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2015 CHARGE Syndrome Webinar - Strategies for Success that Work: at Home and in the Community (May)

by on May 17, 2015
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This CHARGE webinar focused on the interaction between communication, behavior, and sensory needs and strategies that can assist the individual with CHARGE to feel successful.  Our presenters share common strategies that can be effective when interacting with individuals with CHARGE and relate them to challenging situations such as a sensory need, a behavior, or a time when a child cannot communicate clearly what he/she needs. Martha, Sharon and Christa showed video and photo examples of a needs board, choice board, and sensory choices. The session included a suggested list of "when this happens...try this strategy."  One of our presenters' favorite strategies is the "art of negotiation."

Presenters:

  • Martha Majors is the Assistant Education Director in the Deafblind Program at Perkins School for the Blind.  Martha has worked with children with CHARGE syndrome for more than 30 years.  She has worked with teachers to develop educational programs, communication plans, and IEPs for children with CHARGE, ages 3-22 years.
  • Sharon Stelzer is a teacher in the Deafblind Department at Perkins.  For most of her career of 30 years, Sharon has worked with children with CHARGE syndrome and their families.  Sharon's special interests are teaching strategies, literacy and communication.
  • Christa Hulburt is also a teacher in the Deafblind program at Perkins.  She holds a Masters degree in Severe Special Education.  Christa's primary areas of interest are in behavior management and enhancing communication skills for students with severe disabilities.  She has been working with students with CHARGE ages 3-9 for five years, creating and implementing lesson plans, as well as implementing strategies to enhance student independence in the classroom and across all settings.
Recorded Webinar (90 minutes)

Presentation:

Closed Captioning Files

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