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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Educational Rights Part 2 – Denial of Services and Discipline Issues

Presenter: Susan Conners M.Ed. Download this webinar’s corresponding slides here. Download this webinar by clicking here Ms. Conners explained the recourse a person has when the school has denied services for a child. She covered what a functional behavior assessment is, what the objective is and gave concrete examples of

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Educational Rights Part 1 – Your Child’s Educational Rights and Options

Presenter: Susan Conners M.Ed. Download this webinar’s corresponding slides here. Download this webinar by clicking here Ms. Conners spoke about the differences between a 504 and IEP plans, what each offers. She cleared up some issues about who is eligible for services and what those services may be.

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Chronic Illness: Psychological and Educational Impact

Presenter: Michael C. Zarabi, Psy. D. Download this webinar’s corresponding slides here. Download this webinar by clicking here Dr. Zarabi presents on how chronic illnesses affect many children and adolescents in the United States and how vital it is that school personnel be knowledgeable about them.

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Understanding Eating Disorders and How to Intervene

Presenter: Hue-Sun Ahn, Ph.D. Download this webinar’s corresponding slides here. Download this webinar by clicking here Dr. Ahn helped us to understand the different types of eating disorders and their diagnostic criteria. She explained some of possible risk factors in eating disorders; social, cultural, racial and biological. Dr. Ahn gave

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