504 Accommodation Plan vs. IEP (Individualized Education Plan)

Presenter: Susan Conners, MEd. — Ms. Conners discussed the differences between the 504 and IEP plans, in order help parents and educators understand which is most appropriate for a student with TS, an associated neurological disorder or other special-needs condition.  She discussed what children are eligible and why and how the

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Holiday Stress: Coping Skills for Parents and Kids

Presenter: Dr. Michael Osit, LP — Dr. Osit discussed helping parents identify signs of stress in themselves and their children, causes of stress, and ways to prevent and manage Holiday related stress.

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The NJCTS Tourette Syndrome Program at Rutgers University: A Model Resource for the TS Community

Presenter:  Shawn Ewbank, Psy.D. — Dr. Ewbank, clinic director, explained how the NJCTS Tourette Syndrome (TS) Clinic works and the services it provides from counseling to research to training of doctoral students.  Dr. Ewbank went more in depth on the treatments offered at the clinic such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, Exposure

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Cyber Safety Guide for Parents and Educators

Presenter:  Graham Hartke, Psy.D. — Dr. Hartke covered not only the how cyber bullying occurs but how to monitor the risky behavior that is being used in the online world. He presented strategies on how to limit these behaviors and possibly reduce exposure.  

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Dealing with School Refusal

Presenter: Robert Zambrano, Psy. D. — Dr. Zambrano discussed some of the underlying anxieties that cause school refusal and gave appropriate interventions.  He also covers a collaborative approach between parent, student and school.

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Medication Managment for Tics and Tourette Syndrome

Presenter: Mark Mintz, MD Download this webinar’s slides » Download this webinar » Dr. Mintz spoke about pharmacological therapies that help in achieving positive outcomes in treating the neuropsychiatric symptoms of Tourette Syndrome.  He spoke of the types of drugs that have been shown to be beneficial as well as

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iSocialSkills: Strategies to help students, parents, and educators reduce risks, cope with challenges, and utilize interactive technology in pro-social ways

Presenter: Graham Hartke, Psy.D. Download this webinar’s slides » Download this webinar » Dr. Hartke discussed the impact technology has had on communication, learning, attention, and socialization in today’s society. He then gave us strategies to help students, parents, and educators reduce risks, cope with challenges, and utilize technology in

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A Systematic Approach to Parenting

Presenter: Steven E. Tobias, Psy.D. Download this webinar’s slides » Download this webinar » Dr. Tobias gave us insight on how to parent our children systematically rather than emotionally. He helped us understand that what worked for one child may not work for another and to get the results we

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Food Choices: How do they affect our performance?

Presenter: Stephanie Goodman, CNC Download this webinar by clicking here Ms. Goodman guided us through much of the information and misinformation about nutrition that is out there today. She also touched on signs of food allergies or sensitivities. Ms. Goodman gave us practical ideas changes that can be made to

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Generation Text: Raising Well-Adjusted Kids in an Age Of Instant Everything

Presenter: Michael M. Osit, Ed.D. Download this webinar’s corresponding slides here. Download this webinar by clicking here Dr. Osit offered parents practical techniques and realistic strategies to help parents raise happy, well adjusted, and well behaved kids. He shared tips and advice on establishing a foundation of limits and expectations.

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