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Training by Joyce McCoy

Adapting activities and materials for inclusion of children with disabilities. Participants will explore ways to encourage inclusion by adapting the activities that are commonplace in most child care programs. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice creating some adapted materials and take some examples home with them. This is hands-on learning for adults! Set 2; 1-3 hours; SN; Ages ALL

Adapting Outdoor Environments to Become More Inclusive – In this training participants will explore barriers to inclusion in outdoor settings, with emphasis on natural settings. We will explore adaptations and modifications to the environment to allow for inclusion. We will also explore some common outdoor activities and examine adaptations to them that might allow for inclusion of children with disabilities. Set 2; 3 hours; SN; Ages ALL

Autism, Play, and Child Care: Increasing the availability of Fun for children with autism in child care settings This course will explore why children with autism need assistance and adaptation to allow play to be as successful as possible. I will discuss what is play and why it is necessary for typical development. We will review different areas of play, activities, toys and adaptations providers can use.1-3 hours Set 2 (CKC) SN

Child Care and the Inclusion of Children with Conduct and Behavioral Disorders Examination of several specific behavior disorders, exploring the common links and differences between them. Participants will practice strategies for the implementation of crisis plans, behavior plans, and behavior analysis. Set 2; 6 hours; SN 2 hours, UGB 4 hours; Preschool, School Age; Trainer Joyce McCoy

Childhood Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders are the most frequent mental health diagnosis in America. One in ten children may be affected. Come to this training to explore the complexity of the disorders and develop strategies for helping children who have anxiety. Learn where to find resources and how to communicate with parents. 3-6 hours Set 2; (CKC) Special Needs; Ages NOT APPLICABLE

Creating and Using Tools to Support Children with Special Needs – This class will explore some new high-tech resources that assist children with disabilities to be included in typical child care settings. We will also examine some tools providers can create themselves to assist children with disabilities. Set 2, SN, 3 hours Trainer Joyce McCoy

Creating Environments to Support Children on he Autism Spectrum – This class will use the current understanding of autism spectrum disorder to develop methods to create an inclusive environment. We will discuss and create a plan to develop an environment for children on the autism spectrum including adaptations in the environment, curriculum, guidance, and mealtimes. This training will focus on hands-on techniques and adaptations. Set 2; 6 hours; SN; Trainer Joyce McCoy

Exploring Childhood Onset Mental Illnesses – Mental health issues are on the rise in this country and is being reflected in its youngest citizens. Come to this class to take a look at some that are seen in the youngest children. Application of methods to support children struggling with their mental health and seeking outside support will be covered. Set 2; 3 hours; SN; All Ages Trainer Joyce McCoy

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Children This training will examine Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. We will examine new research and known distinctions of the disability. The class will cover strategies for child care providers to assist with inclusion of children with FASD in typical child care settings. Set 2; 3 hours; SN; Ages ALL

How to Implement an Inclusive Environment to Serve Children with ADHD – In this class we will explore modifications to teaching styles, schedules, and environments to allow for the inclusion of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in its 3 currently identified presentations. The class will also examine current understanding of brain differences, learning style differences, and best practices. Set 2; 3 hours; SN; All ages

Strategies to Promote Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder – We will examine Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) characteristics. We will explore strategies to support young children with ASD in typical child care settings. We will explore resources and activities for children with ASD in child care settings. Set 2; 6 hours; SN; No Age; Trainer Joyce McCoy

Strategies to Support Children with Sensory Processing Disorders – Examine sensory processing disorder (SPD) and explore strategies to enhance the development of children who have SPD. This class will include exploring activities child care providers can include in their curriculum to enhance sensory development at all ages. We will examine materials to support children with sensory processing disorder in typical child care settings. Set 2, 3 hours; SN, All ages, Trainer Joyce McCoy

Supporting Children with Dyslexia in Child Care Settings – Dyslexia is the most common learning disability but most child care providers are unaware of the signs of dyslexia in their students. This training will examine techniques to support young learners showing signs of dyslexia, partnering with outside resources and families, and current knowledge about dyslexia and the brain. Set Two; 3 Hours; SN; Infant/Toddler Preschool School Age; Trainer Joyce McCoy

Trauma Related Dissociation in Childhood – This class will examine dissociative disorders seen in children. This is a complex mental health disorder thought to be a response to early childhood trauma. There are currently 4 recognized forms of Dissociative Disorder we will discuss each of them. This class will explore mental health interventions and how to access mental health resources for the child and family if they are not already in place. We will explore partnering with families because it is critical to support a child with this disability who is being served in early childhood care settings. Set 2; 3 hours; SN; Trainer Joyce McCoy

Working with Children Who Have Bipolar and Related Disorders – Come to this class to explore a range of complex childhood mental health disorders including bipolar disorder. Participants will have the chance to examine how bipolar disorder presents in childhood and the other names used for it. We will examine strategies for working with children with these disorders. We will explore systems to communicate in positive ways with families. Set 2, CKC SN, 3-6 hours, Preschool and School Age (in person or online)