Photo: testimonials from Rankin Institute program attendees
CSP Team Note: Since 1982, The Fletcher School (K-12) has been a leader in serving children with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs) and ADHD. Through their outreach arm, The Rankin Institute, they educate and empower community members like you by providing the resources and knowledge you need to best serve children with learning differences — be it in school or at home.
By our Smarty friends at The Fletcher School
Are you interested in learning more about Learning Differences? This fall, The Fletcher School’s Rankin Institute is offering several community workshops and trainings on various types of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs) and techniques to help children with learning differences reach their full potential. Teachers, parents, and professionals are invited to explore these programs to serve and support those who learn differently!
Fall Rankin Institute Workshop Offerings:
UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS OF CREATING AN IEP/504 FOR YOUR CHILD
Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm ($10)
Planning for an IEP or 504 for your child can be an intimidating and sometimes frustrating process. This workshop will discuss strategies for advocating for your child in order to get the accommodations they need. Presenter: Darci Carter, S.S.P. of Southeast Psychological Services. Both parents and professionals are invited to participate. Register
READING DISORDER: A PICTURE’S WORTH A BILLION WORDS
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ($10)
This presentation on Reading Disorder will give an overview of the disorder as well as demonstrate proven technologies for helping children with reading disorders. Presenters: Joanie Gerken, Fellow/AOGPE and Christi Kubeck, Fellow-In-Training/AOGPE, both of The Fletcher School. Both parents and professionals are invited to participate. Register.
EARLY IDENTIFICATION OF DEVELOPING LEARNING ISSUES IN PRESCHOOL
Monday, October 22, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm ($10)
Do you have concerns about your preschool age child’s learning? How can you tell if their learning is “normal” for their age or if they are showing early signs of learning difficulties? Join us for a discussion, presented by Terri James, Ph.D. of Southeast Psychological Services, of early identification of learning issues in the preschool age. Both parents and professionals are invited to participate. Register.
WRITTEN EXPRESSION DISORDER: WATCH FOR SALES ON ERASERS
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ($10)
This presentation on Written Expression Disorder will give an overview of the disorder as well as address technologies for working with children who are struggling with written expression. Presenter: Stephen Strzelecki, Psy.D. of Clinical & Neuropsychological Services. Both parents and professionals are invited to participate. Register.
LD SIMULATIONS: WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES
Monday, November 5, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm ($10)
Have you ever wondered what a child with a learning disability experiences in the classroom? Do you have a child with a learning disability at home and their sibling(s) just do not understand them? This workshop, presented by the staff of The Fletcher School, is designed to put you in the shoes of a child with LD. Bring your whole family (ages 12+). Our hope is that this will promote more understanding, compassion, and discussion within the family. Both parents and professionals are invited to participate. Register.
ADHD: FOLLOW THE BOUNCING BALL
Monday, November 12, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm ($10)
This presentation will discuss the effects of attention deficit disorder and provide suggestions for effectively treating ADHD and managing consequent behavior. Presenter: Trey Ishee, Psy.D. of Southeast Psychological Services. Both parents and professionals are invited to participate. Register
Stay tuned for information about our spring workshops and Professional Development series! View a full list of our 2018-2019 Rankin Institute programs.
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About the Rankin Institute:
The Rankin Institute’s Community Programs are designed for parents, professionals, and community members interested in improving the lives and services offered to students with specific learning disabilities and ADHD. Our programs support families by providing education and practical techniques for understanding and parenting their child with SLD.