Experts agree that for the successful inclusion of students with special needs into the general education classroom, a collaborative partnership should be formed between the regular classroom teacher and the special education teacher. Extensive and ongoing planning is needed for both teachers to adapt or modify instructions, materials, and the general education classroom environment for the benefit of the included student with special needs. This course is designed to facilitate the planning and preparation necessary for all students to succeed.

Instructor: Jennifer Prescott jprescott@dominicancaonline.com

Intrigued by the diagnosis of Autism?  Wonder how to better understand a student with Asperger?  This course offers an up-close and personal look at Asperger or High-Functioning Autism through two novels, and two unique perspectives.  The main characters who present with behaviors and life-altering decisions related to the diagnosis take the reader on a journey they will never forget!

Instructor: Mollie Kesserling, PhD
mkesselring@dominicancaonline.com

Students with disabilities are subject to specific legal discipline procedures which do not apply to all students campus-wide. There are steps which must be taken when dealing with students with disabilities. This course will thoroughly review the law pertaining to these students, and provide you with valuable information on avoiding legal conflict.

Instructor: Allan Varni, M.Ed avarni@dominicancaonline.com

Understand how a brain-based multi-disciplined approach can benefit children with special needs. Gain knowledge on how to best help these children by attending a 3-day conference, Parent, Professional and Teacher Training.  During the conference, you will discover the root cause of children’s neurological difficulties; learn about a scientific approach to tackle these challenges; and become empowered to take control of affecting children's development.

Learn technology-based strategies to foster independence in the special education student. Discover how to easily implement an abundance of free technology resources that will help meet the challenge of accommodating, engaging and targeting the individual needs of students with learning disabilities. Frontload your lessons using technology as a key support resource to Entice, Empower and Engage learners to be more independent learners.  Build a library of current and proven technology resources that can be easily implemented in your classroom.
You will be provided with TONS of free technology resources that are easy to implement in your classroom.

Instructor: Amy Rowan
arowan@dominicancaonline.com

Learn how to maximize the use of Paraprofessionals in the inclusive classroom.  Create opportunities for them to be a true asset to teachers, students, and their families. Designed for paraprofessionals, general education teachers, art, music , physical education teachers and intervention specialists, participants will learn the guidelines for paraprofessionals; supportive teaching and behavior strategies, instructional methods; the various roles and responsibilities of paraprofessionals in the P-12 public school environment. Gain strategies to support the wide range of academic and behavioral needs of students with exceptional learning needs.