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AWWA Inclusion Experts Series – 3 October 2020

In light of COVID-19, our fourth AIES on An Environment to Encourage Engagement in Early Education was held virtually, drawing close to 800 participants from preschools, mainstream schools, early intervention centres, special schools, allied health professionals, social service agency partners and ministries.

This online session was fronted by Dr. R.A. (“Robin”) Mcwilliam, professor of Early Childhood Special Education at The University of Alabama.  Ms Cami Stevenson, an administrator in the Multnomah Early Childhood Program in Portland, Oregon, USA was also a keynote speaker for this webinar. The session was facilitated by Mr Manoj Pathnapuram, Deputy Director, Allied Health Professional Group (Operations) & Youth Disability at AWWA.

Session Objectives:
• Basic information on conducting Routines-Based Interviews with families and teachers to help families decide on child and family goals.
• Learn about incidental teaching as a default method to address skills in all areas of child functioning and with children with all kinds of disabilities.
• Understand how to organise classroom space, schedules, and adult roles and responsibilities, according to the Engagement Classroom Model.
• Introduction to resources to assess children’s engagement, independence, and social relationships and to intervene in these foundations of learning.

Click here for a copy of the slides.

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