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Spring 2023 Office Hours with Dr. John Kelly
Learn about MTSS Tier 3, Resilience Strategies for Children, and Threat Assessment in Schools from leading mental health experts. Register for the whole series here, or register for individual webinars below. This is one webinar series you won’t want to miss!
A New Practitioner’s Guide to Teletherapy: Exploring Platforms, Resources, and Real-world Applications
Participants will dive deeper into several popular teletherapy platforms, the features of each, and how to source appropriate therapy materials. Case studies will support course material in a collaborative workshop format.
Caring for Your Greatest Asset: Your Staff's Mental Well-Being
Participants will gain valuable insights on creating a mentally healthy work environment for your teachers & staff. This opportunity will empower your organization and chart a path toward a brighter, more productive future.
A New Practitioner's Guide to Teletherapy: Remote Therapy Strategies
Participants will gain knowledge of preparing for successful teletherapy interventions, including session preparation, documentation, and assessments.
Student Behavior Decoded: Recognizing Signs of Distress in K-12 Settings
Participants will learn to distinguish between typical developmental behaviors and those that indicate potential adjustment challenges.
X Marks the Spot: Navigating the Maze of School Medicade
Participants will learn how to navigate potential pitfalls like HIPAA/FERPA compliance, and unlock valuable tips and tricks from CMS and OSERS to ensure your school’s Medicaid program is a success.
A New Practitioner's Guide to Teletherapy: Legal and Ethical Considerations
Participants understand the licensure and certification required for teletherapy, and resources to comply with HIPAA, FERPA, and COPPA regulations.
A New Practitioner's Guide to Teletherapy: An Introduction to Teletherapy
This webinar is designed to provide an introduction to teletherapy. Participants will learn key terms related to teletherapy, methods, and evidence-based practices.
Building Resilient Students & Schools: Empowering Educators to Thrive in Challenging Times
In this webinar, we will focus on helping Educators bring the concept of resilience to their students and schools. We will discuss, model, and practice resilience strategies for use school-wide, class-wide, and individually.
10 School-Based Stressors that Exacerbate Trauma with Eric Rossen, Ph.D., NCSP
Traumatic or adverse experiences are pervasive among school-aged youth, and can undermine the ability to learn, manage feelings, exhibit prosocial behaviors, and maintain positive relationships.
While most attention has been given to the stressors that occur in a student’s household and community, less attention has been paid to the stressors that occur within the school, and how to mitigate them.
Dr. Rossen will identify the top ten stressors that can emanate from our very schools that we must consider when becoming trauma-informed.
Fall 2022 Office Hours with Dr. John Kelly - Education
Explore special education updates, suicide prevention policies/procedures, medicaid reimbursement and other topics with national leaders and education experts!
Sept 2 – CASE Executive Director, Phyllis Wolfram – Moving Special Education Forward Together
Sept 22 – Psychologist, Dr. Mitchell J. Samet – Effective Suicide Policy/Procedures for District Administrators
Sept 28 – Hope4Utah Founder & Executive Director, Dr. Greg Hudnall – Suicide 101 – What We Know About Youth Suicide and What We Don’t Know
Sept 29 – National Alliance for Medicaid in Education Leaders, Dr. Jenny Millward & Steve Ireland – Back-to-School Medicaid Mingle
Oct 19 – Weber State University Associate Professor of Special Education, Dr. Shirley Dawson – District and University Partnerships: PARA to TEACHER Strategies that Work
Nov 9 – Founding partner in the San Diego area office of F3 Law, Jonathan Read, Esq. – Special Education Discipline – An Overview
Dec 7 – eLuma CEO/Founder, Jeremy Glauser – Hidden Values of Teletherapy
Fall 2022 Office Hours with Dr. John Kelly - Mental Health
Dive into MTSS & School-based mental health services with national education leaders and mental health experts!
Aug 25 – NASP Past-President, Dr. John Kelly – Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Addressing Mental Health Services in Schools: An Overview and Introduction
Sept 14 – NASP Director of Policy and Advocacy, Dr. Kelly Vaillancourt Strobach – Advocacy Strategies to Promote Sustained and Equitable Access to Comprehensive School Mental and Behavioral Health Services
Oct 27 – School Psychologist, Shawna Rader Kelly – Tier 1: What It Is and How We Do It
Nov 17 – Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab Director, Maurice Elias – SEL is Basic to Humanity; SEL is a Universal Catalyst
Dec 14 – School Psychologist, Pola Morrison – Using Teletherapy to Bolster Student Mental Health
Office Hours with Dr. John Kelly
In this special mental health webinar series we will be talking with Dr. John Kelly and mental health leaders as they address best practices in supporting mental health in K-12 schools.
