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CHC Community Education Sessions

Signature Event: An Evening with Jonathan Mooney [video]

Jonathan Mooney gives an inspirational talk about how different does not mean deficient — and we shouldn’t be striving for, or enforcing, normalcy on anyone. Read more ›

Panel Discussion: Supporting Your Child with ADHD [presentation] [video]

Parenting a child with ADHD has its challenges. This panel discussion is about ADHD and strategies and ways to support your child from three different perspectives–Glen Elliott, PhD, MD, Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director at CHC, Kendra Fraka, MSW, clinician at CHC and Lauren Sims, parent. Read more ›

Best Classroom Practices to Support Growth of Executive Function Skills in Students [presentation] [video]

In this session for educators, Cindy Lopez, Director of Community Connections at CHC and Founding Head of Sand Hill School, discusses the best classroom practices to nurture the growth of Executive Function skills in your students (grades 4-8). You’ll learn about practical ways to structure and set up your classroom to support students’ management of time and materials, so that they can learn more effectively. Read more ›

Demystifying the Psychoeducational Assessment [presentation] [video]

Did your child recently receive a psychoeducational assessment? You have the report, but you don’t really understand it? Learn more about what is included in this type of evaluation and how it can provide valuable information to help you better understand your child and the types of supports from which they can benefit. Read more ›

Building Social Skills in Kids with Autism 534

Building Social Skills in Kids with Autism [presentation] [video]

We are rarely taught explicit social rules because we are just expected to figure them out. It’s quite complicated, and many children on the autism spectrum struggle to navigate their social worlds. It might be challenging for a child on the spectrum to make friends, but it’s also likely they are struggling to participate in groups at school and adhere to the social expectations in their different environments because it is overwhelming or confusing. Read more ›

Navigating Teen Relationships & Understanding Teen Relationships in the Digital World 517

Navigating Teen Relationships & Understanding Teen Relationships in the Digital World [presentation] [video]

Effective communication is a protective factor that can help prepare teens to make informed, safe, and healthy decisions in the future. This session focuses on helping parents and trusted adults engage their children in open and honest conversation on the impact of social media and pornography on relationships, digital perfection and its impact on body image, and sexting. Read more ›

The Brain Science of Learning Differences 511

The Brain Science of Learning Differences [presentation] [video]

Learn about the latest neuroscience regarding dyslexia, including the latest thinking on dyslexia and the brain, the role of resilience, and whether or not the brain changes with interventions. Presented by Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD, Director of Brain Imaging Research Center, Professor of Univ of Connecticut Psychological Sciences, UCSF Dyslexia Center, Yale Child Study Center and Senior Scientist at Haskins Labs. Read more ›

Building Self-Advocacy Skills in Students [presentation] [video]

Before we can expect students to self-advocate, they need to recognize and embrace their innate strengths, character attributes and areas of challenge. Once they can do this, then we can help them progress towards Self-Determination. Chris Harris, MEd, Director of EBC Schools at CHC, examines this well researched theory and show how it serves as the foundation for students exercising self-advocacy at school. Read more ›

Sibling Issues- When There is a Challenging and Challenged Child in the Family 476

Sibling Issues: When There is a Challenging and Challenged Child in the Family [presentation] [video]

So much attention goes to a child with special needs, you may wonder how you can also support their siblings. This presentation will help you identify certain predictable behaviors that siblings of a challenged child exhibit as the family “grows up.” Read more ›

Sleepy Teens- What is Really Going On 475

Sleepy Teens: What is Really Going On? [presentation] [video]

Rafael Pelayo, MD, Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences—Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine talks about strategies that can be used to help teens get enough sleep. Gain a greater understanding of why teens seem to be so sleepy and sleep’s impact on mental health. Read more ›

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