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Making Math Relevant and Meaningful: Hands-on Activities to Engage Learners with Severe and Multiple Disabilities
In this highly practical webinar session focusing on Mathematics instructional activities, participants will gain skills in planning and delivering academic content integrated with functional activities to advance the learning outcomes for students with severe cognitive, communication and motor and behavior challenges. Through depicting several multi-sensory, hands- activities, the session will demonstrate how to address key concepts in Math content area using high interest scenarios:
• To use numbers in a variety of forms to solve problems in daily life.
• To increase awareness of amount, size, time concepts and the use of measurement tools.
• To use money in real-life situations and to solve problems using combination of coins and bills.

Participants will increase their knowledge of support tools including how to apply universal design for learning principles (UDL) as well as to adapt the task complexity level in the Math content area to enhance active student participation and response and facilitate progress.

Session level: Beginner
Session duration: 1-hour

You will receive a post-webinar email 24-hours after the completion of the session with a link to the certificate of attendance.

Nov 4, 2021 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Padmaja Sarathy
MA, Author & Educational Consultant
Padmaja is a globally engaged educational consultant & author with expertise in the fields of early childhood & special ed. Driven by an intense commitment to maximize learning outcomes for children with special needs, she uses evidence-based methods to guide educators to pursue innovative instructional techniques. Inspiring educators through webinars, onsite coaching, & workshops at conferences globally. She has written books focusing on autism, significant & multiple disabilities, paraeducators, early childhood & special ed legal compliance. Early on, she was a diagnostician & served as Special Ed Supervisor at the Ford Bend ISD. Learn more at www.infinitepossibilities-sped.com. She is the founder/president of a nonprofit called Parent Engagement for Active Child Enrichment (PEACE). PEACE (www.peacenurtureskids.org) coaches & guides families, particularly those from marginalized populations, to enable & empower their children toward a positive & productive academic & life trajectory.