The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 5, 2013

Geisinger, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit to host panel on the treatment of students with special needs


The Daily Item

— MILTON — Local educators, teachers and social workers are invited to attend “From the Clinic to the Classroom: An Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Students with Special Needs.” This panel is presented by Geisinger Health System’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) in partnership with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU).

The panel will take place Thursday, Nov. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the CSIU Conference & Learning Center, 90 Lawton Lane. Thomas D. Challman, M.D., medical director, ADMI, Brenda M. Finucane, M.S., C.G.C., associate director, ADMI, and Marissa W. Mitchel, M.S., C.C.C.-S.L.P., speech language pathologist, ADMI, will be presenting.

Topics include “Treatment of Children with Developmental Disorders: Science, Non-science and Nonsense,” “What’s so Special about Genetics? Practical Implications of Genetic Diagnoses for Children with Special Needs” and “Resources and Strategies for Children with Complex Communication Needs.”

To register or get more information about the event, visit www.csiu.org and click on the Act 48, Professional Development & Personal Computer Training link located in a box on the left side of the homepage. If you haven’t previously used this system, you will need to become a registered user.