Marden Forum on Early Childhood Special Education Needs 2016 Seminar Series (I)
for Educators and Parents of Young Children (Age 3-6)
Promoting social emotional competence and preventing challenging behavior: Practical strategies for classroom and home use
17 September 2016 (Sat)
*9:45am – 11:30am, Rayson Huang Theatre, HKU Main Campus
Chaired by Dr. Wu-Ying Hsieh, Research Director of CAISE, HKU
All young children engage in behaviors that can be problematic at one time or another. Teachers and parents report that managing children’s behavior is one of the hardest things they do. Facilitating children’s social emotional development can result in the prevention of challenging behaviors. Implementing strategies in the context of naturally occurring routines and environments can make life easier for children and adults alike. In this seminar I will share research-based strategies that have proven effective in supporting young children’s social emotional competence and preventing challenging behavior.
Prof. Michaelene M. Ostrosky is a Professor and former Head of the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She was named 2015 College of Education Senior Scholar and a 2008-2011 University Scholar at UIUC. Prof. Ostrosky also has received numerous national and university teaching and mentoring awards, including the 2016 Division for Early Childhood Mentoring Award. Throughout her career, Prof. Ostrosky has been involved in research and dissemination on inclusion and the acceptance of children with disabilities, social emotional competence, social interaction interventions, and challenging behavior. Prof. Ostrosky is a former editor of DEC’s practitioner journal, Young Exceptional Children (YEC), and the co-editor of several YEC monographs. In additional to more than 100 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, she co-authored the Making Friends book (2016), highlighting strategies to support the acceptance of children with disabilities in inclusive kindergarten-2nd grade classrooms. Over her career Prof. Ostrosky has been awarded more than 20 million US dollars from a range of federal agencies with numerous collaborators.
The keynote speaker will speak in English and simultaneous interpretation from English to Cantonese will be available during the keynote speech. Please indicate your need on the registration form.
*9:45am – 11:30am: Registration will start at 9:15am 講座於上午9時15分開始入座
The Marden Foundation
Centre for Advancement in Inclusive and Special Education
Faculty of Education of The University of Hong Kong
Pecera Hong Kong 太平洋區幼兒教育研究學會(香港)