Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities provides information, support and inspiration to parents of children with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, while also educating the public about the remarkable gifts and talents of these kids.
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December 6, 2017
Language Pragmatics: What Do Mean By That? The Complexity of Social Communication for Children with Language Learning Disabilities
by 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. Lydia Soifer, Ph.D. will discuss the complexities of social communication skills and provide strategies to help children for whom language pragmatics don’t come naturally.
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Place: Temple Sholom of Greenwich
Sponsored by: Greenwich/Stamford Chapter of Smart Kids with LD and SPED*NET Wilton
To register: languagepragmatics.eventbrite.com
December 9, 2017
The Road to Advocacy: Workshop for Parents
The road to advocacy can a daunting journey for parent of children with learning disabilities and ADHD. This workshop will teach you where to start and how best to get your child the help they need.
Anne Treimanis, Esq.
Maneuvering the IEP Process: How to Put Yourself in the Driver’s Seat
Mary Murphy, PhD
Interpreting Your Child’s Assessment
Kathleen Dineen, LCSW
Moving Your Child Towards Self-Advocacy
Speaker Panel Q & A
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Place: Student Center of Western Connecticut State University, 181 White St., Danbury, CT
Sponsored by: Northern Fairfield County Chapter of Smart Kids with LD
Cost: $45, includes breakfast and copy of Attorney Treimanis’ book
To register: roadtoadvocacy.eventbrite.com