Weekend Seminars For Parents of Children With Learning and Behavioral Problems
Helping My Child Learn
Marcia Heiman, Ph.D., the founder of Learning to Learn and author of National Education Association's Building Thinking Skills Series, including "Active Thinking Begins at Home", will present an interactive seminar on helping children become active learners. Dr. Heiman is a nationally-recognized expert on learning and critical thinking. Her work is been cited on nearly 2500 web sites.
You will learn:
How to help your children access their own best natural thinking and problem-solving skills;
Strategies that will help your children excel in school and move them away from rote memorization, towards inquiry-based learning;
How to help your children complete homework assignments in less time with more interest and energy.
This seminar is interactive. In the second day, we will focus on applying Learning to Learn strategies to solving learning problems of your children. We will respond to your questions and examples you bring to the seminar. You will go home with concrete solutions that you can begin to use immediately.
Working With Behavior Problems
Dr. Heiman is also an expert in behavior management. In this area, she has worked with numerous school systems and conducted parent seminar courses for more than 30 years.
In this seminar you will learn:
How to identify the circumstances that signal the onset of your child's best and worst behaviors;
How to collect "data" on your most effective response to your child's acting-out behavior; and how to elicit your child's best behaviors in different circumstances;
How to set limits that are meaningful and also meet the needs of your family's style;
How to use effective positive reinforcement, so that behavior management at home helps build a loving and emotionally rewarding family environment.
This seminar is interactive. In the second day, we will focus on applying Learning to Learn behavior management strategies to solving behavior problems of your children. We will respond to your questions and examples you bring to the seminar. You will go home with concrete solutions that you can begin to use immediately.
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