During this presentation, participants will examine the foundations of writing, including spelling instruction, and the levels of writing competence that lead to big picture opportunities to influence the thinking of others. Best practices for writing instruction and their neurobiological underpinnings will be discussed. Specifically, participants will examine the effects of learning disorders on the various ages and stages of writing skill development and the instructional practices that promote achievement. This workshop will also include a discussion of the science that links growth in social-emotional learning to the writing process. A framework for integrating process and skill with the development of social-emotional competencies will be presented.
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Diana Black Kennedy is a Board Certified Educational Therapist in private practice in San Anselmo, California. She works with neurodiverse students, including those with learning disabilities and challenges, and those diagnosed as twice exceptional. Diana’s prior teaching experience spans second grade through high school in rural, urban, and suburban settings and in public and private schools. She has presented to professionals across the county and internationally, and she blogs about education at www.MindSparkLearning.com.
Disclosure: Financial – Diana Kennedy receives an honorarium from AET. Nonfinancial – No relevant relationships to disclose.
Viewers will have full access to this five and one-half hour workshop, recorded in four parts, from May 15-May 31. To receive continuing education credit from any of our allied professional providerships (ASHA, NASP or BBS*), you must complete both an evaluation form and a short assessment after viewing the entire presentation. Your submission of both forms is due to us no later than June 1, 2020. AET members may record their attendance in their continuing education log.
This program is offered for 0.55 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)
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This webinar examines the "therapy piece" of educational therapy. Dorothy Ungerleider will share techniques that probe for each client’s unique traits and interests and will show how to use them as a motivators for growth and learning. Through case examples of behavior patterns of clients who resist our best intentions and interventions, she will discuss ways of disguising "remedial services" to be more palatable through compassionate partnering and multiple forms of advocacy services. From the presenter’s work with delinquent youth, there will be a brief look at the possible causes behind the frequent co-occurrence of learning disabilities (LD) and juvenile delinquency (JD).
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Dorothy Ungerleider, MA, BCET, FAET, is Founding President of AET, current Advisory Board chair, and author of Reading, Writing, and Rage, Educational Therapy in Action, and Psychoeducational Perspectives. She has lectured extensively, mentored public school teachers for the Schools Attuned program and helped develop training programs in educational therapy at UCLA and CSUN. After forming a pro bono service project at the Juvenile Justice Connection Project in L.A., she lectured to juvenile court judges about the LD/JD link and created a tool for them to use in their Bench Book for screening learning levels of adjudicated youth.