$175.00 (Effective until: 06/23/2023)
August 01, 2023 8:00 - 2:00pm Central Standard Time
Paula Kluth, Ed.D – Live-Stream ZOOM Webinar (with Q&A’s). This session is specifically focused on rethinking – rethinking inclusion, rethinking autism, and rethinking possibilities for all students.
In this interaction session, participants will learn practical ways of supporting students with autism spectrum labels and other disabilities within a general education classroom. Topics addressed include defining (and redefining) autism, listening to the voices of autistic people, and seeing inclusion as a process. Several practical strategies will be provided including several relating to communication and social skill development (e.g., gaze avoidance, content-connected materials_, teaching to strengths and special interests (e.g., rolodex reader, DIY ABC book), and movement. This session is specifically focused on rethinking - rethinking inclusion, rethinking autism, and rethinking possibilities for all students.
This is a practical strategies seminar!
During this interactive training, participants will take away functional ideas and tools (applicable for Preschool-12th grade) that can be used right away to support their students. These tools will help them (and you) be more calm, connected, and confident.
Who should attend?
Special Education teachers, Speech-Language Therapists, OTs, counselors, general education teachers, administrators, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, PTs, principals, nurses, parents, and anyone who works with someone on the autism spectrum, ADHD, or other learning disabilities or has executive functioning deficits. The content is applicable for Preschool through 12th grade.
Paula Kluth, Ed.D.
Dr. Paula Kluth is an international consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. She is a former K-12 special educator who has served as a classroom teacher, co-teacher, and inclusion facilitator. Paula has also been a university professor and has taught courses on both inclusion and disability studies. Most recently, Paula’s work has centered on helping teachers and administrators educate all students in their schools and classrooms. She also frequently works with families and advocacy groups to support goals related to inclusion. In addition to inclusive education, her professional interests include Universal Design for Learning, co-teaching, and educating students with complex support needs.
Financial: Paula Kluth, Ed.D. receives an honorarium for her presentation with AEP Connections, LLC. Dr. Kluth is a paid Education consultant and author and she also receives royalties for the books that she has written.
Content: This presentation will focus on content from Dr. Kluth’s book, “You’re Going to Love this Kid! Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom”.
Non-Financial: Dr. Kluth has reported no conflicts of interest, financial, or non-financial relationships regarding this presentation.
Explain autism from the “inside out”.
Describe language as a tool for support.
Illustrate 3 reasons to reject the deficit model of autism.
Discover a range of ways to support social and communication goals in the context of standards-based instruction.
Investigate how student fascinations (e.g., trains, elevators) and strengths can be used to teach, calm, comfort and inspire.
Examine the benefits of offering student-centered support & listening to learners on the spectrum.
9:30-10:30 Creating More Responsive Classroom and Building Communication Supports
11:30-12:45: Using Visuals & Video to Teach, Support, & Inspire
Professional Development Offerings
Each program is offered for .45 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; professional area). Full attendance and a completed evaluation required for satisfactory completion. Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
AEP Connection, LLC, #1332, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AEP Connections, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 1/27/2022- 1/27/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 4.5 continuing education credits. Full attendance, course evaluation with additional post test questions is required for satisfactory completion.
AEP Connections is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists. AEP Connections maintains responsibility for the program. NASP Approved Provider #1165. A code to access the course evaluation will be provided in segments throughout the webinar, to ensure full participation.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
4.5 hours is available for full attendance. Attendance will be checked via ZOOM log in/log out and hours will be reflected on the certificate. A course evaluation is required for satisfactory completion.
AEP Connections, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID 06083. This distance learning – interactive is offered for up to .45 CEUs (4.5 contact hours). Intermediate, OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. A course evaluation with additional post test questions is required for satisfactory completion.
AEP Connections, LLC has been approved as an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7173. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AEP Connections, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This workshop offers 4.5 NBCC clock hours.