Parents Education Network

Speaker Series

Upcoming events

    • January 06, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Bay School, The Presidio, 35 Keyes Ave., San Francisco 94129
    Applying to college or choosing a college for the student with learning and attention differences is an important and sometimes difficult and confusing process.  Hear from the experts: college students with learning and attention differences.  The students, all  members of SAFE, will discuss their experiences with:

    •    Whether and how to disclose a learning disability

    •    How they determined the best fit and scope of support for their college choices

    •    What they, as students with learning and attention differences, found when they arrived at college

    •    How to navigate and manage college life – academically and socially

    Audience:  High school students, parents, counselors and educators.

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
    7 pm - 9 pm.

    Location:
    The Bay School, The Presidio, 35 Keyes Ave., San Francisco 94129.

    Cost: Free. Suggested donation $20.

    • January 10, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Support for Families, 1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco 94103

    Co-sponsored with Support for Families of Children with Disabilities

     

    This talk will provide a definition of executive functioning as well as descriptions of the many potential implications of deficits in this area.  Basic principles of executive functioning intervention will be covered.  To exemplify these principles, we will discuss specific behavioral strategies to help build executive functioning skills and compensate for deficits, as well as technology to support these strategies.


    Photo of Shayla HulganShayla Hulgan, M.A.

    Educational Specialist

    Children’s Health Council


    Shayla Hulgan, M.A., is an educational specialist and executive functioning coach.  After studying cognitive psychology and human development at UC Davis and working at the UC Davis MIND Institute, Shayla completed a Master’s program at Northwestern University in Learning Disabilities.  Shayla has been a classroom teacher and has worked in private practice as a learning specialist.  She is currently the Manager of Educational Services at Children’s Health Council and is building their executive functioning coaching program.  She also completes educational evaluations, provides one-on-one educational therapy, and runs groups to build executive functioning skills in middle and high school students.

    Audience:  Most relevant for parents and teachers of students in grades 5 – 12, but parents and teachers of younger students are also welcome to attend. 

    Saturday, January 10, 2015 9 am - 12 pm.

    Location: Support for Families, 1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco 94103

    Cost:  FREE

    To Register: please contact Support for Families at (415) 920-5040.

    Free childcare and interpretation services in Spanish and Cantonese are available for families who pre-register.

    • January 29, 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • St. Ignatius College Preparatory, 2001 37th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116

    Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford Graduate School of Education

    • February 27, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco 94107

    Presented by Dr. Shirley Liu, Psychiatrist and Dr. Gabrielle Anderson, Clinical Psychologist

    Additional event details coming soon! 


    Friday, February 27, 2015.

    9 - 11 am.

    Location:
     Delancey Street Screening Room. 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Cost: $20 for PEN members. Click here to join

    FREE online registration for faculty at PEN Member Schools. Contact us if you don't know your discount code.

    $30 for non-member registration.

    PEN's Speaker Series is a membership-based series of lectures and workshops on various aspects of parenting and educating children with learning and attention differences. PEN Membership is only $35/year or $350/lifetime. Click here to join.

     

     

    • March 07, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Carey School, 1 Carey School Ln, San Mateo, CA 94403

    Co-sponsored with Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NCBIDA)

    This workshop will focus on both assessment and evidence-based interventions for students who struggle to learn to read and spell. Dr. Mather will address the definition of dyslexia;  important lessons from history; the importance of assessing cognitive and linguistic processes, including phonological awareness, orthographic coding, processing speed, and rapid automatized naming; the phases of development of basic reading and spelling skills; and the implementation of differentiated instructional methodologies, including technology, for addressing specific types of reading problems.  

    Participants should expect to increase their:

    1. understanding of the definition and characteristics of dyslexia

    2. knowledge of the cognitive and linguistic factors that contribute to dyslexia

    3. awareness of assessment techniques for diagnosing dyslexia

    4. understanding of reading and spelling development and how instructional methods align with specific developmental levels

    5. knowledge of evidence-based instructional methods to improve phonological awareness, reading decoding, spelling, and reading fluency

    Audience: Parents and educators of K-12 students.