Mar 2 – Dr. Charles Barrett – It’s Always About the Children: Educators Bringing Their Whole Selves to the Profession
Mar 9 – Dr. Byron McClure – How a Human-Centered Design Approach Might Transform Schools
Mar 16 – Dr. Mitchell Samet – Creating and Implementing Effective Suicide Response Practices in Schools
Mar 23 – Dr. Jack Naglieri – A Social Justice Approach to Identifying Gifted Students
Mar 30 – Dr. Kelly Vaillancourt – Strategies to Support Student and Educator Wellness
Apr 27 – Kathleen Kryza – Teach Peace: Developing Hope and Empathy in Schools and Classrooms
May 4 – Dr. Celeste Malone – Culturally Responsive Mental Health
May 11 – Dr. Katie Eklund – Universal Screening for Mental & Behavioral Health in Schools
Building and Sustaining an Effective & Diverse Workforce
As the nation continues to face the Educator Shortage issue, Laurie VanderPloeg will discuss how to move your system from information to implementation!
Through this presentation, strategies, innovation practices, exemplar models, funding flexibilities and supporting resources will be shared — so that educators can collectively make a difference.
Creating Better Mental Health & Wellness in Our Schools
In this webinar series we will be talking with industry leaders as they address best practices on supporting mental health and wellness in schools.
Jan 12 – Dr. John Kelly – School-based Mental Health Services within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports Framework
Jan 19 – Dr. Eric Rossen – 8 Practices of Compassionate, Trauma-Informed Schools
Jan 26 – Dr. Peter Faustino – Autism & Mental Health: Comorbid Crossroads
Feb 2 – Benjamin S. Fernandez – Best Practices in Crisis Response in Schools
Feb 9 – Dr. Todd A. Savage – Supporting Gender Diverse Students
Online Therapy: From Research to Practice Webinar Series
In this webinar series we will be talking with industry leaders as they address the research and practice of online service delivery of school-based, speech-language therapy services.
Oct 13 – Sue Grogan Johnson – To Telepractice or not to Telepractice: Considerations for providing speech-language therapy online to school-age students.
Oct 22 – William Bolden III – Entering the Online Therapy Room: Best Practices for Telepractice Interventions with School Age Clients
Oct 29 – Erin Elizabeth Gill Lundblom – School Telepractice Assessment (STA): Part 1
Nov 5 – Ellen R. Cohn – School Telepractice Assessment (STA): Part 2
Nov 12 – Joneen Lowman – Panel Discussion with Teletherapists
Nov 17 – K. Todd Houston – Using Telepractice to Deliver Family-Centered Early Intervention for Children with Hearing Loss
The Special Education Legislative Summit - A Recap
In this webinar, we are so lucky to have Phyllis Wolfram, the Executive Director of CASE, join us to report on the 2021 Special Education Legislative Summit. If you want to learn the latest in most important developments in special education, this is one event you won’t want to miss.
Addressing Student Needs – Planning for the Transition Back to the Brick-and-Mortar School
When COVID-19 struck, many schools faced the challenge of transitioning from traditional brick-and-mortar environments to virtual environments to provide educational and mental health services to their students. As infection rates decline, schools are planning another transition – this time back to in-person learning environments. However, students will be returning to school with a variety of challenges such as trauma, mental health concerns, and academic difficulties. To efficiently address these needs schools, need to plan and prepare for the transition from the pandemic to a new normal.
The purpose of this presentation is to provide an approach for schools to triage the impact of the pandemic and develop initial intervention strategies to support the needs of returning students.
Planning for Uncertainty: How Pandemic Anxiety is Disrupting School Systems
The impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on students’ physical and behavioral health cannot be overstated. The closure of schools has led to a loss of the 3 R’s: Relationships, Routines, and Resources for learning. Children and families have been isolated, stressed, and in so many instances traumatized by the virus’s effect on their mental health and well-being.
This presentation will provide strategies to address anxiety in young people and families, discuss school transitions, and review an MTSS framework for targeting school-based mental and behavioral health supports. Participants will be able to review resources and discuss best practices in school re-entry and recovery.
Stories that Inspire Change: How to Create & Use Stories in Online Therapy
Since the dawn of civilization, people tell stories to shape the hearts and minds of each generation. Today, we can combine digital technologies with published books to drive personal growth in new ways. Stories inspire us (and our children) to learn from mistakes, choose kindness, and discover ourselves. Join eLuma Online Therapy and StoryJumper as we discuss how to use storytelling in online therapy in ways that inspire change.
Applying a Trauma-Informed Framework to the IEP Process
This presentation will provide strategies on applying a trauma-informed approach to the entire individualized educational program (IEP) development process, including an examination of current case law. This includes the evaluation, team meetings, engaging caregivers, report writing, and the development of IEP present levels and goals. Participants will be able to discuss the relevance and appropriateness of special education services for students with trauma histories and apply trauma-informed principles to the development of present levels and goals that focus more on skill development rather than compliance.
Interview with Dr. Cecil Reynolds
Join our discussion with Dr. Cecil Reynolds, author of the BASC-3, RIAS-2, and TOMAL-2, on the validity and adaptions of remote assessment.
