Choreographing Effective Paraeducator Support in Inclusive Early Childhood Settings – 60 minutes

This session will demonstrate practical strategies of how to choreograph effective paraeducator support that is child-centered, discreet and unobtrusive to advance the learning – cognitive, communication, and social-emotional – outcomes of children in inclusive pre-kindergarten and kindergarten settings. Participants will gain skills in assisting with student-specific instructional interventions, and maximizing learning opportunities for children using appropriate level of prompts and cues and gradually fading the prompts.

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Padmaja Sarathy

Padmaja Sarathy

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.

Beginner

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Communication Devices in an Inclusive Classroom – 60 minutes

This webinar looks the use of single and multiple message communication devices and how they can be used as an integral part of the school day. We’ll examine vocabulary, motivation and share ideas and examples that you can use in your classrooms the very next day.

Ian Bean

Ian Bean

Independent Special Needs ICT consultant and trainer

Ian Bean, former teacher and ICT coordinator at Priory Woods School, Inclusive Technology's Consultancy and Training Manager now Independent Special Needs ICT consultant and trainer specialising in the use of ICT and assistive technology to support learners of all ages with severe and complex additional needs.

Beginner/Intermediate

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Assistive Technology in an Inclusive Classroom- 60 minutes

This session will provide an overview of how assistive technology is used to support students who face complex barriers to learning in an inclusive classroom. We’ll examine a range of different technologies and show through examples of good practice how they positively impact the communication, learning and leisure needs of our students.

Ian Bean

Ian Bean

Independent Special Needs ICT consultant and trainer

Ian Bean, former teacher and ICT coordinator at Priory Woods School, Inclusive Technology's Consultancy and Training Manager now Independent Special Needs ICT consultant and trainer specialising in the use of ICT and assistive technology to support learners of all ages with severe and complex additional needs.

Beginner/Intermediate

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