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Supporting Students With Anxiety Issues: Practical Strategies for Teachers – Toronto
December 7, 2015 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm345 CDN + HST
Registrations closed. Thank you for your interest!
In this seminar, the presenter will explore the characteristics of the most commonly seen anxiety challenges as they manifest themselves at school. These learnings will then be paired with comprehensive considerations of classroom strategies, both individualized and class-wide, which can support students with anxiety, social, and self-regulatory challenges; embracing the concept of Universal Design – Good Practice For All, But Necessary For Some. Included amongst these interventions will be the use of emotional scales, social narratives, sensory breaks, contingency mapping, calming boxes, and much more.
Target audience: Elementary and High School Teachers
(Although all are invited to attend, this seminar has been developed for teachers rather than school social workers or school psychologists)
Bev Miller, M.Ed.
For over 25 years, Bev has taught in both intermediate and high school classrooms, and supported schools in the Halton District School Board in implementing appropriate programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger’s Syndrome. Prior to her retirement from the HDSB, Bev worked as an Itinerant Resource Teacher, where she supported staff in best-practice strategies in working with students with a wide-range of exceptionalities and challenges. Bev received her training at the University of Manitoba and the University of Toronto/OISE. She has also received in-service and training in the United States and Canada in various methodologies and approaches to support students with anxiety, self-regulatory, and social challenges, including Collaborative Problem Solving, Social Thinking, Applied Behavioural Analysis, and Structured Teaching. Bev is the co-founder of the MOSAICS Approach (Managing and Overcoming Social and Anxiety Issues with Collaborative Support).
All spots available for this seminar have been filled. Thank you for your interest!