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35th Annual Learning Differences Virtual Conference

October 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm October 10, 2020 @ 2:30 pm

THE LEARNING DIFFERENCES CONFERENCE SITE IS LIVE! IF YOU ARE REGISTERED, YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION. CAN’T WAIT TO “SEE YOU” THURSDAY!

Due to ongoing concerns with Covid-19, the rescheduled 35th Annual Learning Differences Conference will take place virtually.

We have a limited number of binders available for purchase, so act NOW if you would like to get one. We cannot guarantee delivery before the conference if ordered after 9/30.

Please note: At the conclusion of the conference, all attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation for 12 hours of instruction.  We do not offer CEUs or PDPs. 

Some of our featured conference speakers:
Lynn Meltzer, PhD
Conference Chair, President of Institutes for Learning and Development

Session Title: Executive function and flexible thinking: Igniting success and reducing stress in ALL students
David Anderson, Ph.D.
Senior Director of National Programs and Outreach, Child Mind Institute

Session Title: Stress Management strategies to accelerate student performance
Ellen Braaten, Ph.D.
Director, LEAP MGH, Associate Director, MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Session Title: Bright kids who can’t keep up
Eduardo Briceño
Co-Founder, CEO, Mindset Works

Session Title: The impact of a growth mindset on behavior and performance
Bob Brooks, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Harvard Medical School (Part-time), Lecturer, Author

Pre-Conference Speaker
Session Title: Nurturing resilience in children during challenging times
Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP
Psychologist, Center for Learning and Attention Disorders, program of Seacoast Mental Health Center, Portsmouth, NH Session

Session Title: Smart but scattered
Sharon Saline, Psy.D.
Psychologist, Author and Consultant

Session Title: When worrying takes over: Helping Kids with ADHD overcome anxiety and build resiliency.
Concurrent Presentations
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LEARNING DIFFERENCES CONFERENCE

SIGNUP FOR THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Please register below to attend the 35th Annual Learning Differences Conference.  The rescheduled dates are October 9 & 10, 2020. Registration remains open.  Payment can be made by credit card or Purchase Order (PO). Please follow the instructions on the registration form. For questions call Jamie Cutler at 508-361-7832.

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Friday, October 9, 2020 – Day 1

9:00-9:20 Welcome – Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D.

9:20-10:15  Metacognition and executive function: Reducing stress and igniting success in all students

Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D.

10:15-10:30 Q & A – Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D.

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 The impact of a growth mindset on behavior and performance

Eduardo Briceño

11:30-11:45 Q and A – Eduardo Briceño

11:45-12:00 Break

12:00-12:45 Stress management strategies to accelerate student performance

Dave Anderson, Ph.D.

12:45-1:00  Q & A – Dave Anderson, Ph.D.

1:00-1:45 Lunch

1:45-2:45 Panel: Persistence, resilience, and executive function strategies: Keys to overcoming challenges in school and life

Anthony Bashir, Ph.D., Chace Nolen, B.S., Billy Warren, B.S.

2:45-3:00  Q & A – Anthony Bashir, Ph.D., Chace Nolen, B.S., Billy Warren, B.S.

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15- 4:00  Executive function strategies: Closing the achievement gap in schools

Marlon Davis, Ed.M.

4:00-4:15 Q & A – Marlon Davis, Ed.M.

Saturday, October 10, 2020 – Day 2

8:45-9:00 Overview- Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D.

9:00-9:45  Executive function and school readiness

Stephanie Carlson, Ph.D.

9:45-10:00 Q and A – Stephanie Carlson, Ph.D.

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:00  Bright kids who can’t keep up

Ellen Braaten, Ph.D.

11:00-11:15 Q and A – Ellen Braaten, Ph.D.

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-12:15 Ten steps for embedding executive function strategies into classroom lessons throughout the school day

Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP

12:15-12:30 Q and A – Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP

12:30-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:15 Panel: Hybrid learning: Embedding EF strategies into the curriculum

Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D., Chair, Suellen Inwood, M.Ed., Easton Country Day School; Hilary Shea, M.Ed. & Cherelle Webster-Payne, LICSW, Boston Public Schools, Rajneet Goomer, M.Ed., & Kristina Mannino, M.Ed., Robbinsville Public Schools

2:15-2:30 Closing Remarks – Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D.