Summit 2019

SESSION 3: Barry Prizant PhD SLP | Can Your School Environment Support Your Child's Unique Needs?

Talk Description, Speaker Bio, and Resources

No matter what all we do to support our kids outside of school, whether or not our kids are getting the most out of their education remains a continual source of worry and fear. Dr. Barry Prizant offers strategies and solutions to navigating the IEP and 504 process, stemming from years of consulting with schools and families on how best to accommodate and support 2e students. In his talk, Dr. Prizant explains:

  • How to help your child's teacher understand their unique gifts and challenges
  • Quick and easy ways for teachers to meet the individual needs of even their most challenging students. 
  • How parents can approach school meetings with assertiveness, but not aggression.
  • How to identify exactly what supports your child needs, and then the best way to advocate for them. 
  • When a change of school environment might be necessary.

Barry PrizantDr. Barry Prizant is recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars in autism spectrum disorders and communication disabilities, with more than 40 years experience as a researcher and international consultant for individuals with ASD and related disabilities. He is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, an Adjunct Professor at Brown University, and Director of Childhood Communication Services, a private practice. He is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Autism Society of America. Publications include four books, 130 chapters and articles and The SCERTS Modelmanuals, an educational approach now being implemented in more than a dozen countries. Barry has presented more than 800 seminars and keynote addresses internationally. His most recent book is Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism, winner of the 2017 Autism Society of America’s Temple Grandin Award for Outstanding Literary Work.



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