Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:16

Using Technology to Expand Your Village by Tracey Ellis and Katie Holloran

Through case study videos, participants in this presentation will learn how to access a consortium of experts in their classrooms and schools in order to deepen their understanding, identify specific skills and deficits in their students, and create effective interventions for their students.

Today’s International educators have unique opportunities to connect with global experts in learning support. With only an internet connection and a Skype account teachers, learning support team members, parents and administrators can connect with leaders in the field of learning support, to include Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Executive Functioning, Gifted & Talented, Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and more.

Participants will learn about new trends in online screening and assessment, and how to vet their village experts.

Tracey Ellis

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Tracey Ellis, founder and CEO of International Diagnostic Solutions (IDS), is an occupational therapist and disability analyst with degrees from George Washington University and the University of New Hampshire.

Tracey’s desire to make learning support, diagnostic services, and therapeutic interventions accessible worldwide and her quest to give people the tools and resources to support children drove the evolution of IDS.  Since 2009, IDS has worked to bring leading experts in education and therapeutic intervention to schools and families abroad.

Through her public speaking, her service on regulatory and non-profit boards, and her community involvement, Tracey encourages the kind of ‘outside of the box’ thinking that shapes the mission and goals of IDS.  Tracey’s innovative approach to educational support gives every family and every school access to a special education team of experts, available in every location and on every time zone.



Katie Holloran

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Katie Holloran, Clinical Director of International Diagnostic Solutions (IDS), has worked as a classroom teacher, special education teacher, and administrator in schools for 17 years.

In addition to teaching and school administration, Katie expanded her work once she earned her Board Certification in Behavior Analysis to become a home therapist, behavior coach for teachers, and sleep coach for families.

Katie is passionate about educating children in a developmentally appropriate and supportive way utilizing research-based interventions and practices. In her role as Clinical Director of IDS, Katie works with teachers and families internationally to understand their needs and create supportive and effective therapy and education solutions. Katie leads teams of experts working with schools, families and children worldwide who utilize their discipline-specific knowledge and perspective in a true multidisciplinary approach in order to create positive, lasting change.