Special Ed Clinic
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Hire Andrea to Speak

To hire Andrea to speak to your group, organization or company, please email us or fill out our contact form here. Workshops, seminars, speeches, or keynote speech can be custom tailored to your needs or you can choose from some of the programs outlined below:

This two hour workshop shows parents how important it is to understand your child’s brain. The participants learn how to identify and plot a profile of cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Using the profile, parents will learn easy and simple exercises to improve their child’s ability to learn and to increase their cognitive efficiency.
This two hour workshop discusses the principles of having a child with a healthy brain. The research on the positive effects of exercise, cultivating a healthy lifestyle and diet will be discussed. Parents will learn about games and activities to increase brain activity in their child.
This workshop will provide an overview of Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences and Carl Jung's Theory of Temperament and Type. Each parent will assess their child’s learning style and temperament to develop a profile of strengths and weaknesses. Specific suggestions for completing homework, executing long term projects, and using strategies for studying and improving memory will be provided. Specific academic programs and materials  based on the MI theory will be discussed. Time: 2 hours
Specific strategies for surviving in a regular education classroom will be provided. Strategies will focus on homework, classroom assignments, considering learning style, and reducing the stress and anxiety associated with having a learning difference. Parent and teacher publications and guides designed to help students in a regular classroom will be discussed.
This is a 2 hour parent workshop designed to teach parents how to raise a happy child with high self esteem and a positive self concept. Parent-child  communication, providing quality time with children, handling homework, conducting a family meeting and positive discipline  techniques will be presented.
This workshop shows parents how to use technology and specific organizational methods to improve time management skills, setting goals, developing weekly plans, establishing priorities and completing homework. Specific technological aids will be presented to improve note taking, developing study guides  and presenting outlines for essays. Internet and book resources for reluctant readers who struggle with literature and text material will be shown. Many suggestions and strategies will be offered for keeping up with reading assignments, completing long term projects, and studying for tests. An activity will be provided to show parents how to teach their children to control their life to make time for everything-including school and a social life.
This two part workshop will help parents to understand how stress reduction can enhance their child’s ability to learn as well as increase their overall well being and confidence. Part One of the workshop will focus on the habits of relaxation and will show parents simple relaxation exercise that can be done at home. In addition, the parent will learn about the “science of energy” and how a balanced energy system enhances deep states of relaxation. The second part of the workshop will show parents the research behind the benefits of deep states of relaxation and will provide an overview of the chakra system. Specific suggestions will be provided for understanding and noticing when a child needs relaxation exercises. A checklist will be discussed which can be used to identify areas of need. Following the workshop, parents can sign up for private consultation with the presenter.
This two hour workshop discusses the characteristics associated with a child with highly developed social intelligence and strategies for using this talent in the classroom. Jung Personality type Theory will also be discussed to show the teachers how to identify personality characteristics and consider them when teaching and developing curriculum. The teachers will learn how to identify social intelligence and type and how to translate this information into teaching this child.
This two hour workshop will identify the three types of attention problems and how each type affects learning. The teachers will learn how to use parent forms and checklists, how to develop accommodations for attention difficulties, and how to use positive reinforcement, contracts, and weekly plans to motivate and inspire a child with attention difficulties to learn. Specific exercises and programs will be highlighted which help children to focus and pay attention in the classroom.
This two hour workshop will discuss the characteristics of a child with non verbal learning disorder. The teachers will learn how weaknesses in visual spatial processing and social skills can have an impact on writing, organization and planning, and participating in group projects. specific strategies, programs and books will be discussed with suggestions on how to improve visual processing and social skills. Some discussion will touch on informal and standardized testing to identify this disorder.
This two hour workshop will discuss the current research on how to identify a child with Dyslexia. The participants will learn the difference between a child who has a reading difficulty and a child who truly is dyslexic. Specific facts and signs and symptoms of the disorder will be presented as well as what reading programs are appropriate for this population.
This two hour workshop will help the participant how to develop classroom accommodations for a child with visual, auditory, or motor learning disorder. Some discussion will touch on how the learning disorder can affect classroom progress and learning. Simple suggestions of what can be done in the classroom to improve auditory, visual and motor processing will presented. Some discussion on learning style will also be covered with emphasis on matching the child’s learning style to instruction.
This two hour workshop will provide the participant with practical suggestions for helping the parent with a child with a diagnosed or suspected learning disorder. The teacher will learn how to help the parent identify the signs and symptoms of the suspected learning disorder and what the parent can do at home to help. Information on resources in the community such as parent organizations who specialize in helping parents with children who learn differently will be provided.