Fairfax County Public Schools is holding its 11th Annual Special Education Conference on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Hayfield Secondary School. Registration is FREE!
There are fifty-three (53!!!) workshops over the three 1 1/4 hour sessions. To see the full workshop lineup, click here for the PDF with the descriptions:
They cover a wide range of relevant topics for preschool through high-school students. In addition to important reviews of dyslexia, anxiety, autism, supporting siblings and other learning challenges, I was most impressed by the selection of preschool-age topics, with a strong emphasis on promoting social-emotional skills and functioning. The elementary-school age lineup is strong, too (note: some of the preschool workshops' targeted audience includes preschool and elementary school age children).
- Supporting the Development of Executive Functioning in Preschool and Elementary School Age Students
- Building Independence in Preschool
- Understanding and Molding Your Preschool Child's Behavior
- Executive Function + Social Emotional Development = School Readiness
- Movement is Magic
- Quality Practices in Early Childhood Inclusion
- Teaching Social Skills to Young Children
- Develop Your Child's Executive Functioning Skills Through Play and Mindfulness
To register, go here:
Conference web page:
For those who come by the office, I'll have a copy of the workshop descriptions out in the waiting area.