CEC Expo Boston April 17-21. 2017
SK Workshop Description: Child Development and Evidence-based Interventions
May 5th, 2017 @ the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation building from 9-3:30.
This workshop will focus on child development and the protective factors that help to foster healthy development in children. It will also discuss how to assess, using practical formal and informal methods, various aspects of development including cognitive, social, behavioural, and social skills. The presenters will then describe various simple, evidence-based tools and strategies to intervene in the primary areas of development.
Brendan Newton’s Biography:
Brendan Newton is a licensed teacher and registered psychologist. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Education as well as a Master’s of Education in School and Counselling Psychology. He has experience teaching both elementary and high school and has previously worked as an educational psychologist in three school divisions in Saskatchewan. He is currently employed as a Coordinator of Student Services with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division and is the owner of Newton Educational and Psychological Services, a private agency specializing in the assessment of children and adults.
Biography of Mary Newton:
Mary Newton is currently employed as a Consultant with the Cognitive Disability Strategy and has a contract with the Prairie Spirit School Division as a Behaviour Support Specialist. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Science from McMaster University. She also completed a post graduate certificate in Advanced Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Intervention Training through the University of New Brunswick as well as training on the Assessment and Analysis of Severe and Challenging Behavior through the Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis. She has worked with individuals with disabilities for over 10 years and specializes in behaviour assessment and intervention.
Registration soon to be online!
Yes I Can Awards: Awards that recognize students with exceptionalities who overcome challenges and barriers to be successful.
- Location: German Cultural Centre
- Awards: May 7, 2017 from 2-4:00pm
Yes I Can Awards 2016 Winners
Independent Living Skills: Allison Florizone (Vonda, SK: PSSD) & Raven Klassen (Meath Park, SK: SRPSD #119)
Employment: Brittany Stewart (Warman, SK: PSSD)
Community Service: Quinn Smith-Windsor (Waskesiu Lake, SK: SPSPD#119) & Caleb Peters (Saskatoon, SK: PSSD)
Self-Advocacy: Paroma Shahnaz (Saskatoon, SK: SPSD) & Shay Brovchenko (Neilburg, SK: NWSD)
Academics: Sara Derksen (Warman, SK: PSSD) & Joseph Sipley (Warman, SK: PSSD)
Athletics & Extra-Curricular: Courtney Braun (Beechy, SK: Sunwest)
Harry Dahl Scholarship: One academic scholarship and one transition award are available through The Saskatchewan Council for Exceptional Children Scholarships and Awards Program.
Due: March 31, 2017
- Academic Scholarship: This is a $1000.00 academic scholarship intended to support an individual pursuing a career directly related to working with persons with exceptionalities.
- Transition Award: This is a $1000.00 award in recognition of an individual who has overcome significant challenges due to a disability in order to achieve his/her goals.
Congratulations to Linda Balon-Smith as our new Canadian Member at Large for CEC!