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MAIER PD Series: The Incredible 5-point Scale Extended Version

May 4, 2017

| $30

Speaker: Kari Dunn Buron, M.S., Autism Education Specialist/Author
Sessions begin at 9 am and end by 3:30pm. Sign-in begins at 8:30am
Jeff’s Catering, Brewer Maine

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For those unable to attend in person, MAIER PD is now available to Live Stream or to view at a later time in our PD Archives! Same low cost to register. FMI view PD page.

Over the past 10 years, there have been unprecedented advances in neuroscience related to the development of social behavior and emotional regulation.  These advances include information about social awareness, social attention, self awareness, self management and self-control.  This new research not only documents that these skills are brain-based, but emerging educational research indicates that these skills can be taught.  The information in this presentation should be a part of every team discussion for all students who exhibit upsetting, confusing, challenging or even violent behavior.

This presentation includes an overview of Social Cognition, Executive Function and Emotional Regulation as they relate to Social Anxiety and a Loss of Emotional Control.  The speaker will focus on several evidence-based strategies used to teach social cognitive skills while highlighting the use of the 5-Point Scale. Buron will also introduce her latest work, The Social Times Curriculum.

Kari Dunn Buron M.S.  taught in K-12 with students on the autism spectrum for 30+ years and was a founding member of the MN Autism Project. She developed an Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate program for educators at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. In 2003, Kari received a fellowship that allowed her to spend a year interviewing and working internationally with a number of scientists and researchers in the area of Social Cognition and Education, with a focus on challenging behaviors. In 2012, Kari was inducted into the Illinois State University Education Department Hall of Fame.

Kari is the co-author of The Incredible 5-Point Scale (recently revised), and the author of When My Worries Get Too Big-Revised (Mom’s Choice Award 2013 Gold), A 5 Could Make Me Lose Control and A 5 is Against the Law! (2008 ASA literary award winner). Kari is the co-editor of a textbook for educators titled Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators (2009 ASA literary award winner) and a co-author of Social Behavior and Self-Management (a scale book for adults). Kari’s two most recent projects include a children’s chapter book entitled Adalyn’s Clare, a story about a highly anxious 4th grader and her social therapy dog, Clare and a social skills curriculum called The Social Times Curriculum (based on the Social Times magazine).


May 4, 2017
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Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research
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Jeff’s Catering
15 Littlefield Road
Brewer, ME 04412 United States
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