January 2018

Let’s Keep Talking! Increasing Communication for Emerging Speakers

Boy and Girl Signing

Many individuals with ASD have some verbal language, but those skills need to be continuously prompted and the number of opportunities they have to practice their skills may be less than those of their peers.  In this webinar, we will share strategies to promote verbal communication at school and home, including environmental arrangement and reinforcement. 


This webinar is geared toward new and seasoned educators and family members seeking more information on increasing communication for emerging speakers.


Nutrition Is for Everyone January 2018

Jenry Schorling

The Nutrition is for Everyone Louisiana (NIFE LA) welcomes Jenry Schorling, LDN, RD, as a Deputy Nutrition Ambassador. Jenry will help with the development of accurate and appropriate nutrition education materials disseminated through the project. She will also consult with the NIFE LA team on nutrition education curriculum being developed in partnership with Special Olympics Louisiana which is piloting an 8-week nutrition and physical activity curriculum starting later this month. Read more…

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Improving Math Proficiency for All Students

Please Join us for Our Next Professional Learning Event featuring
Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden!

Everyone Can Count: RtI/MTSS to Improve Math Proficiency for All Learners

Did you know that math proficiency is a powerful predictor of college enrollment and completion? Too many children struggle to master important math skills, closing doors along the path to long-term school and career success. This session will provide a brief overview of key elements of effective core mathematics instruction, describe how to collect and interpret screening data, and give attendees the “how to” in implementing and sustaining classwide mathematics intervention. Videos and free web-based resources will be shared.

Save the Dates April 12th & 13th for Conference on Trauma-Informed MTSS/RTI: Practical and Evidenced-Based Practices

In conjunction with the Human Development Center, Data-Based Conferences will be bringing a team of national experts to back to New Orleans on Thursday and Friday, April 12th and 13th, 2018. This conference will be the 4th in New Orleans, where in previous years 300-plus educators from across the country have come to learn about pragmatic and research-based practices within a Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) and Response to Intervention (RTI). This year promises expansions of last year’s MTSS content with particular attention to trauma-related mental health interventions, dyslexia, diversity in team building, and severe disruptive behavior. More information can be found in the attached brochure and registration can be found at  www.dbcconferences.com.