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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Setting up a Life Skills Program for Exceptional Children

To successfully Educate Exceptional children to set up a Life Skills Program Using Systems and Practical Strategies that Work to Maximize learning for students with Severe Cognitive / Developmental Maximize disorders including autism, cerebral palsy, and syndromes.

Dates:23 Jun 2018 (Sat)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Kathy Kaluza Morris

Kathy Kaluza Morris is a national/international speaker and consultant who has supported teachers, parents, and districts in all 50 U. S. states, Canada, Mexico, and Singapore. An experienced educator for 43 years as a speech therapist, teacher of students with emotional/behavior disorders, teacher of students with an autism spectrum disorders, as well as cerebral palsy and other developmental disorders.

Kathy was honored as Outstanding Educator for Children withDisabilities (1997) and a delegate for the President’s Commission on Special Education (2002).Recently, she and he husband, Guy, were honored by the ARC of Texas with the Lifetime Achievement Award for supporting persons with disabilities. Kathy has her Advanced Autism Certification, Level 2, from IBCCES (International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards). She and her husband, Guy, “walk the walk and talk the talk” because of the birth of their twin sons with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy and Fragile X Syndrome.

Course Outline

Participants will learn :

  • What are cognitive developmental disorders?
  • Myths  and  facts  of  cognitive  developmental disorders
  • Teaching  math  basic  survival  skills
  • Teaching  reading  basic  survival  skills
  • Understanding  the  grief  of  parents  of  children with disabilities
  • Teaching  job  related  skills  using  meaningful and functional work jobs
  • Designing
  • Communication  Systems  for  the  student  using form,  function,  content,  and  context
  • Implement evidence based Critical Components
Course Objectives

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Design classroom for students with severe to moderate cognitive developmental disorders by applying systems learned in the course.
  • Increase empathy and decrease judgments on parents by supporting them in the lifelong grief process
  • Implement visual strategies for teaching hygiene, job related skills, boy-girl relationships
  • Increase communication for student by assessing form, function, context, and content of his current system
  • Design new functional communication systems for students that are used consistently
  • Focus on steps for including the student
  • Communicate with others  the implications of sensory issues that may impact behavior
  • Walk away with strategies (“keys”) that can be implemented the next day
  • Increase academic skills through meaningful, practical, and functional avenues
Who Can Benefit?

SPED teachers and Paraprofessionals, Parents, Early Childhood, Speech Pathologists, Allied Healthcare Professionals

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
31 Mar 2018 380
Normal Till Full 420