Fifth Annual Conference on Best Practices for Nonpublic Special Education Programs November 15 & 16, 2011

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Keynote Presentation
  • Keynote Speakers -
  • Mrs. Brenda Weitzberg, Founder & Director of Aspiritech

  • Dr. Jason Washburn, Director, Center for Evidence-Based Practice Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital

    Trends in Child & Adolescent Mental Health: What to Look for and What to do About It?
    This keynote address will focus on trends in the field of child and adolescent mental health. We will review epidemiologic trends among major categories of mental disorders for children and adolescents, and consider what those trends may look like in the next decade. Changes and additions to child and adolescent disorders in the 5th major revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, due for publication in 2013, will be presented. We will also discuss what to do about mental disorders among children and adolescents. The Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice Model will be presented as a guide for understanding how to best treat mental disorders among children and adolescents. Current evidence-based treatments for common mental disorders in children and adolescents will be briefly reviewed. Finally, future trends for treatment, including psychosocial, pharmacologic, and device interventions will be discussed.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Session #1

Session #2
  • ABA – Your Ticket to Work!

  • Amanda Brott, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Hope Institute
  • Skylar Tierney, Director of Vocational Services, Hope Institute

Session #3

Session #4

Session #5

Session #6

Session #7
& 12 (Double Session)

Session #8

Session #9
  • NCASES…Accreditation Says it All!    Handout A   Handout B

  • Sherry Kolbe, Executive Director/CEO, National Association of Private Special Education Centers

Session #10

Session #11

Session #13

Session #14
  • AdvanceED – The Power to Transform Education   Handout 14a   Handout 14b   Handout 14c

  • Becky Densmore, AdvancED Associate Director
  • Dick Spohr, AdvancED Lead Evaluator

Session #15

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Session #16

Session #17

Session #18

Session #19

Session #20

Session #21

Session #22
  • IPCRB Rates: What, Why and Where?   Handout 1   Handout 2

  • Satu Allen, Principal Consultant, ISBE
  • Lauren Russell, ISBE

Session #23

Session #24

Session #25

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