Schedule of Events

Thursday April 11, 2002

 

8:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:10

10:10 - Noon

Noon - 1:00

1:00 - 3:00

3:00 - 3:15

3:15 - 5:30

PARENTS

Bob Brooks: The Unmotivated, Really Unmotivated 

Break & Book signing

 

Bob Brooks, cont.

Lunch & Book signing

 

H.O.P.E.

Break

 

Putting the Puzzle Together

PROFESSIONALS

Bob Brooks: The Unmotivated, Really Unmotivated

 

Break & Book signing

 

Bob Brooks, cont.

Lunch

 

Pine Ridge, Social Skills for Students with NLD, Jean Foss & Joy Hopkins

Break

Research

 

NLDA Banquet
Thursday, April 11, 6:30 - 9 PM
The Claremont Resort, Berkeley, CA

Join us in the evening for a gourmet buffet dinner! Talk informally with presenters and the NLDA Board.

Please RSVP on your registration form.

Facilitating Healthy Optimism for Personal Excellence (H.O.P.E) in All Children with Mardi Bernard, RN and Judy Moench, PhD. Underachieving students often have learned cognitive distortions that contribute to learned helplessness and to feeling hopeless. Participants will learn to help students identify and label emotional states, express emotions, use positive self-talk, and monitor body changes to take responsibility and ownership for their emotional well-being.

Putting the NLD Puzzle Together with Mardi Bernard, RN, Caroline Missal BEd, and Judy Moench, PhD. In Canada, the Edmonton Public School District is involved with a pilot research project based on Liza Little's SAVME model. Participants will learn classroom strategies using this model which improves social, academic, visual-spatial-organizational, motor, and emotional modulation skills.

Research Presentation
- Herbert Schreier, MD Head of Psychiatry, Children's Hospital, Oakland
- Bonny Forrest, JD, PhD, Columbia University, NY State Psychiatric Institute Research Fellow, "The relationship of math skills, executive function and social abilities in children with NLD"
- Melissa Cameron, "Sensory Integration and NLD: The Social and Academic Connection"

Questions? Visit our web sites www.NLDA.org or www.NLDline.com, email nldaorg@aol.com, or call NLDA in CA (831) 624-3542, CT (860) 570-0217.

Friday April 12, 2002

 

7:30 - 8:30

8:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:10

10:10 - Noon

Noon - 1:00

1:00 - 2:15

2:15 - 2:30

2:30 - 3:30

3:30 -3:45

3:45 - 5:00

5:00 - 5:30

PARENTS

NLDA Support Group Training, Kathy Allen,MTS

Bob Brooks - Raising Resilient Children

Break & Book signing

 

Dialoguing with Bob Brooks

Lunch & Book signing

 

Team Approach, Meryl Lipton, MD

Break

RUSH Breakout I

 

Break

RUSH Breakout II

 

Q&A Panel

PROFESSIONALS

NLDA Support Group Training, Kathy Allen, MTS

Bob Brooks - Raising Resilient Children

Break & Book signing

 

Dialoguing with Bob Brooks

Lunch & Book signing

 

Team Approach, Meryl Lipton, MD

Break

RUSH Breakout I

 

Break

RUSH Breakout II

 

Q&A Panel

ADULTS

NLDA Support Group Training, Kathy Allen, MTS

NLD and Work Documentation, Kelli Bond

Break & Book signing

 

Teen Discussion Group

Lunch & Book signing

 

Living With NLD, Deborah Green

Break

Adult Panel

 

Break

Visualizing & Verbalizing (3:45 - 5:30)

 

 

RUSH The RNBC is a multidisciplinary group of professionals who identify children with NLD and recommend strategies to help that child and their family cope with these problems.

