Ruby 6

Understanding Brain Development from the Inside Out

Speakers
Jenny Benson, Ph.D.
Audience Level
Foundational
Session Track
Young Child Development
Room
Ruby 6

This session will explore basic concepts of brain development using scenes from Pixar's 2015 movie Inside Out to illustrate key ideas and bring the learning to life.

Intended Audience

Anyone working with or on behalf of young children.

IDEA Early Intervention (B‐3) and Preschool Special Education (3‐5): More the Same Than Different

Speakers
Sharon Walsh
Audience Level
Foundational
Session Track
Early Education
Room
Ruby 6

This session will focus on the principles and IDEA requirements for young children with disabilities and their families. These principles such as individualization, intervention as early as possible, supporting families in helping their child grow and learn, being with peers and rights for families are reflected in the regulatory language under IDEA Part B for children 3 through 5 and Part C for children from birth to three years. The specific requirements for referral, evaluation, eligibility, timelines, IEP/IFSP plan components, natural environments vs. LRE, EI services vs.

Understanding Brain Development from the Inside Out

Speakers
Jen Gerdes, Ph.D.
Audience Level
Foundational
Session Track
Young Child Development
Room
Ruby 6

This session will explore basic concepts of brain development using scenes from Pixar's 2015 movie Inside Out to illustrate key ideas and bring the learning to life.

Intended Audience

Anyone working with or on behalf of young children.

Lead Exposures in Nebraska Children: Improving Health and Educational Outcomes through Prevention

Speakers
Derry Stover, MPH Naudia McCracken, MPH
Audience Level
Foundational
Session Track
Young Child Development
Room
Ruby 6

Lead poisoning is considered the most significant environmental health hazard affecting young children. Studies show even low levels of lead exposure in young children can result in lifelong intellectual and behavioral consequences. Lead hazards are still common in both rural and urban areas throughout the Nebraska, and hundreds of children are found each year to have high levels of blood lead. While lead-based paint continues to be the most significant exposure source, there are other important sources of lead in children’s environments.