Join Ms.Patricia Obrzut, M.S., O.T.R/L., for a two day workshop on May 2nd and May 3rd 2019 in Maine to learn how to increase functional independence and developmental skills while reducing stereotypical, self-injurious or aggressive behaviors.
Given the opportunity, any child can learn! Active learning, an innovative approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen has reshaped educational programming. Motivating and empowering those with multiple special needs to be engaged by their environment, instead of being controlled by it.
This exciting workshop will feature lecture, video and demonstrations.
Active Learning equipment and materials will be on display throughout this workshop.
This training will help professionals and parents understand the theories of Active Learning, to facilitate simple ways to change the environment, and to create a daily curriculum that fosters independence
Learn more about Active Learning.
9:00 am – Thursday -Workshop 9:30-4:00
8:00 am –Friday-Workshop 8:30-3:00
(light lunch provided
PDPs, CEs, ACVREP, CTLEs
Participants will be able to:
- Establish rich environments to encourage active learning vs. passive learning.
- Identify the role of play as a developmental tool in learning.
- Understanding the dynamic learning circle and the role a disability plays in disrupting this process.
- Identify strategies to encourage developmental learning.
- Identify how to use Active learning as an instrument for decreasing self-injurious behavior, self-stimulatory behaviors or aggressive behaviors.
- Understand the purpose and use of equipment that facilitates an Active Learning environment including: the Little Room, Resonance Board, HOPSA-dress, Support Bench, Multi-functional table and others.
- Understand and identify the emotional and intellectual levels of the special needs child. Identifying the role of the adult in promoting skill development.
- Assess a child’s developmental level with the use of the Functional Scheme.
- Establish a rich and appropriate Active Learning curriculum by developing appropriate IEPC goals.
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Contact PerkinsTrainingCenter@perkins.org or call 617.972.7712 for more information.
Payment must be received and confirmed in order to secure your participation.
Cancellations within 2 weeks of workshop will receive 50% fee refund.
Cancellations within 48 hours of workshop will not be given a refund.