T-TAC Professional Development Opportunities
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- March 18 , 2015 in Norfolk, Virginia
- OR March 25, 2015 in Hampton, Virginia (please choose only one)
This professional development opportunity will provide information to help support students with ASD and other developmental disabilities that are having difficulty with reading comprehension as a result of social communication deficits. Based on the book Drawing a Blank: Improving Comprehension for Readers on the Autism Spectrum, presenters will address social communication issues, such as the inability to read the emotional states of others or to identify the intentions of others, and the subsequent impact on reading comprehension. Numerous comprehension strategies will be shared throughout the day along with evidenced based literacy strategies. Participants will leave with useful tools that will support students’ reading comprehension.
- Online Professional Development Activity
The purpose of collecting data is to provide objective evidence of a program’s effectiveness and to guide instructional decisions. Educators can ensure that they provide meaningful instruction by collecting useful data on students’ progress and then use the data to make instructional decisions. In other words, with meaningful data, educators can adjust their instruction in response to students’ performance.
State and National Events
Webinars will be presented during one week in November, February, April and September. Each webinar will be offered from 12-1 pm and 3-4 pm. Webinar descriptions and registration information will be available on the conference website, http://vconf.gmu.edu/Conference/TechKnowledgy2014/ .
- March 11 & 12, 2015
- Richmond, Virginia
Commonwealth Autism’s 14th Annual Autism Conference. Keynote Speakers: V. Mark Durand, Ph.D. and Zosia Zaks, M.Ed., C.R.C.
- March 13 & 14, 2015
- Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia
Presented by the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association.
- April 8 – 11, 2015
- San Diego, CA
Opening General Session will feature keynote address by author Brad Cohen.
presented by PESI Rehab
- April 24, 2015
- Newport News Hilton Garden Inn
Children who have trouble self regulating throughout the day are missing out on typical childhood experiences in school, on the playground and with their families. This workshop looks at the underlying factors of poor self-regulation and how they affect the child.
Experienced presenter, Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L will teach you practical interventions and how to create simple, but effective programs in clinical, school and home settings.
- June 17 – 19, 2015
- James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
- June 24 – 25, 2015
- Charlottesville, Virginia
Save the Date! Registration opens Spring 2015. Dual Language and Transition Challenges
- July 8-10, 2015
- Virginia Beach, Virginia