The Young Child with Special Needs

Venue: Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 11, 2013 / 7:00 am - (EST) End Date/Time: Apr 13, 2013 / 3:45 pm - (EST)
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We invite you to attend the 22nd Annual Conference on "The Young Child with Special Needs" where you will hear the latest applied research, learn strategies for addressing a variety of developmental disabilities, enhance your tool kit for dealing with problem behaviors, and recognize the importance and impact of early intervention. Networking with the faculty from a variety of disciplines, as well as colleagues from around the nation, will enhance your professional development as you strive to provide the best possible outcome for these children and their families.

Highlights of the program:
Select from 2 popular Preconferences—Updates in Autism in Young Special Needs Children and Advances in Care for Medically Complex Special Needs Children.
Determine effective interventions for fetal alcohol syndrome disorders.
Overcome the challenges of special needs children who are in foster care environments.
Examine the impact of healthcare reform for this special population.
Identify emerging disabilities so that appropriate programs can be initiated to maximize outcomes.
Create your own program: Select from 16 Concurrent Sessions, including; children with cochlear implants, use of assistive and augmentive communication, ADHD, implementing new regulations, attachment disorders, and developing financial plans for early childhood programs.

Conference Objectives
This conference will enable the experienced clinician and educator to better:

Interpret cues from demanding or disruptive behaviors to develop intervention strategies and foster coping mechanisms for families with special needs children.
Identify current medical, developmental and educational issues that affect young children with special needs and their families.
Describe developmentally appropriate interventions for special needs children and their families.
Discuss the coordination of services for children from pre-school to school age with complex medical and developmental needs.
Identify nonverbal learning disabilities and determine effective ways to help the child overcome this challenge.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone involved in the care of young children with special needs including:

Case Managers
Certified Disability Management Specialists
Certified Rehabilitation Specialists
Child Life Specialists
Nurse Practitioners
Occupational Therapists
Physical Therapists
Physician Assistants
Program Directors
Public School Teachers
Registered Nurses
Service Coordinators
Social Workers
Special Educators
Speech Pathologists



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