Join Us for our May Workshops
Navigating the College Process:
Time for Self-Assessment
Featuring Janice Sioui
Director of Wellness, MindsetGo
Wednesday, May 16 | 7-9pm
130 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA
As kids start to think about their future and where they will go to college, emotions are swirling on both sides. Kids are worried that they will let their parents, teachers, and themselves down if they don’t get into the college of their choice. Parents are worrying about financial implications, adjusting to their kids leaving home, and the ever-changing relationship dynamics within the family. This engaging workshop will provide direction on how to be at the top of your child’s list of who to turn to when they need help and guidance—now and forever, before they leave home.
Workshop participants will learn how to:
- Adapt to parenting your child while embracing their need for independence
- Empower your kids to cope with stress and disappointment
- Utilize techniques to build trust and open lines of communication
Summer Slide, Glide, or Gain:
Struggling Reader Outcomes in a
Featuring Joanna Christodoulou, Ed.D.
Director of the Brain, Education, and Mind Lab
at the MGH Institute of Health Professions
Thursday, May 17 | 7-9pm
220 Reservoir Street, Suite 6, Needham, MA
The summer is a high-stakes season for reading development, particularly for children who are in elementary school, who struggle with acquiring reading skills, or who come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. A major concern is that children’s reading skills may become eroded during the summer vacation, leading to fragile skills in September that may have been more robust the previous June. Despite being a critical time period, limited empirical work explores summer reading skills in at-risk populations and the factors that can optimize reading outcomes.
Topics covered will include:
- Neuroimaging and behavioral data on summer reading outcomes
- The impact of summer reading intervention
- Factors differentiating students who did and did not benefit from intervention
- Implications for practice
Admission is FREE, but space is limited and first come, first served. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience using the buttons above. Light refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
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