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Fostering Resilience with Indigenous Children and Families

This session will provide a brief historical perspective of Indigenous people in Canada and how our history continues to affect the lives of children, families, and communities today, including early learning and engagement in early learning programs. Stories of incredible…

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Captivate, Activate & Invigorate the Student Brain in Science & Math

Getting students engaged in learning and keeping them engaged is one of the toughest challenges in today’s science and mathematics classrooms. So how do we do it? How do we get our students to the edge of their seats for…

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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 P

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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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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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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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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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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