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For questions or more information you can contact Crissy McDaniel  806-677-5198 or crissy.mcdaniel@esc16.net

Each session is from 10:00A.M. to Noon

 
September 12, 2017

The Need for the REED:  Who, What, When, Where and How

Participants will review the legal requirements of a REED and best practices when engaging in the REED process. -- presented by Crissy McDaniel, Region 16

Session# 622669
October 10, 2017

A Neurodevelopmental Approach to Assessment 

Learning assessments can and should be about describing students. What can they do well? How can they be successful? If they struggle, what are the specific reasons, or breakdown points? 
Dr. Craig Pohlman will present a neurodevelopmental framework for planning assessments, interpreting results, and communicating findings. He also will discuss tips for revealing a learner’s strengths and weaknesses.

Session# 622692

 
November 14, 2017

Writing Appropriate PLAAFP Statements

The PLAAFP statement establishes the starting points in developing annual goals and serves as baseline data points. Because of this, it is important to make sure it includes all the necessary information in a way that ensures all stakeholders can understand the student’s unique and current academic and functional levels.  During this session, participants will review what must be included in a PLAAFP and how to use information from a FIE to write data-based, objective statements. 

Session# 622694
December 12, 2017

Executive Functions: What are they and how do we evaluate them?

presented by Cheryl Chase, Ph.D.

“Executive functions” is a term used to describe a broad set of cognitive skills that, when working properly, allow students to manage impulses, work in a deliberate and thoughtful manner, and organize their time and materials. When working with students who have special educational needs, it is imperative that professionals also consider whether or not the student is displaying age-appropriate executive skills; additional assessment and intervention may be necessary. This workshop will begin by defining the term “executive functioning” using clear, easy to understand terms, and then we will investigate several of the most common tools used to assess the executive functions including semi-structured interviews, standardized symptom inventories (e.g., Conners 3, BRIEF) and formal psychometric tests (e.g., the Delis Kaplan Executive Function System).  

Session# 622697
January 9, 2018

Supporting Students who have Weak Executive Functioning: Strategies and Tools to Help

presented by Cheryl Chase, Ph.D

“Executive functions” is a term used to describe a broad set of cognitive skills that, when working properly, allow students to manage impulses, work in a deliberate and thoughtful manner, and organize their time and materials. When development of these skills is delayed, as is often the case in those with learning disabilities, ADHD, or emotional disorders, academic performance suffers. When working with students who have special educational needs, it is imperative that professionals also consider whether or not the student is displaying age-appropriate executive skills; additional assessment and intervention may be necessary. This workshop will begin by defining the term “executive functioning” using clear, easy to understand terms, but the majority of the time will be spent describing many concrete, immediately usable strategies that can be implemented to support a student with weak executive functioning.

March 20, 2018

What, When, Where for PWNs,

presented by Cynthia Buechler - Attorney

Ever wonder when to do a Prior Written Notice (PWN), and what all should be included?  Cynthia Buechler will discuss the ins and outs of PWN paperwork and how a legal PWN should look.  

Session# 622699
April 10, 2018

Essential Elements of an FIE

presented by Anna L. Walsh-Mondragon - Region 19 ESC

Have you always wanted others to look at Special Education evaluation results for more than just eligibility? Come learn about a rubric that will support the writing of FIEs in order to increase the instructional relevance. Your FIE can become an even more powerful tool for supporting student success. This rubric can support evaluators with a way to analyze the details of their FIE and improve on the quality of report writing as well as support supervisors of those evaluators with a tool to objectively look for areas of improvement.

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