A World Where All Belong:
Developmental Perspectives on Autism, Inclusion, & Education


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In Collaboration with
The Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health
College of Education and Human Services
Montclair State University

Day 1

Welcome to Montclair State University!
Gerald Costa, PhD
Director, Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health

Welcome Addresses:
DIR®: A Developmental Model for All

Bern Haan, President, ICDL Board of Trustees
Nancy Greenspan, ICDL Board of Trustees
Jeffrey Guenzel, MA, LPC, ICDL Chief Executive Officer

OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
“You’re Going to Love This Kid”
Paula Kluth, Ph.D.
VIDEO NOT AVAILABLE – NOT AUTHROZIED BY KEYNOTE

PLENARY DISCUSSION
DIRFloortime™, Inclusive Education, and the Cultural Frame: A Model for Full Human Development

Rebecca Shahmoon-Shanok, Ph.D., LCSW  - Moderator
Discussants:
Amanda Binns, MA, CCC-SLP; Milagros “Mili” Cordero, EdD, OTR/L; Lorraine Ehlers Flint, PhD;
Sibylle Janert, M.A.; Priya Lalvani, Ph.D.; Rosemary White, Dip.O.T.

PRESENTATION
“The Universality of Music:

A Music-Centered Assessment Profile for Neurodevelopmental Disorders”
John Carpente, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT and Gerard Costa, Ph.D.

The University of Music: Commentary and Applications – Open Discussion Panel
Discussants:
Brian Abrams, Ph.D., MT-BC, LPC, LCAT ; Amy Clarkson, MMT, MT-BC, CP, LCAT; Kaitlin Mulcahy, M.A., LPC

Day 2

Welcome
Jeffrey Guenzel, MA, LPC, ICDL Chief Executive Officer

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
“Critical Role of Promoting Self-Regulation in Schools”

Stuart Shanker, D. Phil.

Self-Regulation in Schools: Commentary and Applications - Open Discussion Panel

Moderator: Gill Tippy, Ph.D.
Discussants:
Melissa Grace Alexander, Ph.D.; Beth Osten, MS, OTR/L ; Victoria Schodowski, M.Ed; Rebecca Shahmoon-Shanok, Ph.D., LCSW

PRESENTATION
“A Relational Intervention and Impact on Language ‘Use’: Ways to Better Assess Communication in Autism”

Amanda Binns,MA, SLP-CCC, Fay McGill, MA, SLP-CCC

Impact on Language: Commentary and Applications - Open Discussion Panel
Discussants: Sima Gerber,Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Rosemary DeStephan, MS, CCC-SLP

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP

TITLE

PRESENTERS

1

Technology at our Fingertips: Using iPads to Support Curriculum and Enhance the Learning Experience

Gabriela Antao, MA, CCC-SLP

2

DIR® and Selective Mutism

Joleen R. Fernald, MA, CCC-SLP, PhD(c)

3

Everyone says they want DIR, so why can’t anyone get it? A national call to action with a concrete plan

Gil Tippy, PhD

4

Using DIR to Promote Attachment and Emotional Development with Children Protections Services

Gene Christian, MS

5

Fairy Tales in the Classroom: A Bridge to Reading, Relating, and Thinking

Rae Leeper, MA

Barbara Dunbar, PhD

 

6

Helping Parents Help Their Children: A Guide For Therapists

 

Ken Barish, PhD

 

7

Understanding Self-Regulation from a Sensory Perspective to Develop a Child’s Unique Profile

Corinne Catalano, MA

Francesca Ciotoli, MST

Deirdre Twomey, OT

8

Embedding the Principles of Language Development in Interdisciplinary Work: The Power of Returning to Engagement, Intentionality, and Reciprocity

Joyce Steinman-Babik, MA, CCC-SLP

Sarah McMahon, PhD

Ellen Wolfson, LCSW-R

Mariel Zeccola, APRN

 

9

Rainbowdance:

Regulation, Self-Esteem and Empathy through Movement

Kaitlin Mulcahy, MA, LPC


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