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2014 Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders

Sheraton February 27, 28, March 1, 2014
Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
2345 McGee Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108


Conference Program

Conference Brochure


Keynote Session, Friday, February 28, 2014
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Students in Our Schools: Achieving Our Potential

The unmet needs of students in our schools with significant mental health conditions are receiving more widespread recognition from educators and others across this country and beyond. While some models stress the importance of bringing traditional mental health providers into the school setting, others emphasize the current potential of current resources within our schools that must not be overlooked. This keynote address will focus on emerging trends in meeting these needs.
Peter S. Jensen, M.D., President and CEO, The REACH Institute, New York, NY; Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Research Department of Psychiatry & Psychology Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Mark D. Weist, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Moderator: Carl R. Smith, Ph.D., Professor, School of Education, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Pre-Symposium Half-Day Workshops, Thursday, February 27, 2014
Nationally recognized speakers in the area of emotional behavior disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and special education present hands on practical research based sessions on Thursday morning and afternoon.

Thursday Morning, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
1. Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management, Randy Sprick, Ph.D., Director and Lead Consultant, Safe & Civil Schools, Eugene, OR

2. Social Skills and Social Interaction Strategies for Learners with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, Richard Simpson, Ph.D., Professor, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS and Ellen McGinnis-Smith, Consultant, Iowa Department of Education, IA

3. Interconnecting Systems of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support and School Mental Health, Mark D. Weist, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

4. HOCUS FOCUS: Working Magic in the Classroom, Kevin Spencer is an educator, researcher, writer and artist who uses the power of the arts to make a difference in people's lives. Founder of the HOCUS FOCUS Project, www.HocusFocusEducation.com. Adjunct Faculty, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Alabama in Birmingham

Thursday Afternoon, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
5. Implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support with Young Children: Where Are We? Where Are We Going? How Can We Get There? Judith Carta, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Professor, University of Kansas; Juniper Gardens Children's Project, Kansas City, KS

6. Implementing Self-management to Improve Behavior and Academic Outcomes: High and Low Tech Strategies, Howard Wills, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor, Juniper Gardens Children's Project, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS and K. Richard Young, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling and Special Education, David O. McKay School of Education, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

7. Meeting the Academic Needs of Students With and At-risk for EBD: A Look at Reading and Writing Interventions, Kathleen Lynne Lane, Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Wendy P. Oakes, Ph.D., Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ; and Robin P. Ennis, Ph.D., Clemson University, Clemson, SC

8. Lights, Camera, Action: Using Video Modeling to Improve Student Outcomes, Stephen Crutchfield, MSE, Doctoral Student in Special Education, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS and Rose Mason, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Juniper Gardens Children's Project, Kansas City, KS

For More Information about Breakout Sessions, Poster Session, Special Two-Hour Saturday Morning Session download our Conference Brochure & Registration Form.

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