CANCELLED: TEAM2 - Building Reading, Behavioral and Emotional Skills in Adolescents
This session will present information on a three-year experimental program, funded by a grant through the U.S. Department of Justice. You will learn about the organizational aspects of the program, the partnerships that made it happen, and, most importantly, the positive outcomes and evidence-based changes that occurred! This program consisted of a "library" filled with brand new books, university/community partnerships, and enthusiastic young people who built relationships with youth facing emotional/behavioral challenges. Session participants will receive information regarding the growth in literacy evidenced by high-risk youth and will learn about the combination of evidence-based interventions utilized. When you leave the presentation, you will have information on TEAM2, and, additionally, you will have ideas for moving forward within your own literacy program for adolescent learners, whether you are working in a public school district or residential setting!
Meet the Author
Thursday, February 2 from 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Ruth Jefferson will be greeting in-person attendees at the "Meet the Author" counter outside the Sagamore Ballroom on Level 2.
Dr. Jefferson has an earned doctorate in the areas of reading and learning disabilities. She has conducted research and has published extensively in the area of literacy. She has taught courses on mild disabilities, school law, inclusion and other areas related to learning and instruction. She has directed a summer equestrian camp for children with disabilities and is currently research director for a Summer Learning camp, serving 120 children. Dr. Jefferson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education, Ball State University.
Dr. Sander is a Professor and Director of the PhD Program in School Psychology at Ball State University. She is also a licensed psychologist (Indiana). Her expertise is in the areas of emotional, behavioral and learning concerns in children and adolescents. She is particularly interested in researching evidence-based interventions and addressing the educational and mental health needs of children who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. Her emphasis is on applying positive and strengths-based methods when working with youth.