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Reading, Writing and the Brain: Developing Effective Interventions

This workshop will examine reading and written language disorders from a brain-based educational perspective, and classify each disorder into distinct subtypes. There will be a detailed discussion linking each learning disorder’s subtype with scores of evidence based interventions. Four universal…

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Is it Disability Behaviour or Just Disruptive Behaviour? -CANCELLED

Both educators and parents struggle with what to do with difficult behaviour in the classroom and home. Both are often hesitant to provide consequences when a child with special needs exhibits problem behaviours because they are afraid they will be…

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Strengthening Executive Skills to Promote School Success

Executive skills are sometimes called “the hidden curriculum.” They are skills such as task initiation, sustained attention, working memory, planning, organization, and goal-directed persistence that are absolutely critical to school success, yet curriculum standards seldom if ever explicitly reference these…

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Multi-Model Communication and Learning Strategies for Children Who Face Significant Challenges Including: Severe Multiple Disabilities and Children on the Autism Spectrum (Day 2)

Children who face significant physical and multiple challenges as well as those children on the more severe end of the autism spectrum, often struggle to access communication, interaction and learning.  Some of these children may have very little control of…

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Stress, Trauma and Learning: How to Develop Brain-Based Interventions

This workshop will explore the neural underpinnings of stress, trauma, and emotional dysfunction in children and its relative impact upon learning.   Environmental deprivation, poverty, childhood abuse, witnessing violence, and parental neglect can impact both cognitive and social-emotional development in children.…

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Multi-Model Communication and Learning Strategies for Children Who Face Significant Challenges Including: Severe Multiple Disabilities and Children on the Autism Spectrum (Day 1)

Children who face significant physical and multiple challenges as well as those children on the more severe end of the autism spectrum, often struggle to access communication, interaction and learning.  Some of these children may have very little control of…

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Peer Orientation: Why Children are Stressed, Why Parents and Teachers are Disempowered and How to Restore a Healthy Balance in Adult-Child Relationships

Why Children are Stressed, Why Parents and Teachers are Disempowered and How To Restore a Healthy Balance in Adult-Child Relationships. Parenting and teaching are much harder these days than they used to be, and than they should be. In Hold…

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Strategies for Fostering Resiliency with Indigenous Children

This workshop will provide an in-depth look at the powerful effects of resiliency and strategies for fostering resiliency with Indigenous children. The 4 Blankets of Resiliency: Strong sense of self; family; community; culture, language and connection to the land will…

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High Functioning Autism: Proven & Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviours with Children & Adolescents

This intensive, full-day workshop provides proven intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and behavioural techniques to help you analyze behaviours and actions, identify consequences for behaviours, and teach new skills to children, adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA). Walk…

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What To Do After The Meltdown: Practical Strategies for Prevention, Intervention & Instructional Consequences

When working with a child or adolescent with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, or another developmental disorder, meltdowns may occur that may be a result of sensory overload or an inability to self-regulate emotions. This course will provide many practical…

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High Functioning Autism: Proven & Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviours with Children & Adolescents

This intensive, full-day workshop provides proven intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and behavioural techniques to help you analyze behaviours and actions, identify consequences for behaviours, and teach new skills to children, adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA). Walk…

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Smart But Scattered: Strengthening Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents

Executive function is a neuropsychological concept referring to the cognitive processes required to plan and direct activities. Skills include task initiation and follow through, working memory, sustained attention, performance monitoring, inhibition of impulses, and goal-directed persistence. While the ground-work for…

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Smart But Scattered: Strengthening Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents

Executive function is a neuropsychological concept referring to the cognitive processes required to plan and direct activities. Skills include task initiation and follow through, working memory, sustained attention, performance monitoring, inhibition of impulses, and goal-directed persistence. While the ground-work for…

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Rescuing the Dysregulated Child: Effective Interventions & Strategies with Children, Adolescents, & Parents

Working with emotionally dysregulated children is an often overwhelming and exhausting endeavour. Many teachers and counsellors feel the pull of being “saviours” for dysregulated children and their parents. How to intervene and steps that can be taken by teachers and…

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Is It Disability Behaviour or Just Disruptive Behaviour?

Both educators and parents struggle with what to do with difficult behaviour in the classroom and home. Both are often hesitant to provide consequences when a child with special needs exhibits problem behaviours because they are afraid they will be…

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Strategies for Fostering Resiliency with Indigenous Children

This workshop will provide an in-depth look at the powerful effects of resiliency and strategies for fostering resiliency with Indigenous children. The 4 Blankets of Resiliency: Strong sense of self; family; community; culture, language and connection to the land will…

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Interventions for Executive Function Difficulties: Changing the Brain to Change Behaviour

This course will help participants gain a deeper understanding of executive functions and how executive functions deficits impact the behaviour and academic production of children and adolescents. Participants will gain state-of-the-art knowledge of how to identify executive function strengths and…

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Rescuing the Dysregulated Child: Effective Interventions & Strategies with Children, Adolescents, & Parents

Working with emotionally dysregulated children is an often overwhelming and exhausting endeavour. Many teachers and counsellors feel the pull of being “saviours” for dysregulated children and their parents. How to intervene and steps that can be taken by teachers and…

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What is it About Me You Don’t Like? Practical Classroom Management Strategies to Minimize Challenging Behaviours

Quality indicators for an effective classroom include: teacher behaviour (tone of voice, volume, cadence, verbal and nonverbal communication, paraverbals), environment (physical structure, schedules, routines, expectations), instruction (boring vs. stimulating, age appropriate vs. non-age appropriate, hands-on), and student behaviour (function of…

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Is It Disability Behaviour or Just Disruptive Behaviour?

Both educators and parents struggle with what to do with difficult behaviour in the classroom and home. Both are often hesitant to provide consequences when a child with special needs exhibits problem behaviours because they are afraid they will be…

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The Neuropsychology of Reading & Written Language Disorders: A Framework for Effective Interventions

This workshop will examine reading and written language disorders from a brain-based educational perspective, and classify both dyslexia and dysgraphia into distinct subtypes. There will be a detailed discussion linking each learning disorder’s subtype with scores of evidence-based interventions. Four…

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The Neuropsychology of Reading and Written Language Disorders: A Framework for Effective Interventions

This workshop will examine reading and written language disorders from a brain-based educational perspective, and classify both dyslexia and dysgraphia into distinct subtypes. There will be a detailed discussion linking each learning disorder’s subtype with scores of evidence-based interventions. Four…

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Over 30 Proven & Effective Brief Interventions for Students with Emotional & Behavioural Problems

Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Student with Emotional and Behavioural Problems will guide you through focused, clear and proven approaches to working with children and youth. Every professional who seeks to fill their toolbox with tested methods will…

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Over 30 Proven & Effective Brief Interventions for Students with Emotional & Behavioural Problems

Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Student with Emotional and Behavioural Problems will guide you through focused, clear and proven approaches to working with children and youth. Every professional who seeks to fill their toolbox with tested methods will…

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Life Skills: Practical Strategies that Work for Students with Severe Cognitive/Developmental Disorders, Autism, CP, & Syndromes

Students labeled as having moderate to significant cognitive/developmental disabilities may appear to have such challenging deficits that their educational needs are perceived as far exceeding their abilities. Their needs may appear so basic (e.g., simple communication skills, appropriate manipulation of…

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