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Sunday August 9th, 2015 6:00PM — 8:00PM
Monday August 10th, 2015 8:45AM — 4:15PM
Tuesday August 11th, 2015 8:15AM — 4:45PM
Wednesday August 12th, 2015 8:45AM — 4:15PM
Thursday August 13th, 2015 8:45AM — 4:15PM
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2015 Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute: High Expectations for Achievement

2015 Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute: High Expectations for Achievement

Multiple Locations

Event Type: Conferences Conferences

Credit Type: Registration Fee - PA Professional or Parent

Registration Contact: Cathy Pfanders, cpfanders@pattan.net, (800) 441-3215

Content Contact: Rebecca Fogle, rfogle@pattan.net, 800-441-3215 x 7239


The 2015 Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute: High Expectations for Achievement is a four day conference that will focus on topics related to serving students and young children with deafness and hearing loss, blindness, deaf-blindness,visual impairment, intellectual disabilities, traumatic and brain injury, and multiple disabilities.


Participants will:

  • Analyze knowledge gained in topic areas related to best practice for students with low incidence disabilities.
  • List strategies for increasing academic performance of students with sensory and multiple disabilities.
  • Explore Sessions noted as "Great Start" to specifically target strategies for instructing children with sensory impairments, birth through age 6.
  • Discuss use of data to focus interventions for student achievement of school aged students with complex instructional needs.

Target Audience

Parents, teachers, speech and language clinicians, audiologists, paraprofessionals, occupational therapists, physical therapists, consultants, service coordinators, and administrators working with these students are invited to attend.

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Blindness/Visual Impairment, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Low Incidence


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Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this training. Contact: Cathy Pfanders, at 800-441-3215 × 7215, or cpfanders@pattan.net.