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Friday, May 16, 2014

SPED Presentation: Does your Child Need a One-to One Aide? - May 22

Dr. Cathy Pratt speaks to parents during a special training held at the University of Guam.


SPEDTACULAR training being provided just for YOU.

Session Title:  Does your Child Need a One-to One Aide?

Consultant:  Cathy Pratt, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Description:  This session will engage parents in a discussion on the importance of starting with the end-in-mind- the long term goals for their child - to determine the educational supports needed, including the use of one-to-one aides.

Date:  Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time:   5-8pm
Location: UOG School of Business Building, Room 131-IT&E Lecture Hall


ABOUT THE CONSULTANT:Dr. Cathy Pratt is the Director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community located at Indiana University. Dr. Pratt is on faculty at Indiana University, and presents internationally. Dr. Pratt serves on numerous Advisory Boards, including the Advisory Boards of Maap Services, Inc., the College Internship Program, the Autism Society of Indiana, and the Temple Grandin/Eustacia Cutler Autism Fund. In the past, she served on the Board of the national Autism Society and is the Immediate Past Chair. Dr. Pratt also serves on the Panel of Professional Advisors for the Autism Society and is a member of NATTAP (Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Programs). Dr. Pratt also assists with the coordination of the Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) through the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD). She served as a member of the public review committee for the Research Roadmap of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee and in 2010 was invited to the White House to provide feedback on the president’s initiatives on autism spectrum disorders. She writes and presents on the following topics: autism spectrum disorders, functional behavior assessment/positive behavior supports, applied behavior analysis, instructional approaches, systems change, and policy. Prior to pursuing her doctorate at Indiana University, Dr. Pratt worked as a classroom teacher for students across the autism spectrum and with other disabilities. Dr. Pratt earned her BCBA and is now a board certified behavior analyst.

Please confirm you participation by responding to this e-mail or call Parent Services at 300-1321/2 no later than Wednesday, 5/21/14.

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