Linking Information About Learning Disabilities: A Two-Day Virtual Conference

LDA of Michigan is partnering with LDA of New Jersey for a two-day virtual conference for parents, administrators, educators, advocates, professionals (lawyers, doctors, psychologists, etc.), students (14+, college, and graduate), and others who want to learn more about Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and related disorders. It’s truly a conference for all!

Don’t worry if you can’t join us for all day Friday and Saturday. Most sessions will be recorded and you can watch them until October 31 – all through LD Awareness Month!

Linking Information about Learning Disabilities features 12 keynote speakers and 52 breakout sessions!

Topics include: dyslexia, executive functions, self-advocacy, IEPs, assistive technology, evaluation, social skills, transition, trauma-informed practices, reading instruction, disability supports at work and/or in college, and MORE!

Michigan teachers: you can earn 10 SCECHs for FREE! Register today!

Download schedules for each day and/or the full conference brochure with session descriptions!

                                               

Learn more about the sessions and speakers and follow the event updates at the Event Page on Facebook.

Special thanks to The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) for their expertise in organizing this virtual conference!

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Coaching the “Performance Disabled”: Supporting kids with weak executive functions

Dr. Cheryl Chase will be presenting a 2-Day Workshop on June 16 – 17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. This workshop will dealing with children with weak executive functioning using clear, easy to understand terms. It will also draw the connection between executive functioning and academics, highlighting the ways in which executive dysfunction can negatively impact a student’s learning and performance.

Professionals in the fields of education and mental health will benefit from attending. CEUs are available through the Ohio Psychological Association. One graduate credit is available through John Carroll University, for an additional fee.

From Dr. Chase’s website:

“Executive functions” is a term used to describe a broad set of cognitive skills that, when working properly, allow students to manage impulses, work in a deliberate and thoughtful manner, and organize their time and materials. When development of these skills is delayed, as is often the case in those with learning disorders, ADHD, behavioral disturbances, or emotional disorders, academic performance suffers, but for reasons not fully understood.

This workshop will define the term “executive functioning” using clear, easy to understand terms. It will also draw the connection between executive functioning and academics, highlighting the ways in which executive dysfunction can negatively impact learning and performance.