Virtual Trainings

Behavior Support

The 3 Rs of Positive Behavior Support: Reasons, Routines, and Responses

Dr. Susan Thomas

Learn strategies to create a positive home environment in the home that prevents problem behavior and increases the appropriate behaviors.   This session will be beneficial for parents and those professionals who work to support parents at home.

Special Education Learning Series​

Understanding the Laws that Protect Students with Disabilities

Dr. Susan Thomas

Special Education laws can get complex. In this interactive virtual training, we will take an in depth look at the laws that protect students with disabilities.  Participants will learn about the 3 federal mandates that protect the rights of students with disabilities.  We will also discuss the benefits for students with disabilities in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.

The Basics of the Individualized Education Program

Dr. Susan Thomas

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that students who are eligible and need special education services have a written statement called the IEP.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Susan Kreh Beck

Students with disabilities often experience challenges or barriers that interfere with their ability to access and demonstrate learning. Accommodations can be used for students with disabilities to help provide equal access to instruction and assessments. This training will provide a general overview of the key concepts of accommodations and how accommodations should be implemented.

Take it One Step Further: Accommodations in the Education Setting

Susan Kreh Beck

Students with disabilities often experience challenges or barriers that interfere with their ability to access and demonstrate learning. Accommodations can be used for students with disabilities to help provide equal access to instruction and assessments. This training will provide a more comprehensive look at the key concepts of accommodations and how accommodations should be implemented.

Understanding Goals and Progress Monitoring in the IDEA

Dr. Susan Thomas

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that students with disabilities have measurable annual goals designed to meet the needs that result from a child’s disability and to enable the student to be involved and make progress in the general curriculum.

Take it One Step Further: Understanding Goals and Progress Monitoring in the IDEA

Dr. Susan Thomas

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that students with disabilities have measurable annual goals and that these goals be progress monitored throughout the year. This session will take an in depth look at the use of progress monitoring for data-based individualization.

Healthcare & COVID-19

Supplemental Security Income (SSI): what it means, eligibility, application process

Amber Lydford

Are you a parent of a child with a disability and have questions about SSI? Is your child currently getting TEFRA Medicaid and between the ages of 17 and 19, and not yet getting SSI? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this training will help clear the air. This training will focus on how to apply for SSI, how the definition/criteria of disability is different between a child and an adult, and what happens when the child turns 18.

Let’s Talk: COVID, Childcare Centers, and Pediatric Testing

Debbie Greenhouse, MD
Cynthia S. Lara

Have questions about the Covid-19, pediatric testing, and DHEC guidelines for childcare center? Dr. Debbie Greenhouse with Palmetto Pediatrics and Cynthia S. Lara, Director, Child Care Licensing for DSS will provide their expertise and answer your questions.

This workshop is in partnership with DSS and Palmetto Pediatrics

Vaccine Update and Q&A

Dr. Jane Kelly

Have questions about the Covid-19 vaccine, the Delta variant and your youth? Dr. Jane Kelly, the Assistant State Epidemiologist with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will provide updates on the vaccine and answer your questions.

Well Child Visits, Flu Shots, and More

Dr. Deborah Greenhouse

Dr. Debbie Greenhouse and the Parents as Teachers team discuss the importance of making sure your child is up-to-date with the current vaccines and well child visits. Bring your questions and concerns about the current COVID-19 vaccines for children and ask the expert! Our goal is to help families learn more about the recommended scheduled for well child visits.