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AUCD - Posters: Education: EI & K-12

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Monday, November 9, 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Meeting Room Level


Policy and Expulsion of Preschool Students
Samantha Marsh, M.T., Policy Analyst, AUCD

This poster will demonstrate the prevalence of preschool expulsion of preschool students with behavior problems. An overview of background information as well as research, policy and practical implications will be presented.

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First Step to Success: Implementation in Hawaii Preschool Classrooms
Jean Johnson, DrPH, Professor, Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND
Annemieke Golly, University of Oregon
Naomi Rombaoa, HI - Center on Disability Studies
Tri Le, HI - Center on Disability Studies
Susan Mrazek, HI - Center on Disability Studies

First Step to Success is a program designed to help reduce antisocial behaviors and increase school readiness. Program overview and information about the implementation of First Step to Success in select Hawaii preschool classrooms will be shared.

Pre-K ACE (Pre-Kindergarten Accelerated Community Empowerment): Young Children from Diverse At-Risk Hawaii Communities Ready to Learn in 20 days
JoAnn Yuen, Ed.D, Associate Director, Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND

Pre-K ACE, a 20-day, 80-hour transition program, is designed to get at-risk young children ready to learn. Pre-K ACE uses a highly structured kindergarten curriculum and a 1:4 adult to student ratio. In 2008, a 3-school study documented a 5-month developmental gain, on average, for each child (Woodcock Johnson III).

SEAM Supporting Educational Achievement for Minorities
Julia Hernandez, B.S. (Psychology), SEAM Director, Developmental Disabilities Institute, UCEDD/LEND

SEAM is a bilingual (Spanish and English) Inclusive Education Program that has as the main focus to include minority children with disabilities from Southwest Detroit into their neighborhood schools, with the supports and services that will ensure children are successfully included.

Using the ICF-CY to evaluate AAC IEP goals
Melanie Fried-Oken, Ph.D., CCC/Sp, Professor, Oregon Institute on Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND
Melanie Fried-Oken, PhD, CCC/Sp, Charity Rowland, PhD, Randall Phelps, MD, PhD: Child Development & Rehabilitation Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR Heidi Feldman, MD: Packer Children?s Hospital, Stanford University Medical School, Palo Alto, CA
This poster describes the Augmentative and Alternative Communication(AAC-ICF) profile, a framework designed with the WHO International Classification of Function-Children and Youth(ICF-CY), a systematic coding scheme characterizing health information across educational, medical, and social barriers. The AAC-ICF profile documents communication strengths and develops systematic AAC intervention goals for K-12children. SLPs and educators throughout the UCEDDnetwork are recruited to complete AAC-ICF profiles to evaluate its reliability and validity for AAC goals.

The National Status of Infrastructure Components in Early Intervention
Mary Beth Bruder, Ph.D., Professor, A. J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Cristina Mogro-Wilson, Ph.D., CT-UCEDD CT
Jessica Sims, M.Ed., CT-UCEDD CT

This presentation will describe the national status of the main components of Early Intervention (EI). A number of studies will describe EI personnel and workforce status, service coordination and the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and recommend practices, as well as discuss the implications for policy, practice, and research.