Instructor: Michelle Kalina
Michelle Kalina has been teaching continuing education distance learning classes for the past eleven years. She earned her M.S. in Speech Language Pathology and a B.A. in History, German and Russian from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. For the past 16 years, she has been employed in the Anoka-Hennepin school district as a speech language pathologist. She is also a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and has presented on the topic of culture and special education at the Minnesota Speech Language Hearing Association annual conference.
Classes by this instructor
The term "Autism Spectrum Disorders" comprises a number of developmental disabilities, all of which are characterized by impairments in socialization and communicative development. Students in this course will learn about the identification and treatment of Autism, as well as educational methods.June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021
In this course, regular and special education teachers will learn how to identify and decrease student stressors, create interventions to identify student learning styles and strengths and use these strengths in the classroom to improve academic achievement and emotional well-being.June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021
In this course, teachers will learn how to teach students to manage their emotions and anger. They will learn how to develop lessons and interventions that engage students and promote positive behavior.June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021
In this course, you will learn how to teach students with autism to build positive relationships and to use the "10 Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships" explained by Dr. Temple Grandin and Sean Barron on a daily basis.June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021
Many students using augmentative and alternative communication devices in general and special education classrooms are not working up to their academic potential, despite having access to superior technology. In this course, teachers will learn how to assess the needs of their students using AAC and how best to translate use of this technology into academic success, regardless of cognitive ability.June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021