Month: June 2011

Tdap Requirement for 2011-2012 School Year A new requirement from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch, mandates that all students in grades 7th – 12th show proof of having had the whooping cough booster shot, called “Tdap,” before starting school in September 2011. Tdap protects against 3 dangerous diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis). If your child has had a dose of Tdap on or after their 7th birthday, it is recommended that they have another dose on or after their 10th

The Board of Directors and the Leadership Team of TIEE welcome Mrs. Donna Adhoot, OTD, OTR/L, who has joined the staff of the COOK Education Center and Urban Skills Center to provide Occupational Therapy as required by student Individualized Education Plans. Donna received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California’s Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in 2008. To complete her degree, she conceptualized and implemented a 6-week program, called “Super Sibs,” which was an occupation-based support group for siblings

The Board of Directors of TIEE and its Leadership Team are very excited to announce Sherry Lacson’s (formerly Castenada) promotion to Program Coordinator of Children’s Workshop. Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year and along with Alicia Ritter, Sherry will have responsibility for student programming, curriculum development, and staff supervision and training. Over the years, now numbering 39, Children’s Workshop has built a strong reputation for providing unparalleled, research-based educational services for the San Diego community. There is strong support from the parents of its students,

Pat Miller, TIEE’s longest-term employee and the organization’s head Occupational Therapist, has announced that she is retiring in June. One of the TIEE’s genuine treasures, Pat has provided truly dedicated service to TIEE’s students with special needs and to the organization itself since 1976.  Pat was awarded TIEE’s Professional of the Year in 1989, the second year the award was given, for the consistent quality of her programming for and service to her students. As dedicated as she has been in her delivery of OT

The following is text, photos, and a chart related to a Poster Presentation made at the recent annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Denver. The text goes somewhat beyond what was presented in the poster itself because of space limitations and because we have addressed some of the comments that were made by the many conferees who viewed our poster and discussed it with us. SkypeTM as an Observation Tool in Functional Analysis Andrew McNally, M.S., Jen Swope, M.S., & Ken