Inclusive Practices

Starting Points and Possibilities Promoting Inclusion Learning and Relationships for Students with Complex Needs

  • December 3rd, 2013
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The purpose of this video series is to provide school leaders, teachers, paraprofessionals, families and students information around Natural Peer Supports with the expertise of Dr. Erik Carter. These five video sessions will provide the essential information needed to develop the structures that promote inclusion, learning, and relationships between students with and without disabilities with special focus on students with low incidence and significant cognitive disabilities. Dr. Carter will describe the evidence base and the necessary components for developing an effective peer support program. These sessions are supported with video documentary of actual peer support programs occurring within Pennsylvania. Each session will guide schools in identifying crucial elements to launch new or continue current efforts in implementing natural peer support programs.

There are five sessions included in this professional development series:

#1) Rigor, Relevance and Relationships
In this session Dr. Carter focuses on the importance of fostering relationships along with rigorous, relevant learning opportunities for students with low incidence and significant cognitive disabilities.

Rigor, Relevance and Relationships

#2) Important Elements
This session focuses on addressing helpful starting points and important landmarks for schools committed to encouraging relationships and shared learning among students with and without disabilities.
This session focuses on addressing helpful starting points and important landmarks for schools committed to encouraging relationships and shared learning among students with and without disabilities.

Important Elements

#3) School-Wide Peer Partner Programs
This session focuses on peer partner programs which are one type of peer mediated approach for promoting inclusion, friendships and learning.

School-wide Peer Parternship Programs

#4) Peer Support Arrangements in Inclusive Classrooms (Part 1)
This session along with session five focuses on peer support arrangements that lead to academic and social participation in inclusive classrooms.

Peer Support Arrangements in Inclusive Classroom

#5) Peer Support Arrangements in Inclusive Classrooms (Part 2)
This session along with session four focuses on peer support arrangements that lead to academic and social participation in inclusive classrooms.

Peer Support Arrangements in Inclusive Classrooms Part 2
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Consultants

  • Sharon Leonard
    Speech & Language, Inclusive Practices, Students with Complex Support Needs
  • Rick Creech
    Assistive Technology, Secondary Transition, Short Term Loan, Inclusive Practices, Students with Complex Support Needs, Low Incidence
  • Marcia Thomas
    Inclusive Practices, Students with Complex Support Needs, Project MAX
  • Jennifer Geibel
    Speech & Language, Inclusive Practices, Family Engagement
  • Christine Moon
    Leadership, Inclusive Practices, Procedural Safeguards
  • Jodie Holmberg
    Inclusive Practices, Early Intervention - Infant/Toddler, Early Intervention - Preschool
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