Circle of Friends (CoF) is a form of Peer-Mediated Intervention (PMI). PMI is defined as a treatment approach in which typically developing peers are trained to implement behavioral interventions and facilitate social skills development in special needs populations. It has been identified as an established treatment with positive outcomes for children with autism (National Autism Center, 2009). This webinar will provide an overview of Circle of Friends, as a part of a school-based program. It will cover the research behind Circle of Friends, and the basic steps to implement a Circle of Friends program.
● Explore the evidence-base supporting Circle of Friends
● Learn the basic components of beginning a Circle of Friends program
Administrators, general education teachers, specialist teachers, family members, paraprofessionals, special education professionals, and related service providers.
Mary Schlieder, EdD, is a high school special educator, adjunct professor, and educational consultant. Her professional interests include fostering positive inclusion experiences, peer-mediated intervention, Learning Objectives: collaborative problem solving, and active learning. She is the author of With Open Arms: Creating School Communities of Support for Kids with Social Challenges, and the 2008 Nebraska Teacher of the Year.
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February 13, 2019 from 3:30 to 4:15 pm
0.75 Professional Learning Contact Hours
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Mary Schlieder, EdD
special educator, educational consultant & author
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