Raising the Bar: Educational Approaches that Go Beyond Labels
The Profectum Foundation and Celebrate the Children are hosting their first annual joint conference, titled “Raising the Bar: Educational Approaches that Go Beyond Labels.” It will be held Thursday through Saturday, May 30 – June 1, at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, N.J.
This conference will provide an overview of the latest insights into the unique profiles and experiences of children and young adults on the autistic spectrum and other developmental and emotional disorders. Evidence-based developmental practices in the classroom will be presented by teachers, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and mental health professionals. Program components that promote regulation, sensory motor development, visual-spatial capacities, engagement, intentionality, problem solving, symbolic and abstract thinking will be illustrated through classroom video examples.
Techniques presented will include teachers and therapists using affective, emotionally meaningful, experience-based activities tailored to the individual needs of the students to maximize motivation, comprehension and retention of knowledge. Case studies will be used to demonstrate how children with developmental challenges can build strong relationships and become creative, global thinkers who are prepared for the 21st century. The integration of the use of technology to maximize participation and communication will also be incorporated.
Date: May 30-June 1
Location: The Annunciation Center-College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown
Time: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday
Contact: Beth Arena
Online registration: yes
Downloadable form: no
Registration deadline: open