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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Language Pragmatics: “What Do You Mean by That?”
The Complexity of Social Communication for Children with Language Learning Disabilities

 

Presenter: Lydia Soifer, Ph.D.

 
The ability to communicate effectively is critical to a child’s academic, social and emotional life, and good communication skills are an important part of being a friend. There are many complex factors that underlie the “gift of gab” that we admire in others. When parents understand all the skills involved, it helps them appreciate a child’s experience and empowers them to be more effective teachers of these important life skills. In this talk, Lydia Soifer, Ph.D. will lay the foundation of the complexities of social communication skills and provide strategies to help children when language pragmatics don’t come naturally to them.

Dr. Soifer, the founder and director of The Soifer Center for Learning and Child Development for its 25-year tenure, continues to provide educational consultation and advocacy services to families on behalf of their children, in coordination with other professionals and schools. Classroom Language Dynamics ©, the teaching training program Dr. Soifer designed, is used in a variety of school settings to empower teachers and invigorate learners of all kinds. A frequent presenter at local and national conferences, Dr. Soifer focuses on guiding all educational professionals to answer the essential question, “Who is this child?” Dr. Soifer is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and a faculty member in the Early Intervention Training Institute (EITI), both at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City.

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Temple Sholom of Greenwich
300 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT

Co-Sponsor:
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
 



 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Fortify Your Parenting Skills:
The Importance of Being Engaged

 

Presenter: Dave Sylvestro

 

Parenting a child with special needs is always demanding. But what if you AND your child both face ADHD, learning disabilities, and the emotional issues that so often accompany them? Dave Sylvestro, school psychologist at Eagle Hill Schools for over 30 years, will discuss how to meet the emotional, logistical, and organizational demands of parenting with responsibility and maturity; how to teach your child things you’re not good at yourself; and how to serve as a role model for your child.

Dave Sylvestro facilitates individual- and group-counseling sessions, parent support groups and Dads-Only groups, provides training and staff development to professionals, presents at LD conferences worldwide, and is a contributing writer for Parents Together.

6:00 p.m. Sandwiches & Refreshments

6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Presentation

SoNo Branch Norwalk Public Library
10 Washington Street, Norwalk
Community Room

Registration:
Please register by email.

Questions/Comments: info@spednetwilton.org

Co-Sponsor:
SoNo Branch Norwalk Public Library:
SPED MATTERS
 



 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Worried About Your Child’s Worry?

Top 10 Tips for Helping Your Kids “Talk Back to Worry” and Become Confident and Healthy Lifelong Learners.

 

Presenter: Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D.

 
Is worry getting in the way of your child’s learning? Do meltdowns take valuable time away from play, homework and other experiences that can build skills, confidence and relationships?

In this talk, Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, parent consultant/coach, and ADHD coach, will present 10 tools for turning the tables on worry so you and your kids can learn more, play more and feel better about yourselves and your relationships.

Dr. Bauerfeld’s passion is teaching skills that lead to positive, connected relationships, especially skills of self-regulation, anxiety management, and effective communication. Combining the experiences and challenges she encountered while raising her own three boys with her experience in psychotherapy, neuropsychology, cognitive remediation, and ADHD coaching, she works to help parents strengthen their most powerful tool – a supportive, connective relationship with their children.

6:00 p.m. Sandwiches & Refreshments

6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Presentation

SoNo Branch Norwalk Public Library
10 Washington Street, Norwalk
Community Room

Registration:
Please register by email.

Questions/Comments: info@spednetwilton.org

Co-Sponsor:
SoNo Branch Norwalk Public Library:
SPED MATTERS



 

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