WEFOUNDpaths program for adults


Carol A. Kusché, Ph.D., is the Director of PATHS® Training LLC which she established in August 2000 to assist schools, educators, and others with ease of implementation and maximum achievement of program fidelity for the PATHS® Curriculum. Throughout the past 17 years, she has assisted hundreds of sites in the U.S. and internationally to attain these goals. She is committed to providing the highest quality workshops that are also enjoyable to attend.

Dr. Kusché is a primary author of the PATHS® Curriculum which she began writing with Dr. Mark Greenberg at the University of Washington in the early 1980’s. At that time, the terms Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Emotional Intelligence (EI) had not yet been coined, and the idea of developing a comprehensive curriculum of this type was a novel idea.

The first version of the PATHS® Curriculum was developed for and researched with deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Having previously worked in that field, Dr. Kusché knew how crucial it was for these students to be taught emotional literacy by their teachers in the classroom. The program was a success far beyond expectations; teachers in regular and other special education classrooms who observed the effects of the curriculum with deaf students asked to use it in their classrooms as well.

Phone: 1-800-477-4776
Fax: 1-800-499-6464
E-mail: [email protected]
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Create more time for teaching,
more capacity for learning.
The PATHS program is grounded in social and emotional learning (SEL). SEL helps children:

When students learn and use SEL skills, behavior improves and disruptions lessen. Instead of wasting valuable classroom time managing misbehavior and providing discipline, teachers can teach and students can learn.

Your path to a successful career as a Direct Support Professional, Para-Professional, or as a Child Care Professional.
Apply now!

Exiting PATHS students write down three words that they feel described the PATHS Program. The larger the font, the more often the words were used. 

The PATHS Certificate Program works in collaboration with the  Institute on Person-Centered Practices  and Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living . The Institute is a partnership between the  Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University  and the  Center on Disability Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Use of AAC offers adults with severe communication impairments (whether congential or acquired) a way to take on or return to adult social roles and to more effectively participate in life activities. This learning path provides resources focusing on the needs of these adults and those who support them.

Multiple Communication Methods used by Adults - Video Examples
In this 4 ½ minute video, you will see examples of adults with aphasia and ALS learning to communicate and successfully communicating with a variety of methods (e.g., devices, speech, pointing, gestures, etc.). These video examples accompany our print resources on multiple communication methods.

Adult Newsletter 3 - Maintaining Social Relationships
Maintaining social relationships with friends and family can sometimes be difficult for adults who have significant communication challenges. Unfortunately, many individuals may see a decrease in their social networks after they have experienced an event that has affected their ability to communicate with others (e.g., traumatic brain injury, stroke, diagnosis of a degenerative disease, etc.). However, with an augmentative communication device and some practical strategies, adults with acquired disabilities can maintain and build solid relationships.

Carol A. Kusché, Ph.D., is the Director of PATHS® Training LLC which she established in August 2000 to assist schools, educators, and others with ease of implementation and maximum achievement of program fidelity for the PATHS® Curriculum. Throughout the past 17 years, she has assisted hundreds of sites in the U.S. and internationally to attain these goals. She is committed to providing the highest quality workshops that are also enjoyable to attend.

Dr. Kusché is a primary author of the PATHS® Curriculum which she began writing with Dr. Mark Greenberg at the University of Washington in the early 1980’s. At that time, the terms Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Emotional Intelligence (EI) had not yet been coined, and the idea of developing a comprehensive curriculum of this type was a novel idea.

The first version of the PATHS® Curriculum was developed for and researched with deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Having previously worked in that field, Dr. Kusché knew how crucial it was for these students to be taught emotional literacy by their teachers in the classroom. The program was a success far beyond expectations; teachers in regular and other special education classrooms who observed the effects of the curriculum with deaf students asked to use it in their classrooms as well.

Phone: 1-800-477-4776
Fax: 1-800-499-6464
E-mail: [email protected]
Additional Contact Information

Create more time for teaching,
more capacity for learning.
The PATHS program is grounded in social and emotional learning (SEL). SEL helps children:

When students learn and use SEL skills, behavior improves and disruptions lessen. Instead of wasting valuable classroom time managing misbehavior and providing discipline, teachers can teach and students can learn.

Carol A. Kusché, Ph.D., is the Director of PATHS® Training LLC which she established in August 2000 to assist schools, educators, and others with ease of implementation and maximum achievement of program fidelity for the PATHS® Curriculum. Throughout the past 17 years, she has assisted hundreds of sites in the U.S. and internationally to attain these goals. She is committed to providing the highest quality workshops that are also enjoyable to attend.

Dr. Kusché is a primary author of the PATHS® Curriculum which she began writing with Dr. Mark Greenberg at the University of Washington in the early 1980’s. At that time, the terms Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Emotional Intelligence (EI) had not yet been coined, and the idea of developing a comprehensive curriculum of this type was a novel idea.

The first version of the PATHS® Curriculum was developed for and researched with deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Having previously worked in that field, Dr. Kusché knew how crucial it was for these students to be taught emotional literacy by their teachers in the classroom. The program was a success far beyond expectations; teachers in regular and other special education classrooms who observed the effects of the curriculum with deaf students asked to use it in their classrooms as well.

Phone: 1-800-477-4776
Fax: 1-800-499-6464
E-mail: [email protected]
Additional Contact Information

Create more time for teaching,
more capacity for learning.
The PATHS program is grounded in social and emotional learning (SEL). SEL helps children:

When students learn and use SEL skills, behavior improves and disruptions lessen. Instead of wasting valuable classroom time managing misbehavior and providing discipline, teachers can teach and students can learn.

Your path to a successful career as a Direct Support Professional, Para-Professional, or as a Child Care Professional.
Apply now!

Exiting PATHS students write down three words that they feel described the PATHS Program. The larger the font, the more often the words were used. 

The PATHS Certificate Program works in collaboration with the  Institute on Person-Centered Practices  and Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living . The Institute is a partnership between the  Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University  and the  Center on Disability Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Carol A. Kusché, Ph.D., is the Director of PATHS® Training LLC which she established in August 2000 to assist schools, educators, and others with ease of implementation and maximum achievement of program fidelity for the PATHS® Curriculum. Throughout the past 17 years, she has assisted hundreds of sites in the U.S. and internationally to attain these goals. She is committed to providing the highest quality workshops that are also enjoyable to attend.

Dr. Kusché is a primary author of the PATHS® Curriculum which she began writing with Dr. Mark Greenberg at the University of Washington in the early 1980’s. At that time, the terms Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Emotional Intelligence (EI) had not yet been coined, and the idea of developing a comprehensive curriculum of this type was a novel idea.

The first version of the PATHS® Curriculum was developed for and researched with deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Having previously worked in that field, Dr. Kusché knew how crucial it was for these students to be taught emotional literacy by their teachers in the classroom. The program was a success far beyond expectations; teachers in regular and other special education classrooms who observed the effects of the curriculum with deaf students asked to use it in their classrooms as well.


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