Teleconference Seminars for Special Education Professionals

One of the most popular and effective ways for professionals to continue their education and keep up to date with the latest information in their respective fields is via teleconference seminars.  Our teleconferences are telephone meetings among two or more participants on a particular area of study in special education.

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Teleconference Seminar List

Seminar: The Difficult and Disruptive Student

Seminar ID: 376691

Date: 09-26-07

Price: $169.00, USD (Ask for NASETor AASEP Discount)

Audience: Teachers, special education teachers, counselors, principals, vice principals, social workers, school board members, parents, administrators and attorneys

Benefits: Teachers of regular education and special education report that next to finances, the number one biggest problem they face is discipline. The challenges of the difficult and disruptive student often interfere with the learning of typically developing students and also contribute to a negative learning climate. This teleconference will provide you with a better understanding of who these learners are, how to identify them and, most importantly, the practical strategies that can be used immediately to increase more appropriate behaviors and reduce challenging behaviors.

Faculty: Steven B. Gordon, Ph.D., ABPP, is the founder and director of Behavior Therapy Associates, P.A., which was established in 1979 in Somerset, New Jersey. He is a clinical psychologist, licensed in New Jersey (New Jersey license #936) and is a diplomate in behavior therapy from the American Board of Behavioral Psychology and a diplomate in cognitive and behavioral psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. In addition, Dr. Gordon is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and is a contributing faculty member at The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University. Dr. Gordon has written extensively and conducted numerous workshops on the topic of behavior therapy with children, adolescents and families. He has co-authored Meeting the ADD Challenge: A Practical Guide for Teachers and The AD/HD Forms Book: Identification, Measurement and Intervention, published by Research Press. He can be reached at ph 732-873-1212 or behaviortherapy@aol.com.

Agenda: I. Who Are They?
A. Disruptive Behavior Disorders
B. Pervasive Developmental Disorders
II. How to Identify Them
A. Indirect Methods
B. Direct Methods
III. What to Do
A. The Eight Functions of Behavior
B. The Three Iís
C. The Behavior Intervention Plan
http://www.lorman.com/seminars/teleconference.php?cd=16001:0:1:4:4&product_id=176595&cdd=1&cddd=376691


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Seminar: Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Seminar ID: 376968

Date: 10-11-07

Price: $129.00, USD (Ask for NASETor AASEP Discount)

Audience: Special education teachers and directors, psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers, administrators, principals and vice principals, counselors, case managers, classroom teachers, instructional aides, nurses, attorneys and parents

Benefits: Evaluating a child or adult suspected of having an autism spectrum disorder is often quite challenging. Not only is it difficult to know which instruments to use, it is often also challenging to get the child or adult with ASD to cooperate in the diagnostic process. In addition, there are times when it may be difficult to determine the difference between what is and what is not an autism spectrum disorder. This teleconference will provide information about the characteristics of ASD that are diagnostic indicators. There will be a discussion of the current prevalence and incidence of autism spectrum disorders and a brief discussion of possible causes. There will also be a discussion of the components considered best practice in diagnosing autism spectrum disorders. Finally, this teleconference will help you sort through the information obtained as part of the diagnostic process to determine the presence of an autism spectrum disorder.

Faculty: Jennifer Brown, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is outreach coordinator at The Kelly OíLeary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics where she is also part of the diagnostic team. Her current interests include models for providing support and training for families of children with autism spectrum disorders. In addition Dr. Brown teaches classes for families and professionals on strategies for behavior management in children with ASD. She is a frequent presenter on the topic of autism spectrum disorders at the regional, state and national level. Dr. Brown serves on the board of the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati and is past president of that organization. She is also past president of the Southwest Ohio Speech, Language and Hearing Association. Dr. Brown also serves on the Regional Autism Advisory Council. She has published articles regarding the impact of regression on language development in autism, diagnosis and assessment of developmental disabilities, and play in children with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Brown is a frequent presenter at local, state and national conferences on a variety of topics pertaining to autism spectrum disorders. She is affiliated with the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association; the Ohio Speech, Language and Hearing Association; the Southwest Speech, Language and Hearing Association; the Council for Exceptional Children; The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps; the Arc; the Autism Society of America; and the American Association of University Women. Dr. Brown earned her B.S. degree in sociology, magna cum laude, from The University of Maryland, and her M.A. degree in communication disorders and Ph.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Brown can be reached at 513-636-5340 or jennifer.brown@cchmc.org. Donna Murray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is assistant professor of clinical pediatrics and director of treatment for The Kelly OíLeary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics where is a member of the diagnostic team. She has a joint faculty appointment in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati where she teaches a graduate level class in autism spectrum disorders. Her current interests include social skills development in children with Aspergerís Syndrome and joint attention in children with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Murray is a frequent presenter on the topic of autism spectrum disorders at the regional, state and national level. She was the co-director of a large community based speech-language pathology clinic before opening her private practice in 1996. Dr. Murray is past co-president of the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati and continues to serve as a board member to that organization. She earned her B.S. degree in communication disorders from Eastern Kentucky University, her M.S. degree in speech pathology from the University of Louisville and her Ph.D. degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Murray can be reached at 513-636-5340 or donna.murray@cchmc.org.

