Darien Public Schools, SEPAC and DHSPA are pleased to sponsor this important presentation by the Child Mind Institute.
When Students Worry: Strategies for Helping with Anxiety in the Classroom and at Home
Friday, January 13th, BOE Meeting Room
11 am-12:30 pm Parents* RSVP: email@example.com
Anxiety is a natural human emotion caused by doubt and uncertainty. However, many adults are at a loss when they try to help a child in distress. With best of intentions, adults can sometimes reinforce fears and avoidance, or enable instead of appropriately accommodate. In this workshop, Dr. Rachel Busman, a psychologist at Child Mind Institute, will discuss how to recognize anxiety in children and highlight specific anxiety disorders and their unique presentations at home and in the classroom. She will identify practical solutions to help children face fears and worries, rather than avoid. Using current event topics, she will also identify ways to ensure that parents and teachers aren’t inadvertently communicating anxiety to children.
January Events and Webinars
SERC Webinar: Using Literacy Screening Data to Support Students with Reading Difficulties
January 10, 2017
The Connecticut Department of Education has approved universal screening reading assessments to be used by schools to identify students in kindergarten to grade three, who are below proficiency in reading. The results can provide school teams with valuable information about students’ phonological processing abilities, useful for creating instructional approaches that address students’ unique learning needs.
This live webinar, featuring Dr. Margie Gillis, explores different patterns of reading difficulty based on screening data derived from the curriculum-based assessments in Connecticut’s Approved Menu of Research-based Grades K-3 Universal Screening Reading Assessments. Dr. Gillis will also provide guidance regarding informal diagnostic assessments that could be used to examine component reading skills in more depth, including an assessment decision tree. She will present an overview of structured literacy instruction methods that can be used in Tier 2 to support reading success for children in the early grades and tools for progress monitoring.
THINK COLLEGE WEBINARS
Intelligent Lives: Exploring Perceptions of Intelligence through Documentary Film
Presented by: Dan Habib, University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 @ 3-4 pm ET
The perception of intelligence is a powerful force in the systematic segregation, maltreatment, and unfulfilled potential of hundreds of millions of individuals with disabilities in the U.S. and worldwide. During this webinar, filmmaker Dan Habib of the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire will be discussing and sharing a video preview of his new film project Intelligent Lives (working title). The project explores how the segregation of people with intellectual disabilities became the norm, why this segregation is slowly being dismantled, and how some people with intellectual disabilities are blazing a bold new path.
Postsecondary Education Policy Uncovered: State and Federal Efforts to Support PSE for Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Presented by: Michael Gamel-McCormick, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, and invited presenters
Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 3-4 pm ET
This webinar will include a panel of presenters who will address both federal and state policy efforts to support high quality postsecondary education options for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Members of the panel will review current information about the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, which authorizes the TPSID programs. Panel member will also review different strategies to create opportunities for postsecondary education including legislative, budget, and task force strategies. Time will be available at the end for questions from the audience.
This webinar is co-sponsored by our partner, Association of University Centers on Disabilities.
To register for both webinars and for more information, go to https://events-na6.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/839220836/en/events/catalog.html?folder-id=1024238594&OWASP_CSRFTOKEN=9db26c80b83affee58ec3a065124e31bb1c9d83c03ade1d276206e3fd7e7cb55