March 25, 2020, 11:00 am CST - 60-minutes
Creative Story-telling and Story-building Strategies to Build Attention, Self-regulation and Imagination of Young Learners
Captivate young learners with creative use of highly motivating story-telling and story-building strategies to enhance their attention and self-regulation skills. This webinar session will illustrate how to use these story-based activities to stimulate language development, nurture executive function skills and build imagination and creativity of young learners in pre-k, kindergarten and early elementary settings. A selection of popular and colorful picture books to serve as anchors to support the activities will be discussed.A diverse array of individualized and child-specific adaptations and supports based on UDL principles to facilitate active participation of all learners, inclusive of those with significant and complex needs will be included.
MA, Author & Educational Consultant
Padmaja Sarathy is a highly sought after, globally engaged educational consultant and author with extensive expertise in the fields of special education and early childhood education. Driven by an intense commitment to maximize learning outcomes for children with special needs, Padmaja uses evidence-based methods to guide educators to pursue innovative instructional techniques across the United States, and abroad. She inspires educators through webinars, onsite coaching, and workshops at international and regional conferences. She has also written multiple books focusing on autism, significant and multiple disabilities, paraeducators, early childhood education, and special education legal compliance. Earlier in her career, she was a diagnostician and served as Special Education Supervisor at the Ford Bend Independent School District. Visit www.infinitepossibilities-sped.com for more information.
She is also the founder and president of a nonprofit organization – Parent Engagement for Active Child Enrichment (PEACE). PEACE (www.peacenurtureskids.org) coaches and guides families, particularly those from marginalized populations, to enable and empower their children towards a positive and productive academic and life trajectory.