Spring Institue 2015

School Social Workers: PROMOTING
Monday, May 18th, 2015
New Location:
5 Continuing Education Credits/Hours
C/o R. Dawn Clarke
54th Annual Spring Institute
119 Tooker Avenue, Springfield,
New Jersey, 07081
New Jersey Association of
School Social Workers
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
54th Annual Spring
515 US Hwy Directions from the North:
Take the Garden State Parkway, South to exit 130. Merge onto U.S. 1 N
towards Newark. Continue on U.S. 1 North to Gill Lane. Take the Gill Lane
exit. Keep right and merge onto Woodbridge Center Drive. Take the 1st left
onto U.S. 1 S towards Princeton. Make a right in to Renaissance
Monday, May 18th, 2015
Woodbridge Hotel driveway.
Directions from the South:
New Jersey Turnpike, North. Continue on Turnpike North to Exit 10. Merge
on to I-287 North, and then merge on to U. S. 1 North, Exit 1A towards
Newark. Continue on U.S. 1 North to Gill Lane. Take the Gill Lane exit.
Keep right and merge onto Woodbridge Center Drive. Take the 1st left onto
U.S. 1 S towards Princeton.
Make a right in to Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel driveway.
1 South, Iselin, NJ, 08830
New Location:
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
515 US Hwy 1 South, Iselin, NJ, 08830
NJASSW: $ 95.00
Non-Member: $125.00
Student/Retiree: $ 85.00
Approved Student Volunteer $ 50.00
NJASSW – Spring Institute
8:00 – Registration and Breakfast
Part C of IDEA.
9:00 – Opening Remarks
9:15-KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dr. Maurice Elias:* Advocating for Student
MORNING SESSION: 10:00 - 12:00
Workshop1: How to Avoid Litigation
Presenter: Athina Lekas Cornell JD.
Description: Proper record keeping is very important to the work we do.
Many cases have been lost because of poor record keeping or the lack of
documentation. This workshop will address key points for proper
documentation and record keeping in both General Education and
Special Education. It will also cover key parts of an IEP that are important
when a case goes to Court.
Workshop 2: What You Need to Know to Add Assistive Technology to
Your Student’s IEP
Presenter: Brian S. Friedlander, PhD
Description: In this workshop, we will review rules and regulations that
pertain to assistive technology and what to consider when doing an
assistive technology evaluation and making recommendations in the
Workshop 4: Central Auditory Processing Inside and Outside the Classroom.
Presenter: Carol Ann Ukstins, MS, CCC-A, FAAA
Description: This workshop will explore the signs and symptoms of (Central)
Auditory Processing Disorder and how (C)APD manifests itself in the
classroom performance, as well as at home. A review of interventions and
resources as well as current research in the field will be discussed to help in
the identification and management of (C) APD.
Workshop 5*: Looking at Test Taking and Student Anxiety
Presenter: Colleen Daly Martinez, PhD, LCSW
will discuss best practices with regards to purchasing and implementing
assistive technology.
Workshop 3: Transitioning from Early Intervention System to Preschool
anxiety on our students. Additionally, the workshop will explore
interventions and strategies to decrease the impact of test taking
anxiety for our students.
Workshop 6: Conducting Effective Social Work Assessments
Presenter: R Dawn Clarke, MSW, LCSW
___ Tilapia ___Chicken ___Vegetarian Pasta
Work Shop Options:
Please indicate first and second preferences
Workshop 1__
Workshop 2__
Workshop 3_ _
Workshop 4 ____
Workshop 5* ____
Workshop 6 ____
Kindly return registration with payment by May 12,
2015 to:
C/o R. Dawn Clarke
119 Tooker Avenue, Springfield, New Jersey, 07081
Phone: 973-379-4520 Fax: 973-379-4520
Description: This workshop will identify the most effective tools,
techniques, and methods to use in collecting data, discuss the
Presenter: Melanie Fleming, MEd; Marguerite Manaresi, MS, EdD; & Patty
process of deriving significant and appropriate educational
Green LCSW
determinations and then, how to incorporate those findings into a
Description: Two systems with a common goal of helping the child:
focused report.
transitioning from Early Intervention System into Preschool. We will be
Description: This workshop will explore test taking and the resulting
students’ I.E.P. We will look at a range of affordable assistive technology
tools and solutions that can be easily integrated into the I.E.P. Lastly, we
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looking at assuring that children receiving early intervention who are
eligible for Special Education and related services have an Individualized
The New Jersey Association of School Social Workers, an approved
provider, has approved this program for 5 Professional Development
Hours and/or 3 Clinical Continuing Education Unit (N.J.A.C.13:44G-6)
according to the regulatory criteria established by the New Jersey Board
of Social Work Examiners for the period September 1, 2014 to August 31,
Educational Plan / Program by the age of three. We will look at aligning
practices to comply with an evidence – based framework for transition,
as well as discussing required meetings and timelines under Part B and
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* Indicates Clinical CEU’s
Note: If your District pays by purchase order, to ensure that you are preregistered, please mail a copy of your registration form noting that the PO
will follow, to above address.