PBIS Intervention Workshop for PES Students, Faculty, and Staff

ProjectREACHTuesday, October 11, 2016
Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge, Gerald Corrigan Conference Center

Workshop 1
4:50-6:50 p.m.
Tier 1 Interventions

Workshop 2
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Tier 2 & 3 Intervention Strategies

Presented by Dr. Laura Riffel
Dr. Laura A Riffel has over 30 years of experience as a general education and special education teacher, resource teacher, state program leader, director of a day clinic, and a parent. Dr. Riffel has studied general education, special education, behavioral interventions, applied behavior analysis, and cognitive and multiple disabilities.

Currently, she is the director of Behavior Doctor Seminars and travels the world sharing behavioral ideas with others who work with children with challenging behaviors. Her website is behaviordoctor.org.

This workshop is free and open to all students, faculty and staff. Seats are limited.

Please RVSP to Linda Cheung by October 1, 2016 at Lcheung4@fordham.edu.


Project REACH, a federally funded grant, is proud to present this professional development workshop. Any question or concerns about the project activities can be addressed to Dr. Su Je Cho (scho@fordham.edu).


Childhood Special Education Focus Group

Dr. Su-Je Cho and Project REACH  will be conducting a focus group on October 21st and 29th from 5-6:30pm for 2013 and 2014 graduates of the Childhood Special Education MST program.

The focus group will investigate how graduates are using the evidence-based practices they learned while in the program.

Anyone interested should email Linda Cheung at lcheung4@fordham.edu for more information.

The Motivation Breakthrough: Motivating the Struggling Learner


Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
Executive Producer, “The F.A.T. City Workshop: Understanding Learning Disabilities”

April 29, 2015

  • 4:30pm-6:30pm or
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm

Fordham University Law School
Constantinos Room 2-02

In a recent survey, 1000 teachers described 30% of their students as “unmotivated” or “disengaged”. In the same survey, 60% of students reported that their teachers and curriculum were “not motivating” and “uninspiring”.

The motivational strategies that we currently use in our classrooms (reward systems, punishment, competition, etc) are, simply, ineffective for many students.

This seminar — based on the presenter’s forty years experience as a special educator, administrator, author, consultant, and motivational speaker — will demonstrate an innovative, field-tested approach to motivate struggling students in the K-12 classroom. Specific strategies will be presented that can be used at school.

Please RSVP to Linda at Lcheung4@fordham.edu by April 15.


This workshop is proudly presented by the federally-funded grant program Project REACH (Rigor, Equity, and Access through Collaboration in Higher Education to Support Students with High-Incidence Disabilities).

Project REACH Training: Orton-Gillingham Reading Program

During the Spring 2014 semester, GSE faculty and students are participating in the Orton-Gillingham Reading Program, an approach that teaches children and /or adults with dyslexia or reading disorders how to read. Orton-Gillingham offers multi-sensory systematic reading instruction that is highly successful and tailored to the specific learning needs of each child. This 30-hour training program is being offered through Fordham’s Project REACH, a U.S. Department of Education program improvement grant, and approximately 12 faculty and students are expected to complete it by May.

For more information contact:
Co-Principal Investigators
Drs. Su Je Cho and Rhonda Bondie.