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MCLD Presents a FREE Webinar on Zoom
Leading Our Children Back to School
Guest Speaker: Eva de Gosztonyi
Date: Monday, August 24th at 8:00 pm
This webinar will be of interest to parents, grandparents, early childhood educators, teachers, and anyone who interacts with children on a regular basis.
Topic: How can we lead our children back to school amid all of the changes COVID-19 has brought? What do we do with their worries (and ours), as we face uncharted waters? How do we prepare them for physical distancing and other new regulations that schools will have to impose? This webinar will address these questions and more. It will help parents to take the lead with their children and give them some tips for managing the emotions and behaviours that will arise as a result of this new way of being in schools.
Please note that this presentation will NOT deal with the medical aspects of COVID-19, nor specific rules in each school. Rather, it addresses the emotional needs of our children as we prepare them to re-enter school.
Speaker: Eva de Gosztonyi, M.A. is a psychologist who has worked for over 45 years in schools across Canada. She is the Co-ordinator of the Centre of Excellence for Behaviour Management, a support to the ten English School Boards of Quebec, helping them to provide effective interventions for students with behavioural disorders using the Neufeld attachment-based developmental approach that is informed by neuroscience and an understanding of the effects of trauma.
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Does My Child Have ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities?
Guest Speaker: Linda Aber
Date: Tuesday, September 15th, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Topic: Almost all children at times will encounter some attention, learning and behavioral difficulties. However, for some these difficulties and symptoms are more frequent, intense and severely impact on a child’s school and daily life. In this ADHD/LD overview, Linda will share information to guide parents on the next steps needed to help their children.
Speaker: Linda Aber is a Parent Coach, Theraplay® Group, HeartMath® Anxiety Reduction Practitioner and Family Life Educator. She is a MCLD consultant who provides parenting support groups, social skills groups, anxiety reduction and school presentations to those living and/or working with children & adolescents diagnosed with ADHD, LD, mild ASD and anxiety.
To register and receive the Zoom link send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn It Today – Use It Tomorrow! Strategies For Developing Executive Function Skills In Children & Adolescents
Guest Speaker: Sarah Ward, MS, CCC – SLP
Date: Sunday, April 18th, 2021
For: Parents, Special Educators, Teachers, School Support Staff, Psychologists, Speech Language Pathologists, Social Workers & Other Professionals.
Speaker: Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP has over 25 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment and case management of children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of developmental and brain based learning disabilities and behavioral problems including attention deficit disorder, verbal and non-verbal learning disabilities and mild ASD. Her particular interest is in the assessment and treatment of executive function deficits. Ms. Ward holds a faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.
A popular speaker, Sarah is an internationally recognized expert on executive function and presents seminars and workshops on the programs and strategies she has developed with her Co-Director Kristen Jacobsen. Their 360 Thinking Executive Function Program received the Innovative Promising Practices Award from the National Organization CHADD. She has presented to and consulted with over 1200 public and private schools in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Topics Covered During the Day: New view of Executive Function Skills, Improving Self-Regulation, Following Routines, Initiating Tasks, Making Transitions, Decreasing Prompts, Time and Task Management, The Get Ready *Do* Done Model, Closing the Homework Circle and Long Term Project Management.
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There’s more to the MCLD than knowledge and education – we also know how to have fun! From horseback riding and bowling, to barbecues and games, it’s a chance for the parents and children in our programs to sit back, let loose, and enjoy being a part of our big MCLD family.