Presenter: Michelle Humm, PhD. — Dr. Humm helped parents, educators, and other clinicians learn to identify signs and symptoms of dyslexia, dispel commonly held myths about dyslexia, and discussed the research regarding the etiology/genetics, neuroanatomical underpinnings, neuropsychological profile, and common comorbidities of dyslexia. Dr. Humm discussed research supported interventions for individuals with
Presenter: Rebecca K. Spar, Esq. — Ms. Spar spoke about Charter Schools, how they are governed and what is required of them regarding accommodations in special education. She discussed how the applications may be discriminatory and when disciplinary action may violate your child’s rights.
Presenter: Colleen Daly Martinez, PhD, LCSW, RPT-S — In this webinar, Dr. Martinez discussed the differences between traditional talk psychotherapy and play therapy. She reviewed some of the history and theories of play therapy, and discussed how and when play therapy might be beneficial to children, adolescents, and even adults.
Presenter: Janice Autera, Psy.D. — Dr. Autera spoke about what mindfulness is and how self-compassion can improve quality of life. She explains the exercises and how to not get frustrated with your mind wandering.
Presenter: Joseph Buonadonna, Ph.D. — Dr. Buonadonna discussed the difference between problematic behaviors versus annoying behaviors and developmentally appropriate behaviors. He also talked about behavior management plans between parent and child. Dr. Buonadonna gave practical techniques to create behavior modification and stressed the need for being calm, consistent and patient.
Presenter: Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D. — Dr. Friedlander discussed 5 different technologies that are internet based to help students in the classroom. He spoke about several products that can be used voice to text, text to speech word prediction and digital books. He demonstrated each product and spoke of how
Presenter: Steven E. Tobias, Psy.D. — Dr. Tobias described the challenges in parenting teens today. He spoke about ways to provide guidance while acknowledging teens need for independence. Dr. Tobias gives insight into the language of teens and understanding of the underlying reasons for parents actions/reactions.
Presenter: Lawrence W. Brown, MD — Dr. Brown continues his discussion on the steps to moving the adolescent into taking over his/her own medical care. He also discussed preparing the adolescent to moving on to practitioners that treat adults rather than pediatric practitioners. Dr. Brown promotes a planned approach to lead
Presenter: Edward A. Selby, Ph.D. — Dr. Selby described the behavioral presentation, associated features, and clinical outcomes of nonsuicidal self-injurious behavior in both adolescents and adults. He distinguished self-injurious behavior from suicidal behavior as well as covered the basics of assessing, understanding, and treating self-injury.
Presenter: Colleen Daly Martinez, Ph.D. — Dr. Martinez discussed how we might identify test anxiety in students and how test anxiety can interfere with a person’s functioning. She shared a number of ways we might prevent, and help students to cope with test anxiety including breathing exercises, and meditation.