Treatment Strategies for Children with Significant Challenges

July 19, 2013 9:00am - 4:30pm

This event is open to PTs, OTs, and STs.

Jane Korsten, M.S., SLP, ATR, will be presenting.

Course is pending approval for 6 TSHA, TPTA, TOTA CEUs.

Course Description:

The workshop presents non-traditional assessment and intervention strategies appropriate for the development of communication in individuals having severe multiple differences, developmental differences, and/or autism. Information is relevant to the needs of those individuals who are currently unable to communicate their wants and needs spontaneously in their environment, regardless of age or severity of physical and/or cognitive differences. Techniques incorporate current research in the areas of communication, education and sensory integration.

About the presenter: Jane Korsten, M.S., SLP, ATR

Jane has an undergraduate degree in elementary education from the University of Kansas, a M.A. in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Illinois and has taken additional post graduate courses at University of Kansas, University of Missouri at Kansas City, University of Nebraska, Hamline University, Ottawa University and Research Institute for Assistive and Training technologies (RIATT), University of New Mexico.

She has worked as a speech pathologist and AT resource with individuals from “birth to earth” having significant sensory motor differences and autism. She has worked in public schools, supported living settings for adults and private practice developing alternate communication systems for individuals who are non-verbal. She was the principal investigator on an Innovative Research Grant funded through the National Institutes of Health. This three year research project led to the development of Every Move Counts: a sensory based approach to communication.

In addition to Every Move Counts and Every Move Counts, Clicks and Chats, Jane is a co-author on How Do You Know It? How Can You Show It? Making Assistive Technology Decisions (2002 – Reed, Bowser and Korsten). She is a founding member of QIAT (Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology), a member of QILT (Quality Indicators Leadership Team) and a board member of the NATE Network (National Assistive Technology in Education). Since 1989, Jane has provided professional development on a variety of topics in 30 states.

The registration fee for this event is $149.

9:00 am – 4:30 pm


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