|Interactive:||EdChats are online presentations with an interactive element. Presenters will be speaking live along with a PowerPoint, and attendees are free to type questions to spark further detail and discussion.|
|Inclusive:||EdChats are open to AECMN members - the intended audience is typically educators that work with children in the hospital setting, but are beneficial to all educators and pediatric hospital employees.|
|Free:||EdChats are completely free to sign up for, and can be attended from anywhere you have internet access.|
|Archived:||EdChats are archived and accessible at any time, as long as you are an AECMN member. |
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|Date||Topic & Description||Facilitated By|
|Thursday, October 19, 2017||Brain Station: An Innovative Educational Program
Dr. Carrie Sakaino led an interactive discussion on Brain Station, a program that offers a “classroom atmosphere” at her hospital educational program in Hawaii. Brain Station provides a sense of normalcy/routine for student-patients as well as an environment that promotes a smooth transition from hospital-home-school. Activities/lessons are based around the pillars of Cognitive Rehabilitation (Concentration, Memory, Language & Executive Functions/Problem Solving) also integrating subject areas (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies). This discussion included sample activities, a calendar, as well as tips on initiating the concepts of this program into your educational services/supports. See EdChat Archive for resources!
|Thursday, November 16, 2017||Navigating Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Hospital Setting
This EdChat focused on how to best serve our patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the hospital setting. Sara Midura provided an overview of ASD, guidance, and resources for best meeting educational goals while they are hospitalized. This EdChat focused on how to best serve these patients both on medical floors as well as the Behavioral Health setting. See EdChat Archive for resources!
AECMN Communications and Media Coordinator
|Thursday, January 18, 2018||Eating Disorders 101 for Educators
Eating disorders are complex, lethal conditions with emotional, physical, and cultural components. This interactive webinar focused on the causes of eating disorders (ED), treatment of adolescents with ED, and school-related issues for these students. Mindy is the head of the school programs at Veritas Collaborative, a behavioral health hospital system with facilities in North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. Veritas partners with the Duke Hospital School in Durham, NC. See EdChat Archive for resources!
AECMN Vice President
|Thursday, February 15, 2018||Supporting Transgender Students
This EdChat explored through a series of case studies how to successfully navigate the transition from hospital to school for a transgendered student. We explored how to productively manage the critical conversations that go into support these students as they return. See EdChat Archive for resources!
|Thursday, March 15, 2018||Understanding the Implications of a Brain Injury Within a Classroom
Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
Liz Gerdeman, MA / Director of Professional Programs
Cari Ledger, EdS, NCSP, CBIS / Youth Education Liaison
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|Thursday, April 19, 2018||
Mindful Presence: One's Ideal Learning Space
Integrative Services are those complementary mind-body-spirit treatments that are offered to our patients and families along with standard care. This is a blooming field of care and really, is the best of both worlds. Our services can help especially with anxiety of illness and hospitalization. It can make the patient as comfortable as possible, in helping to manage the side effects of treatment as well as symptoms of the illness itself.
These holistic, more natural treatments are very gentle and welcomed by those who want something more natural to work with their medical care in hospital. Integrative modalities can assist a patient to cope with the responsibility of school by it making a patient “feel better” while doing their homework…for example. The student who is feeling more relaxed, less fatigued, and nauseated or with less or no pains and aches is more able to normalize himself with school. This works hand in hand with educational services, allowing the process of learning to go more smoothly in the hospital environment.