The CARA's Kit for Preschoolers: A User Friendly and Practical Tool to Promote Participation and Learning

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2012

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The CARA's Kit for Preschoolers is designed to support the design of adaptations that promote preschooler participation in everyday routines and activities. The Preschool version helps individuals who provide care and intervention for children ages 3-5 use adaptations to make situations better for particular children, including those with challenging behaviors, disabilities, or other special needs or improve situations for an entire group. Adaptations include making changes to the environment, daily schedule, activities, materials, and requirements and instructions and include the use of assistive technology. Participants will learn about CARA's Kit for Preschoolers and how to use the kit to create adaptations that can be used to promote young children's participation in preschool learning opportunities. This session was on the program of the 2011 Inclusion Institute.

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1

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8

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2

Target Audience: 

6

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1

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Supporting Quality Home Visiting Practices

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2012

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Over the last few years, there has been a renewed interest in home visiting programs to support children and families. In this session we will explore 4 key foundational “pillars”: family centered/relationship based practice, adult learning strategies, how children learn, and teaming practices. We will review what these pillars mean and then discuss some of the implications for home visiting practices. Come prepared with some examples of your work with families.

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1

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11

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1

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1

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2
3

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2

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Strategies for Preventing and Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Inclusive Settings

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2012

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In this session learn the form and function of four training modules developed by the Head Start Center for Inclusion designed to help early care and education professionals prevent and address challenging behavior in inclusive classrooms. Modules provide a decision making framework and effective practical strategies for ensuring that every child—including those with challenging behaviors—has just the right amount of support to access, participate and thrive in preschool. This session was on the program of the 2011 Inclusion Institute.

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1

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2

Topic: 

1

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2

Target Audience: 

6

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1

Meeting the Needs of Developmentally Diverse Dual Language Learners From Birth to Three

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2012

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This session will examine the intersections between dual language development and developmental diversity. The session will begin with an overview of key research findings on young dual language learners. The overview will lead participants to understand how a child’s home language is a vital resource for future development. The session will then provide a summary of the research on young dual language learners who also present with disabilities/developmental delays. Implications for screening, assessment and educational services for children will be provided.

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1

Room: 

5

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

1

Target Audience: 

1
2

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2

Inclusive Classroom Profile: Measuring the Quality of Inclusion in an Era of Accountability

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2012

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This session will provide information about a new tool, the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP), and promising directions for using the ICP to address the quality of inclusion within a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). The ICP is used to assess the quality of inclusion in early childhood classrooms across twelve dimensions of inclusive practices. Information from a pilot study in North Carolina will be shared. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how the information obtained through using the ICP can be used for research, quality assessment, and professional development.

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1

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6

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3

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2

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1
4
5

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2

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How I Benefit From Inclusion: The Family Perspective

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2012

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Two families will share their efforts to implement a vision for their children that have included educational and social inclusion in order to allow them to be as independent as possible through childhood and into adulthood. Presenters will share personal stories and lessons learned along their journey. This will be a moderated panel discussion. There will be time for questions and responses from the audience.

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1

Room: 

4

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

3
6

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2

Designing and Implementing Instructional Strategies for Young Children in Inclusive Classrooms

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2012

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Practical suggestions for practitioners about how to design and implement instructional strategies in inclusive classrooms will be presented, including specific ideas for how to use assessment information to select instructional outcomes, design and implement instructional strategies, and determine their success. The session will emphasize differentiating instruction for all children in inclusive settings.

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1

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9

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1

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2

Target Audience: 

2

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2

Where Are the Children? What We Know From Our Data and What We Need to Know to Support Inclusive Opportunities

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2012

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Educational Environments data for children 3-5 are part of the information states are required to collect under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This session will feature an update of the IDEA educational environments reporting requirements, available data and a discussion of how some states are collecting and using this data. Participants will have an opportunity to share information about the educational environments data collection processes in their programs and states.

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1

Room: 

11

Topic: 

3

Age Group: 

2

Target Audience: 

5

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2

The New CARA’s Kit for Toddlers: A User Friendly and Practical Tool to Promote Toddler Participation and Learning

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2012

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Participants will learn about the new CARA’s Kit for Toddlers and how to use the kit to create adaptations that can be used to promote toddler participation in opportunities for learning in home, community, and early childhood settings.  Similar to the original CARA’s Kit for Preschoolers, the toddler version helps individuals who provide care and intervention for toddlers use adaptations to make situations better for particular toddlers, including those with challenging behaviors, disabilities, or other special needs or improve situations for an entire group.  Adaptations include making changes to the environment, daily schedule, activities, materials, and requirements and instructions and include the use of assistive technology.

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1

Room: 

8

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

1

Target Audience: 

6

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2

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The Early Development Project: Providing a Parent-Mediated Intervention for Infants and Toddlers at Risk for Autism

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2012

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The primary focus of the session will be on the content and process of a research-based, parent-mediated intervention for very young children identified as at-risk for autism or developmental disability.  Various contextual factors that influence both interventionist and parent implementation will be explored.

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1

Room: 

6

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

1

Target Audience: 

2
3

Repeat from last year?: 

2

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