Department of Exceptional Student Education (DESE) Subject Pool

Opportunities to Earn Research Experience Requirement

 

When Activity Is this a study or event? Description
Spring 2018:
February 2, 2018
HOOT Colloquium:
Multi-Presenter Research Presentations
Event Abstract: This multi-presenter session will provide overview of three research studies conducted by DESE Doctoral candidates. The foci of these studies are (a) teaching safety skills to adults with developmental disabilities, (b) using Zumba to impact the health and fitness of adults with intellectual disabilities, and (c) using literacy based behavioral interventions with young children. In addition to the study overviews, presenters will host a brief Q & A session following. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.
Review event flyer and click here to RSVP by Tuesday, January 31 (5pm)
Spring 2018:
March 16, 2018
HOOT Colloquium:
Research Poster Presentations
Event Abstract: Doctoral students and candidates in DESE will present overview of various research projects and presentations originating in the Department of Exceptional Student Education (DESE). This research will be presented in research poster session format. Attendees will have the opportunity to inquire about various aspects of the research process, including, but not limited to selecting research question, participant selection, data collection method(s), data analysis and reporting.
Review event flyer and click here to RSVP by Tuesday, March 13 (5pm)
Spring 2018:
April 13, 2018
HOOT Colloquium:
Early Identification in Preschool and School Age Students
Event Abstract: TBA
Review event flyer and click here to RSVP by Tuesday, April 10 (5pm).
Past Events / Activities
Fall 2017:
Sept. 15, 2017
Mini Conference Event Title: Advocacy for Action to Support Education Conference
Abstract: This half-day conference will feature speakers, question and answer session, followed by sessions intended to build advocacy skills. Want to make your voice heard as a citizen and as a current or future member of the education field? Come to this conference to learn about the issues and to boost your advocacy skills!
Click here to see the full flyer for this event. To RSVP, click here.
Fall 2017:
Sept. 29, 2017
HOOT Colloquium Event Title: Supporting Social Skills in the Home and Community
Abstract: Participants will learn about social impairments that prevent some children from making and keeping friends. In addition, strategies for supporting friendship building in common social situations outside the school day will be described. Finally, a host of recommendations will be shared for supporting social skill development.
Click here to see the full flyer for this event. To RSVP, click here.
Fall 2017: Oct. 10, 2017 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) Event. Event Title: Lights Camera Action!
Abstract: This presentation will discuss the benefits of using video modeling with individuals with autism and related disabilities to increase communication, social, academic, and adaptive behaviors across settings. Strategies for effectively implementing video modeling and steps for creating individualized video models will be provided. Both teachers and families will benefit from this presentation. To RSVP, click here. Be sure to indicate that you are participating in the event for RER credit.
Fall 2017:
Oct. 20, 2017
HOOT Colloquium Event Title: Promoting an Effective Learning Environment through Behavioral Interventions for Students Pre K-Grade 12 Abstract: In this presentation, participants will learn strategies on how to create an effective learning environment, as well as, identify ways to further enhance student-teacher relationships through behavioral interventions.
Click here to see the full flyer for this event. To RSVP, click here.
Fall 2017:
Nov. 3, 2017
HOOT Colloquium: Event Title: Early Intervention: Identifying Red Flags and Implementing Strategies
Abstract: In this session, "red flag" behaviors that signal potential developmental delays in young children will be identified through individual and whole group activities. Effective strategies and resources will be shared that can help young children work towards or meet their developmental milestones. Click here to see the full flyer for this event. To RSVP, click here.
Date:
Friday July 7
Conference Event Abstract: This half-day conference will have featured speakers, question and answer session, followed by activities intended to build advocacy skills. Want to make your voice heard as a citizen and as a current or future member of the education field? Come to this conference to learn about the issues and to boost your advocacy skills! To attend this event you must register via this registration link no later than June 30: click here.
Date:
Friday, June 23
Colloquium Event Abstract: This training will provide information on the "Hidden Social Curriculum" as described by Dr. Brenda Smith Myles, as well as go into information related to Theory of Mind and its deficits. Strategies for caregivers to assist teens to apply these to their lives as well as additional resources will be provided. To attend this event you must register via this registration link no later than June 16: click here
Date: Tuesday, July 25 Colloquium Event Abstract: Anxiety is one of the most prevalent and impairing co-occurring conditions in children, teens, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Although prevalence rates vary, most studies indicate that approximately one-half of individuals with ASD meet the criteria for at least one anxiety disorder. Fear, worry, and anxiety can result in personal distress in children, parents, and siblings, increase challenging behavior, restrict activities/opportunities, and negatively impact the quality of life for child and family. To attend this event you must register via this registration link no later than June 16: click here
Date:
Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Location: FAU, Boca
111 A/B
Parliament Hall
HOOT Colloquium: Portraits of Disability in Cinema Event Abstract: In this session, representations of ‘disability’ will be presented through movie clips. The intent is to encourage critical thinking and discussion about the disability experience and what popular media may or may not reveal about this experience.
Click here for additional details about this event. To attend this event you must: (1) Complete this Google Form (for RER credit); and, (2) RSVP directly to the event’s coordinator: Dr. Darling at sdarlin4@fau.edu. Please include the event title and date in your email RSVP.
Date: Wednesday, February 8th
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: FAU MacArthur Campus - ADM Auditorium
FAU Jupiter
5353 Parkside Dr.
Jupiter, FL 33458
Community Autism Speaker Series – Alex Plank Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) Event Abstract: This Community Autism Speaker Series event features Alex Plank. Alex Plank is the 30 year old autistic guy behind WrongPlanet.net, the incredibly popular site for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome and Autism. Both Alex and Wrong Planet have been featured by CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and Good Morning America. Wrong Planet has more than 100,000 registered members and its discussion forums contain millions of messages.

