Creative Ideas to Support Inclusion in the Science Classroom

Apply Sensory & Motor Solutions for Students with Special Needs

Students with special needs often need reasonable accommodations and modifications to participate in a science program. Understand the basics of inclusion, get a few tips on modifying the science classroom and explore product solutions to help support your inclusive teaching practices and promote student success!

Webinar Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to...

  • Understand the basic principles of an inclusive environment.
  • Identify at least 2 equipment pieces that may accommodate students with special needs.
  • Identify at least 2 methods to modify the science classroom to accommodate students with special needs.

Your Instructor

Naomi Hartl & Cecilia Cruse, MS, OTR/L
Naomi Hartl & Cecilia Cruse, MS, OTR/L

Naomi Hartl has a passion for education and all things tech infused. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Education, where she majored in physical education and minored in biology. She has taught a wide variety of subject areas which include mathematics, biology, practical and applied arts, career guidance, and health and physical education. She started out teaching in her home province of Saskatchewan, Canada and then relocated to Oregon, USA to work with School Specialty. Working with School Specialty has allowed her to pursue her dream of making a difference in the lives of teachers and students by creating safe and successful learning environments. Naomi is the STEM Subject Matter Expert for School Specialty.

Cecilia Cruse, MS. OTR/L received her BS degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida, and her Master’s degree in Education from Georgia State University. She is SIPT (Sensory Integration & Praxis Test) certified and has over 30 years’ experience in pediatrics with school-based services (including pre-school and Head Start programs) acute care and outpatient pediatric settings including Augusta University in Georgia, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Cecilia has experience as a consultant, author and lecturer including TV appearances, such as CNN’s Health Watch and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. She has authored several articles for professional periodicals and magazines and has served as a trainer/consultant and service provider in several school systems. Cecilia is currently the Subject Matter Expert for Abilitations/ School Specialty Special Needs Division. She also lectures nationwide on practical sensory solutions for educators, therapists and parents. She is “energetic” and “entertaining” and insists on a fun learning experience.

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