Agenda: 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
I. What Is an Autism Spectrum Disorder?
A. Autistic Disorder
B. Aspergerís Disorder
C. Pervasive Developmental Disorder Ė Not Otherwise Specified
D. Rettís Disorder
E. Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
1:15 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
II. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders
A. Most Recent Prevalence Numbers
B. Do the Recent Numbers Reflect an Actual Increase
1:20 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.
III. Possible Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorders
A. Genetic
B. Environmental Toxins
C. Vaccines
1:25 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
IV. Warning Signs of an Autism Spectrum Disorder
A. Communication
B. Behavior
C. Social
D. Absolute Indicators for Further Evaluation
1:50 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
V. Components of a Diagnostic Evaluation for Autism Spectrum Disorders
A. Multidisciplinary Team
B. Family History, Parent Report and Interview
C. Medical Tests
D. Evaluation Tools
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
VI. Questions and Answers
http://www.lorman.com/seminars/teleconference.php?cd=16001:0:1:4:4&product_id=177718&cdd=1&cddd=376968



Seminar: Auditory Processing Disorders: An Effective AUD/SLP Collaborative Approach to Evaluation and Treatment

Seminar ID: 376970

Date: 10-30-07

Price: $99.00, USD (Ask for NASETor AASEP Discount)

Audience: Speech and language pathologists, teachers, special education directors and teachers, audiologists, principals, psychologists, social workers, counselors, administrators, parents and attorneys

Benefits: What is an auditory processing disorder and what are the symptoms of APD? What is the role of the audiologist and the speech-language pathologist in the identification and management of APD? How can audiologists and speech-language pathologists collaborate effectively in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of APD, and what are the benefits of an effective collaboration? How can audiologists and speech-language pathologists collaborate effectively to help the child with APD function more effectively in academic settings and social situations?

This teleconference will provide you with an understanding of auditory processing and auditory processing disorders, and how auditory processing disorders can impact language development, academic performance and social interactions. Most importantly, the teleconference will provide practical information about APD management approaches to include direct treatment, compensatory procedures and environmental modifications which can produce positive changes for children diagnosed with auditory processing disorders.

Learning Objectives:
- Attendees will be able to define auditory processing disorders.
- Attendees will be able to describe an effective collaborative approach to APD evaluation and treatment.
- Attendees will be able to describe audiology and speech-language pathology APD evaluation procedures.
- Attendees will be able to determine appropriate treatment procedures for APD.

Faculty: Jon M. Hasbrouck, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a clinical associate professor of speech-language pathology in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Washington State University Spokane in Spokane, Washington. Dr. Hasbrouck was chief of the Speech-Language Rehabilitation Section at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado, for 22 years before moving to WSU Spokane five years ago. At Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Dr. Hasbrouck developed extensive clinical experience and expertise in evaluating and treating children and adults with auditory processing disorders from a speech-language point of view. His work in this area was acknowledged by the Department of Defense, when in 1991, he was awarded a Secretary of the Army Research and Study Fellowship for Leader Development. During the one year period of the fellowship, Dr. Hasbrouck affiliated with the Department of Communication Disorders at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, to perform preliminary work on development of a computerized basic skills test battery for central auditory processing disorders from a speech-language point of view. Dr. Hasbrouck has published a number of articles in the area of APD and, in addition, has presented numerous workshops on evaluation and treatment of APD to schools, hospitals, state organizations and professional groups. Dr. Hasbrouck believes strongly that audiologists and speech-language pathologists must work together for effective evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with auditory processing disorders and, in collaboration with audiologist Jeff Nye, coordinates the WSU Spokane Auditory Processing Disorders Evaluation and Treatment Clinic. Dr. Hasbrouck and Mr. Nye, in collaboration with Dr. Gail Chermak, Dr. Frank Musiek and Mary Silva, recently published An Update on Professional Education and Clinical Practices in (Central) Auditory Processing in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (JAAA 18.5 2007). He can be reached at ph 509-358-7599 or hasbrouck@wsu.edu. Jeffrey D. Nye, M.S., CCC-A is a clinical associate professor and audiology clinic coordinator in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Washington State University Spokane. Mr. Nye has extensive clinical experience, completing auditory processing disorder evaluations in both children and adults for the past 15 years, both in the hospital/medical school and university settings, including spending three years working with Dr. James Jerger at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. He has presented to medical students and residents, schools, hospitals, and national and state organizations regarding auditory processing disorders. Mr. Nyeís clinical areas of interest, in addition to auditory processing disorders, include pediatric audiology, aural rehabilitation, advanced hearing aids and technology, and the supervision process. In collaboration with Dr. Hasbrouck, Mr. Nye coordinates the WSU Spokane Auditory Processing Disorders Evaluation and Treatment Clinic. Mr. Nye and Dr. Hasbrouck, in collaboration with Dr. Gail Chermak, Dr. Frank Musiek and Mary Silva, recently published the article, An Update on Professional Education and Clinical Practices in (Central) Auditory Processing in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (JAAA 18.5 2007). He can be reached at ph 509-358-7589 or nye@wsu.edu.

