Workshops / Professional Development

Workshops / Professional Development

For Parents

Maximizing Your Child's Potential

This workshop is designed for parents who want to learn more about the factors that affect learning. Understand how intellectual ability, information processing, memory, motivation, and social and emotional functioning play an integral role in academic achievement. Strategies will be provided to help parents maximize their child's potential.

Dyslexia and Your Child

This workshop is designed for parents who think that their child might have dyslexia and/or for those parents with a dyslexic child. Learn about the effects of dyslexia on school achievement, interventions used in the remediation of dyslexia, and strategies parents can use at home to help with the learning process.

Learning About Learning Disabilities

Designed for parents, this workshop covers the nature and needs of learning disabilities, the symptoms, causes, and diagnosis of this disorder, and the various types which affect school performance. This workshop will provide parents with resources on helping their child both at home and in school to become successful learners.

ADHD: The Effects on Behavior and Learning

This workshop is for parents of children with ADD/ADHD to help understand the complexity of this disorder, learn techniques to deal with behavioral issues, and know the effects on learning. Understanding this disorder will provide better insight in parenting a child with ADHD while still preserving the parent-child relationship.

Professional Development for Educators

To fulfill the two hours of professional development on dyslexia as mandated by New Jersey law, the following workshop is offered:

Dyslexia: What Every Educator Needs to Know

This workshop is designed specifically for educators to understand the nature of dyslexia, the screening and evaluation of dyslexia, its effects on learning, and classroom strategies using evidence-based interventions. The comprehensive nature of this workshop will provide educators with an in-depth analysis of dyslexia. It will focus on early identification of the disorder by recognizing key features, diagnosis through assessing specific academic, cognitive, and language areas, and remediation using research-based best practices. It will also demonstrate ways in which teachers can be more effective in teaching children to read by using instructional methodologies that work.

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