Educational Therapy Solutions​

Online Specialized academic instruction for students with Learning disabilities including Adhd, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.

Dyslexia

Dysgraphia

Dyscalculia

Academic Support

Tutoring

Learning Disabilities

Motivation Issues

ADD/ADHD

Autism

Executive Functions

Reading Instruction

Written Language Instruction


Math Instruction


Academic Assessment

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT



Dates: November 4-6, 2022

Association of Educational Therapists – 44th Annual Conference (Virtual)


Friday, November 4, 2022

*Presenter: Kaye Ragland, Ed.D., L.M.F.T., B.C.E.T.
Topic: Scope of Practice in the Covid Era: Appropriately Addressing Students’ Post-Trauma Needs
*Presenter: Bonnie Massimino, M.Ed., B.C.E.T.

Topic: Shall We Play a Game?  Engaging Reluctant Learners Through Gamification and Game-Based Learning Activities
*Presenter: Polly Mayer, M.Ed., E.T./P.
Topic: Cultivating Connection: Social/Emotional Learning During Educational Therapy Sessions
*Presenter: Marion Marshall, M.S., B.C.E.T., F.A.E.T.
Topic: The Case of Maya: What is Engagement?  Can Engagement Actually Improve Learning?

Date: November 5, 2022

*Presenter: Cynthia Z. Hansen, Ed.D., E.T./P.
Topic: Strengths & Talents Rock! Tools That Reveal Our Cognitively Diverse Learners at Their Best
*Presenters: Mary-Margaret Scholtens, M.S.E. and Kelly Fowler  
Topic: 3D Bridge from Phonemic Awareness to Reading: Effective Ways to Teach Essential Skills
*Presenters: Sheryl Pruitt, M.Ed., E.T./P.

Topic: Impact of Educational Therapist’s Therapeutic Relationship on Learning: Replacing the “Bad,” “Stupid,” “Lazy,” and

“Crazy” Incorrect Self-Diagnoses With Success


Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Organization: International Dyslexia Association - North Carolina Branch

Presenter: Lucy Hart Paulson, Ed.D., C.C.C.-S.L.P.

Topic: Connecting Writing to the Science of Reading: Foundations for Developing Writing in Young Learners



Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Organization: Association of Educational Therapists
Presenter: George McCloskey, Ph.D.
Topic: Remediating Reading and Writing Difficulties when ADHD is a Primary Concern


Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Organization: Association of Educational Therapists
Presenter: Maryanne Wolf, Ph.D. Facilitated by: Elizabeth Lutsky, M.A., B.C.E.T.
Topic: The Impact Of Digital Media: A Conversation With Maryanne Wolf, Ph.D.


Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021

Organization: Association of Educational Therapists
Presenter: Kaye Ragland, Ed.D., L.M.F.T., B.C.E.T. & Karen Lerner, E.T./P.
Topic: Recovering From The Pandemic's Slow Motion Trauma It's Impact And Considerations For Healing In The Classroom & Beyond


Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021

Organization: Association of Educational Therapists
Presenter: Joe Dilly, Ph.D.
Topic: Screentime Management in the Age of COVID-19


Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021

Organization: Association of Educational Therapists
Presenter: Joy Lopez, Ed.D.
Topic: Technology Tools, Tips, and Tricks


Dates: October 23-25, 2020
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists (42nd Annual National Conference)

Friday, October 23, 2020

*Presenter: Jane Holmes Bernstein, Ph.D.
Topic: (Keynote Address) Reaction, response, resilience in unprecedented times.  Strategies for living and learning after major life changes. 
*Presenter: Diana Kennedy, M.A., B.C.E.T.
Topic: The Empathy Solution


Saturday, October 24, 2020

Organization: Association of Educational Therapists
*Presenter: Laura Doto, M.A., E.T./P.
Topic: School - In, Out, With and Now
*Presenter: Kara Scanlon, M.Ed., E.T./P.
Topic: How to Conduct an Online Practice


Date: July 2020
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Webinar
Presenter: Virginia Wise Berninger, Ph.D. 
Topic: Dysgraphia: Identification and Literacy-Relevant Instruction


Dates: October 25-27, 2019
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists (41st Annual National Conference)
Friday, October 25, 2019
*Presenter: Robert B. Brooks, Ph.D.
Topic: (Keynote Address) The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience

*Presenter: Ann Gordon, Ph.D., B.C.E.T.
Topic: Combining Vygotsky’s Ideas and Brain Research to Improve Students’ Executive Functions
*Presenter: Robert B. Brooks, Ph.D.
Topic: Can We Take Care of Others If We Don’t Take Care of Ourselves?


