The following choices can be adapted to serve the needs of parents, teachers, or practitioners.
The Iceberg Model, broken down:
We explain the most fundamental pieces that contribute to, cause or mimic learning or behavioral problems in children: biomedical issues (often poorly understood, if they are taken into account at all); sensory processing issues; basic health issues such as trauma, ongoing stress, and genetics; and language processing issues.
Dyslexia is a reading disability, but not all reading disabilities are dyslexia. Dr. Robin McEvoy can educate both parents and professionals about these differences and the best approaches for different reading challenges. Reading in the Rockies, an annual conference in Colorado that addresses reading challenges, has requested this talk for several years.
One of the most commonly diagnosed disorders, ADHD confounds parents, teachers and students alike. We can help you understand the many faces it can present, – you might find you have a spacy, hyperactive or defiant child, with numerous small but important nuances within each profile. We also explore how different underlying issues can create the same symptoms, but need to be addressed differently. Finally, we cover common misdiagnoses and issues that can “hide” within ADHD symptomology, but need to be addressed separately.
Sensory Processing Disorder:
We explore this topic from a unique cross-topic perspective, looking particularly at the overlap with biomedical issues and head injuries, both of which can exacerbate or even create symptoms. SPD contributes to a wide range of symptoms, from kids’ learning challenges to behavioral problems that confound everyone, such as the ‘defiant child’ profile that has become more prevalent in recent years. We also discuss what SPD looks like as they get older; many professionals believe children “outgrow” it, but in fact the symptomology just shifts.
Whatever your child’s diagnosis, you want to send them to school each day as prepared to learn as possible. Dr. McEvoy will present information about the basic foundations for learning readiness, how each child may differ in the relative importance of these foundations, and tips for optimizing each one. Also helpful for children without obvious issues, since these are issues that can have a dramatic impact on all kids’ learning and behavioral problems .
Adopted children often face their own set of complications, from attachment issues to unexplored genetic problems and everything in between. These issues can affect kids’ learning, behavior problems, emotional well-being or general health. Both Kim Gangwish and Robin McEvoy have extensive experience with the adoption community and would love to share their expertise with this unique population.
Customize Your Topic:
We have a wide range of experience and can address others topics, depending on your needs.
We are happy to work with your school to arrange a larger presentation for large groups of parents.