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We seek to advance knowledge of evidence-based strategies for excellence in service provision by providing training and resources to educators, health-related service providers, and school- and non-school-based professionals.
Professionals affiliated with The Clinic share their expertise with other professionals by offering a variety of types of training, including professional development, workshops, and presentations. Topics can include providing academic or therapeutic support to specialized populations, conducting assessments with children who communicate using American Sign Language (ASL) or augmentative or alternative communication (AAC), promoting accessibility for deaf students in mainstream settings, and supporting children with specific medical conditions. Training is available to educators and school-based professionals, as well as to medical and non-school-based professionals. In addition, training can be arranged face-to-face or virtually, based on the needs and preferences of the contracting professionals or organization and The Clinic.
Several sample training topics are listed below. Please contact The Clinic to discuss your school or organization’s specific needs.
Social-emotional functioning among students with special needs
Considerations of working with students using a trauma-sensitive lens
The role of assessment in understanding medically complex children
Integrating media technology for diverse populations
The benefits of STEAM-based learning for students with special needs
Mentoring and Supervising Professionals
The Clinic is eager to support professionals through formal mentorship or supervisory opportunities. The Clinic is currently staffed by a variety of experts, including a psychologist, speech/language pathologists, educators, a literacy/reading specialist, and a behavior analyst. These clinicians are unified by their extensive experience in working with specialized populations. Providing mentoring and supervising to newer clinicians and educators can serve to strengthen the knowledge base across all these fields and raise the bar regarding service provision.