The Northwestern Illinois Association



The NIA offers a wide array of inservice opportunities for teachers and paraprofessionals in our member districts as well as out-of-region districts. 
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  Deaf and Hard of Hearing Workshops:

Sign Language Classes Level I

Where: Rockford NIA Office
When: Tuesday Evenings (8 week session)
Dates: 10/2; 10/9; 10/16; 10/23; 10/30; 11/06; 11/13; 11/20

Time: 5:30p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Cost: $35 per person; $50 immediate family (living in the same household)
Register by emiling ( or calling Tammy Boyer at 779.423.6910

Please note: Due to the pace and curriculum of the class, an age limit of 14 years old is required for registration. Children under the age of 14 will not be able to register for the class unless an adult attends every class with the child.

* A minimum of 10 registrants is required for the class to be held.

* Regsitration deadline is September 28, 2018. Payment due 10/2/18.

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  Therapy Workshops:

Childrens' Brains, Neuroplasticity and Pediatric Intervention: What's the Evidence?

Patricia Montgomery PhD, PT, FAPTA
Thursday and Friday, September 27-28, 2018

Description: This course is designed to present the most recent empirical evidence regarding efficacy of specific therapy-related interventions. Emphasis will be on strategies for children with cerebral palsy and other neurologicbased diagnoses. Videotapes of treatment sessions will be used to illustrate major points and to present longitudinal case studies. Recent information on neuroplasticity and motor learning principles as related to the developing child is included and implications for the most effective clinical interventions are suggested. Treatment strategies based on current knowledge of neuroplasticity, such as constraint-induced and mirror therapy and treadmill training, are emphasized. The information presented should be immediately applicable to the organization of clinical treatment sessions and home, school, and community-based programs for children with a variety of developmental disabilities.

Elgin Community College
Business Conference Center (BCC) Bldg. E

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