How Games Can Help Children with Special Needs Develop Critical Life Skills – PresenceLearning
Presenter:

Janice Toben, M.Ed.

Educational Consultant and Co-Founder of the Institute for SEL

Moderator:

Clay Whitehead

Co-CEO and Co-Founder, PresenceLearning

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) has captured the attention of special educators as a new way to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of “digital natives.” Now, game developers are teaming with SEL experts to become agents of change –using fun, innovative approaches to build skills that help children with special needs to regulate emotions, and to develop social sensitivity, expression, humor, conflict-resolution and collaboration. SEL is a catalyst for making positive change in student behavior, improved social interactions and better academic outcomes. Join a nationwide audience of special education leaders for a lively kick-off to the agents of change series as we unpack SEL and look at IF… The Emotional IQ Game, a critically acclaimed SEL tool endorsed by children, parents, therapists, doctors, teachers, academics and scientists.

Co Presenter

Trip Hawkins, Founder of Electronic Arts, Digital Chocolate and If You Can

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