Thursday, October 22, 2015 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Legacy Elementary Media Center, 28 East 1340 North, American Fork
All parents are invited, whether you have a child who is struggling in school, on a Section 504 Plan or an IEP, or just need great information! Childcare is not provided. For questions e-mail [email protected]
Can You Hear Me Now?
How to communicate with your professional teams about your concerns and your child’s needs.
Physicians, educators, therapists, and specialists all have unique styles of communication that you can learn about to add your voice to the conversation. We will talk about medical concerns, IEP and 504 accommodations, and how what happens at school affects you at home and vice versa. We will also talk about how to bring your concerns to the table in discussions so that the team or individual providers can agree on a course of action to benefit your child and your family.
Presenter: Terisa Gabrielsen, PhD, NCSP is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology at BYU. She has been working with families in schools, hospitals, and in research for the last 8 years in Utah and the greater Philadelphia area. She is also the Autism Enhancement Coordinator for the Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program, an interdisciplinary training program for family-centered care of children with special health care needs.
Save-the-date for November Parent Night
Thursday, November 19, 2015 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Taming the Lion Without The Whip: Strategies to Deal with Oppositional, Defiant and Escalating Behaviors
We often get caught using negative and punishing techniques in dealing with children and students who are oppositional and defiant, as well as those who quickly escalate to aggressive and intrusive behavior. This workshop will explore more positive strategies in dealing with these children and how to better manage power struggles.