering healthy brain development in childhood and adolescence, trauma-informed teaching, and the brain science of addiction, anxiety, and depression. Using activities and school-based examples, participants will learn to use challenges as opportunities to proactively build resilience in ourselves, our faculty, our students, and the wider community.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will explain the brain’s natural response to challenge using the Four Characters of the brains ans REACTS.

  • Participants will identify and describe the Four Ss framework to use challenges as opportunities to teach resilience.

  • Participants will demonstrate how to implement the Resilience Mindset Model within their school community.

  • Participants will describe the 3 stages of brain development and the neurochemicals that foster healthy development.

  • Participants will explain how to use scaffolding and scripting to support independence and foster healthy brain development.

Bio:

As the founder of the Center for Resilient Leadership, Donna Volpitta, EdD, makes brain science easy to understand and apply. Her Resilient Mindset Model, which draws on the latest research in neurology, psychology and education, has been applied to areas of leadership from parenting to corporate management. Donna is co-author of the book The Resilience Formula: A Guide to Proactive–Not Reactive-Parenting and co-creator of the Nametags Education Program. In all of her work, Donna provides practical strategies and numerous ways to apply the model. Dr. Volpitta holds Board positions for One Revolution Foundation and Kids Helping Kids, both of which develop resilience in youth. She is a Founding Member and Global Presence Ambassador for Parenting 2.0, the number one parenting group on LinkedIn. She is an expert for Understood.org and Modern Mom, and has given presentations at numerous professional conferences. Dr. Volpitta is a former classroom teacher and administrator with experience in both general and special education. She holds a doctoral degree in Learning Dis/Abilities from Teachers College, Columbia University and is the mother of four adolescents.

CEUs:

Earn 6.5 CTLE hours upon completing this session • This INTERMEDIATE level session is offered for 6.5 ASWB continuing education clock hours • This presentation is approved for NYSED-SW CPE 6.5 contact hours • 6.5 NASP CPD credits offered • 6.5 NYSED OT continuing competency hours offered

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EXPLORING A STEAM ENVIRONMENT FOR INFANT AND TODDLERS WITH PLAY AND MESSY FUN

Full Day Workshop, Friday, January 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Early Bird Ends 1/17/20

Cicatelli Associates Inc (CAI), Global Conference Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10018

Speaker: Donna Grover, BS Ed, Early Childhood Trainer, NJ

What is STEAM and why is important?  Can STEAM really be incorporated into our infant and toddler rooms? How can we make it fun for and educational for our babies?  How do we make parents understand the importance of learning through play and 21st century skills? We will spend the day exploring these questions and more. We will take on each of these topics and help teachers understand the importance of an age appropriate STEAM environment and all components of a STEAM education.  We will discuss using all five senses in planning activities for children. Participants will brainstorm ideas on how to incorporate STEAM into their own classrooms and share activities that can be incorporated immediately into their own learning environments.  We will have our own fun and messy experience by creating activities with simple materials that our children will love.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will define STEAM.

  • Participants will review developmental milestones in the STEAM environment

  • Participants will define DAP in an infant/toddler environment.

  • Participants will explore ideas for parent education.

  • Participants will brainstorm STEAM ideas for their classrooms.

  • Participants will create activities to bring to the classroom.

Bio:

Donna has been in the field of early childhood education for almost 30 years and has loved every minute. She has served as a teacher, administrator, and a trainer. During her time in the classroom, she fell in love with the toddler population and has become a huge advocate for more infant/toddler curriculum and education. She loves to share her passion with teachers everywhere!!

CEUs:

Earn 6.5 CTLE hours upon completing this session • This INTERMEDIATE level session is offered for 6.5 ASWB continuing education clock hours • This presentation is approved for NYSED-SW CPE 6.5 contact hours • 6.5 NASP CPD credits offered

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TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES TO SUPPORT COMMUNICATION: IPADS, SMARTBOARDS AND OTHER DEVICES IN CHILDREN WITH ASD

Full Day Workshop, Friday, February 7, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Early Bird Ends 1/31/20

Cicatelli Associates Inc (CAI), Global Conference Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10018

Speaker: Michele Havens, EdD, DIR/Floortime Consultant, Imagine Academy, NJ

Many young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder have significant challenges in communication skills.  New technologies, such as the iPad and SMARTBoard, have great applicability with this population as a method of assistive/augmentative communication, as well as to age-appropriate and community-accepted communication and leisure skills.  Many therapists and educators avoid the use of the technology due to the repetitive and self-directed nature of these devices, or use the iPad (and other devices) solely as a reinforcer, or as a solitary task. 

Within developmental, relationship-based models, there are five levels of language development: Engagement, Intentionality, Shared Meanings, Comprehension of Language, and Production of Language. Practitioners of these models stress interaction and play in their work with children. Strategies to accomplish these levels can provide successful opportunities to use the iPad and other devices in interactive, developmentally appropriate activities. These strategies include: setting appropriate expectations of reciprocity, turn-taking and communication. Teaching the students with language challenges about the power of communication (“I can get the things I want, go places, have my needs met”) is a powerful tool. Using technology in this way, allows for the opportunity to expand communication – commenting versus just labeling, interacting versus just requesting for needs and wants. In this workshop, attendees will learn several effective strategies for using the iPad, SMARTBoard and other technology with students with ASD, in the classroom, community and at home.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will identify the 5 developmental stages of language acquisition.

