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The more parents and professionals know about resources, the better they are to help their child and the families that they work with. Join us as we highlight two amazing and free resources that are available to families who have children with disabilities in the state of Illinois. Our first resource we will be highlighting is Family Matters Parent Training & Information Center. Family Matters assist parents of children with disabilities to be informed participants in the special education process.…Find out more »
No more dittos! No more patterns! No more cut out art! In this webinar Lisa will support a very strong process oriented art position appropriate for children with and without disabilities. Lisa will demonstrate examples and this webinar will include in-depth examination of the rationale for the emphasis of process over product, including a discussion about what this phrase really means! Participants will have time to engage in dialogue regarding “art” for all children and identify where they are on…Find out more »
Use instruments to make music and to meet your curricular objectives. The SLSO education team will offer ideas about how to build an instrument collection and introduce instruments. Lesson plans and music center ideas will be modeled. And we’ll discuss how to include all students in music-making, with special attention to those with sensory processing disorder. After this short workshop, you’ll be ready to dust off your instruments and make music. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will…Find out more »
Advice for Navigating Challenging Conversations in Early Childhood Programs takes a positive approach by embracing differences and meeting families and colleagues where they are. Get nonjudgmental, practical advice for navigating conflict Discover strength-based, evidence-based techniques that lead to professional growth and learning in your early childhood program. Inclusion of children with disabilities requires a high level of interaction with other adults. Having the skills for navigating difficult conversations is a necessity. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will…Find out more »
Promoting Safe and Healthy Boundaries in Young Children - Understanding Risks of Abuse and Prevention of Problematic Sexual Behavior in Young Children. This online workshop will review the potential signs of abuse in young children and introduce concepts around understanding typical, concerning, and problematic sexual behavior. Children with development disabilities are more at-risk of abuse. Teaching basic safety and boundaries rules supports healthy development within schools and other child care settings. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will…Find out more »
This workshop will focus on IEPs in blended preschool classroom settings. Specifically, a brief overview of IEPs will be provided before shifting the focus to writing high-quality, functional IEP goals and benchmarks (short-term objectives) that can be embedded into daily classroom activities. We will also discuss ways to connect IEP goals to the IELDS and Early Childhood Outcomes. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions…Find out more »