07-10-2012 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #36


Title
Professional Development Workshop: Executive Functioning - Introduction to Assessment and Intervention

Discussion

Executive Functioning - Introduction to Assessment and Intervention is an informative workshop for Occupational and Physical Therapists, Speech Pathologists, School Psychologists and classroom teachers working with students identified with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and non-verbal or Pervasive Development Disorders (NOS).  The workshop will be held on September 10, 2012, Professional Development Day with 200-250 participants.  Participants will be able to describe a multi-dimensional model of executive functions and their applicability to classroom production as well as list and describe interventions for mediating executive functioning difficulties through external control and improving executive functioning capacities through strategies for self-regulation.  Strategies learned will compliment Differentiated Instruction methodologies.

The Contracted Services Agreement includes a speaker's fee of $2000 which averages to $10.00 per person and associated travel expenses (transportation, hotel, meals).



Recommendation

Approve Contracted Services Agreement with Dr. George McCloskey to present Executive Functioning - Introduction to Assessment and Intervention on Professional Development Day, September 10, 2012.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 7/10/2012
Consent after Information8/14/2012

Authority for Action
IDEA, Part B Entitlement

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
12-13$3050.00Yes42292804130146300312000

Contact
Sue Carver, Director, ESE Program Support, x520


Attachment:  McClosky9-10-12.pdf