The Role of Special Education in Poverty and Marginalization: An Effective, Cost-Efficient, and Sustainable Approach

Organizer: Ms Debra Lord, Augmentative Learning & Movement Center (ALMC), USA

Time and date: 13:00-14:00, Wednesday 29 September 2010

Room: Amphitheatre

Languages: English, French, Russian

Until global strategies for combating poverty and marginalization and sufficient financing formulas are developed and implemented, we must look to more effective, cost-efficient, and sustainable approaches to providing a child-centered pedagogy capable of successfully educating all children, including those who have serious disadvantages and disabilities. The Domain Oriented Behaviour Model (DOBI) is based upon principles of inclusion, integration, and participation, and represents best practices in a cost-effective approach to promoting equality of access for those with special needs and circumstances.

DOBI follows a medical evaluation model of 10 domains.  It is used to obtain historical and baseline data, identifies and prioritizes strengths and weaknesses, addresses co-existing and contributing factors, and designs a management program with evidence-based plans and protocols ready for implementation. DOBI can be established regardless of resources available.

  • discuss a comprehensive early intervention program that can be readily, reliably, and effectively implemented with little resources; and
  • describe data-based, problem solving procedures for targeting students with special needs and circumstances, for evaluating instructional success and student learning in ECCE.

Moderator: Debra Lord, Director of Programs and Resources, ALMC USA

Margaret Novotny, Executive Director, ALMC USA
Debra Lord, Director of Programs and Resources, ALMC USA
Michelle Jewett, Outreach Director, ALMC USA
Daniel Larrow, Medical Director, Vermont Developmental Behavioral Medicine, USA

The objectives of the Special Event are to:

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