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Summer Insitute 2003

Supporting Young Children with Disabilities Where They Are: Strategies for Intervention in Everyday Settings

June 17-20
Wichita State Continuing Education Complex
Wichita, Kansas

day one

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.

Photograph of Ellen Mellard, University of Kansas Medical CenterPhotograph of people reading booklets

day two

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.

photograph of Nicole Roper, Speech/Language pathologist, North CarolinaPhotograph of people attending summer institute

Photograph of Marnie Campbell and a man presenting at Summer Institute

day three

Thursday, June 19, 2003

Family-Based Interventions:
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.

photograph of women at Summer Institutephotograph of two women at the Summer Institute

day four

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.

Photograph of Lise Fox, University of South FloridaPhotograph of presenter at Summer Institute

Photograph of Group of participants at Summer Institute

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