Presenters & Session Topics

Sunday, Oct. 22nd
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Featured Speaker: Jenn Osen-Foss, Understood.org
“Self Esteem for Kids with Learning and Attention Issues”
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Presenter: Brittany Busch, Sioux City
“Mental Health With Essential Oils”
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Presenter: Bill Stockton, Luther College, Decorah
“Effective Collaboration Between Parent and Teacher”
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Presenter: Paula Connolly, ASK Resource Center, Des Moines
“Parents As Partners In Mentoring”
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Presenters: Debbie & Steve Loger, Loger Comfort Dogs, Odebolt
“Sharing Love and Learning”
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Presenters: Dr. Jill Leet-Otley and students Carley Sullivan, McKenzie Carney, & Megan Oliver, Luther College, Decorah
“What Does Mindfulness Have to Do With Learning Disabilities?”
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POSTER SESSIONS presented by college education students
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Featured Presenter: Joey I.L.O., JoeyILOComedy.com
“Laughter is the Best Medicine
Monday, Oct. 23rd
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Featured Presenter: Connie Parr, LDA National Past President, Montgomery, IL
“Mental Health in the Classroom:  What to Know, What to Do, and What Not to Do!”
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Presenter: Flora M. Lee, NWAEA, Sioux City
“Exploring the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Upon Student Learning”
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Presenter: Dr. Alan Heisterkamp, Center for Violence Prevention, UNI, Cedar Falls
Utilizing Peer Mentors (High School) to Prevent Bullying and Gender Violence
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Presenter: Dr. David Tilly, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
ESSA-Every Student Succeeds Act
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Presenters: Kayla Fay & Mary Jo Coleman, Sioux City
“Co-Teaching:  Testimonial from SPED and Gen Ed Teachers
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Presenter: Sandy Schmitz, Iowa Reading Research Center, UIowa, Iowa City
“How Can We PROPeL Schools Forward in Their Efforts to Improve Literacy Outcomes for Students with LD?”
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Presenters: Dr. Ryan Allen & Dr. Meghan Nelson, Lumin Therapy, Sioux City
“Just Breathe:  Cultivating Mindfulness in Young People”
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Presenter: Jeff Raun, Connect the Dots 4 Life, West Des Moines
“Financial Strategies for Families With a Person With Special Needs”

**SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE