Paula Kluth to Speak in Rochester

Paula Kluth, popular teacher, educational consultant, and author presents two upcoming events:

Beyond Sight Words:
Access to the Literate Community for ALL

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
University of Rochester’s River Campus
Morey Hall 321
Free and Open to the Public

Come and learn about how we can give all students—including those with significant disabilities—access to the literate community. Dr. Kluth will explain how many learners have been excluded from literacy experiences that are inclusive, rich, challenging, and meaningful, and will share strategies for including and supporting students with significant disabilities in reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities. An interpreter will be provided for the hearing impaired.


You're Going to Love this Kid:
Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Inclusive Schools

Thursday May 31, 2007
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Burgundy Basin Inn
1361 Marsh Road
Pittsford, NY 14534
Registration: $65 per person/group rates available

Participants will learn 10 practical ways of supporting students with autism spectrum disorders & other disabilities within a general education classroom. Topics addressed include defining ASD, listening to the voices of those with ASD, differentiating instruction in the diverse classroom, encouraging literacy development, making the classroom comfortable for all learners, and supporting behaviors and bodies of students with a range of needs.

For more information or to request a brochure and registration form for the May 31 event, contact Ann Monroe-Baillargeon.

Dr. Kluth is an independent educational consultant. Her professional and research interests center on differentiating instruction and on supporting students with autism and significant disabilities in inclusive classrooms. She is a former special educator who has served as a classroom teacher, consulting teacher, and inclusion facilitator. She is the author of “You’re Going to Love This Kid”: Educating Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms; the lead editor of Access to Academics: Critical Approaches to Inclusive Curriculum, Instruction, and Policy; and the co-author of two upcoming texts: A Land We Can Share: The Literate Lives of Students with Autism and Joyful Learning: Active and Collaborative Structures for the Inclusive Classroom.

Sponsored by the Mid-West Regional Consortium on Quality Inclusive Schooling, the University of Rochester’s Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, the Rochester City Special Education Training Resource Center, Brighton Teacher Center, Monroe #1 Teacher Center, Wayne Teacher Resource Center, Pittsford Teacher Center, and the Tri-County Teacher Center.

Tags: Ann Monroe-Ballergeon, disabilities, inclusion, literacy, Nancy Ares, Paula Kluth