  • Participants will identify at least 3 augmentative or assistive devices to use to with students with significant communication challenges.

  • Participants will describe at least 10 strategies for using the iPad and other devices for communication with students with communication challenges.

  • Participants will list and describe how to use at least 10 iPad apps.

  • Participants will discuss 15 or more strategies for using technology to engage, connect, mobilize and develop play and communication skills.

Bio:

Michele Havens received her EdD degree from Rutgers University. She is currently a DIR/Floortime Consultant to the Imagine Academy, an Autism program in Brooklyn, NY.  She was just invited to serve on the Imagine Academy Advisory Board. Dr. Havens is a Professor Emeritus from Kean University, Montclair State University and Daemen College. She is currently an advocate and private interventionist for children with special needs, and a facilitator of an Autism parent support group. Dr. Havens was previously the coordinator of the Verona, NJ Preschool Disabled Program.

CEUs:

Earn 6.5 CTLE hours upon completing this session • This INTERMEDIATE level session is offered for 6.5 ASWB continuing education clock hours • This presentation is approved for NYSED-SW CPE 6.5 contact hours • 6.5 NASP CPD credits offered • 6.5 NYSED OT continuing competency hours offered •

This course will be offered for 0.65 ASHA CEU's (Intermediate level, Professional area).

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Disclosure Statement:

Financial: I have a relevant financial relationship with Los Niños Training, in that I am receiving an honorarium for the presentation.               

Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose

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UNDERSTANDING SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER AS A GUIDE TO RELATIONSHIP-BASED INTERVENTION

Full Day Workshop, Friday, February 21, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Early Bird Ends 2/14/20

Cicatelli Associates Inc (CAI), Global Conference Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10018

Speaker: Michele Parkins, MS, OTR, Occupational Therapist, Sensory Therapies and Research Institute, NJ

This presentation will discuss the subtypes of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) – Sensory Modulation Disorder, Sensory Discrimination Disorder, Sensory-based Motor Disorder - and how to tailor interactions based on sensory processing differences. Relationship-based strategies will be illustrated in case examples in children 4-9 years old for each SPD subtype.  Relationship-based intervention puts strategies in place that are teachable to parents – the true drivers of carryover and long term developmental progress.  Participants will leave with strategies for how they can become the “equipment” and coach parents to do so to address SPD.  These strategies can immediately be put into practice. As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to: Identify observable behaviors exhibited by children impacted by each SPD subtype, begin to use assessment strategies in clinical reasoning to identify SPD subtypes, and utilize several relationship-based principles to guide treatment of each SPD subtype.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will identify observable behaviors exhibited by children impacted by each SPD subtype.

  • Participants will begin to use assessment strategies in clinical reasoning to identify SPD subtypes.

  • Participants will utilize several relationship-based principles to guide treatment of each SPD subtype.

Bio:

Michele Parkins is an occupational therapist, specializing in working with children with SPD, ADHD and challenges in social emotional development. She currently works with families at her practice – Great Kids Place - in Rockaway, New Jersey using the STAR and DIR models. Michele is an adjunct faculty of Temple University. She is faculty of the Sensory Therapies and Research (STAR) Institute for SPD. She has been teaching the DIR/Floortime model for over ten years and is faculty of Profectum. She collaborates with Flaghouse in equipment and activity kit design. Michele also holds a Fellowship Certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. 

CEUs:

Earn 6.5 CTLE hours upon completing this session • 6.5 NASP CPD credits offered • This presentation is approved for NYSED-PT 7.8 Contact Hours • 6.5 NYSED OT continuing competency hours offered

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ADHD: EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTIONS AND RESOURCES

Half Day Workshop, Friday, March 6, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM,Early Bird Ends 2/28/20

Cicatelli Associates Inc (CAI), Global Conference Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10018

Speaker: Kate Gibson, PsyD, ABPP, Director of Training, Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC, NY

This workshop will focus on how to develop and implement behavioral interventions and organizational skills when working with children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Participants will gain an understanding of the various presentations of ADHD in different settings. Participants will gain an understanding of the important goals to target related to ADHD, and effective strategies for building a working relationship with children with ADHD in order to successfully partner together toward those goals. Participants will learn about the underlying behavioral theory as well as how to successfully translate that into individualized hands on interventions. Participants will learn to design interventions, put them into action, and monitor progress to be able to refine their interventions. Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to gain practice executing the strategies discusses.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the presentation of ADHD in various settings.

  • Participants will understand how to create and implement behavioral interventions and support development of organizational skills.

  • Participants will be able to apply strategies discussed.

  • Participants will be able to formulate an intervention plan for their setting.

Bio:

Kate Gibson, PsyD, ABPP is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating anxiety, ADHD, behavioral problems, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, body-focused repetitive behaviors, and selective mutism. Dr. Gibson is board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Gibson is the Director of Training at Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC. Dr. Gibson has dedicated her career to providing evidence-based treatments to children, teens and their families. Dr. Gibson is certified by PCIT International as a PCIT therapist and Level 1 within program trainer, and is currently working toward certification as a level 2 regional trainer. 

CEUs:

Earn 2.5 CTLE hours upon completing this session • This INTERMEDIATE level session is offered for 2.5 ASWB continuing education clock hours • This presentation is approved for NYSED-SW CPE 2.5 contact hours • 2.5 NASP CPD credits offered • 2.5 NYSED OT continuing competency hours offered