Registration with CARD and with RER coordinator is required. Click Here to register with CARD and complete this Google Form to register as an RER participant. You must register by Tuesday, Feb 7 at 12 p.m.

Date:
Friday, February 10, 2017
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Location: FAU, Boca
111 A/B
Parliament Hall
HOOT Colloquium: Getting people with disabilities employed: Ten tips for educators Event Abstract: The purpose of this presentation is to describe and discuss recommendations that educators can use in the classroom to: (a) assess student abilities, (b) teach employment skills, (c) promote generalization of employment skills across settings, and (d) monitor student progress. Finally, this session will include a discussion on creating, teaching, and generalizing skills related to a job task.
Click here for additional details about this event. To attend this event you must: (1) Complete this Google Form (for RER credit); and, (2) RSVP directly to the event’s coordinator: Dr. Darling at sdarlin4@fau.edu. Please include the event title and date in your email RSVP.
Date:
Friday, March 31, 2017
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Location: FAU, Boca
111 A/B
Parliament Hall
HOOT Colloquium: Cognitive Tools for the Classroom: Implementing Strategies for Students with Diverse Learning Needs Event Abstract: This presentation features an overview of reading, writing, study, and organization strategies. Instructional models used to teach each strategy, including where, when and how students can use the strategies will be described. Finally, participants will learn how to apply the rules of strategy development.
Click here for additional details about this event. To attend this event you must: (1) Complete this Google Form (for RER credit); and, (2) RSVP directly to the event’s coordinator: Dr. Darling at sdarlin4@fau.edu. Please include the event title and date in your email RSVP.
Date: Thursday, April 13th
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: FAU, Boca Raton Campus - Live Oak Pavilion Rooms C and D
Community Autism Speaker Series - John Miller Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) Event Abstract: This Community Autism Speaker Series event features John Miller. John Miller was born in 1968 in Montreal, Quebec. As a child he dealt with many social and academic difficulties. In 2010 John published a manuscript based on his own life and teaching experiences titled, "The A Word: My Life With Asperger's and the World of Autism."

Registration with CARD and with RER coordinator is required. Click Here to register with CARD and complete this Google Form to register as an RER participant. You must register by Wednesday, April 12 at 12pm

Date:
Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30-3:30 pm
Location: FAU MacArthur Campus
Preventing Child Bullying in Schools and in the Community Event Dr. Susan Limber, a national leader in efforts to prevent bullying, will address the impact of bullying on both the targeted children and the bullies themselves, with a special emphasis on vulnerable populations such as children with autism and other disabilities. She will also describe the Olweus Program, the most widely used and effective evidence based anti-bullying program in the world. This program targets multiple systems calling for school and community wide efforts to combat bullying.

Registration is required.

