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C W Austin Learning Disability Conference

Sunday, February 9, 2020, 4:30 AM


Register Today!  We are working hard to plan a special day of learning and networking - and it's free! Special thanks to our sponsors, Entergy and Blue Cross, for their generous support for our work to help LD students in our community. 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 and he knew how valuable people like you are to LD kids. We provide free 6.0 CEU hours to educators, parents and foster parents and $25 CEU's to counselors, social workers and SLPs.  Payment at the door:  cash, credit or check Catered hot lunch available for purchase at the door:  $10  For a listing of past presentations, please go to www.ldhelp.org. Thanks to our volunteer presenters who make this event possible Presentations: Positive Discipline for Children with AD/HD by Randall L. Lemoine, Ph.D.:  Frustrated with all the drama and constant nagging to get your child/student to behave? Wish there was a more positive and lasting method to do discipline? Well, this workshop provides positive, practical strategies to effectively accomplish discipline of children with AD/HD and other neurodevelopmental disorders both at home and school. It will transform the way you think about and do discipline - we are positive! Assistive Technology: A Brief Overview by Josh Miller,Assistive Technology Facilitator, Louisiana Department of Education:  Participants will be exposed to a range of high to low tech tools to help students succeed. Topics covered include: the continuum of assistive technology, making content more accessible and an overview of the types of tools available. Participants will get to see, touch and try various types of assistive technology in this hands-on session and leave with a deeper understanding of tools that can benefit student achievement. Developing Executive Functions for Optimal Learning by Darlyne G. Nemeth, Ph.D., M.P., M.P.A.P., Patricia McElroy, Ed.S., NCED, Kayla “Mckenzie” Chustz, B.S. from Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana, LLC. : We will define Executive Functions, and explain their role in children’s learning. We will explain the importance of play in developing children’s Executive Functions. Finally, we will discuss interactions with the school system when helping children acquire necessary accommodations and adaptations for success. Math Anxiety, the Academic Crutch of the 21stCentury: Breaking it Down into its Component Parts and Ending the Drama by William B. Daigle, Ph.D:  Children and adults alike seem to have no difficulty proclaiming to have math anxiety.  It has become an easy excuse to avoid any and all tasks involving math.  This presentation will break down math anxiety into its component parts and provide strategies based on sound psychological principles to help teachers combat it in the classroom.   Promoting Early Literacy and Language Skills in Children with Language Delays/Disorders by Eileen Haebig, PhD, CCC-SLP of Louisiana State University:  We will discuss early foundations to literacy that are important for later reading, writing, and academic success. We will also discuss strategies that can be used in educational placements and at home to promote language and literacy. Neurology of Dyslexia and Early Identification by Theresa Hastings and Cheryl Ollmann of The Brighton School: This presentation will focus on the unique characteristics of the dyslexic brain.  It will further look at the need for early identification for children at-risk for learning differences and the impact early intervention can have on brain development. Imagine a Better School Year by Jennifer Crowder of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes:  Learn how

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