TRAINING AND EVENTS FOR 2019-2020
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.
This page is frequently updated as events and guest speakers are added. Note that dates and events are subject to change.
LAST UPDATED ON 9.13.19
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)
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
The Incredible Power of Peers to Create Social Success for Children with ASD (Pre-K to 3rd Grade)
DECEMBER 12, 2019
Teaching Social Emotional Skills to Young Children with ASD (Pre-K to 3rd Grade)
JANUARY 23, 2020
Teaching Social Emotional Skills to Students with ASD (Upper Elementary to High School)
JANUARY 30, 2020
Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Students with ASD: Strategies for Enhancing Social Competence
FEBRUARY 6, 2020
Social Communication Assessment for ASD Evaluations
Inclusive Kindergarten Training (IKT): An Intensive Two-Day Summer Institute
ASD GUEST SPEAKERS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Attention EI/ECSE Service Providers! This event offered in collaboration with Northwest Regional ESD
Project ImPACT Second Edition - Teaching Social Communication Skills to Children with Autism and other Developmental Delays
Presented by Anna Dvortcsak, M.S. CCC-SLP
December 5-6, 2019
Note, this event is in the early planning stages. We will post additional details as soon as they are available.
Additional ASD special events are in development. Please check back.
ASD Professional Learning Community (PLC)
Meetings are help the first Monday of each month at Columbia Regional Program. 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 2019-2020
Training Series for Parents of Children with Autism and Related Needs
One Saturday a month (October-June), from 9:30am to 12:00 parents and caregivers gather to learn about how to use positive behavior strategies, promote social and communication skill development, and increase independence for their children with autism and related needs. Click here for printable flyer.
Dates for 2019-2020
October 19, 2019
Visual Supports at Home: Following Directions and Routines
November 16, 2019
Supporting your Child’s Communication
December 14, 2019
Understanding your Child’s Behavior: ABCs & How to Respond
January 11, 2020
Positive Behavior Strategies: Increasing Prosocial Behaviors
February 8, 2020
Toilet Training 101: Tips & Tricks
March 14, 2020
Building your Child’s Independence with Self-Help Skills
April 11, 2020
Puberty, Adolescence, and ASD
May 9, 2020
Increasing your Child’s Social Interaction, Play and Leisure Skills
June 6, 2020
Community Opportunities and Success “Out and About”
BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED (BVI)
Teaching Students with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
NOVEMBER 6, 2019
EXPANDED CORE CURRICULUM (ECC) SUMMER CAMP
DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING (DHH)
Play Group (Birth to Age Three)
Our Play Group welcomes families who have children who are Deaf or hard of hearing between the ages of birth and three. Join us for a morning of language-focused play and exploration. We will have toys and art activities for your little ones as well as snacks and opportunities to meet other families.
Time for each playgroup is 10:00am to 11:15am
We offer two different locations:
Gladstone Center for Families & Children
18905 Portland Ave.
Gladstone, OR 97027
CRP Early Childhood Center @ Wilcox
(portable behind the main building)
833 NE 74th Ave. Portland OR 97213
May 8 – All groups join at Wilcox for End-Of-The-Year Playgroup FUN!!
Laying the Foundation for Deafblindness
August 19-20, 2019
Working with Students who are Deafblind
Date to be determined
ORTHOPEDIC IMPAIRMENT & ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (OI/AT)
Switch It Up! Adapted Play and Learning for Students with Complex Motor Needs
OCTOBER 21, 2019 (POSTPONED: NEW DATE TBA)
How to Use the SETT Framework: A Student-Centered, Collaborative Team Approach to Considering AC/AT Tools and Strategies
DECEMBER 5, 2019
AT/AAC TRAINING TOPICS AVAILABLE PER DISTRICT REQUEST
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. Email Brad Hendershott if you would like to make a request.
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 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
AAC is not just about tools, it 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.
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PLC
The AT PLC emphasizes support for students with complex communication and motor needs with low incidence disabilities.
Meetings are on Fridays from 9am-to-11am on the following dates:
September 20, 2019
November 8, 2019
January 10, 2020
February 21, 2020
April 3, 2020
May 15, 2020
Email questions to Ruth McKee.
ORTHOPEDIC IMPAIRMENT PLC
The OI PLC emphasizes services provided by physical therapists and occupational therapists for students with complex motor needs who have an OI eligibility. Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 9am to 11am at Columbia Regional Program
Oct 30 (Willamette)
December 4 (Columbia)
January 22 (Columbia)
February 26 (Columbia)
April 8 (Columbia)
May 27 (Columbia)
Email questions to Erin Bompiani.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)
Oregon Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT)
The role of the SLP in multidisciplinary concussion management for adolescents experiencing persistent concussion symptoms - presented by Jim Wright M.A., CCC-SLP
March 23, 2020 3:00-4:00
WEBINAR: Register via this link
Additional TBI training opportunities at CRP are in development - please check back.