Healing Trauma Through Reading and Writing
3 Inservice or Graduate Level Credits/ 45 hours, Instructor: Valerie Hanley, January 3-30, February 1-28, March 1-30, May 1-30, June 1-28, August 1-30, October 1-30, November 1-30, December 1-30
EDCI 649- 007 Andrews University
In this course, participants will research and explore how reading and writing exercises and activities can be used to heal various types of trauma that students may be experiencing. After learning about various causes and types of trauma, participants will explore how trauma might be affecting the students in their classroom or school community. Using insights gained from their own research, participants will develop reading and writing units complete with resources, lessons, and activities aimed at identifying and healing the effects of trauma in students. After taking this course, participants will be prepared to identify the effects of trauma and to take action to minimize the negative impact that trauma has on students’ ability to learn and develop through the use of reading and writing instruction.
This course is relevant to all who work in schools with children ages in both regular and special education settings. This course has been designed for all school administrators, regular and special education teachers (grades K-12 and ages 5 to 21), special area teachers (gym, art, music, technology) school psychologists, school counselors, guidance counselors, social workers, speech and language therapists or speech pathologists and occupational or physical therapists.
January 3-30, February 1-28, March 1-30, May 1-30, June 1-30, July 1-30, August 1-30, October 1-30, November 1-30, December 1-30