Agenda: 1:00 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.
I. Definitions of APD
- Jeffrey D. Nye, M.S., CCC-A
A. Symptoms of APD
B. Common Characteristics of APD
1:05 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
II. Value of a Collaborative Approach to APD Assessment
- Jon M. Hasbrouck, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
A. Audiologistís Role
B. Speech-Language Pathologistís Role
C. Joint AUD/SLP Assessment Goals
1:10 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.
III. AUD Approach to APD
- Jeffrey D. Nye, M.S., CCC-A
A. Audiological Assessment and Rationale
B. Audiological APD Testing and Rationale
1:25 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
IV. SLP Approach to APD
- Jon M. Hasbrouck, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
A. SLP APD Component Model
B. SLP APD Assessment and Rationale
1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.
V. APD Management Procedures
- Jon M. Hasbrouck, PH.D., and Jeffrey D. Nye, M.S., CCC-A
A. Compensatory Treatment Procedures
B. Environmental Management Procedures
C. Direct Treatment Procedures
2:05 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
VI. Review of Current Diagnostic Findings
- Jon M. Hasbrouck, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Jeffrey D. Nye, M.S., CCC-A
A. Similarities and Differences in AUD and SLP Diagnostic Findings
B. Case Studies
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
VII. Questions and Answers
- Jon M. Hasbrouck, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Jeffrey D. Nye, M.S., CCC-A
http://www.lorman.com/seminars/teleconference.php?cd=16001:0:1:4:4&product_id=178216&cdd=1&cddd=376970


Seminar: Pupil Records: Rules, Responsibilities & Requirements

Seminar ID: 377367

Date: 11-06-07

Price: $99.00, USD (Ask for AASEP or NASET Discount)

Audience: Principals, administrators, special education directors, superintendents, program managers, school board members, registrar personnel, counselors, social workers and attorneys

Benefits: Managing school records involves many legal issues and wading your way through federal and state regulations can be a daunting task. This teleconference will provide a basic level overview of many of the issues educators and other professionals face, including access to and copying pupil records; requests for access; maintenance of pupil records; health care records; and pupil, police and court records. In addition, sample forms prepared by the U.S. Department of Education relating to the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, model notification of rights under FERPA for elementary and secondary schools, PPRA model notice and consent/opt-out for specific activities, and model notice for director information will be presented.

Faculty: Thomas N. Shorter is a shareholder with Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., in the Education Practice Group in the firmís Madison office. Mr. Shorter represents educational institutions, providing counsel in special education (IDEA and Section 504), privacy (HIPAA, FERPA), labor and employment, and regulatory matters such as collective bargaining, FMLA compliance, discrimination issues, and discipline and discharge. His education clients include public and private K-12 educational institutions. Mr. Shorter has been recognized by The Best Lawyers In America for education law in 2007, selected as a Top Lawyer in education and health law by Madison Magazine for 2007 and listed as one of 40 under 40 by In Business Magazine in 2006. He is a member of the state bars of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Mr. Shorter received his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law, Phi Delta Phi, and received his bachelorís degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His professional association memberships include the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, the NSBA Council of School Attorneys, the Society for Human Resource Management and the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association. He can be reached at ph 608-284-2239 or tshorter@gklaw.com.

