From The Fletcher School | The Rankin Institute
From Executive Functioning, Auditory Processing, Childhood Anxiety, and Depression, to ADHD and more, The Fletcher School’s Rankin Institute offers programs that provide you what you need to know about learning differences and general tools to support your child in and outside of the classroom. Learn more and register below!
Winter/Spring 2020 Rankin Institute Workshops & Events:
**NEW** How to Model Executive Functioning Skills for Your Child
Presented by Lisa Podell, Managing Director of Better Sessions. Your child may be at a stage where they are not receptive to advice given by parents. Instead of offering explicit strategies, why not switch up the approach? Join us for a discussion on ways parents can model advanced executive functioning skills to help increase their child’s healthy behaviors.
Monday, January 13, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cost: $10
Auditory Processing Disorder: Gimme Just A Little More Time
Presented by Mary “Mo” Froneberger, MAT, Gretchen Hunter, Ph.D. of Child & Family Development, and Michelle L. Podboreski, AuD, F-AAA of Novant Health. This
Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Cost: $10
A Mindful Approach to Building and Teaching Resiliency
Presented by Susan Campbell, Ph.D., Certified Daring Way Facilitator. Cultivating resilience in ourselves and others is a key ingredient for living, leading, and parenting well. Life is hard, and the better we are at recognizing the things that throw us off balance and the ways we respond, the better we are at righting ourselves and moving forward wholeheartedly. This workshop will also incorporate research and tools from mindfulness.
Monday, January 27, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cost: $10
**NEW** Navigating ADHD: A Parent’s Guide to Empowering Kids with ADHD
Presented by Michelle Tolison, LPC, RPT and Alyse Bone, LPC, both of Dandelion Family Counseling, PLLC. Learn about the diagnosis of ADHD – inattentive, hyperactive and combined types – and how it looks in different children. This workshop will discuss behavioral and developmental stages that are specific to an ADHD child as well as management strategies and medication alternatives will also be presented.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cost: $10
THE TWENTY-SECOND ANNUAL FLETCHER FORUM
New Understandings of ADHD, Emotions and Motivation featuring Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.
Understanding of ADHD in children, teenagers, and adults has changed as a result of clinical and neuroscience research. Long considered a simple problem of behavior, ADHD is currently understood as impairments of the brain’s self-management system, its executive functions. It often involves problems with motivation and management of emotions. Yet, all with ADHD have a few specific activities or tasks in which they have no difficulty in using their executive functions which are impaired in most other things they do. Dr. Brown will describe this central mystery of ADHD and how these impairments can be improved with various interventions.
February 13, 2020, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Free of charge.
What is Orton-Gillingham? Orton-Gillingham Subscriber Course
Presented by Joanie Gerken, Fellow/ AOGPE, this is a three-part course offered to parents and other professionals to familiarize them with the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching.
Various dates, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Cost: $75
**NEW** Beyond Academics: Helping Children Navigate the Social Nuances of Elementary and Middle School
Presented by Lower School Counselor Kathleen Hutson, LCSWA and Middle/Upper School Counselor Heather Sheppard, LPC at The Fletcher School. Children’s early years in school build a foundation for the academic skills that will help them throughout life and the social skills that will propel them to success in and out of the classroom. From respecting others to developing healthy friendships to building self-confidence, this presentation will discuss the social milestones commonly encountered by students and how the adults in a young person’s life can support this social growth. During this two-part session, the first hour will focus on topics pertinent to Grades K-3, and the second hour will delve into issues more common in Grades 4-8. Participants are welcome to attend one or both portions of the program.
Monday, February 24, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Cost: $10
**NEW** Risky Behaviors in Adolescents
Presented by Brandyn Street, Ph.D. and Devon Redmond, Ph.D. of Child & Family Development. This overview presentation will focus on three key areas of concern for adolescents: technology, substance use, and depression/suicide.
Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cost: $10
Childhood Anxiety and Depression: Practical Strategies for Caregivers and Teachers
Presented by Heather Dyer, Ph.D.. Dr. Dyer will address the ramifications of anxiety and depression in children and adolescents and will provide easy-to-use suggestions and treatment options.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cost: $10
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.