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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Universal Screening for Reading Risk [presentation]

Dyslexia Specialist Kristin Koeller discusses assessment tools that can be used in the General Education setting to screen for reading risk and characteristics of dyslexia.  She reviews a comprehensive list of assessment tools by grade level, K-3 and beyond, demonstrates some assessments, and reviews several teaching methods that correlate to the assessments. Read more »

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Do Your OmmWork! Observing Mindful Meditation to Relieve Stress & Create Success [downloadable]

This experiential workshop is based on the book Do Your OMMWork!, which focuses on stress for our kids today and how we can guide them to relieve stress, discover their unique gifts, live with purpose and reach their potential. Presenter Kathi Donnelly demonstrates how to implement breathing/self care techniques to regulate emotions, release anxiety and manage daily stressors from school, home, competition, media, and social pressures. Read more »

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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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In the Community—Welcoming a New Mental Health Services Space to East Palo Alto

clinical-services 510Children’s Health Council (CHC) mental health services coordinator Divier Wallace understands the importance of supporting his community.

“As someone who grew up in East Palo Alto during the 1990s when times were very tough, I am so pleased to be able to come back and work with my community to provide services for families in need, in their language of choice,” said Wallace, speaking at the recent grand opening of the new East Palo Alto office and clinical space of the Ravenswood Initiative, a CHC project. Read more »

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Mental Health Facts: Children and Teens [downloadable]

mental health 509Did you know that 1 in 5 teens between the ages of 13 and 18 have or will have a serious mental illness? Or that 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24?

Mental health is essential to one’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. This infographic from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides the latest facts and figures about children’s and teens’ mental health. Read more »

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Individual Connectedness—Repairing and Strengthening Bonds Between Parents and Teens [presentation]

The Individual Connectedness workshop provides tips and tools to help parents navigate the transitional stage of tweens/teens with their children.

In this workshop, presenter Kanesha Baynard discusses the five components of Individual Connectedness, how to map out a family plan for communication, how to make a “creativity wheel” for stronger family bonds, how to have more fun and appreciate what it means to be in your family. Read more »

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Food As Medicine—The Power of Nutrition for Optimizing Mind and Mood [presentation]

A growing body of scientific research is demonstrating a connection between diet and common childhood health conditions such as anxiety, depression, learning and attention issues. Evidence suggests that the consumption of nutrient rich foods can contribute to optimal biological function at the cellular and biochemical level of an individual. Read more »

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Structured Literacy in the General Education Classroom—How to Help All Students Learn to Read [presentation]

California’s dyslexia guidelines (AB 1369) define the Structured Literacy approach as “best practice” in teaching reading instruction. Public school first grade teacher John Santonastaso explains how he has successfully incorporated a Structured Literacy approach into his general education classroom. Read more »

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Parent Advocacy in the Public School System [presentation]

Getting help for your child in the public school system can feel overwhelming and exasperating but it is possible! Current and past leaders of the San Francisco Unified School District Community Advisory Committee for Special Education, Alida Fisher, Julia Martin, Katie Russell, and Joan Selby share tips for navigating through the complicated maze of special education. Read more »

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EdRev Expo 2019 Spotlight Session: Building Healthy Parent-Child Relationships When Kids Have Difficulty with Behavior or Anxiety [presentation]

When children demonstrate even mild difficulties with behavior or anxiety, parents often feel that their relationship with their child suffers even while they are doing their best to provide support. In this presentation, David Anderson, PhD, from Child Mind Institute reviews a range of research-based strategies for building a healthy relationship with your child from the toddler through teenage years. Read more »

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