Snug Vest

Special Education Association of BC Crosscurrents ConferenceWe are so excited that we will be exhibiting at the Special Education Association of BC Crosscurrents Conference March 5th and 6th! We will have a booth with Snug Vests for educators from across the province to come by and try on, and chat with us about how Deep Pressure, Sensory Integration Therapy and Snug Vest can help the individuals in their classroom.

The Special Education Association of British Columbia is dedicated to supporting teachers in their efforts to provide a quality education experience for students with diverse learning needs. Crosscurrents is an annual conference for Special Education teachers to gather and learn new skills. Sessions this year include School-Based Interventions for Childhood Anxiety with Stephenie Gold, Making Curriculum Accessible for all Learners with Leyton Schnellert and Shelley Moore, and Understanding and Managing ADHD/ADD in the Classroom with Dr. Candice Murray. To see the whole conference program, click here.

Dr. Richard Guare, SEA BC Crosscurrents Conference 2015 Keynote SpeakerThis year's keynote speaker is Dr. Richard Guare, Ph.D., D-BCBA, co-author of "Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary 'Executive Skills' Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential." Richard Guare is a neuropsychologist and board certified behavior analyst who serves as director of the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders at Seacoast Mental Health Center in Portsmouth, NH. He received his doctorate in school/child clinical psychology from the University of Virginia and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Harvard Medical School/ Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Guare serves as a consultant to schools and agencies in programs for autism, learning, attention and behavior disorders and acquired brain injuries. He has presented and published research and clinical work involving attention, executive skills, and neurological disorders. Dr. Guare is co-author with Dr. Margaret Dawson of the books, Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Smart but Scatteredand Coaching Students with Executive Skill Deficits. He is also co-author of the book Smart But Scattered Teens and the iPhone children’s application Randominder with Dr. Dawson and Colin Guare. We can't wait to hear him speak about practical development of executive skills, highlighting the roles of parents and teachers as change agents and “surrogate frontal lobes”, the importance of motivational and environmental supports in enlisting active participation of the child, and the key role of the child’s context for learning. 

The SEA BC 2015 Crosscurrents conference will be held March 5th and 6th at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel at 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC. If you are interested in attending the conference, click here to visit their website. Registration closes March 4th.

Written by Monica McMahen — February 24, 2015

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