Click Here for additional details about this event. To attend this event you must: (1) Complete this Google Form (for RER credit); and, (2) RSVP directly to the event’s coordinator: http://prevent-bullying-jupiter.eventbrite.com/

Please note that registration will end on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

This event will take place at ADM Auditorium. FAU Jupiter. 5353 Parkside Dr. Jupiter, FL 33458

Date:
Thursday, November 17th
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: FAU, Boca Raton Campus
Preventing Child Bullying in Schools and in the Community Event Dr. Susan Limber, a national leader in efforts to prevent bullying, will address the impact of bullying on both the targeted children and the bullies themselves, with a special emphasis on vulnerable populations such as children with autism and other disabilities. She will also describe the Olweus Program, the most widely used and effective evidence based anti-bullying program in the world. This program targets multiple systems calling for school and community wide efforts to combat bullying.

Registration is required.

Click Here for additional details about this event. To attend this event you must: (1) Complete this Google Form (for RER credit); and, (2) RSVP directly to the event’s coordinator: http://prevent-bullying-boca.eventbrite.com/

Please note that registration will end on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

This event will take placwe in Live Oak Pavilion Rooms C and D, FAU Boca Campus.

Date:
Monday, Nov. 14

Time:
6-7:30pm

Location:
PH 111A/B
FAU, Boca
HOOT Colloquium: Speech and language impairments in the classroom: Tips and tools for teachers Event Abstract: The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of typical speech and language deficits seen in the school-aged population and discuss strategies to support communication and academic success in the general education classroom. This session will present common speech and language disorders and tips and tools for participants to avoid common pitfalls that impact learning and derail successful interaction within the classroom. Click here for additional details about this event. To attend this event you must: (1) Complete this Google Form (for RER credit); and, (2) RSVP directly to the event’s coordinator: Dr. Darling at sdarlin4@fau.edu. Please include the event title and date in your email RSVP.
Date:
Nov. 4

Time:
6-7:30pm

Location:
PH 111A/B
FAU, Boca
HOOT Colloquium: From Benefactor to Contributor: Becoming an Active Member of Society Through Volunteering." Event Abstract: In this session, participants will learn how to teach individuals with disabilities how to identify appropriate volunteering activities and how these opportunities can help people with disabilities to grow and become active members of society. Click here for additional details about this event. To attend this event you must: (1) Complete this Google Form (for RER credit); and, (2) RSVP directly to the event’s coordinator: Dr. Darling at sdarlin4@fau.edu. Please include the event title and date in your email RSVP.
Date:
Monday, Oct. 24

Time:
12-1:30pm

Location:
ED 114
FAU, Boca
HOOT Colloquium: Preparing students with developmental disabilities for post-secondary education Event Abstract: Attending this session will allow teachers and other personnel to learn about how to prepare students with developmental disabilities for post-secondary education as well as other post-high school options by promoting independence and self-determination in their curriculum. Click here for additional details about this event.

To attend this event you must: (1) Complete this Google Form (for RER credit); and, (2) RSVP directly to the event’s coordinator: Dr. Darling at sdarlin4@fau.edu. Please include the event title and date in your email RSVP.

Date:
February 5, 2016

Time:
5:30-7:00pm

Location:
PH 111A/B
FAU, Boca
HOOT Colloquium:
Transitioning students with developmental disabilities from school to adulthood: What you should know and what you can do ease the transition.
Event Abstract: The purpose of this presentation is to discuss transition, specifically how we should think about transition as well as activities that can be used to facilitate transition across the lifespan for individuals with developmental disabilities. The session will also include a discussion about microenterprises (a small entrepreneurial business) to illustrate how teaching and implementing transition activities can come together in a fascinating way to support students.

Click here for additional details.

*Click here to attend this event.

Please note: In addition to completing the Google form, you must also RSVP directly to the event’s coordinator: Dr. Darling (sdarlin4@fau.edu)
January – early March
Location: FAU Boca
Time: TBD
Two-part requirement, to receive credit you must participate in both parts. Study This study is investigating the impact of interview training on the hire ability of interviewees.

The first part is a training session that will take approximately 30 minutes.

The second part, which will take place on a different date, is an interview that will take approximately 10 minutes.

*Please note: when you request to be registered for an event or study, you will be asked to provide the following information: First and last name, Z number, course/semester/instructor for which you are registered and need to earn RER credit, and your FAU email address.