PRIOR  PRESENTATIONS

DYSLEXIA

Building Skills for College Success:
Tips for Students with Disabilities and Their Families

Ptahra Jeppe, Esq.

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT STRATEGIES (FOR PARENTS AND FOR KIDS)

The Power of the Words You Choose to Use

Lydia Soifer, PhD

VIDEO

Materials:
Positive Things to Say to Kids (JPG Format)
Positive Words and Phrases (JPG Format)

Book Recommendations:
Teaching Kids to Be Kind (A Guide to Raising Compassionate and Caring Children), by Rachel Tomlinson (2020)
The Best Colors, by Barbara Taff, an inspirational gift to pre-school and elementary age children, their parents, and teachers about discovering friendship and acceptance through the mixing of primary colors.

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Sponsored by Wilton Youth Council in partnership with Wilton Library and SPED*NET Wilton

Returning to Class and Campus: Strategies to Ease Anxiety and Improve Mental Health Following the Pandemic

Jane Thierfeld Brown, EdD

Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD

Eli R. Lebowitz, PhD

Understanding and Addressing Your Child’s Stress and Anxiety During the Pandemic

Mary Murphy, PhD

“Put Your Oxygen Mask On First”
Simple Parenting Tools
for Complex Little Kids

David P. Sylvestro, MA, CSP

Presented by SPED*NET Wilton in partnership with Wilton Public Schools

RULER: Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing, and Regulating Emotions

Elena White, Miller-Driscoll School Counselor

Jennifer Ringelheim, Cider Mill 3rd Grade Teacher,
Co-Chair District SEL Committee

Anxiety in the Time of COVID-19:
“How Can We Help Our Children?”

David P. Sylvestro, MA, CSP

Coping With Uncertainty As School Begins:
What We Can Do to Help Our Kids and Ourselves

Mary Murphy, PhD

VIDEO

Materials: Coping As School Begins
(PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council and Weston Youth Services

The Path Back to School:
Supporting Families and Children for the Next Transition

Justyna Balzar, MEd, BCBA

VIDEO

Materials: Back to School (PDF Format)

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Coping with Uncertainty and Loss:
What We Can Do to Help Our Kids and Ourselves

Mary Murphy, PhD

VIDEO

Materials: Coping with Uncertainty and Loss (PDF Format)

Relevant Material: Resources for Dealing with Grief and Loss (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council and Weston Youth Services

Mindful Parents, Mindful Families:
Effective Parenting in Trying Times

Tracey Masella, LCSW

VIDEO

Materials: Effective Parenting (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council and Silver Hill Hospital

Academic Coaching:
Empowering Students with ADHD and
Executive Function Challenges

Kelly Schwenkmeyer, MEd

VIDEO

Materials: Academic Coaching (PDF Format)

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Preparing Your Child for a Socially Successful Holiday Season

Meghan Cave, MEd, BCBA

VIDEO

Materials:  Preparing for the Holidays
(PDF Format)

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EVALUATIONS

The Scoop on Psych Testing:
What Do All Those Numbers Really Mean?

Caley Schwartz, PhD

VIDEO

Materials: Psych Testing (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by Wilton Library

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILLS

How to Help Your Elementary School Child Develop Organizational Skills for Distance Learning and for Life

Mary Murphy, PhD

Susan Chandler

Allison Tables

Executive Function Skills:
How Can We Help Our Children in Elementary School?

Allison Tables, MA, NCC, LPC
Susan Chandler

How to Help Your Middle- and High-Schooler Develop Organizational Skills for Distance Learning and for Life

Mary Murphy, PhD

Susan Chandler

Allison Tables

Executive Function Skills:
How Can We Help Our Children in Middle and High School?

Allison Tables, MA, NCC, LPC
Susan Chandler

VIDEO

Materials: EF Skills (Secondary School) (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by SoNo Branch Library: SPED MATTERS

Ten Practical Strategies to Help Your Children Improve Their Executive Function Skills

Mary Murphy, PhD

VIDEO

Materials: Executive Functioning presentation (PDF Format) and Practical Strategies (Summary) (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council and Wilton Library

Academic Coaching:
Empowering Students with ADHD and
Executive Function Challenges

Kelly Schwenkmeyer, MEd

VIDEO

Materials: Academic Coaching (PDF Format)

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INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP)

Practical Ways to Help Your Team Measure Your Child’s Learning During COVID-19 School Closure

Solandy Forte, PhD, LCSW, BCBA-D

VIDEO

Materials: Distance Learning Tracking Forms:
English version (PDF Format)
versión en español Spanish version
(PDF Format)

Measuring Learning During School Closure (on-line article based on this presentation)

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How to Talk with Your Child’s Team:
Effective Communication During the PPT/504 Process

Todd Kellogg, LMFT, BCBA

VIDEO

Materials: Presentation Content (PDF Format)

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What Parents Should Know
About School Discipline for
Kids with LD/ADHD/ASD

Robert M. Tudisco, Esq.

VIDEO

Materials: School Discipline (PDF Format)

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Presented by SPED*NET Wilton in partnership with Wilton Public Schools

LEARNING DISABILITIES (LD)

The Scoop on Psych Testing:
What Do All Those Numbers Really Mean?

Caley Schwartz, PhD

VIDEO

Materials: Psych Testing (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by Wilton Library

How to Help Your Elementary School Child Develop Organizational Skills for Distance Learning and for Life

Mary Murphy, PhD

How to Help Your Middle- and High-Schooler Develop Organizational Skills for Distance Learning and for Life

Mary Murphy, PhD

Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities:
What They Are, What They Aren’t, and What We Can Do About Them

David P. Sylvestro, MA, CSP

VIDEO

Materials: Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by Wilton Library

What Parents Should Know
About School Discipline for
Kids with LD/ADHD/ASD

Robert M. Tudisco, Esq.

VIDEO

Materials: School Discipline (PDF Format)

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Presented by SPED*NET Wilton in partnership with Wilton Public Schools

Building Skills for College Success:
Tips for Students with Disabilities and Their Families

Ptahra Jeppe, Esq.

Post High School and College Planning for Students on the Spectrum: Helping Our Students Prepare for Their Future and Find the Right Path

Jane Thierfeld Brown, EdD

Transitioning to College:
A Roadmap for Reasonable Accommodations Under Section 504

Robert M. Tudisco, Esq.

VIDEO

Materials: Transition to College (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by SoNo Branch Library: SPED MATTERS

Encouraging Your Teenagers to Find Their Own Paths:
A Roadmap for Choosing a College, a Career, or Something Different

Rick Fiery, MS, MBA

VIDEO

Materials: Find Your Path (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council and Weston Youth Services

Transitioning to College:
Understanding Post-Secondary Challenges and Legal Issues for Students with ADHD and Learning Disabilities

Robert M. Tudisco, Esq.

VIDEO

Materials: Transitioning to College
(PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by Wilton Library

The Elephant in the Room:
Navigating the Minefield of Sexuality for Kids with Special Needs

Marcia Eckerd, PhD

Orchestrating Virtual Socializing:
Helping Kids with LD/ADHD/ASD Stay Socially Engaged During the Shutdown

David P. Sylvestro, MA, CSP

VIDEO

Materials: Orchestrating Virtual Socializing (PDF Format)

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