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UNH Manchester Conference on Keeping Challenging Students In-district

April 25, 2007

A one-day conference sponsored by Professional Development and Training will focus on the legal, psychological, and academic issues and support systems for students with challenging needs to stay in-district.

The conference, "Keeping Challenging Students In-District," will be held on Friday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 400 Commercial Street in downtown Manchester (UNH-Manchester building).

The conference is geared to teachers, special education professionals, school administrators, guidance counselors, family and youth counselors, and related professionals. Approved by the National Association of Social Workers, participants will be awarded .5 CEUs.

Several concurrent sessions will be offered along with a panel discussion by Special Education Directors.

Sessions include:

  • The Role of Psychological/Neuropsychological Assessment and Testing in Special Education Decisions (Speaker: Jerrold Pollak, Ph.D., licensed psychologist)
  • The Psychopharmacology of Disruptive Behavior Disorders (Speaker: Anita Remig, Ed.D., expert in ADHD and other behaviors that impact learning)
  • Legal Issues and In-District Placements (Speaker: John Teague, J.D., attorney specializing in special education and school law)
  • Assessment and Strategies for Remediation (Speakers: Michaelene Cronin, J.D., and Maureen Boyle, M.Ed., experts in special education)
  • Consultative Model of Program Delivery and Supportive Services (Speaker: Arthur DiRocco, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist who works with children and adolescents who exhibit behavioral and emotional difficulties)

The $189 fee includes materials, parking, and lunch.

To register or obtain more information, call Professional Development and Training at 2-4234 or visit the web at www.learn.unh.edu/needs.

To register for the conference by phone, call 2-2015.

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