Getting Through: Behavior Strategies for Children with Communication Disorders

April 10, 2015
Facilitator: Tracy Cohen
175 Broad St. 
Claremont, NH 03743


The educational landscape has a very different appearance now than it did 20 years ago.  Every teacher knows good classroom management needs to be established before learning can occur.  Our classrooms are a tapestry of diverse learners with varying needs.  Children with communication disorders may have difficulty in the inclusive classroom and unintentionally alter the day's planned lessons.  How can we best meet the needs of these students?  Being prepared with behavior strategies for children coded with autism, Tourette's syndrome, nonverbal learning disabilities and other communication disorders, is a necessity.  This workshop will cover a number of strategies including the proper use of visuals, physical organization of the educational environment, appropriate use of breaks and social stories, to name a few.  

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Targeted Reading Instruction-Through Word Study

Mini workshop series

 Facilitator:  Nancy Plummer

SRPDC (located in room 19 at SHS)

Registration Fee:  $150.00

Middle High School sessions

Time:  2:45-3:45
Meeting dates:
March 2, 23, & 30
April 13 & 20
May 4 & 11

Elementary  sessions

Time:  4:00-5:00
Meeting dates:
March 2, 23, & 30
April 13 & 20
May 4 & 11

The training offers a seven week study beginning with the research on reading and spelling development.  Research shows that the stages of reading and spelling are directly related and by addressing the needs of one (spelling or word study) it improves the other, reading.  This will provide participants with the purpose of word study  and why it is important.  Throughout the training, teachers will develop an awareness of each of the stages of spelling along with instructional strategies to support all students in the class.  Special attention will be placed on how to plan for and differentiate instruction for students during whole and in targeted small groups.  Practice activities will be identified so that students can continue to build skills necessary for reading development.  Each session teachers will have “You Try It” assignments to take back and use in the classroom.   

Learning how to read is very complex and teaching reading is no less difficult.  There are many components to reading: phonemic awareness, phonics and word study, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension, that must be developed in order for students to be successful readers. Every component is necessary and with one component missing, reading is impaired.  This training focuses on the component of phonics and word study at its many levels.  It is intended to support teachers in their word study knowledge and instruction.  Other components will be addressed, but it is the purpose of this training to develop instructional strategies in this one area. 

Please contact Tammy Morse at 543.4220 x 1035 or with any questions.

Please note these are workshop series and we are offering two session times. 2:45-3:45 is for Middle and High Staff and 4:00-5:00 is for Elementary Staff.

 SAU 6 Educators, please click here to register

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