Saturday, October 26, 2019
*Presenter: Kristin Barbour, Ed.D., C.C.C.-S.L.P.
Topic: Mindset & Efficacy: Fostering Students’ Academic Beliefs that Shape Thinking & Learning
*Presenter: Dorothy Ungerleider, M.A., B.C.E.T., F.A.E.T., and Marion Marshall, M.S., B.C.E.T., F.A.E.T.
Topic: Tackling Difficult Challenges: Risk, Resiliency, and Learned Helplessness
*Presenter: Ellen Pritchard Dodge, M.Ed., C.C.C.-S.L.P.
Topic: Kimochis: Creating Connected, Compassionate, and Caring Kids


Sunday, October 27, 2019
Presenter: Marion Marshall, M.S., B.C.E.T., F.A.E.T.
Topic: Making the Invisible Visible: A Neuropsychological Process Approach to Educational Therapy


Date: May 2019
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, San Luis Obispo Study Group
Presenter: Louise Sawyer, L.E.P., A.B.S.N.P., N.C.S.P.
Topic: Demystifying Dyslexia: Myths, Neuropsychology, Evidence-Based Remediation Strategies


Date: April 2019
Organization: Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
Presenters: Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., B.C.B.A.-D.; Justin Leaf, Ph.D., B.C.B.A.-D.; Thomas Zane, Ph.D., B.C.B.A.-D., Richard Kubina, Jr., Ph.D., B.C.B.A.-D.; Amanda P. Laprime, Ph.D., B.C.B.C.-D.; Tim Courtney, M.S., B.C.B.A.
Topic: 12th Annual Conference on Autism & Related Disorders: Research-Based Solutions


Date: February 2019
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, San Luis Obispo Study Group
Presenter: Emily Bills, M.A., O.T.R./L.
Topic: Occupational Therapy


Date: October 2018

Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Webinar
Speaker: Marion Marshall, M.S., B.C.E.T., F.A.E.T.
Topic: Assessment for Educational Therapists: Best Practices, Reminders & Resources


Date:  June 2018

Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Webinar
Speaker: Erin Anderson, O.T.R./L.
Topic: Occupational Therapy and Academics: Making the Connection


Date:  June 2018
Organization: Central Coast Psychological Association
Speaker: Laurie Ferguson, Psy.D.
Topic: Working with Clients on the Autism Spectrum: Strategies, Support, and Advocacy


Date:  March 2018
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Webinar
Speaker: Sheryl K. Pruitt, M.Ed., E.T./P.
Topic: Teaching Theory of Mind Not Just for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Ramifications and Remediation


Date:  February 2018
Organization: National Association of Social Workers
Speaker: Laurie Ferguson, Psy.D.
Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorder


Date:  February 2018
Organization: San Luis Obispo County SELPA
Speaker: Sarah Ward, M.S., C.C.C./S.L.P. & Cognitive Connections

Topic: Executive Function



Date: January 2018
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Webinar
Speaker: Diane Kennedy, M.A., B.C.E.T.
Topic: Math Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and ADHD: Understanding and Remediating MLD


Date: July 2017
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Webinar
Speakers: Michael Greschler, M.Ed., Kim Davis, M.Ed.
Topic: Understanding, Assessing, and Teaching Executive Function Strategies


Date: April 2017
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, San Francisco Study Group
Presenter: Pat Henery, M.Ed.
Topic: Woodcock Johnson IV - Cognitive, Oral Language, and Achievement


Date: March 2017
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Webinar
Speaker: Sandra E. Clifton, M.Ed., B.C.E.T., P.C.C., C.E.P.
Topic: School Trauma & The Highly Sensitive Child


Date: March 2017
Organization: Northern CA Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and Parents Education Network
Speaker: David Berg, E.T.
Topic: Making Math Real: The Clinically Prescriptive Methodology for Students with Math LD - A Workshop for Teachers


Date: February 2017
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists
Speaker: George McCloskey, Ph.D.

