The Prentice School is proud to offer FREE educational workshops designed for parents, professionals and community members. The purpose of these workshops is to provide parents of a child with learning differences or adults who work with children with learning differences with a forum to discuss issues critical to the students’ academic success, social growth and emotional development.
We believe in providing parents, guardians and caregivers the support they deserve. In addition to our workshops, we are offering a 4-week Support Group for those in need of a common place to come together for mutual understanding and shared strategies.
Please join us for an opportunity to discover different ideas, learn from others, experience new things, and be inspired.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Presented by: Janis Huennekens, B.A., M.S., Elementary Teacher at Prentice
Here is your opportunity to learn more about the Structured Literacy approach. By attending this workshop, you will have the opportunity to be a “Prentice student” for a morning. Attendees will use all three learning modalities – auditory (ears), visual (eyes) and kinesthetic (feel) – taught by members of The Prentice School.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 3:15 – 4:45 PM
Presented by: Debra Brunner, M.A., CCC-SLP & Juliana Clark, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech & Language Pathologists at Prentice
The social learning that occurs during childhood is essential for building and maintaining fulfilling relationships, as well as academic achievement in the classroom.
However, many children struggle with recognizing, deciphering, and responding to the “hidden rules” of situations and contexts which then leads to social and academic challenges. Learn about how you can help support a child’s social learning and improve his/her “social radar” at home and in the community.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:30 AM – 10 AM
Presented by: Dr. Dudley Wiest
You have identified that a child has a learning difference. Now what? 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 or at home. Anyone interested in continuing the conversation around learning differences is invited to participate in the Parent Support Group.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Presented by: Debra Ann Farian
Learn about ADD/ADHD, possible co-occurring conditions and how parents can help support and manage their child’s learning for them to succeed in school.
Thursday, January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019 (4 week session) 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Moderated by: Dr. Dudley Wiest
You have worked hard to do what’s best for your child. You did your research to find the right learning environment and support for your child. And yet, sometimes it still doesn’t feel like it’s enough. For one morning each week, come to a place where you can voice your concerns, share coping strategies and learn additional ways to best support you and your child on this journey.
Friday, January 18, 2019 8:45 – 10:00 AM
Presented by: April Simpson, MA, OTR/L, SWC, Occupational Therapist at Prentice
Organization is one of the building blocks that can support a child with learning differences. This workshop offers time-tested strategies to help students stay organized, manage time more effectively, focus their energy and get things done.
Tuesday, February 20, 2019 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Presented by: Law Offices of Augustin Egelse, LLP
Get the facts on Individualized Education Programs (IEP). Whether your child has been identified with a learning difference or you feel that your child may need an evaluation, gain the information you will need to be an advocate for your child’s education.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Presented by: Steve Barnes, S.S.P., BSc, M.S.Ed, Director of Support Services at Prentice
Do you have questions about transitioning from middle school to high school or just making the transition from Prentice to a new school? Perhaps your child is excited, but uncertain about what to expect? Are you aware of all of the services available for LD students at the local schools? Get the answers to your questions and learn more about the transition process — from application to final decision.