Training

Professional Development Training Sessions Offered

Please contact Infinite Possibilities (281-635-9085 or email: psarathy@earthlink.net) for detailed course/seminar descriptions and for any additional information on the topics/themes listed below. The lead presenter, Padmaja Sarathy, has written ten books and quick reference guides focusing on autism, significant and multiple disabilities, paraeducators, early childhood education, executive Function and special education legal compliance.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Audience: Special Education and General Education Teachers, Special Education and Campus Administrators, Early Childhood Teachers, and Speech Pathologists

  • Understand Child and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Developing Personalized Behavioral Solutions
  • Seven Steps Framework for Structuring Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Transition Techniques: Transform Meltdown to Calm-down
  • De-escalation Steps To Avoid Meltdowns: Proactive Measures
  • Calming and Self-Regulation Techniques to Build Focus and Reduce Stress with Music, Movement and Mindfulness
  • Technology Tools for Enhancing Communication for Group Interaction and Participation Skills

Audience: Parents, Caregivers and Day Care Staff

  • Understanding and Responding to Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Tools, Techniques and Tips
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Seven Steps of Support :A series of seminars on autism support strategies will be offered in early 2018. Contact Padmaja (281-635-9085) or email psarathy@earthlink.net for more details.

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Early Childhood Education and Special Education

Audience: Special Education and General Education Teachers and administrators, Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers

  • Activities and Supports to Improve Executive Functions in the Early Years for Learners with Special Needs
  • The Why and How of Nurturing Executive Functions in the Early Years
    Navigating the Maze of Birth-to-Five Transition
  • STEM-focused Strategies for Academic and School Success: Stimulating Problem-solving and Creative and Critical Thinking Skills

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Significant Disabilities, and Severe and Multiple Disabilities

Audience: Special Education and General Education Teachers and Administrators, Therapists, and Speech pathologists

  • Alternate Assessment: Aligning Learner Characteristics with Instruction and Assessment
  • Writing Standards-based Measurable IEPs: Integrating Curriculum Content with Academic and Functional Outcomes
  • Techniques, Tips and Tools: Serving Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
  • Creative Art Experiences Aided with Assistive Technology for Students with Significant Disabilities
  • Accessing the General Curriculum for Students with the Most Significant and Multiple Disabilities: Techniques, Technology Tools and Tips
  • Fostering Communication Choice-Making and Literacy Skills for Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities

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Paraeducator Training

Audience: Paraeducators (General and Special Education, Special Education Supervisors, Staff Trainers, and Teachers)

  • Special Education Basics for Paraeducators
  • Paraeducator Instructional Support Role: Five Guiding Mantras
  • The Three Ps of Behavioral Supports for Paraeducators: Prevention, Personalization and Positive Strokes
  • Choreographing Effective Paraeducator Support: From Role Ambiguity to Role Clarification
  • Autism Training for Paraeducators
  • Role of the Para-educator in Working Effectively with Students with Diverse and Significant Learning Needs
  • Paraeducator Role in Supporting Students with the Most Severe, Multiple and Complex Disabilities

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