Breakout I:  2:30 PM
-1. Social Skills Groups: Integrating the Family, School and a Child's Social World with Sheeba Daniel-Crotty, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Nadine Wengroff, MS, CS Clinical Nurse Specialist

-2. Putting Diagnoses to Work Creating Action and Understanding Through Provision of Feedback with Michael Woodin, PhD
-3. How It Feels To Have NLD: Interplay Between Brain Function and Experience with Joseph Palombo and Joshua Mark, LCSW

Breakout II 3:45 PM
-1. Translating Assessment Results into Action and Interventions that Work with Michael Woodin, PhD
-2. Effective Social and Organizational Strategies for Teachers with Jennifer Grim, MS and Shartrina Robinson, BA
- 3. 2002 NLD Pharmacology Update with Meryl Lipton, MD, PhD

Living with NLD: Specific Strategies for Success with Deborah Green, The author of Growing Up with NLD shares life experiences and strategies that enabled her to become a happy, successful adult. She discusses activities, exercises, and ways of thinking that improve social skills, visual perception, and coordination.

NLDA Support Group Training with Kathy Allen, MTS, author of Star-Shaped Pegs, Square Holes, and client advocate who has two sons with NLD.

Saturday April 13, 2002

 

7:00 - 8:00

8:00 - 9:00

9:00 - 10:30


10:30 -10:40

10:40 -Noon

Noon - 1:00

1:00 - 3:00

3:00 - 3:15

3:15 - 5:00

 

PARENTS

NLDA Support Group Training, Kathy Allen, MTS

Building a Trust for NLD Children, Stephen Dale

SFPRG, Jessica Broitman, PhD

 

Break

 

SFPRG cont.

Lunch

 

RASKOB

 

Break

Sensory Integration, Diana Henry, MS

PROFESSIONALS

NLDA Support Group Training, Kathy Allen, MTS

NLD Curriculum, Erica Scott, MA

SFPRG, Jessica Broitman, PhD

 

Break

 

SFPRG cont.

Lunch

 

RASKOB

 

Break

 

ADULTS

NLDA Support Group Training, Kathy Allen, MTS

Sensory Preference, Diana Henry, MS

Diana Henry cont.

 

Break

 

Dale Brown

Lunch

 

Dale Brown cont.

 

Break

Social Skills for Adults

Thinking About the Rest of Their Lives - Building a Trust for NLD Children with Stephen Dale, Esq., National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys member since 1992. His practice focues on the unique needs of persons with disabilities.

Your Sensory Preferences as an Adult and Changing the System with Sensory Integration with Diana Henry, MS, the producer of the "Tools for Teachers™" video, the "Tools for Students™" video, and the handbook "Tool Chest: for Teachers, Parents and Students™."

The SFPRG presents The Psychological Complexity of Raising and Treating the NLD Family: How Weiss' Control-Mastery Theory Can Help with Jessica Broitman, PhD and panel, 9:00 AM. Small Group Discussions with Jessica Broitman, PhD, Carol Drucker, PhD, Jamie Edmund, PhD, Steve Foreman, MD, Heather Folsom, MD, John Gibbins, PhD, and Terry Meyers, PhD, 10:40 AM

Coordinated Interventions in the School/Classroom Setting for the NLD Student (RASKOB): A panel discussion with Maria Antoniadis, PhD, Tim Brent, Movement Educator, Jack Davis, PhD, Sue Diamond, CCC, Speech and Language Pathologist, Gale Gordon, Occupational Therapist, Rachel Hallanger, MEd

A Visual-Spatial Curriculum: Instructional Methods for NLD with Erica Scott, MA, Stern Center for Language and Learning. Learn strategies to develop concept formation with applications to mathematics and orientation, methods to develop cognitive organizers for reading and writing, and how to facilitate successful social skills groups.

From Learning Disabilities to Earning Abilities: Finding a Job and Planning Your Career, and Finding Friends and Persuading People: Overcoming the Challenge of NLD Dale S. Brown is the author of hundreds of articles and five books on various aspects of employment, and has spoken at over one thousand conferences about employment, job accommodation, self-help, and related issues.

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