Upcoming events

    • Saturday, December 02, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • McCracken Middle School, 8000 East Prairie Rd., Skokie, IL 60076
    Register

    Registration Deadline is November 27th!

    Professionals in Learning Disabilities and

     Special Education

    presents

    Dr. Janet Lerner Fall Seminar:  

    Narrative Education - 

    Zen and the Art of Preparing, Writing, and Participation in Evaluations & IEPs

    [Featuring Homemade Granola]

    presented by 

    Marjorie Getz, PhD

    Saturday, December 2, 2017

    8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    McCracken Middle School

    8000 East Prairie Road

    Skokie, IL  60076

    Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided

    Participants earn 3 CPDU hours

    This year's Seminar will focus on an approach valuable to school Evaluation and  IEP Teams. We encourage participants to attend as school team with parents.

    This interactive presentation will be divided into two parts.

    During the first part, IEP team members will be asked to consider the importance of the narrative process for the clinician, in writing the reports in story format that captures the student, and its resultant  positive impact in the IEP process.  Parents will be asked to consider engaging in close reading of the reports and in writing their parent concerns contribution.  Participants will also engage in a narrative writing exercise, featuring the "Three Minute Mental Makeover," developed by David Thoele, MD, that will positively impact their effectiveness in the IEP process, and which they can replicate as they prepare for the IEP and/or at the IEP itself.

    The second part will involve addressing the IEP process.  IEP team members (parents and all members of the school IEP team) will work in teams to outline their current IEP process and develop plans that will enhance their ability and the ability of their IEP partners to participate in the IEP process in a meaningful way.  The guided plan will address steps to take before, during, and after the IEP; what parents can expect and ask for from the school team; and what the school team can ask for from the parents.  Participants will engage in exercises that will increase their capacity for listening and responding to one another during the evaluation and IEP process.

    Marjorie A. Getz, PhD is a Learning Behavior Specialist and Program Manager of the Educational Consultation and Evaluation Services Division in the Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge.

    Disclaimer Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing educational programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities.  PLD/SE provides programs as a service to its members.  PLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities

    • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • McCracken Middle School, 8000 East Prairie Rd., Skokie, IL 60076


    • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Rogers Park Montessori School, 1800 Balmoral, Chicago, IL 60640


    • Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBA


Past events

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 The Abstract Language of Math and How the Brain Learns Math by Karen Tzanetopoulos, MS, CCC-SLP
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Educational State and Federal Funding and Case Law Updates: What you need to know
Monday, June 19, 2017 Volunteer at Bernie's
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Annual Dinner: Thirty Million Words Initiative
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 Research and Strategies Supporting Children's Positive Peer Relationships
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 The Effects of Language Difficulties on Reading Comprehension and Writing
Saturday, December 03, 2016 Dr. Janet Lerner Fall Seminar: Do It in Chrome: Apps, Extensions and Add-Ons to Support Struggling Learners
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Executive Functioning: Development, Assessment, and Clinical Implications
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Learning Disabilities Then and Now: Models, Economics, Politics, Practice, Viability
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Volunteer at Bernie's
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 Annual Dinner: Wolcott School: From Concept to Commencement
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Pills and Skills in Psychiatry- 2016 Update on Pills
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Educational GPS Systems: How do new licensure and student assessments affect you?
Saturday, December 05, 2015 Dr. Janet Lerner Fall Seminar: Morphology: Making Sense of Spelling, presented by Gina Cooke
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Sensory Processing and State Regulation in the Classroom
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 The New WISC-5: Clinical Assessment, Application, and Collaboration with Special Educators
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Expression, Exploration, Change and Growth through Art, Dance, Drama and Music
Saturday, December 06, 2014 Fall Seminar: Childhood Anxiety in the Classroom: Strategies for Identifying and Managing Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

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Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing education programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities.  PLD/SE also offers a referral service to the community, providing qualified professionals for diagnostics and remediation.  PLD/SE provides programs as a service to its members.  PLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities.  

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