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CHC Community Education Sessions

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.

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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 ›

Teaching Executive Functioning Skills in Middle and High School466

Teaching Executive Functioning Skills in Middle and High School [presentation] [video]

In this workshop for educators, Jude Wolf EdD introduces multiple options for cultivating executive function skills within the framework of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with a specific focus on the adolescent brain. Read more ›

Navigating Autism Services455

Navigating Autism Services [presentation] [video]

Navigating the service systems related to autism can be a confusing and overwhelming process. This presentation explains what the main service systems are and how to access them, including insurance, school district and regional center. Come learn about services in the community as well as what Children’s Health Council and Stanford provide. Read more ›

Community Town Hall- Why the College Admissions News Hits Home450

Community Town Hall: Why the College Admissions News Hits Home: Stress, Anxiety and How to Help Your Kids [video]

The recent news about college admissions was deeply troubling to CHC and to the community because it amplifies the culture of stress around admissions and reinforces the stigma attached to learning differences and accommodations, leaving parents concerned that their kids’ evaluations won’t be taken seriously any more. Read more ›

Helping Middle School Students Get Ready for High School 441

Helping Middle School Students Get Ready for High School [presentation] [video]

Is your child transitioning to high school this year? Learn more about valuable aspects of a successful transition for your child in the move from middle school to high school.  Jeff Kozlowski, MA, Head of Sand Hill School and Elaine Antipuesto, Math and Advisory Middle School teacher at Sand Hill School, discuss building self-awareness and self-advocacy skills, plus emotional coping strategies. Read more ›

Teaching Executive Functioning Skills in the Elementary Classroom 442

Teaching Executive Functioning Skills in the Elementary Classroom [presentation] [video] [downloadable]

This workshop for educators introduces multiple options for cultivating executive function skills within the framework of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Using subject-specific case studies, participants will develop plans that incorporate developmentally appropriate Executive Function strategies to increase student engagement, knowledge, and self-regulation.

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Navigating Mental Health Services for Your Child428

Navigating Mental Health Services for Your Child [video]

Do you think your child is experiencing anxiety and depression that needs to be addressed, but you don’t know where to start? Navigating mental health services can be challenging. Listen to a panel of specialists moderated by Ramsey Khasho, PsyD, Chief Clinical Officer at Children’s Health Council, to learn more about the services that are available and how you can access them when you need them. Read more ›

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