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FEB. 1-4, 2023


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Program Speakers and Topics


Thursday, February 1, 2024


5 p.m.-6 p.m.--Cassie  McConkey, BCBA, Rantoul City School District 137, Rantoul, Using Collaborative Teams to Conduct and Write High Quality FBAs and BIPs


6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.--Levy Grant, Doctoral Student, Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana-- Managing Challenging Behaviors Through Academics: A Scooping Review


7:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.--James Nuse. Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Counseling, Applied Behavior Analysis, McNeese University--Use of an Enhanced Choice Model to Teach Functional Communication Skills for Students with Challenging Behaviors


Friday,  February 2, 2024


2:00 p.m-3:00. p.m.--Dr. Richard Van Acker, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois, Chicago--Child and Adolescent Depression Part 1, Child and Adolescent Depression Part 2


3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.--Wayne Downs, Spring-Ford Area School District, Fleetwood, PA--Keeping Children with Emotional Behavioral Disorders in the Public Education Setting, Handout, PBS Point Sheet


4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.--Dr. Keri Sullivan, BCBA, LBA lecturer at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke--ABCs of Behavior, Forced Choice handout, QABF handout


6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.--Jacki Lopushonsky, Teacher and Consultant, Developing Trauma Informed Schools


7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.--Sam Barrett, BCBA--Working with Students with Autism


Saturday, February 3, 2024


8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.--Neal Takiff, Esq., and Shermin Ali-Andani, Esq., Attorneys, Partners, Whitted Takiff, LLC--The Top Ten Cases in School Law


9:45 a.m. -10:45 a.m.--Michelle Trager. MSW, Parent Advocate, FASCETS Facilitator--Linking Brain Function with Behavior: What if this Person’s Brain Works Differently: An Introduction to the Neurobehavioral Approach, Walter Barbee, Star in a Square, Visual Model, Evaluation Form, 1 in 20 Classroom Graphic, 12 Points, Development GapsComparison between neurotypical and atypical brain function


11 a.m. -12 noon--Dr. Donna Pettit, Assistant Professor of Special Education at Southwest Minnesota State College--A Culturally Responsive Approach to Teaching and Proactive Classroom Management, Participant Guide


12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.--Dr. Meg Carroll, Professor, Saint Xavier university, Chicago--Training for Transitions: Taming the Tension, handout


1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.--Beverley Johns, President of ILCCBD/Convention Chair and Elizabeth Hardman, Past President of ILCCBD/ Publicity Chair--Effective Classroom Management: Strategies and Helpful Considerations


3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.--Dr. Helane Folske-Starlin, Associate Professor of Special Education, at Peru State College, Nebraska--Designing UDL with Equity


Sunday, February 4, 2024


1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.--Michelle Laird Special Education Director Troy School District, President-Elect, Illinois CCBD--Improving Behavioral Outcomes Through Instructional Design 


2:15 p.m. -3:15  p.m.--Lisa Cipriano, and Debbie Bumber, BCBA, Naperville District 204--Building Relationships with All Learners, P.R.I.D.E.


3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.--Kristin Murphy, Associate Professor of Special Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston--Mixed Reality Simulations: Working with Avatars to Support Our Real Students and Each Other


4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.--Lauren Engelke-Smith, Special Education Teacher, Springfield Public Schools--There Are No Limits with ADHD, Bonfire Analogy


















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