Topic: Co-constructing Curriculum for Cognitive Strategies: Improving Outcomes Through Student Involvement


Date: March 2016
Organization: International Dyslexia Association, Los Angeles Branch; at UCLA
Keynote Speaker: Nancy Mather, Ph.D.
Topics:
Use of the WJ-IV for the Identification of Dyslexia (Nancy Mather, Ph.D.)
Dyslexia: The Eyes Don’t Have It (Sheryl Handler, M.D. & Walter Fierson, M.D.  – Pediatric Ophthalmologists)
Supporting Students with Social Anxiety Disorder (Stephanie T. Mihalas, Ph.D., NCSP & Nicole M. Hisaka, M.A.)


Date: January 2016
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Jarice Butterfield, Ph.D.
Topic: How to Access Public School Evaluations and Services



Date: December 2015
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Deborah Umansky, Ph.D.
Topic: Special Education Procedures for Referral & Assessment


Date: November 2015
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Lori Boehm, B.S.
Topic: Special Needs Advocacy


Date: October 2015
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: N/A
Topic: Meeting and Connecting


Date: June 2015
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Virtual Study Group
Presenter: Laura W. Doto, M.A., E.T./P.
Topic: Test Taking


Date: June 2015
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Virtual Study Group
Presenter: Darlene DeMaria, M.A., B.C.E.T.
Topic: Initial Consultations



Date: May 2015
Organization: International Dyslexia Association, Los Angeles Branch; at UCLA
Keynote Speaker: Louisa Moats, Ed.D.
Topics:
Dyslexia Intervention at the Secondary Level (Louisa Moats, Ed.D.)
Connecting Adolescents to Learning Mindfulness {CALM} (Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.)
Understanding Dyslexia Myths and Realities (Louisa Moats, Ed.D.)


Date: May 2014
Organization: International Dyslexia Association, Los Angeles Branch; at UCLA
Keynote Speaker: Susan L. Hall, Ed.D.
Topics:
Teaching Students to Pronounce English Vowels with Certainty (Susan L. Hall, Ed.D.)
Active Listening and Note-Taking (Helen Waldron, M.Ed.)
Navigating the IEP Process: From Identification to Assessment and Implementation (Maralyn Soifer, M.Ed. & Elissa Henkin, M.A.)


Date: April 2014
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Mary Ann Evans, Ph.D.
Topic: The Role of Mindfulness in Cognitive Mediation



Date: January 2014
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Cheri Rae
Topic: The Dyslexia Project


Date: November 2013
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Michaela Gordon, M.S., O.T.
Topic: Handwriting Without Tears Presentation


Date: October 2013
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Juli Shulem, ADHD Coach
Topic: Supporting Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Date: May 2013
Organization: Crane Country Day School (Supporting Success Forum)
Topics and Presenters:
*How Executive Function Training Improves Learning (Carrie Towbes, Ph.D.)
*How Occupational Therapy Improves Learning (Michaela Gordon, M.S. O.T.)
*How Neurotherapy Improves Learning (Irina Kerdman, Ph.D.)


Date: April 2013
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Virtual Study Group
Presenter: Pam Scribner, M.A., E.T./P.
Topic: Diagnostic Skills for Educational Therapists


Date: April 2013
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists
Presenter: Peg Dawson, Ed.D.
Topic: Smart but Scattered: Helping Children and Adolescents with Executive Dysfunction at Home and at School


Date: March 2013
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Senny Schnell, Ph.D., B.C.B.A.-D.
Topic: Diagnostic Criteria of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Behavior Intervention


Date: February 2013
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Deidre Dubin, M.A., B.C.E.T.
Topic: Diagnostic Teaching


