Disclosure: How and when to tell the rest of your world

Presenter: Dr. Rob Zambrano View the webinar’s corresponding slide presentation here Download this webinar > We’ve tackled explaining to your child that he/she has a mental health condition. You’ve explained it to the family. Now, do we tell the rest of the world? Who should know? How do we tell them? Dr. Zambrano

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Private Schools – Understanding Your Child’s Rights

Presenter: Rebecca K. Spar, Esq View the webinar’s corresponding slide presentation here Download this webinar> This webinar is for parents, educators and others interest in understanding the rights of children with Tourette Syndrome or other associated disorders who are attending or applying to attend a private school; discussing the different kinds of

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What to say and how to say it – how best to explain to your child and the family about a diagnosed mental health condition

Presenter: Dr. Lori Rockmore View the webinar’s corresponding slide presentation here Download this webinar > Your child has been diagnosed with a disorder. When and how do you tell your child? What about family? How do we tell them? What do we tell them? This webinar will give you a guide

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Transitioning from high school to college

Presenter: Dr. Andrew J. Lee View the webinar’s corresponding slide presentation here Download this webinar > Dr. Andrew Lee will help adolescents and their parents navigate the process between high school and college and help them learn how to set themselves up for a positive transition into a new era of

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What is Dyslexia and what can we do about it?

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

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Charter Schools—Understanding Your Child’s Rights

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.

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Play Therapy: What is it and how can it help my child?

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.

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Mindfulness and Self-Compassion: How Grounding in the Present Can Help Enrich the Future

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.

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Behavior Managment

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.

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Assistive Technology: Five tools to support students

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

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