Summer Insitute 2003
Supporting Young Children with Disabilities Where They Are: Strategies for Intervention in Everyday Settings
Wichita State Continuing Education Complex
Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Building Collaboration to Support Participation in Everyday Life
Ellen Mellard, MS, OTR, Occupational Therapist/Clinical Instructor, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Ellen discussed collaboration and how it builds the context for intervention in everyday settings. Also, the therapists' role as well as the roles of other members of the early childhood team.
Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Asset and Interest-Based Interventions in Classroom and Community Settings
Nicole Roper, M.A., Speech/Language Pathologist, Family Infant and Preschool Program (FIPP), Morganton, North Carolina. Nicole’s presentation focused on the benefits of an interest and asset based approach for young children ages three to six, and their families, in community and classroom settings.
Thursday, June 19, 2003
The Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Versions A,B,and C)
Marilyn Espe-Sherwindt, Ph.D., Director, Family Child Learning Center, Tallmadge, Ohio. Marilyn discussed family as the focus of our intervention efforts and explored the ideas of “teaching” families to teach their children, balancing competing agendas between therapists, providers, families and other key stakeholders and “best practice” in designing intervention.
Friday, June 20, 2003
Positive Beginnings: Supporting Young Children With Challenging Behavior
Lise Fox, Ph.D., Associate Program Director and Research Professor, The Department of Child and Family Studies, University of South Florida. This workshop provided participants with information about effective practices for providing early intervention and prevention to young children who are at risk for, or have, challenging behavior.