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Book Study

2021 Summer Book Study

 


Join us for the 2021 Summer Book Study

You can register for any or all of these book studies! For each book completed, you will earn 20 hours of professional development credit that can be used for ADE recertification credit or for DHS licensure credit for speech/language professionals.

 

How Does a Book Study Work?

Our book study uses the online platform Edmodo. You are expected to read a book and at the end of each chapter, you will log into Edmodo for your assignment. Each assignment has 3-5 questions that you will need to answer. You can work at your own pace, however, all of your responses must be completed by the end of the stated course period.

 

Cost and Registration: 

Cost: $45 for each online book study. You are responsible for acquiring the book from any vendor. You must register and pay by June 11, 2021. The book study starts on June 14 and must be completed by September 26, 2021 to receive 20 hours of professional development credit. No partial credit is given. Professional development credit is issued after the book study is complete. 

REGISTER HERE

On June 14, you will receive an email with all of the information you need to register on the Edmodo platform and to get started with the book studies.

Edited by Carpenter, Happe, & Egerton  

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  • Often thought of as a predominantly ‘male’ disorder, autism has long gone unidentified, unnoticed and unsupported in girls – sometimes with devastating consequences for their social and mental well-being. As current research reveals a much more balanced male-to-female ratio in autism, this book provides crucial insight into autistic girls’ experiences, helping professionals to recognize, understand, support and teach them effectively.
  •  Drawing on the latest research findings, chapters consider why girls have historically been overlooked by traditional diagnostic approaches, identifying behaviours that may be particular to girls, and exploring the ‘camouflaging’ that can make the diagnosis of autistic girls more difficult. Chapters emphasize both the challenges and advantages of autism and take a multidisciplinary approach to encompass contributions from autistic girls and women, their family members, teachers, psychologists and other professionals.
  • The result is an invaluable source of first-hand insights, knowledge and strategies, which will enable those living or working with girls on the autism spectrum to provide more informed and effective support.

By Becky Bailey

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  • There have been many shifts in modern society, yet none so profound as the shift from roles to relationships. Building relationships is key to learning to interact using a new foundation of social emotional skills. Conscious Discipline is a skill-based program to help educators resolve conflicts, enhance brain development by creating optimal learning environments and supporting self-regulation in ways that strengthen relationships instead of destroying them. Children learn to build respectful relationships with themselves, peers, parents and each other. 
  • Conscious Discipline is a brain-based social-emotional learning model that build resilience in children, families and schools. It helps teachers to build effective classrooms by fostering the emotional intelligence of teachers first and children second.
  • As teachers become more emotionally intelligent, we are better equipped to create positive, healthy educational climates that create and maintain optimal learning states. The core components of Conscious Discipline are safety, connection, and problem-solving.
     

By Warner, Colognori, & Lynch 

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It is common for teenagers to be self-conscious and to care about what others think of them. Some nervousness in social situations during this time is typical and expected. However, some teens have significant fears of social and performance situations that causes them to avoid situations or to endure them with great distress. Social anxiety can interfere with quality of life Helping Students Overcome Social Anxiety: Skills for Academic and Social Success

  • It is common for teenagers to be self-conscious and to care about what others think of them. Some nervousness in social situations during this time is typical and expected. However, some teens have significant fears of social and performance situations that causes them to avoid situations or to endure them with great distress. Social anxiety can interfere with quality of life and healthy development.
  • This unique book gives front-line school professionals innovative, easy-to-use tools for identifying and intervening with socially anxious students in grades 6–12. It presents Skills for Academic and Social Success (SASS), a school-based intervention with demonstrated effectiveness. Case examples and sample scripts demonstrate how to implement psychoeducation, cognitive strategies, social skills training, exposure, and relapse prevention with groups and individual students.
     

By Kristen Souers & Pete Hall 

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  • One out of three children in the United States will experience at least one traumatic event by age 16. These experiences frequently elicit a traumatic stress response, which can impact students’ learning, behavior, formation of relationships, and accomplishment of developmental tasks. This book will help you cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for student across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. 
  • This book study will help you:
    • understand what trauma is and how it hinders learning
    • build strong relationships and create a safe space for students to learn at high levels
    • adopt a strength-based approach to viewing and responding to student behaviors
    • head-off frustration with essential self-care techniques that help you and your student’s flourish.
       

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