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Kathy Kaluza Morris has been an educator for 46 years as a speech therapist, teacher in self-contained unit for behavior differences (including autism and emotional disturbances), PPCD teacher for moderate to severe disabilities, resource elementary and diagnostician/supervisor where she implemented one of first LIFE Skills programs in Texas. She was a behavior and assistive technology consultant in a Texas education service center supporting 42 school districts from pre-K to 12. She left to start her doctoral program in autism and behavior and started her own business, IgivuWings, in 1999. She has since been presenting all over the world, including all 50 states, Canada, Singapore, and other international sites. Her most hot topic is executive functions, because districts and agencies across the world realize that ameliorating and addressing functions will support all psychological and developmental disorders as well as neurotypical students. Kathy and her husband, Guy, “walked the walk and talked the talk” after the premature birth of their twin sons, Kirk and Drew. In April 2017, they received the ARC Lifetime Achievement Award for their lifelong professional and personal work with persons with disabilities.
Visual is a strength, auditory ain’t”. Our children’s brains are more visual than previous generations. Meeting those needs for learning language and supporting behavioral challenges means more intense work using strategies to help support their cognitive levels. These are practical strategies a parent can implement to help support cognitive development and prevent behavioral challenges will […]Find out more »