PA: Training SPED teachers to screen preK-12 kids for social/emotional problems

Feb 18, 2018, Williamsport (PA) Sun—Gazette: Out and About Dr. Kathleen Lynne Lane will headline Bloomsburg University’s McDowell Institute Speaker Series on Monday and Tuesday. Lane, a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, will focus the series on the social, emotional and behavioral wellness of children who may experience non-academic barriers to learning such as adverse childhood experiences or trauma. The focus of the 2018 series stems from Lane’s research on school-based interventions for students at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders. Her research delivers valuable information for teachers in pre-kindergarten through high school settings using three-tiered methods to screen for the development of learning and behavioral challenges and respond to existing learning challenges. Lane will deliver a free, public presentation on the use of universal screeners across school settings in the first lecture at 6 p.m. Monday-2 in Kehr Union Building multi-purpose room B. The following day, McDowell Institute Student Fellows will attend a full day training enhancing their skills in the universal screening of social, emotional and behavioral wellness of children pre-kindergarten through high school.