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Using Technology for Students with Language-Based Disabilities Psychological Reports-What is Overlooked? Typical Profile of a Dyslexic

Event Name: Using Technology for Students with Language-Based Disabilities Psychological Reports-What is Overlooked? Typical Profile of a Dyslexic
Sponsor: CDC of Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley
Type: Continuing Education
Chapter: Pennsylvania
Contact Hours: 5
Dates / Times: Saturday, October 5, 08:45 AM - 03:00 PM
Description: Looking at Psych reports to look at the information to show a possible emerging disability very often missed as well as charting standard scores to easily see the typical profile of a dyslexic. Use of technology to enable our students to make their school life easier to navigate.
Registration / More Info Link: None Provided
Presenter(s): Bill Ziegler Bill was a teacher of special education from 1975-1983 at Eastern State School and Hospital. Since 1983 he has been an Assistive Technology Consultant with the Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 in Doylestown, PA. He assists his IU, along with IEP teams in 14 local school districts in Bucks County, to find appropriate assistive technology solutions for students with physical, sensory and learning difficulties. Bill has been an Apple Distinguished Educator since 2003. Diane Laurence Diane has been teaching for over 20 years. She is a 4th Grade Learning Support teacher who is very intuitive about which technology works best for each student. She and her husband (also a teacher) have four children from elementary school through high school. Besides being a Girl Scout leader for two troops, Diane also volunteers in the religious education program in her parish. Nancy McQuade Nancy has served as a certified school psychologist in public school districts in Bucks and Montgomery Counties for 14 years. As both an educator and a parent of a child with a language-based learning disability, Nancy is a strong advocate for individuals with different learning styles and disabilities to ensure full access to their education, with or without special education services. She has worked to train parents and school district staff to differentiate instruction, provide interventions and accommodations, and when appropriately identified as requiring special education; to develop and implement specialized instruction. Nancy’s core belief is based on the awareness that all children can learn and grow when provided with the educational program that matches individual learning profiles. Nancy received an educational specialist degree in school psychology from Rider University, a Master of Arts degree in clinical-counseling psychology from LaSalle University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Pennsylvania State University. In addition, she has continued her post-graduate studies earning a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology from Texas Woman’s University (in conjunction with Kids, Inc.) and Memory Interventionist Certification from the School House Educational Center. Nancy is also currently actively pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology. In addition, Nancy has taught graduate students in school psychology at Rider University as an adjunct professor. Pat Lazzaro With over forty years’ experience helping special needs children and their parents, Pat has filled positions ranging from special education classroom teacher, learning disabilities teacher consultant, inclusion teacher, title 1 reading teacher, and learning support reading teacher. These various positions were held in private and public schools, as well as charter schools. She came to the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Philadelphia in 2008 when she began training in the multisensory structured language program. Initial level training was completed, and Pat continued to acquire advanced level certification, supervisor and instructor certifications. In 2016, Pat took over the role of center director for the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Philadelphia. Since then, Pat has trained two initial level classes, one advanced level class and one trainee to become a supervisor. Currently, Pat is training a teacher to become an instructor. Since coming to the Children’s Dyslexia Center, finding ways to help students by training teachers through teacher training in higher education has become Pat’s passion.
Cost: $80 Act 45 + $10
Contact: Teresa Dearing

Location: BCIU #22
705 N. Shady Retreat Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

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