About the Presenter – Cecil R. Reynolds, Ph.D., editor-in-chief, Archives of Scientific Psychology and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology research. Professor of Educational Psychology, Professor of Neuroscience, and Distinguished Research Scholar of Texas A&M University. He has authored more than 40 commercially published tests including BASC-3, RIAS-2, and TOMAL-2. He has served on the editorial boards of 13 journals and some of his select publications include Encyclopedia of Special Education 4th Edition, The Energetic Brain, and Neuropsychological Perspectives on Learning Disabilities in the Era of RTI.
Integrating Speech Therapy in Special Education Classrooms
The Federal Policy Picture in 2021
- New members of Congress
- The Biden Administration and education
- The stimulus package from December and what’s next
Teletherapy in a Post-COVID World
Join eLuma and International Journal of Telerehabilitation Editor, Dr. Ellen Cohn, as they present the webinar “Teletherapy in a Post-COVID World”. This webinar will discuss the fundamentals of telerehabilitation and why it will continue to thrive in a post-COVID world.
Embracing Change Management in Uncertain Times
Although 2020 is winding down, its legacy of uncertainty and change will continue into the foreseeable future. More than ever, educators need to be equipped with the right framework to deal with unprecedented challenges & circumstances. Come join us to hear from Mindy Hintze, a PROSCI Certified Change Management Practitioner, who has been managing change in various organizations for nearly 20 years. Mindy will break down change management into effective, actionable tasks to help you manage change in uncertain times. Effective change management takes a solid communication plan, learning opportunities, and reinforcement.
Mindfulness in Schools: Strategies for Promoting Mental Wellness in a COVID Environment.
Join eLuma and noted school psychologist Jason Basinger as they present the webinar “Mindfulness in Schools: Strategies for Promoting Mental Wellness in a COVID Environment”. This webinar addresses the basics of mindfulness (including some short mindfulness activities), gives an overview of recent research findings, and provides practical guidance on how schools implement mindfulness activities.
Online Therapy Strategies for SPED Staff
To provide FAPE, educators need strategies for differentiated and individualized online instruction. Join IDEA Illinois and eLuma as they present “Online Therapy Strategies for SPED Staff”, a special series of webinars lined up for Special Education Teachers, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and School Psychologists/Mental Health Professionals.
Teaching Special Education Online
CEC will partner with eLuma and present a webinar entitled, “Teaching Special Education Online During COVID-19”. The webinar will specifically focus on helping teachers: identify the necessary tools and strategies need to move instruction online, adapt traditional in-classroom lessons into meaningful online instruction, develop a strategy to ensure instructional goals are being met, and create processes to manage their instruction on an ongoing basis.
Reinventing Special Education in 2019
Phyllis Wolfram, the president of the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), will join eLuma to present a webinar entitled, “Reinventing Special Education in 2019.” The presentation will focus on the current state of special education, what national organizations like CASE & the CEC are doing to make it better, and how special educators can become more involved to make a big difference.
Making Teletherapy a Viable & Long Term Solution
In this not-to-be-missed webinar, the distinguished Mary Andrianopolous, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and CEC President-elect, Mary Lynn Boscardin Ph.D., CCC-SLP, team up to share their research and expertise on teletherapy, and how to make it a viable, long-term solution in K-12 education. Dr. Andrianopoulos and Dr. Boscardin draw upon their decades of telepractice research to help special education leaders better understand the real value of teletherapy, and what can be done to ensure the greatest long-term success at schools and districts.
Insights from Women Leaders in Special Education
This very special webinar featured the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) President-elect, Dr. Mary Lynn Boscardin, CCC-SLP, and Dr. Kerry Weir. In their presentation, they discuss their research and insights on women & leadership in special education. Specifically, they address ideas that can help all school leaders better understand the benefit of collaborative-relational leadership when addressing many of the challenges associated with special education and education in general.
A Special Educator’s Guide to Due Process & 504 Hearings
This not-to-be-missed webinar addresses one of the most critical and problematic areas of special education. Former CEC president, Gerald J. Hime, joins eLuma to specifically discuss what special educators can do to better understand the laws, avoid common and costly mistakes, and also more effectively navigate the legal process. With a wide range of experiences in special education and a deep understanding of the IDEA, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the ADA, he is uniquely qualified to speak to educators and administrators to give them meaningful insight.
How To Succeed with Online Therapy: A Newcomer’s Guide
With the growing popularity of telepractice, schools and districts all over the country are embracing it as a viable solution and discovering that it can also be quite transformative. When an online therapy solution is properly implemented, it can be a fantastic complement to virtually any on-site program — helping it achieve more efficacy and efficiency, along with a wider-range of goals and objectives. The purpose of this webinar is to help those who are considering online therapy for the first time better understand: how it works, the benefits and limitations, the costs and requirements, and what is needed to succeed.
How Online Therapy Is Saving Special Ed Programs Thousands of Dollars
With therapist turnover on the rise along with an increasing number of vacancies, budget-strapped Special Education departments all over the country are left scrambling to provide critical services. Online therapy services provide a viable solution to help with these critical issues along with a number of unique efficiencies and benefits. In this webinar, the presenters explore and compare the real costs of onsite and online therapies to address common misconceptions as well as show how and when online therapy might actually provide savings to schools and districts.