KEYNOTE 9:30-11:00am (Redwood Room) Shelley Hart – Ph.D., NCSP "It's All About Me: Relationships are the Key" The purpose of this presentation is a) to explore basic characteristics of youth impacted by bipolar disorder and how these characteristics influence, or are influenced by, development (e.g., how might the symptoms change the developmental trajectory); b) to identify the psychological, social, and physiological correlates of this disorder; and c) to understand the impact of this disorder on the educational context, paying particular attention to evidence-based interventions. Those in attendance will understand the importance of the environment, interactions, and relationships in schools as well as learn how to build relationships with youth with disabilities and emotional and behavioral challenges.
KEYNOTE 11:15-12:15am (Redwood Room) Kathleen Larson – MS, LEP The Evolution of Educationally Related Mental Health Services Those attending this presentation will increase their understanding of the transition history of mental health services in schools, consider strengths and weaknesses that have surfaced in the course of the transition, and become aware of the wide range of job expectations for school psychologists and how these expectations have created a field of demand for the profession.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1:30-2:45 (Foothills Suite-3rd floor) Darren Husted – M.S., NCSP Preschool Special Education Assessment (A Brief Overview) This presentation will help educators understand the importance of using appropriate tools and strategies when working with preschoolers, as well as the relevant changes associated with early childhood special education assessment. It will provide a brief overview of best practices related to preschool special education assessment and will provide a general framework for educators who are interested in developing a fair, accurate, and defensible preschool assessment approach.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1:30-2:45 (Forest Suite-2nd floor) Lynne Imel - LCSW The Critical Link between School, Home, and Community This workshop promises to increase the attendees understanding of how school social workers operate in the education environment. Those in attendance will gain an increased understanding of the powerful role of the School Social Worker in today’s schools and how that role enhances the collaborative team- school staff, students, and families.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1:30-2:45 (Orchard Suite-2nd floor) Hilary Sisson – Ed.S., NCSP Using Evidence-based Practices for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Those in attendance of this presentation will increase their knowledge on ASD and EBPs that are culturally sensitive, family-centered, cost effective, and competency based. Specifically, participants will 1) gain information on the use of evidence-based practices for students with ASD by developmental age and covering a wide-range of skills (i.e., social, communication, behavior, academics, etc.), 2) be provided with resources regarding ASD and EBPs to be taken back to their school districts and schools, 3) have an opportunity to network with professionals across disciplines pertaining to strategies for implementing EBPs in their schools and classrooms. Handouts highlighting identified EBPs, including links to online modules designed to help professionals learn step-by-step process of planning for, using, and monitoring a EBPs for students with ASD, will be provided.
Breakout Session 2:45-4:00pm (Foothills Suite-3rd floor) ERMHS Panel Panel Facilitator: Kathleen Larson (SCOE), Toni Minoletti (Elk Grove Unified School District), Tracie Daubenmire (Center Joint Unified School District), Margaret Jones (Non-public), and Margaret A. Phillips (Twin Rivers Unified School District)
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BREAKOUT SESSION 2:45-4:00 (Orchard Suite-2nd floor) Marcy L. Gutierrez – Attorney at Law, Esq. Responding to Parent Requests in Schools This presentation will provide statuary and case law guidance for responding to parental requests for services, assessments, and other issues. This presentation will also address the triggers and required elements for prior written notice and emphasize the requirements for legally compliant assessments.
BREAKOUT SESSION 2:45-4:00pm (Forest Suite-2nd floor) Cathi Christo – Ph.D., NCSP Using a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses in Evaluation of Specific Learning Disability This presentation will provide a brief introduction to the pattern of strengths and weaknesses model for determining eligibility as a student with a specific learning disability. The rationale and basic components of three different models will be presented. After attending this lecture, the participant will be able to identify the key components in eligibility decisions using PSW, describe three different models for determining the presence of a pattern of strengths and weaknesses, and identify the steps in making an eligibility decision with a PSW model.
DAY 1 SCHEDULE 9:00-9:30am Conference starts/Breakfast 9:30-11am Shelley Hart 11:00-11:15am Break 11:15-12:15pm Kathleen Larson 12:15-12:30pm Speaker Introduction of their Breakout Sessions Lunch 12:30-1:30 Breakout Sessions 1:30-4:00pm