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*VCF approved for VWOs - 40% capped at $240/day up to max $768 under professional skills based training for Singaporean and PRs

Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: BRIGANCE® Inventory of Early Development (IED) for Individualized Education Planning: From Assessment to Evaluation

The BRIGANCE family of assessment, screening, and instructional tools has been helping special educators meet the needs of exceptional students for more than 35 years. The new BRIGANCE® Inventory of Early Development (IED) is valid, reliable, and comprehensive so you can be confident in assessing the needs of students functioning below the developmental age of 8.

This workshop will pan the process from assessment to evaluation of developmental skills of children with special needs using the BRIGANCE® IED, from curriculum assessment to developing and IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and monitoring of skills attained. The workshop is conducted in two parts.

Dates:16 (Sat) and 23 (Sat) Sep 2017
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:The Landmark @ Village Hotel Bugis.
390 Victoria Street,
Singapore 188061
Speaker: Manoj Pathnapuram

Manoj Pathnapuram is a speech-language therapist and a practitioner-trainer who has worn many hats in his career spanning more than two decades in the field of early intervention and special education. A speech language pathologist and audiologist by training, Manoj’s therapy interests saw him specialize in the holistic approach to assessment and intervention of children with special needs by working in multidisciplinary teams. Manoj’s training methods are aimed at helping learners understand the inter-connectedness in developmental domains and their contribution to behavior, communication and learning. His training workshops for parents and professionals bring to focus the different learning styles of adults and children and approach learning from a sensory, emotional and cognitive perspective. Manoj has had extensive post-graduate certification in the Neurodevelopment Treatment (NDT) approach, Treatment & Education of Autistic Children & other Communication Handicaps (TEACCH), Orton Gillingham Approach for children with Dyslexia and Hanen programmes for educators and parents (Learning Language & Loving It, More Than Words, It Takes Two To Talk). He is also a certified administrator of the MBTI suite of instruments and Extended DISC for personal and team development. Manoj has successfully led numerous Hanen programmes for parents and educators of children with Autism and speech-language delays.

Course Outline

Day One

  1. Introduce the Brigance IED, highlight its features and takes the participant on a learning journey to conduct baseline assessment, derive goals and integrate the goals into the child’s individualized educational plan. This process will be conducted through simulated role-plays, case studies and group discussions.

Day Two

  1. Address the nuts and bolts of the Brigance assessment and the participant will be walked through a troubleshooting process of aligning the assessment context and content to their own teaching environment. Individual case studies will be discussed as part of the personalization of learning. Adaptations to the assessment to meet the diverse profiles of children with differential needs will be addressed. Using the BRIGANCE® IED for standardized assessment will also be discussed.
Course Objectives

Participants will be able to use the BRIGANCE® Inventory of Early Development (IED) to:

  1. Determine present level of performance
  2. Develop measurable IEP goals and objectives
  3. Target instruction based on assessment results
  4. Monitor progress for a wide range of students, even lower-functioning students
Who Can Benefit?

Teachers and teacher assistants in EIPIC and Inclusive Preschool settings. Other professionals engaged in curriculum development and delivery.

Course Fees & Closing Dates

*VCF approved for VWOs - 40% capped at $240/day up to max $768 under professional skills based training for Singaporean and PRs

Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
15 Jul 2017 750
Normal Till Full 800