Annual Conference on Language and Learning, Children’s Hospital, Aurora
April 24th, 8AM – 5PM
Early Registration Deadline: April 3rd
Faculty: Jerome Schultz, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist, Lecturer on Psychology, Dept. of Child Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge (MA) Health Alliance
In this interactive, informative and cartoon-laced presentation, parents, teachers and other professionals will gain a better understanding of the special role of stress in the lives of children and adolescents with learning, attentional or emotional challenges. Based on material from his book, Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It, this noted neuropsychologist sheds light on the brain/stress/learning connection, and explains why executive functions take a back seat to survival behavior in kids who are threatened by the challenges of school. Learn why students, including those with Asperger syndrome, are particularly vulnerable to the effects of stress. This presentation, based on the latest brain research and supplemented by Dr. Schultz’s many years of work as a teacher and clinician, will give us the tools to understand and manage behaviors that get kids in trouble and that get in the way of learning.
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