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IEP and IFSP 101: Everything You Need to Know - Planning to Implementation
Presented by Laura Ritter, BA, MA
Video
Course: #31441Level: Introductory1 Hour
Educators at all levels benefit from learning more on the IEP and IFSP process. This course will review the legal requirements, cover qualifying disabilities, and establish procedures for meetings with students and families.

ADHD 101: Bringing Focus to the Confusion
Presented by Alison Peak, LCSW
VideoAudio
Course: #31427Level: Introductory1 Hour
Behavior is frequently the first sign of underlying emotional difficulties in early childhood. Many times these early symptoms are signs of diagnoses such as ADHD. This course will provide information regarding ADHD, the common manifestations of ADHD symptoms, the neurological impact of ADHD, common interventions for ADHD and potential differential diagnosis.

Evacuation Considerations
Presented by Amy Schlessman, BS, MPT, DPT, DHS
VideoAudio
Course: #31434Level: Introductory1 Hour
Do you have an emergency evacuation plan for individuals with a disability? Increase your knowledge of emergency evacuation planning to assist the children in your care and their families.

Collaboration to Support Children with Special Needs
Presented by Amanda Schwartz, PhD
VideoAudio
Course: #31415Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Providing an inclusive classroom for a child with special needs is a challenge with tremendous benefits. Learn your role and some strategies to provide an inclusive classroom.

Family Engagement for Children with Disabilities and/or Special Health Care Needs
Presented by Amanda Schwartz, PhD
VideoAudio
Course: #31414Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Families of children with disabilities and/or special health care needs work with many different providers and require individualized approaches. Participate in this session to learn more about the everyday context of these families and strategies to engage them in your classroom or program.

Providing Alternative Positioning in Preschool
Presented by Michelle Lange, BS, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Video
Course: #31349Level: Advanced1 Hour
When working with young students, children may spend time outside of the wheelchair and in other positions. This course will discuss simple tips for providing a variety of appropriate positions outside the wheelchair in the classroom.

Providing Independent Play and Participation for Young Children with Physical Impairments
Presented by Michelle Lange, BS, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Video
Course: #31310Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Play is fun! Play is also an important part of early childhood and can build a foundation for learning. Independent play can be challenging for children with significant physical limitations. This webinar will present strategies to provide independent play for our youngest students.

Down Syndrome
Presented by Cara Koscinski, BS, MOT, MOT, OTR/L
Video
Course: #31311Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Children with Down Syndrome have an extra chromosome which impacts each child differently. Early intervention with 0-5 year olds promotes a child’s development with social, play, physical, emotional, and cognitive development.

Augmented Power Mobility - Bring Mobility to Our Youngest Children
Presented by Michelle Lange, BS, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Video
Course: #31269Level: Advanced1 Hour
Augmented power mobility for the young child includes adapted ride-on cars and pediatric power wheelchairs. This course will present research linking early mobility with overall development, as well as some of the available mobility options.

Down Syndrome - Preschoolers
Presented by Cara Koscinski, BS, MOT, MOT, OTR/L
VideoAudio
Course: #31263Level: Intermediate1 Hour
No CEUs/Hours Offered
Children with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome which impacts each child differently. Early intervention and treatment strategies for preschool children promote development of social play, physical, emotional, and cognitive skills.