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Sharing Power: Practical Strategies for Power Struggles with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Presented: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (EST)
Presenter:  Robert Whitaker

NOTE: Presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with a spoken English translation and captions

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This webinar provides practical solutions for managing power struggles with deaf and hard of hearing students. It also helps individuals identify when their emotional reactions may be leading to conflicts with students and allows them to engage in ways that promote resolution instead of escalating those conflicts. This webinar is of interest to teachers, dorm staff, mental health professionals, and parents. It is presented in ASL by a nationally certified school psychologist; an English voiceover is also provided.

Presenter Information: Robert Whitaker is a nationally certified school psychologist and has accreditation from the American Board of School Neuropsychology. He is the school psychologist at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education’s Kendall Demonstration Elementary School. Whitaker has over 15 years of experience working with deaf and hard of hearing children in educational settings. He received both his master’s degree in developmental psychology in 1994 and his specialization in school psychology in 1996 from Gallaudet University.