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National Speaker - Kathy Staugler - Oct. 30

"Standards-based Education for Students with Severe/Profound Disabilities? YES We Can!"
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Kathy Staugler, CCC-SLP, has worked for over 35 years as an SLP, special education teacher, and assistive technology consultant. Her primary focus has been on students with significant disabilities and the development of strategies to enable students to participate, communicate, and make progress within their educational programs.
Who Should Attend? This session is designed for educators, related service providers, and administrators.
Location: Keystone Learning Services
What Is It? The education of students with severe/profound disabilities has been challenged by current mandates that ALL students must be receiving instruction within grade-level curriculum aligned to appropriate content standards. Very little has been presented in research to clearly identify the instructional RATIONALE, instructional STRATEGIES or instructional IDEAS that are most appropriate for students with severe/profound disabilities. This workshop will present the rationale, strategies and ideas to make learning meaningful for this population of students. 
Download registration form.  Please complete and fax to Debra by October 20th 708-444-4202 or Scan and email to $10 lunch fee due at site.

JDLA Open House Oct. 23 5-7pm

Chili Feed and Open House. Come visit the school and hear about student accomplishments. RSVP for dinner.

The Guidance Center School Programs

The Guidance Center can be a beneficial adjunct to any school-based program. TGC's purpose is to support both students and staff in managing behaviors that get in the way of academic progress. TGC incorporates both psychosocial group and attendant care services into the academic schedule. Group programs are designed for children who have experienced emotional disturbance which affects their functioning in the home, school, and community, and which may place the child at risk for out-of- home/school/community placement. Intensive support from the program facilitators assists the child in gaining skills for successful community living. Activities included in the program are structured, goal-directed activities designed to be interactive and promote active participation. The activities are based on participant's needs and are designed to improve interactions in the home, school, and community. Focus of activities may include:
·  Assist youth in daily problem solving
·  Improve social skills
·  Promote health and well-being
·  Provide training to support positive leisure time
·  Enhance personal relationships
Attendant care services are one-on-one child specific services. The purpose of attendant care is to support, prompt, and praise kids throughout their daily routine so they can successfully complete their required tasks. Each child learns differently, and those with behavior issues have additional needs and barriers. Each child is unique and attendant care serves to identify and address those specific needs. The added benefit of this individualized attention is that there is less disruption in the classroom and therefore, less disruption to the academic progress of all the students in the class.


WHO: Keystone Learning Services and the Jefferson County Health Department
WHAT: COUNT YOUR KID IN – If you have concerns about your child's development, this free screening will provide help for children 0-5 years of age.
Children are screened in areas of speech / language development, motor development, concept development, social skills, vision and hearing.
WHEN: Friday, October 24, 2014
WHERE: Livingwater Evangelical Free Church
13960 K-92 HWY
Oskaloosa, KS 66066
For an appointment
CALL: (785) 876-2214 Ext. 201

JDLA participates in Box Tops for Education Program

John Dewey Learning Academy participates in the Box Tops for Education program.
Please save Box Tops off items you purchase and send to Lu Newman at JDLA Office.
JDLA receives $0.10 for each Box Top!
See a complete listing of products at:

Infinitc Award

Welcome back!  Great speakers this semester are MARK COHN (apps for students with autism series), GAYL BOWSER (AT team series), KELLY FONNER (AAC implementation), JOANNE CAFERIO (literacy & communication for students with autism), and TONY VINCENT (mobile learning series).  Download complete listing. Certificates of completion will be provided.   
EXCITING CHANGES this semester -  based on your feedback we are bringing back VOIP (sound thru speakers)!  You still have the option to call into the webinar via phone.  In addition, we will be providing an IMMEDIATE ARCHIVE for two weeks and then eventually posted on our website.  All participants who register will receive the archived link, so please register!  Please see below or attached list for webinars we have permission to archive. 
Plus, more archived webinars on the website from last semester. Go to the 'Online Classroom' section, then click on the drop down box to 'Archived Webinars'.


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