Distinguished Educators Highlight Two-Day Conference in San AngeloSponsored Story
SAN ANGELO, TX — Two distinguished educators will keynote The Brain Event, a conference organized by JPW Learning Center and the Texas Educational Diagnostician Association, on June 26 and 27. The conference will explore students’ learning capabilities when faced with brain trauma. The subject is particularly timely with the upcoming football season.
Concussions caused by on-field collisions can impact how well that student can learn in the classroom. But brain trauma can easily happen with a fall in a playground as well. How do these incidents impact learning?
The Brain Event will explore the answers.
Day one’s speaker will be Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, noted author and school psychologist. She will speak about the neurological effects trauma has on a child’s cognitive processes. She will also address how to identify emotions, regulate them, and what happens to our thinking and learning when under emotional stress.
Fletcher-Janzen is currently a Professor of School Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. She has co-edited and authored sixteen books. Her research interests address cross-cultural aspects of cognitive abilities, the impact of socioeconomic status on intelligence scores and the identification of learning disabilities, neuropsychological aspects of chronic illness, and the systematic management of pediatric chronic illness in school and clinical settings.
Day two’s speaker is Dr. Beverly Dooley. She will present a session on appropriate accommodations in the classroom based on a student’s abilities and grade level.
Dr. Dooley is a pioneer in the story of the Dallas Dyslexia Program and was honored in April 2011 by the Academic Language Therapy Association. Dr. Dooley also implemented the Directed Studies program at McKinney Christian Academy in 2011. She has trained teachers from around the United States to become certified as licensed academic language therapists for many years.
In addition to the two keynote speakers, Tuesday afternoon will feature additional sessions on testing interpretation and writing reports understandable to parents and school administrators. Another session will explore dyslexia and the diagnostician.
Parents, educators, diagnosticians, Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs), school counselors, school administrators, classroom teachers, Certified Academic Language Practitioners (CALPs), and Certified Academic Language Therapists (CALTs) will benefit by attending.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered to all attending this conference.
The conference will be held at the Pearl on The Concho Jameson Inn and Conference Center in San Angelo on June 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Visit http://www.jpwlearningcenter.com/the-brain-event for registration information and cost.