Creative School Based Strategies: Integrative Services and Best Practice Interventions

Course Description:

This interactive course will guide participants in evidence-based best-practice methods for the implementation of integrated related services in schools that are aligned with IDEA 2004. In addition, learn practical, effective strategies to manage your workload.Topics include IEP development, Response-to-Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports, classroom-based evaluation and interventions, and methods for ensuring accountability and high quality services. The course will focus on students in grades pre-K-12.

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Apply best practices to implement integrated related services.
2. Discuss federal and state mandates and the application of buzz words important to integrated related services, such as Response-to-Intervention (RtI) and Positive Behavior Supports (PBS).
3. Outline the components of legal IEPs that reflect best practices for the provision of integrated related services.
4. Implement a variety of classroom-based and educationally relevant evaluation tools and intervention approaches.
5. Implement methods for managing schedules and caseloads and increasing collaboration among team members whenworking in integrated models.

What others are saying:

"The depth of Meira's experience is clear in her excellent presentation about what constitutes best practice for related service professionals in the schools. Her answers to complicated questions on difficult issues are well-considered, and she encourages course participants to make specific decisions about how they will change their thinking and service models- one child at a time. I want all of my colleagues to attend this course!"
Julie Van Woerkom, PT

"This class was extremely helpful and insightful! I truly appreciated the work and research Meira put in to make the course relevant to own state and guidelines. I feel like bow I have the tools to make a difference and change in my schools!" -Brooke Mastalir, OT

"Amazing presenter! She shared vital information with our team that is applicable and essential. all school based therapists, administrators and special education professionals NEED to attend this seminar!" -Laurie Smith, OT


Meira Orentlicher

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