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C W Austin Learning Disabilities Conference

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 4:30 PM


We're excited to invite you to join us for this special day of learning and networking.  Special thanks to Entergy and Exxon for supporting our work to help LD students. We honored to dedicate this free conference to Christopher Austin who was tragically killed at age 20. His learning disabilities did not stop him from achieving success as a creative college student with plans to become a screen writer.  A talented singer/song. writer, he loved to sing the blues and he had plans for a bright future.  He was passionate about helping other students with learning disabilities follow their dreams. We provide free 6.0 CEU hours to educators, parents and foster parents and $25 CEU's to counselors, social workers and SLPs Catered hot lunch available for purchase:  $10 Presentations  Use of Medications in Autism and ADHD and Tourette syndrome  by Charlotte Hollman, M.D., of Baton Rouge Clinic:  Discussion of use of medications with side effects explained and with discussion of efficacy for neurological disorders including autism, ADHD, Tourette syndrome Math Strategies for Dyslexic Students by DesLey V. Plaisance, Ph.D.Director of University Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Mathematics at Nicholls State University:  .Attend this session to find out exactly what dyslexia is and how dyslexia affects the learning of mathematics.  Explore methods and strategies to facilitate mathematics learning for students with dyslexia.  Learning Disabilities:  Dyslexia and language based learning disabilities DIY Career: Tools Parents, Teachers, and Counselors Can Use to Build a Future by Mary Feduccia, Ph.D., LPC and Lisa Hibner, MA of the Louisiana Career Development Association:  Have you ever wondered how you can support your students or your children as they work to develop career and educational goals for their future?  If so, then join us for the DIY Career session where you will have the opportunity to build your career tool box.  Learning Disabilities:  All Using the Zones of Regulations – A Think Social Publishing, Inc. Program by Teri Wilton L.O.T. and Laura Barbin, M.O.T., L.O.T. of  NeuroTherapy Specialists:  Zones of Regulation is a program developed by Leah Kuypers, OTR, to teach children and their caregivers skills to improve self-control, self- emotional management, and impulse control.  There are four different Zones that will be discussed along with strategies on how to stay in the Zone that is optimal for learning. Neuropsychological Evaluations – What are They and How Can They Help? by Traci W. Olivier, Psy.D. of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health and the Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana:  Neuropsychological evaluations are a valuable tool that can help parents and educators understand a child’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Often, these evaluations can assist parents in requesting academic accommodations and modifications through an Individualized Education Program or Section 504 Plan.  Learning Disabilities:  Reading and Mathematics The Neurology of Dyslexia and Related Learning Differences and the Importance of Early Identification by Theresa Hastings, BS, CALP and Cheryl Ollmann M.Ed, CALP of the The Brighton School:   This presentation will help unmask the neurological underpinnings of dyslexia and related learning differences.  Because dyslexia is neurological in origin, it is possible to identify children at-risk for a learning difference.  Encouraging early identification of “at-risk” and early intervention practices can set young children on the path to success. Demystifying Reading Comprehension: Beyond Decoding  by Rebecca Parker, PhD, CCC-SLP of Southeastern Louisiana University:  Many students have difficulty with reading comprehension even when they are able to decode words accurately and read fluently. This session will explore factors that contribute to reading comprehension success and failure and will address strategies for prevention and remediation of reading comprehension deficits. 

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