TRAINING AND EVENTS FOR 2020-2021
Click on the category below to view associated workshops and events. You may also browse our events calendar. Many events are added to the calendar and opened for registration approximately 30 days in advance. Until further notice, all events are offered online.
This page is frequently updated as events and guest speakers are added. Note that dates and events are subject to change.
LAST UPDATED ON 9.14.20
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)
Alert: In light of COVID-19 and the move to comprehensive distance learning (CDL), we have postponed our usual offerings of ASD workshops focused on various evidence-based practices (see list from 2019-2020 below).
Instead, we are focusing on activities that are specific to the current context and the present needs of staff and parents. If you have a specific training need in your district or program or a special request, please contact us.
Supporting Parents of Children with ASD During Distance Learning
Dates: Sept 17, Oct 1, Oct 15, Oct 29, Nov 12, Dec 3, Dec 17
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Supporting Students with ASD: A Four-Part Training Series for Paraeducators
Dates: Sept 22, Sept 24, Sept 29, Oct 1
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Distance-Based ASD Evaluation and Eligibility Determination
Date: September 29, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Distance-Learning and ASD: Tools, Strategies, and Success Stories
Date: October 8, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Social Communication Assessment for ASD Evaluations: For Speech-Language Pathologists
Date: To be determined
Time: To be determined
ASD GUEST SPEAKERS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
These events are in development for 2020-2021 with dates and details to follow. Exact titles subject to change.
Using Music and Movement to Increase Executive Function, Self-Regulation, and Social Emotional Skills
Featuring Dr. Lynne Kenney
The PLAY Project Autism Intervention: An evidence-based, structured, parent implemented intervention for young children (14m-6y)
Featuring Dr. Richard Solomon
Autism in the Classroom: Inclusive Strategies that Work!
Featuring Jonathan Chase, author of "From Surviving to Thriving: Classroom Accommodations for Students on the Autism Spectrum"
ASD PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY (ASD PLC)
Meetings are held on Mondays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The purpose of our PLC is to foster collegiality among educational professionals specialized in ASD, to share information and resources, and to participate in professional development. Email questions to Darthea Park.
Dates for 2020-2021
- September 14
- September 28
- October 12
- October 26
- November 9
- December 14
- January 11
- February 8
- March 8
- April 12
- May 10
SUPPORTING PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH ASD DURING DISTANCE LEARNING
About this Series: The Columbia Regional Program autism team is providing online training for parents and caregivers of children with ASD. Our autism specialists will share practical strategies for parents to help their child with ASD access distance-based learning provided by schools. Topics will include ways to maintain engagement/motivation, use of structure and visual supports, behavior management techniques, sensory strategies, and more.
Dates: Thursdays on 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17
Time: Each session runs from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Online via Zoom (register to be sent the link)
Topic: Establishing and Supporting Routines
Topic: Supporting your Child's Language and Communication
Topic: Supporting Relationships and Play
Topic: To be determined
Topic: To be determined
PREVIOUSLY PROVIDED AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER TRAININGS
Many of the following workshops have been previously offered and were scheduled for 2020-2021. However distance-learning in response to COVID-19 prompted our team to develop events better suited to present circumstances.
We plan to offer some of these workshops face-to-face or online later this school year. If you have a specific training need in your district or early childhood program regarding one or more of the topics listed below, contact us so we can discuss offering a training for your staff.
Two-Day Paraeducator Training: Supporting Students with ASD
OCTOBER 2 & OCTOBER 16, 2019
Video Modeling for Students with ASD: A Hands-On Workshop
OCTOBER 30, 2019
Supporting PECS Implementation Throughout the Day
NOVEMBER 7, 2019
Girls with ASD: Understanding Differences in Evaluation and Intervention
NOVEMBER 21, 2019
Tackling Tough Topics: Puberty, Sexuality, and ASD
DECEMBER 5, 2019
Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Fully Online Training Series for Paraeducators
APRIL 14 - APRIL 16 - APRIL 21 - APRIL 23
BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED (BVI)
Due to COVID-19 and distance-learning, our usually scheduled workshops have been postponed as they cannot be readily provided online. If you have a training need, please contact us.
These were our trainings from the 2019-2020 school year.
Teaching Students with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
NOVEMBER 6, 2019
EXPANDED CORE CURRICULUM (ECC) SUMMER CAMP
DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING (DHH)
Our usual DHH events and groups have been disrupted by COVID-19 and the move to distance-learning. We will update this page when training and group events have been added to our calendar. Please contact us with any questions.
No events scheduled at this time.
ORTHOPEDIC IMPAIRMENT (OI)
AT/AAC Coffee Klatch: An Informal Online Q&A for Parents and School-Based Professionals
Date: September 17, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
SETT Framework: A Student-Centered, Collaborative Team Approach to AC/AT Tools and Strategies
Date: September 29, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Switch it Up! Adapted Play and Learning for Students with Complex Motor Needs
Date: November 5, 2020
Communication Partner Strategies: How to successfully interact with students using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
Date: January 29, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
OI GUEST SPEAKERS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
These events are in development for 2020-2021 with dates and details to follow. Topics and titles subject to change - these are placeholders.
Literacy for All: Teaching Reading, Writing to Students with Complex Communication and Motor Needs
Featuring Caroline Musselwhite, Ph.D.
