Saturday, April 29, 2017
Early-bird registration is $95 (extended to April 6)
Bright Kids Who Can't Keep Up
Overcome Slow Processing Speed and Succeed in a Fast-Paced World
We live in a world where quick responding is considered an essential skill; however many children feel left behind. This keynote address will provide the audience with an overview of processing speed, as well as its relationship to today's quick-paced lifestyles, classroom environments, and home lives. Difficulties with processing speed cut across disorders such as learning disabilities, developmental disorders, and ADHD. Dr. Ellen Braaten, PhD, will discuss the biology and neuropsychology of processing speed, how it manifests in classrooms and social relationships, and what professionals and parents can do to accommodate and help their students overcome it.
Ellen Braaten, PhD, is a renowned psychologist, researcher, television contributor and acclaimed author of the book Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up. Dr. Braaten acts as Director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP), as well as Associate Director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, both based at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also a professor of general child psychology at Harvard Medical School. She specializes in the field of pediatric neuropsychological and psychological assessment, particularly in the areas of assessing learning disabilities and attentional issues.
- NJ Department of Education CEU hours
- PA ACT 48 professional hours
- Qualifies for IMSLEC CEU hours
For more information, please call 856.673.4900
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