    Nancy Mather, Ph.D., is a Professor of Special Education at the University of Arizona in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. She has published numerous articles and books and conducts workshops on assessment and instruction both nationally and internationally. She is a co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson IV and has co-authored two books on interpretation and application of this test. Other recent books are Comprehensive Evaluations (Mather & Jaffe, 2011) and Essentials of Dyslexia:  Assessment and Intervention (Mather & Wendling, 2012).



    Saturday, March 7, 2015

    9 am - 3 pm

    Location:
     TBD 

    Prices - early online registration:

    $60 Non-members
    $50 NCBIDA members
    $50 PEN members. Click here to join
    $30 Faculty at PEN Member Schools (
    Contact us if you don't know your discount code.)

    Walk-in prices:

    $75 Non-members
    $65 NCBIDA members
    $65 PEN members
    $40 Faculty at PEN Member Schools

    PEN's Speaker Series is a membership-based series of lectures and workshops on various aspects of parenting and educating children with learning and attention differences. PEN Membership is only $35/year or $350/lifetime. Click here to join.

     

     

    This workshop will focus on both assessment and evidence-based interventions for students who struggle to learn to read and spell. The speaker will address the definition of dyslexia; the important lessons from history; the importance of assessing cognitive and linguistic processes, including phonological awareness, orthographic coding, processing speed, and rapid automatized naming; the phases of development of basic reading and spelling skills; and the implementation of differentiated instructional methodologies, including technology, for addressing specific types of reading problems.  

    This workshop will focus on both assessment and evidence-based interventions for students who struggle to learn to read and spell. The speaker will address the definition of dyslexia; the important lessons from history; the importance of assessing cognitive and linguistic processes, including phonological awareness, orthographic coding, processing speed, and rapid automatized naming; the phases of development of basic reading and spelling skills; and the implementation of differentiated instructional methodologies, including technology, for addressing specific types of reading problems.  

