Summer Educational Workshop Series

The Prentice School is excited to present a Summer Program Educational Workshop Series. The workshops are designed to provide parents and guardians of a child with learning differences and professionals and community members who work with children with learning differences with a forum to discuss and understand the issues critical to the students’ academic success, social growth and emotional development.


SLINGERLAND OVERVIEW

Wednesday, June 28

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM


PRESENTED BY MICKI SIMON, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER & PRENTICE FACULTY

On the first day of summer program, parents will receive a brief overview of The Prentice School’s instructional methodology, Slingerland, which is used to teach the students at Prentice.

UNDERSTANDING LEARNING DIFFERENCES

Friday, July 7

9:30 – 10:30 AM


PRESENTED BY CAITLIN MCCLELLAND, MA, BCBA, LEP

Develop a greater understanding of students with learning differences, their learning styles and behavioral characteristics. Identify successful strategies for supporting their academic and social needs at school and at home.

PREP FOR LIFE

Friday, July 14

9:30 – 10:30 AM


PRESENTED BY JULIANA CLARK, SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST & PRENTICE FACULTY

Vocabulary is one of the most important factors which drives a school-age child’s ability to learn new information. A student’s ability to use language is largely reliant on their semantic word knowledge. This workshop will review the semantic building blocks needed to “build up” word and world knowledge in your child, leading to better memory of new words, pragmatic and expressive language skills, and reading comprehension.

SENSORY INTEGRATION

Friday, July 21

9:30 – 10:30 AM


PRESENTED BY APRIL SIMPSON, MA, OTR/L, SWC, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST & PRENTICE FACULTY

Learn how to reduce anxiety, minimize symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder and gain the tools to manage sensory needs.

SLINGERLAND DEMO & F.A.T. City

Friday, July 28

9:30 – 11:00 AM


PRESENTED BY PRENTICE FACULTY

Be a “Prentice student” for the day. Attendees will participate in a daily Slingerland lesson using all three learning modalities, including auditory (ears), visual (eyes) and kinesthetic (feel) followed by a viewing of the F.A.T. City video with Rick Lavoie.