SENISH (Special Education Network in Shanghai) is a network of Shanghai-based educators, professionals, and parents dedicated to supporting students with special learning needs. It is a part of SENIA, an Asia-wide network, and was started by international school educators, special education providers, parents, and SENIA board members. School administrators, counselors, learning support staff, and parents are invited to this year’s SENISH Conference, which will be held on November 21, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm on Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) Pudong’s Upper School campus. Please join SENISH and SCIS Pudong for an opportunity to learn more about the latest developments in the fields of education, special needs, and neuroscience.
The preliminary schedule for the day is as follows:
8:30 – 9:00 am
Coffee and snacks
Workshop: John Medina’s 12 Brain Rules for Surviving and Thriving – Elizabeth Noske, YCIS
11:00 – 11:15 am
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Stream 1: Developing Play and Social Skills in Young Children: Strategies for Parents and Educators – Shari Rosen and Maureen Tanoy, Essential Learning Group
Stream 2: Promoting Physical Independence in Children with Special Needs – Marla Balzer, Physical Therapist, Olivia’s Place
12:15 – 1:15 pm
Stream 1: How to Improve your Learning Support Department – Liam O’Shea, SSIS
Stream 2: Communication without Words: How Art Therapy Can Benefit Your Child’s Learning – Zoe Andrews, Essential Learning Group
1:15 – 2:00 pm
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Stream 1: Anxiety in Children – Veronica McKibben, Child & Family Counselor, Olivia’s Place
Stream 2: Teaching to All – Assisting Classroom Teachers to Understand and Support the Learning of Students with Special Education Needs (Middle Years) – Lucy Burden, SSIS
3:00 – 3:15 pm
3:15 – 4:15 pm
Stream 1: Innovative Interdisciplinary Treatments – Specialists from Essential Learning Group
Stream 2: Raising a Happy, Successful, and Resilient Child with Special Needs – Dr. Andrew Adler, Clinical Psychologist, Olivia’s Place
4:15 – 4:30 pm Closing remarks
To register for the conference, please complete the registration form.
If you have any questions, please contact Maja Kelly, SCIS Pudong Upper School Counselor.