Past events

December 04, 2014 Fostering Family Closeness and Respect
November 07, 2014 Psycho-educational Assessment in Plain English
October 17, 2014 Understanding Your Dyslexic Learner: How to Support the Student with Language Processing Difficulties
September 27, 2014 Hidden in Full View: The Early Foundations of Learning
September 26, 2014 The College Application: What happens after you find your "fit"?
May 22, 2014 Community Advisory Committee for Special Education Meeting and Open Forum Coffee Chat
March 13, 2014 Experience Dyslexia - A Learning Disabilities Simulation
February 28, 2014 Resilient Kids, Resilient Families
February 08, 2014 Technology for Learning Differences: Equip Students for Success with a Personalized “Technology Toolbelt”
February 01, 2014 Fostering a Love of Reading In and Out of the Classroom
January 24, 2014 Making Sense of Executive Function for Your Child
January 09, 2014 Peninsula Panel of College Students with Learning and Attention Differences
January 07, 2014 San Francisco Panel of College Students with Learning and Attention Differences
December 06, 2013 Assessment and Treatment of Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD): Professional Collaborations for Positive Outcomes
November 15, 2013 The Whole-Brain Child
October 25, 2013 The View from High School for Students with Learning and Attention Differences
October 19, 2013 Joyful and Productive Home Literacy
October 11, 2013 Success Starts at Home: Homework Strategies for Cultivating Independence and Self-Advocacy
September 27, 2013 There are No IEPs in College
May 10, 2013 A Balanced Home: Navigating Family Dynamics Between LD and Non LD Children
March 01, 2013 Do 2.7 Million Children Really Need Ritalin? An Integrative Approach to ADHD
February 08, 2013 The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child
February 02, 2013 Understanding and Supporting Individual Sensory Profiles to Support Academic and Social Success
January 26, 2013 Welcome to the Future: Where Diverse Brains Thrive
January 12, 2013 Parent-Friendly Psychological Testing: What do all those numbers mean?
January 10, 2013 San Francisco Panel of College Students with Learning and Attention Difficulties
January 08, 2013 Peninsula Panel of College Students with Learning and Attention Difficulties
December 07, 2012 Improving Memory and Organization: Tips and Techniques for Boosting Academic Performance
November 16, 2012 Differentiated Instruction and Mindset: Paving the Way to Learning
October 26, 2012 Everyday Technology for Learning Differences: Using the Tools You Already Have
October 13, 2012 Self-Advocacy: Working Together for Student Success
September 29, 2012 Finding the Right Match: The Process of Choosing a Preschool or Elementary School for Your Bumpy Child
September 28, 2012 A College for Every Student: Beyond Disabled Student Services
May 11, 2012 Supporting Social Skill Development in Youth with Learning Disabilities and ADHD: Current Research and Evidence-Based Practices
April 24, 2012 Know Your Rights: Getting the Accommodations You Need In College
March 02, 2012 Family Dynamics in Families with Children with Learning Differences
February 16, 2012 Not All Kids Do Drugs: Proactive Techniques for Parents and Educators
February 11, 2012 Treatments that work for children with ADHD: What teachers and parents can do
February 02, 2012 DYSLEXIA: Translating Scientific Progress into Policy and Practice - It's Time!
January 12, 2012 South Bay Panel of College Students with Learning and Attention Difficulties
January 05, 2012 San Francisco Panel of College Students with Learning and Attention Difficulties
December 09, 2011 Depression, Anxiety and Learning: The interaction of mood and learning, what to look for, and evidence based interventions
November 17, 2011 Award Winning Film Screening: Read Me Differently: Understanding learning disabilities in family life
November 04, 2011 Standing Up for Your Rights: A Practical Guide to Getting Accommodations in Schools
October 27, 2011 EXPERIENCE DYSLEXIA® Simulation
October 21, 2011 ADHD: Attention Doesn't Half Describe It
October 01, 2011 Finding the Right Match: The Process of Choosing a Preschool or Kindergarten for Your Child
September 23, 2011 ADHD and Learning Difficulties: Assembling a Team
May 13, 2011 Mindfulness Based Approaches to Executive Functioning Challenges
March 19, 2011 Finding the Right Match: The Process of Choosing a Preschool or Kindergarten for Your Child
February 25, 2011 Why Does He Do That? Identifying and Empathizing with the Social-Emotional Side of Learning Differences
February 12, 2011 Removing the Mystery: Developing a Better Understanding of the Student with Language Processing Difficulties/Dyslexia
February 10, 2011 EVENT CANCELED: Fathers Discuss their Experiences with Learning and Attention Difficulties
January 20, 2011 Brain Rules for Parents
January 06, 2011 Panel of College Students with Learning and Attention Difficulties
December 10, 2010 Using Visualization and Positive Self-Talk to Manage Test-Taking Anxiety and Situational-Specific Anxiety
November 05, 2010 Meltdowns to Shutdowns: An LD Model of Difficult Behavior
October 22, 2010 Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention
October 08, 2010 Jan's Top Technology Tools for Students with Learning Disabilities
September 24, 2010 Strategies for Promoting Self-Esteem and Advocacy in Students who Learn Differently
May 14, 2010 The View from High School for Students with Learning and Attention Challenges
March 19, 2010 Sensory Integration: Do We Really Need It?
March 05, 2010 Dual Coding: The Role of Imagery and Verbal Processing in Comprehension
February 04, 2010 How Your Child’s Brain Learns: A Guide for Parents
January 22, 2010 Where is the Manual for Recess? Helping Children Learn to Navigate the Social Demands of Recess and Free Time
January 07, 2010 College Panel of Students with Learning and Attention Difficulties
December 11, 2009 Interventions that work for ADHD
November 16, 2009 The Science of Exercise and the Brain
October 23, 2009 Matching Students and Learning Technology
September 18, 2009 LD/ADHD and College with David Flink
September 11, 2009 Connecting Research to Practice: Making Math Real
April 17, 2009 Psychological Evaluations and Effective Child Advocacy
April 02, 2009 The LD Mind: a Different Way of Being
March 20, 2009 Who's Who in the World of Testing
February 26, 2009 Living with a Learning Disability – How Does this Affect Families and How Can Families Cope?
February 05, 2009 Early Identification of Speech & Language Concerns

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