Parent Topics

The following topics although similar to trainings available in other sections are designed to directly meet the needs and concerns of parents of children who have learning differences, difficulties and disabilities

P-300 Characteristics of Learning Differences:  This training session designed for parents details how individuals, children and adults, with learning differences, problems and disabilities think and learn.  The behavioral manifestation of the characteristics of perception, processing and communication problems are outlined and illustrated.  Visual, auditory and motor skills problems are described along with problems with reversals, attention, organization and sequencing.  This is the most popular of Dr. Cooper's training sessions and provides the basis for adapting instruction to meet individual needs.

P-305 Helping Parents Understand and Work with Children Who Have Learning Differences: This presentation is for parents of children who have learning and attention problems and provides parents with practical suggestions about how to assist their children with basic academic skills, homework, organization, and study skills.  This training can be directed either to professionals working with parents or it can be directed to the parents.  The training will briefly describe common problems or the “red flags” associated with learning differences, discuss what parents can do to help children improve their basic skills, and deal with inappropriate behavior. 

P-462 Planning Tips and Techniques for You and Your Children: This training session provides tips and techniques for becoming more efficient and effective especially in academic settings.  The presenter will provide participants with a number of self-assessment tools to determine how well one is focusing on important tasks, whether one is avoiding important tasks, and how one is using time.  Tips and techniques on how to sharpen planning will enable the participants to teach their children to improve their planning skills and improve their own planning.

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