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Expert from Riverhead Location to Speak on Educating Special Needs Children in Upcoming Conference

Riverhead, N.Y. – Dr. Sanja Cale, a professor at the Riverhead Location of Long Island University and an authority on special needs children, will speak at an upcoming conference on how to best educate youngsters with disabilities.

An instructor in the Special Education Graduate Program at the Riverhead Location, Dr. Cale will present “Strategies for the Successful Inclusion of Students with Developmental Disabilities” in conjunction with the fourth annual conference on Best Practices in the Education of Young Children with Developmental Disabilities.

The conference will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21 in Hillwood Commons at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, 720 Northern Boulevard in Brookville. Dr. Cale will present her pre-conference workshop on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. and again at 1 p.m.

Also offering a pre-conference workshop will be Dr. Kathleen Feeley of C.W. Post. Dr. Feeley, an assistant professor in the C.W. Post School of Education, will present “Developing Behaviorially-Based Programming and Community Participation for Children with Developmental Disabilities,” Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. She will be joined by Dr. Meryl Zaglin of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. She also is scheduled to present “Success in Community Preschools,” at 1 p.m. Oct. 20, and co-lead the workshop "Off to a Good Start--Addressing the Needs of Infants with Developmental Disabilities" with Patricia Pollon Schwartz that same day at 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Diane Bricker of the University of Oregon, who is internationally known for her work on assessment and evaluation, will be the keynote speaker at the conference, which also features workshops by Dr. Edward Carr of Stony Brook University and Dr. Joe Reichle of the University of Minnesota.

The C.W. Post School of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Department of Psychology and the Down Syndrome Advocacy Foundation are sponsors. Co-sponsoring is the Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The conference is open to professionals, students and families of disabled children (limited, on-site child care will be available). For more information about workshops, the schedule or fees, contact Kate Curcio at (516) 299-2231.

Posted: October 3, 2006


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