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Dr. Martha Burns

Change agents -- leaders in special education-- are transforming ways to help older students cope with ASD, attention deficits and related problem behavior that interferes with learning. What does the latest brain research suggest about how we can individualize services, help these students pay closer attention to oral instruction, develop self-regulation skills, complete assignments on time and meet their educational goals? Join us as a leading expert in brain science provides insight and practical advice about results-oriented practices for educating middle and high school students who have been diagnosed with these disorders.

Presenter: Dr. Martha Burns

Learning Outcomes
After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Apply new research on the neuroscience of autism spectrum and attention disorders in older students
  • Summarize how instructional and technological interventions can maximize auditory attention in the classroom and drive better results.
  • Demonstrate how to implement instructional tools and methods to enhance self-regulation skills and decrease behavioral management issues in the classroom

As the author of over 100 articles and multiple books, neuroscientist Martha S. Burns, Ph.D., is a leading expert on language, brain development and how children learn. She speaks frequently on the importance of applying the science of learning in early childhood education and the K-12 classroom. Dr. Burns is Adjunct Associate Professor at Northwestern University and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and has served on the medical staff of Evanston-Northwestern Hospital for 35 years. She has consulted with school districts worldwide on ways to apply neuroscience to best practices in special education.

Time-ordered Agenda (90 minutes) *All times Eastern time
  • 1:00 - 1:05 pm Welcome
  • 1:05 - 1:30 pm Neuroscience contribution to Education of older students with ASD and Attention Problems
  • 1:30 - 1:40 pm Identification of Cognitive Disorders in the Older Student
  • 1:40 - 1:50 pm Effective Classroom Activities and Intervention Approaches
  • 1:50 - 2:00 pm Enhanced Literacy and Writing Skills in the Older Student
  • 2:00 - 2:30 pm Summary and Audience Q&A
The New Science of Learning: Effective Approaches for Older Students with Autism and Attention Disorders

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Dr. Martha Burns received a consulting fee from PresenceLearning, Inc. for her presentation for this webinar and receives a salary from Scientific Learning Corporation where she is Director of Neuroscience Education and provides professional development services to school districts and Speech Language Pathologists in private practice. She also receives a salary from Northwestern University, where she serves on the adjunct faculty of The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Relevant Non-financial Disclosure:
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

This webinar is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)