Special Needs Seminar

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Sept. 6, 1996

Special Needs Chrildren Seminar Oct. 4

The parents and educators of special needs children can hear from a nationally recognized expert during a one-day seminar on Oct. 4 sponsored by UW-River Falls.

"Motivating and Managing the Child With Special Needs," will be held at the River Falls Golf Course. Registration is at 8 a.m., with the program from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $75. A one-credit graduate option is available at an additional cost.

The seminar will be led by Professor Barbara Rebhuhn with special guest presenter Richard Lavoie, who is the designed of the popular F.A.T. City Workshop and video. Lavoie's work acquaints adults with the Frustration, Anxiety and Tension inherent in learning disabilities.

The seminar is intended for parents and teachers who invest a tremendous amount of time and energy developing social and academic curricular for children with special needs.

Topics to be covered including preventative discipline techniques, managing the distractible child, techniques for behavior management, myths about motivation, developing an individual motivation plan for youngsters, the effective use of natural consequences, and understanding and fostering self-esteem.

Registration is limited to 125 persons, with a deadline of Sept. 25.

For more information contact Judie Caflisch at UW-RF Continuing Education Extension at 715/425-3256.



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