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MAIER PD: Executive Functioning

December 1, 2016

| $30

Speaker: Diane Jackson, Ed.D. , University of Maine
Sessions begin at 9am and end by 3:30pm; Sign in begins at 8:30am
Location: Jeff’s Catering, Brewer

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Morning Session:  Executive Function Impacting Learning
This professional session will review evidence supporting executive function development to support students with ASD in learning.  Participants will engage in activities to build awareness of the role of visual and language consistency.  Tips for coaching inefficient learners will be modeled and menus of choices for the teacher and students will be shared.

Afternoon Session:  Math Development on the Autism Spectrum
This professional development will build on the morning’s executive function theme as it applies to math conceptual and procedural growth.  Participants will engage with the concrete/representational /abstract stages of math learning and be exposed to evidence regarding math learning and gaps as seen on the spectrum.  Considerably less research has gone into the field of math concept and applications for students with ASD.  With this in mind, let’s establish where we can grow as professionals delivering important math skills.

Dr. Diane Jackson is a faculty member of the College of Education and Human Development, Special Education Department with interests in specific learning disabilities, executive function development, and math for struggling learners.

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December 1, 2016
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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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