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Executive Function and ADHD - Part 1: Just the Facts

Presented by: Shari Gent, M.S., NCED, Education Specialist

This training will address these questions:

  • What are the characteristics of ADHD and how these are influenced by executive function?
  • How is the brain affected by ADHD?
  • What can we do to support students with ADHD in the classroom?

Executive Function and ADHD - Part 2: Behavioral Strategies

Presented by: Shari Gent, M.S., NCED, Education Specialist

This training will address these concerns:

  • What behavioral challenges are unique to students with ADHD?
  • What strategies, both high and low tech, can be used to address ADHD behavior in the classroom?
  • What are some resources that will provide further support?

Executive Function and ADHD - Part 3: Social-Emotional Strategies

Presented by: Shari Gent, M.S., NCED, Education Specialist

This training will answer the following questions:

  • Why do students with ADHD have difficulty relating socially with peers and adults?
  • What can we do to teach students with ADHD appropriate social interaction?
  • What are some resources for further information about social-emotional interventions for students with ADHD?

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology and UDL: Practical Strategies for Classroom Teachers

Presented by: Linda Sanguinetti, M.A., Education Specialist; and Betsy Caporale, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, AAC/AT Specialist

The principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) call for improved access to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for students with disabilities. Because of the heterogeneous characteristics and needs of this population, accommodations and modifications must be highly individualized. During this presentation, practical Assistive Technology (AT) interventions will be described, including no-tech, low-tech and high-tech tools and strategies.


Successful Inclusive Education Intervention Strategies for the Elementary Classroom

Presented by: Shannon Johns, M.S., Education Specialist

Alignment with the principle that there is “one education system for all students” means that school teams are working to include more students with disabilities in the general education classroom. This training will help participants increase their understanding of the law and research supporting inclusive education.  Participants will be provided with specific strategies for inclusion, including resources to facilitate the process.

Mental Health

Assessment and Evidence Based Interventions for Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma

Presented by: Natalie Limm, M.S., LEP, School Psychologist

The Center for Disease (CDC) indicates at least 13% of youth experience a mental health disorder in any given year but only 20% of these youth receive treatment, the majority of which are related to anxiety, stress, and trauma. This online training provides professionals serving these students with best practice guidelines for educationally-related assessments and school-based treatment.


Common Core Transition Portfolio Training

Presented by: Linda Sanguinetti, M.A., Education Specialist

Planning lessons for secondary students is very complex. There are so many aspects to consider: Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Evidence-Based Practices (EBP), predictors in Transition, and Industry Standards. This training will do it all using the Student Transition Portfolio to not only showcase student accomplishments, strengths, preferences, and interests but also act as a functional tool in student involvement in the IEP process and beyond.