Meeting Archive:
Invigorative Instruction to Engage and Advance Young Learners with Severe and Multiple Disabilities - Part 1

Meeting Description:

Children with severe and multiple disabilities – students with severe cognitive and communication impairments who may also have physical disabilities, sensory impairments and autism spectrum disorders – require instructional delivery that maximizes their learning opportunities and minimizes the barriers to attain desired learning outcomes. In this two-part webinar series, you will gain skills in planning and implementing a variety of creatively crafted activities to actively engage young learners (preschool to early elementary) with severe and multiple disabilities in the learning process. You will learn specific strategies and steps to gain and sustain a student’s attention, increase his/her interaction with people and objects and attain successful outcomes supported with multi-sensory techniques, student-specific adaptations and assistive technology tools.

Augmented with student-specific case scenarios, the session will illustrate how to personalize instruction to match the individual learner needs.


Part 1 will have an academic focus with illustrating how to promote cognitive and literacy development of young learners. 

Session Level:  Beginner


After the session is over, you will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance
  • A 10% discount on any AbleNet assistive technology products (this promotion does not include curriculum products)

After you register a confirmation comes up which contains the option to add webinar to your Outlook, Lotus Notes or Google Calendars. If you "add"  it automatically adjusts to your time zone.

Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM CST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Padmaja Sarathy, MA, Author and Consultant
 Presenter Information
Padmaja Sarathy, Author/Educational Consultant
Speaker Photo

Padmaja is a globally engaged educational consultant & author with expertise in the fields of early childhood & special ed. Driven by an intense commitment to maximize learning outcomes for children with special needs, she uses evidence-based methods to guide educators to pursue innovative instructional techniques. Inspiring educators through webinars, onsite coaching, & workshops at conferences globally. She has written books focusing on autism, significant & multiple disabilities, paraeducators, early childhood & special ed legal compliance. Early on, she was a diagnostician & served as Special Ed Supervisor at the Ford Bend ISD. Learn more at

She is the founder/president of a nonprofit called Parent Engagement for Active Child Enrichment (PEACE). PEACE ( coaches & guides families, particularly those from marginalized populations, to enable & empower their children toward a positive & productive academic & life trajectory.