Date: January 2013
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenters: Helen Rodriguez, Asst. Superintendent & Kirsten Escobedo, Special Education Director – Santa Barbara U.S.D.
Topic: Collaboration Between the Private and Public Educational Community


Date: October 2012
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Daniel Franklin, Ph.D.
Topic: Supporting Slowly Emerging Executive Function Skills


Date: April 2012
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Jordan Witt, Ph.D.
Topic: Working Memory


Date: November 2011
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Roland Rotz, Ph.D.
Topic: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Advances in Assessment and Treatment


Date: October 2011
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Pam Boswell
Topic: Technology in the Classroom


Date: May 2011
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Bonnie Corman, Ph.D.
Topic: Supporting vs. Enabling – Working with Adolescents


Date: April 2011
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Michelle Britton Bass, Ph.D.
Topic: Special Education Law and Practices: A 2011 Update


Date: March 2011
Organization: Dyslexia Awareness Resource Center 15th Annual Vision and the Task Conference
Speaker: Richard Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
Topics:
It’s So Much Work To Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success
6 Secrets To Turning On The Tuned-Out Child


Date: March 2011
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Carrie Towbes, Ph.D.
Topic: Psycho-Educational Evaluations: An Overview


Date: February 2010
Organization: Dyslexia Awareness Resource Center 14th Annual Vision and the Task Conference
Speaker: Jonathan Mooney
Topics:
“The Gift: LD/ADHD Reframed”
“We’re Not Broken: Empowering Labeled Students”
“The Short Bus Stories”
“Disability Right, Pride, Community, and Culture”


Date: January 2010
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Shelia Eighburg
Topic: Child Abuse Listening & Mediation (CALM) – A visit to understand procedures and services provided.


Date: November 2009
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Beatrice Braunn, M.A., C.C.C.-A
Topic: Auditory Processing


Date: October 2009
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: David Gilbertson, Ph.D.
Topic: Special Education Assessments and Services in Public School


Date: September 2009
Organization: Crane Country Day School (Supporting Success Forum)
Presenter: Various
Topics:
Start of Year Protocols for LD Learners
Building Literacy in Struggling Male Readers
Bi-Modal Imagery and the Brain


Date: May 2008
Organization: Crane Country Day School (Supporting Success Forum)
Speakers: Various
Topics:
“Issues of Accountability”
“From Fidget to Focus: Helpful Tips”
“Life Success LD Students: Parent Guide”
“Two Examples: Parent Ed./Communication”


Date: March 2008
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Zev Nathan, M.D., Ph.D.
Topic: Understanding Medications


Date: January 2008
Organization: Dyslexia Awareness Resource Center 9th Annual Vision and the Task Conference
Speaker: Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Topics:
9 Brain Center Principles to Change Your Life
The Brain Role on Learning, Violence & Marital Struggles


Date: January 2008
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Paul Meisel, Ph.D.
Topic: Working with Children Who Experience Difficulties with Learning


Date: November 2007
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Deidre Dubin, M.A., B.C.E.T.
Topic: Math Readiness: Assessment and Philosophy


Date: October 2007
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Kathy Yuill
Topic: Neurofeedback via MindGains


Date: September 2007
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: N/A
Topic: Various


Date: March 2007
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Lisa Smolen
Topic: Assistive Technology


Date: January 2007
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Patty McBratney, M.A., B.C.E.T.
Topic: Setting Boundaries with Clients and Families


Date: November 2006
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Kelley Brennan, M.A., B.C.E.T.
Topic: Case Study and Current Research on Memory


Date: October 2006
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenters: Multiple
Topic: Case Study


Date: January 2006
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Marcia McClish
Topic: SELPA: Services and Procedures


Date: November 2005
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Tina Lerner, M.A.
Topic: Biofeedback


Date: September 2005
Organization: Association of Educational Therapists, Santa Barbara Study Group
Presenter: Steven Smith, Ph.D.
Topic: Assessment Center at UCSB – Overview and Services


Date: January 2005
Organization: Dyslexia Awareness Resource Center 9th Annual Vision and the Task Conference
Presenter: Edward Hallowell, M.D.
Topic: Attention and Learning Disorders for Children and Adults