Many parents of students with learning differences feel isolated and frustrated by the lack of clear guidance they receive and the sheer volume of information available online. To minimize these challenges, Hillside School presents our speaker series, HillTOPICS, open to all who are interested in learning about, discussing, and sharing their experiences about learning differences.
Re-imagining Learning Disabilities: From Multiple Disorders to One Developing Brain
Join OnlineShifting paradigms for understanding your child’s unique strengths, weaknesses, and commonly associated difficulties. Jill Gitten Aloia, Ph.D., APBB-CN and Kristin Powell, Ph.D., APBB-CN are board-certified neuropsychologists with New Peaks Neuropsychology. They have spent years working with children and adolescents to evaluate, diagnose, and treat a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders including learning disabilities and related challenges. They are excited to share their expertise, including their experience in guiding families to understand their child’s unique profile and resources that will help their child experience success in school, at home, and in relationships.
Join OnlineJoin BVSD Parent Liaison Anna Stewart to learn about the transition to middle school for students with learning disabilities/ADHD with strategies and tools for organization, social media, social connections, academic load and other ways to prepare and support your child. Presenter: Anna Stewart, BVSD Parent, School, Community Liaison
With school now upon us, there are many challenges and opportunities to prepare for to help students and parents adjust to the present reality.
Please join ADHD/Executive Function Coach Cindy Goldrich to address some of your concerns and questions regarding how to best set your children up for success. We will discuss tools and strategies to best organize our students time and materials, as well as explore the concerns you have for the coming year.
Cindy Goldrich, Ed. M., ADHD-CCSP is a Parenting Specialist and a certified ADHD/Executive Function Coach. She gives parents a unique understanding of ADHD, Executive Functioning, Learning Challenges, and their impact on children’s behavior and performance. Cindy provides tools, strategies, and resources to build on children’s innate strengths and potential while reducing the chaos, stress and challenging behaviors that often exist. She is the author of 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD.
Digital Organization for the 2020-2021 School Year
Are you unsure about the start of a new school year that is structured as a remote learning experience? Do you feel overwhelmed with the online content you and your child have to manage? You are not alone! The goal of this presentation is to help you feel better prepared for the upcoming school year. This presentation will guide you in ways to help organize your child’s digital learning experience. We will discuss:
Bookmarking frequently used websites
Managing usernames and passwords
Managing links for online class meetings (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.)
Remote learning specific questions to ask at Back To School Night
Organizing your child’s Google Drive
Questions & Answers
Presenter: Debbie Campbell
Debbie has worked in elementary classrooms and as an adjunct professor at both Denver University’s Teacher Education Program and University of Northern Colorado’s Center for Urban Teacher Education. She now owns and operates Effective Technology for Learning, LLC and serves as a technology consultant and trainer.
The Dyslexic Learner: What dyslexia is and how it impacts learning
Join Kathy Sherman as she breaks down common questions about the dyslexic learner:
* Plain talk about dyslexia
* What dyslexia can impact beyond reading
* The difference between I can’t and I won’t
* The ten most important things every parent should know about dyslexia
Presenter: Kathy Sherman, MA, Hillside School
Kathy’s lifelong passion for working with children who learn differently has led her to study and integrate the principles of neuroscience into her and the school’s work as a way to better understand all aspects of a child’s learning dynamic and well-being.