This presentation series explores the educational, psychosocial and therapeutic aspects of students with multi-sensory impairments. Speakers will be presenting a wide range of evidence-based topics that reflect best practice in their field and will provide practical take-home strategies for professionals who work with this student cohort. Through these series of presentations, strategies to improve the health, education and wellbeing outcomes will be addressed. Professor Tim Hartshorne will be outlining strategies to improve educational and communications outcomes for multi-sensory impaired learners. David Brown will be presenting a therapeutic educational approach that accepts and acknowledges many of the 'challenging behaviours' as adaptive behaviours and therefore achievements. Explores how to assist children to develop acceptable strategies for adapting sensory experiences. Dr Daniel Gadke will be speaking on the subject intervention procedures to provide a multi-tiered system of support to students with multi-sensory impairments and ASD. Dr Kasee Stratton will be exploring the issues surrounding sexuality and wellbeing for students with multi-sensory impairments.Prof Nancy Hartshorne- discussing multi-disciplinary assessments of children who are DeafBlind or have a multi- sensory impairment.
Prof Tim Hartshorne is Professor of Psychology at Central Michigan University. He is the grant holder for DeafBlind Central: Michigan's Training and Resource Project, which provides support to children who are DeafBind in Michigan.
David Brown is a deafblind educational specialist who has been working with children with CHARGE syndrome since 1983. In the United Kingdom he was the Head of Family & Children Services for Sense.
Dr Daniel Gadke earned his PhD in School Psychology from Illinois State University and completed his pre-doctoral and post-doctoral work at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, USA. Currently, Dr Gadke is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology at Mississippi State University where he started and runs the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. Specializing in behaviour difficulties and skill acquisition, Dr Gadke is a Licensed Psychologist, Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.
Dr Kasee Stratton, is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology and licensed psychologist.Dr. Stratton directs the Bulldog CHARGE Syndrome Research Lab and has been researching and presenting on CHARGE since 2005. Dr Stratton specializes in intervening on challenging behavior and improving adaptive and life skills.
Prof Nancy Hartshorne is a school psychologist and Professor at Delta College, Michigan. She is trained in lecturing on multisensory impairments such as DeafBlindness with an eye to person- centred planning approach. Nancy focuses on language development and assessment as well as strategies and procedures that lead to understanding a child's sensory needs.
Educators and professionals working with parents of children with disabilities.
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