Creating Highly Engaging Activities for Children using AAC
Featuring Lauren Enders, CCC-SLP
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PLC
The AT PLC emphasizes support for students with complex communication and motor needs with low incidence disabilities, with a focus on access (e.g., ability switches, adapted toys, accessing computers and devices) and AAC. SLPs, special education teachers, OTs, and others with specialized expertise and interest in this area are welcome to attend!
Meetings are on Thursdays via Zoom from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM on the following dates:
- September 17, 2020
- October 29, 2020
- December 3, 2020
- January 7, 2021
- February 18, 2021
- April 1, 2021
- May 13, 2021
Would you like to join the AT PLC or have other questions? Contact Ruth McKee.
ORTHOPEDIC IMPAIRMENT PLC
The OI PLC emphasizes services provided by physical therapists and occupational therapists for students with complex motor needs. Mobility, standing, transferring, positioning, seating, and various professional issues are discussed. If you are an early childhood or school-based therapist in Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, or Wasco counties you are welcome to join the OI PLC!
Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM via Zoom until we are able to meet face-to-face once again.
- October 7, 2020
- November 4, 2020
- December 2, 2020
- January 6, 2021
- February 3, 2021
- March 3, 2021
- April 7, 2021
- May 5, 2021
- June 2, 2021
Questions regarding the OI PLC or services? Contact Erin Bompiani.
AT/AAC TRAINING TOPICS AVAILABLE PER DISTRICT REQUEST
Did you know that districts in our region may request custom trainings specifically for their staff?
The following list represents topics that we can focus upon, combine, or customize based upon staff interests and needs. To request a training, complete this CRP AT/AAC TRAINING REQUEST FORM. Questions? Contact a member of the OI/AT team.
Assessment of Children with Complex Communication Needs: Assessing children with Complex Communication Needs for eligibility and program planning purposes can be challenging. In this training, we will review state eligibility requirements and share assessment tools and strategies that school districts have found helpful in this process.
Communication Partner Training: Successful communication is dependent not only on the augmentative communication tools available but also on communication strategies. This training will teach partner skills, in addition to student skills, that are critical to allow students to develop effective communication.
Partner Assisted Scanning: Partner assisted scanning is a way for communication "partners" to "assist" students by listing or "scanning" through possible choices. It is an especially valuable strategy for those who have severe motor challenges and limited functional vision.
AAC Implementation Ideas and How to Get Started: May be customized to emphasize different age groups (EI/ECSE, School-Aged). This training will focus on providing educators and therapists working in early intervention or in school-aged settings with evidence-based techniques for teaching and implementing AAC. Topics will include incorporating the use of core vocabulary for motivating activities and also for communication for academic tasks (Science experiments, etc.).
No tech and light tech AAC Ideas: Have you wondered why, in this fast-paced world of technology, no tech or light technology tools should be considered? Confused about all the names for these tools (PODD, PAS, PECS, PCS, Pixon). This training offers an overview of how to create and use individualized no tech or light tech tools to enhance your students’ communication, and it reinforces how vital these tools are.
Student Environment Tasks Tools (SETT): Framework for Identifying and Implementing Assistive Technology Interventions: The SETT Framework is a tool that helps teams gather and organize information that can be used to guide collaborative decisions about services that foster the educational success of students with disabilities. Participants will learn why considering the Student, Environment and Tasks are just as important as considering the features of the Tools. Individuals will learn a team-based, approach to implement AT and AAC tools and strategies.
Aided Language Stimulation and Core Vocabulary: AAC is not just about tools, it's about using effective strategies and techniques to teach communicative competence. Very few students begin communicating immediately when a tool is presented to them, they need to be taught how to use the tool. This training focuses on one of the most important strategies for teaching students to communicate using AAC tools, Aided Language Stimulation. The Importance of modeling core vocabulary within authentic and motivating strategies will also be discussed.
Programming and Use of Specific AAC Apps (Proloquo2go, LAMP, GoTalk Now, TouchChat, etc.): With all of the AAC apps that are available now, it can be challenging to keep up with how to go about programming the app so that it can be individualized for a particular student. This training is ideal for Speech & Language Pathologists that may not be familiar with a specific app and would like to learn more about how to program the device for their student.
Mastering the Art of Switch Assessment and Switch Access: Switches help people with disabilities access a range of equipment and technology. The aim of a switch assessment is to determine which switch, movement and switch position is the most appropriate for the student. This involves a process of trial and error, trying a range of switches, movements and positions to determine which combination provides the most successful method of access to an activity for the user.
iPads: Switch it up!: This provides a hands-on class with iPads provided by CRP that covers an array of apps that are specifically designed with built in switch access as well as switch access within iOS.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)
Credible History for School Psychologists featuring Dr. Bethany Bowers
1:00 to 2:00 PM, PST
Working with Learners with TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury featuring Melissa McCart, DEd
8:00 to 9:15 AM, PST
Childhood Brain Injury: Moving Research into Practice
November 13th & 14th
ACCESS A LIBRARY OF RECORDED TBI TRAININGS!
Click here to access recorded webinars featuring experts in the field of brain injury including: Gerard Gioia, PhD, Michael Koester, MD, Audrey McKinlay, PhD, David Kracke, JD, Jim Chesnutt, MD, Ryann Watson-Stites, PhD, and Susan Davies, EdD.