ECHO TIES 2021-22

Learning Opportunities to Support Oregon Therapists


To provide equitable access to best-practice knowledge through professional development, forums of collaboration and a supported learning community to OTs and PTs and those who work with them who are supporting children with orthopedic impairments and other motor challenges to improve district and student outcomes.

ECHO Therapy in Educational Settings sessions will be held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. PST. Registration is only required if you are seeking contact hour credit. Each session begins with a 30 minute presentation plus Q&A time, followed by a case study/didactic of an unidentified student.

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Finding Common Ground: Addressing Conflict and Disagreement on Teams

Gayl Bowser, MS.Ed.

Independent Consultant

Session Description: Teamwork is an essential part of almost every special education professional’s life. We all participate in IEP teams, classroom teams, eligibility and placement teams and specialized teams like AT teams. With so many teamwork opportunities, disagreements and, occasionally, conflict are inevitable. This is especially true in times of rapid change. This ECHO session will offer a brief summary of ideas that can help teams find common ground. Strategies introduced will include 1) differentiating disagreement from conflict; 2) identification of the elements of a crucial conversation; 3) self-assessment of reactions to conflict, and; 4) ideas about how teams find common ground.

Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments

1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Suite 110

Roseburg, OR 97470