Agenda: I. Pupil Record Law Overview
A. Coverage
B. Definitions
C. Notification Requirements
D. Enforcement and Penalties
II. Disclosure of Pupil Records
A. Access to and Copying of Pupil Records
B. Transfer of Records to Another School District
III. Recordkeeping Obligation
A. Requests for Access
B. Disclosures
C. Maintenance (Destruction) of Pupil Records
D. Amendment of Records
IV. Law Enforcement
A. Pupil, Police and Court Records
V. Special Education
A. Specific Interpretations
B. Use of Pupil Records in Special Education Matters
VI. Health Care Records
A. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
B. Relevant FERPA Language
VII. Sample Forms Prepared by U.S. Department of Education
A. Model Notification of Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (U.S. DOE)
B. Model Notification of Rights Under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools (U.S. DOE)
C. PPRA Model Notice and Consent/Opt-Out for Specific Activities (U.S. DOE)
D. Model Notice for Directory Information (U.S. DOE)
http://www.lorman.com/seminars/teleconference.php?cd=16001:0:1:4:4&product_id=178617&cdd=1&cddd=377367



Seminar: Current Issues Relating to Student Grades and Grading Practices

Seminar ID: 375994

Date: 11-13-07

Price: $99.00, USD (Ask for NASETor AASEP Discount)

Audience: Teachers, superintendents, principals, vice principals, school board members, administrators, counselors, social workers and attorneys

Benefits: Student grades and grading practices are the subject of a surprisingly large number of lawsuits in this country. Pressures on students to perform combined with pressures on schools to hold students academically accountable have paved the road for disputes over student grades to reach the courthouse door. This teleconference will help you navigate the increasingly complex decisions relating to student grades and grading practices. For instance, this teleconference will address the legal issues associated with grade reductions for non-academic misconduct, loss of credit for absenteeism, a studentís right to challenge a particular grade and disputes over policies relating to the naming of a valedictorian. These and other topics will be discussed in this interactive workshop.

Faculty: Edward A. Sullivan III is a partner at Baker & Daniels LLP. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and has experience in the areas of construction law, intellectual property litigation and school law. Mr. Sullivan has represented large and small businesses, public schools and individuals in lawsuits, arbitrations and mediations. He is also a certified mediator for civil litigation matters in Indiana. He is an adjunct member of the faculty at Notre Dame Law School where he teaches deposition skills and moot court. Mr. Sullivan is also a member of the faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, where he teaches deposition skills seminars. Prior to attending law school, he was a faculty member of a school in Delaware and then became the co-director of the Center for Peace and Justice Education at Villanova University. Mr. Sullivan earned a B.A. degree from Villanova University and a J.D. degree from Notre Dame Law School. He can be reached at 574-234-4149 or ed.sullivan@bakerd.com. Amy M. Steketee is an associate in the South Bend office of Baker & Daniels LLP and concentrates her practice in the area of labor and employment and school law. Prior to attending law school, she worked in public school education for six years serving first as a high school teacher and as then as a guidance counselor. During law school and her doctoral studies, Ms. Steketee taught ďLegal Issues in Education,Ē a required course for undergraduate education students. She also writes for the Education Law Associationís monthly publication, the School Law Reporter, and has authored a chapter in The Principalís Legal Handbook also published by the Education Law Association. Ms. Steketee is the managing editor of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies and a recipient of the Outstanding Associate Instructor Award. She received her B.A., her M.Ed. and her J.D. degrees from Indiana University-Bloomington. Ms. Steketee is also a doctoral student in education policy and leadership studies at Indiana University. She is affiliated with the Indiana State Bar Association and the Education Law Association. Ms. Steketee can be reached at 574-239-1925 or at amy.steketee@bakerd.com

Agenda: I. Overview
A. Constitutional Principles
1. Procedural and Substantive Due Process (14th Amendment)
2. Free Speech (First Amendment)
B. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
C. Breach of Contract
D. State Law Considerations
II. Academic Sanctions
A. Categories of Academic Sanctions
1. Grade Reduction
2. Withholding Grades
3. Loss of Credit
4. Exclusion From Commencement
B. Academic Sanctions for Absenteeism
C. Academic Sanctions for Student Misconduct
1. Academic Misconduct
2. Non-Academic Misconduct
D. Considerations for Practice
III. Challenges to Grades, Class Rank and Grading Practices
A. Grade Challenges by Students
B. Naming a Valedictorian
C. Grading and Academic Freedom
http://www.lorman.com/seminars/teleconference.php?cd=16001:0:1:4:4&product_id=179052&cdd=1&cddd=375994 
  

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