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Early Childhood Services (Pre-K)
TRIAD Early Childhood Model Classroom Training (Cookeville, TN), Sept. 10-12, 2013

Date: September 10, 2013

Time: 8:30AM to 3:30PM

Location: Cookeville High School, Cookeville, TN


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TRIAD Early Childhood Model Classroom Training
Sept. 10-12

The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) are pleased to announce a new and unique three-day workshop. This workshop is designed specifically for early childhood supervisors and early childhood teachers providing intervention to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related disabilities enrolled in state early childhood programs.

This unique training will take place in an inclusive model classroom setting mentored by TRIAD consultants and TDOE 619 staff. This free workshop will combine lecture, small group discussion, video footage of strategies, demonstrations of evidence based interventions by early childhood teachers and hands-on practice with students with disabilities inside the model classroom setting. The unique feature of this training involves participants practicing strategies inside the model classroom with students.

Participants should accomplish the following outcomes:

  • To understand the core characteristics of autism in young children (including diagnostic, cognitive, sensory and attentional features) and how this impacts learning
  • To set measurable and meaningful goals that address the core deficits seen in young children with ASD (e.g. communication, social skills and play)
  • To learn effective strategies to collect and analyze data within an inclusive early childhood setting
  • To learn effective ways to structure classrooms to facilitate learning among children with and without disabilities
  • To learn evidence based intervention strategies to meet goals in core deficit areas

This three day training will take place on Sept. 10-12, 2013, at Cookeville High School in Putnam County, TN, and will be open to 21 early childhood supervisors and teachers. Each training participant will receive a half-day follow-up visit by a TRIAD consultant approximately 6-8 weeks following the training.

Admission to this workshop will be by application only. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, Aug. 27, two weeks prior to Day 1 of the workshop, or until full.

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