Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Impact of Anxiety and Depression on Learning

Cognitive dysfunction is believed to have a strong correlation with mental health diagnoses like depression and anxiety. These conditions can significantly alter cognitive functioning, particularly memory retention and the absorption of knowledge. 

Presented by Dr. Erica Kalkut, Child & Family Psychological Services

Free and open to the public.

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Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Friendship & Social Coaching: Tweens & Teens

Friendship & Social Coaching: Helping Tweens & Teens Make & Keep Friends

This workshop, co-sponsored with Sudbury Extended Day program, is for parents and professions who have or work with tweens or teens in need of guidance toward positive peer relationships. Donna will provide tips on social anxiety management, increasing positive interactions with others, and how to handle it when other people are mean. We will also discuss the important role that parents and professionals play in social coaching and tips on how to teach social independence and increase tweens’/teens’ social success. 

Presented by Donna Shea, Founder of The Peter Pan Center

Free and open to the public.

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Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

Executive Function Workshop for Parents and their Teens

A workshop designed for teens and their parents. We will cover the basic definition of Executive Function, and give you and your teens some strategies to take home with you. Tips on how to get organized, manage time, pay attention, and find resources to achieve a goal.

Please RSVP as space is limited!

Presented by Engaging Minds: http://www.engagingmindsonline.com/about/team

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Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Special Education Mediation in MA

  • Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this presentation, the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) covers how and when to request a mediation or facilitated Team Meeting as well as how to prepare for and what to expect from mediation/facilitation at the BSEA.

We will meet in the Library Classroom.

Presented by Leslie Bock of the BSEA

Free and open to the public.

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Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Strategies for Reducing Academic Stress and Creating Successful Students

We will discuss strategies to help your child get “unstuck” when he/she has trouble initiating tasks, to help your child keep track of his/her belongings and schoolwork, and to enhance working memory and sustain attention.

Presented by Dan Levine, Engaging Minds

Free and open to the public.

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May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Warning Signs of School Phobia and Anxiety

  • Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Conf Rm A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

School refusal, including school phobia and school anxiety, is an increasingly prevalent yet often misunderstood condition among pre-teens and teens. A student who refuses to go to school creates a crisis at home and a challenge for the school. The longer the student is at home, the less likely he or she will return to school. Join Dr. Ryan Conway to learn about the warning signs of school refusal and what you can do to help teenagers who demonstrate these behaviors.

Dr. Ryan Ruth Conway is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the delivery of evidence-based treatments to children and adolescents. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and behavioral interventions for youth who struggle with anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Conway has a passion for working collaboratively with parents, schools and other professionals. She recently founded NESCA’s Back to School (BTS) program, an intensive treatment for school-refusing students.

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Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Promoting Positive Interactions with Police Officers

Chief Nix from the Sudbury Police Department will host a brief discuss about safety in the special needs community. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are more likely to have interactions with police officers because they are more commonly the victims of crime and because communication difficulties can lead to misunderstandings. These factors may sometimes create negative and serious outcomes. How can we support people with disabilities during an emergency or any interaction with first responders? Some may need assistance identifying the emergency and dialing 911, some are overwhelmed by sirens and lights and may become upset or try to hide, and some individuals are scared of people in uniform. Please come to a presentation with Sudbury Police Chief Scott Nix, joined by Jail Diversion Clinician Taylor Hayden, on issues surrounding our local first responders and people with disabilities.

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Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Cyber World POSTPONNED to CY '18-'19

Camila Barrerra, Middlesex Partnership for Youth

This workshop reviews the challenges and dangerous situations that may arise through use of the Internet, social media and smart phones. Discuss the popular apps, social media sites and programs used by youth online. This workshop explains the issues and possible consequences from cyber bullying, sexting and revealing identifying information to strangers.

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Mar
12
to Mar 13

Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education Coordinated Program Review

Ms. Bella Wong, Lincoln Sudbury, Superintendent/Principal was informed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of an upcoming Coordinated Program Review that will be taking place this school year. As part of this Coordinated Program Review, Department staff will visit the district during the week of March 12, 2018. Such visits are routinely conducted by the Department to satisfy federal and state requirements for the periodic review of specific education programs and services in schools throughout the Commonwealth. The Department is reviewing several programs during a single visit in order to use Department and school staff’s time most efficiently and to encourage strong connections among the programs.

The Department’s Coordinated Program Review will address the following programs: Special Education, Civil Rights, and English Learner Education. After reviewing school district procedures for these programs, a Department team will make its onsite visit, during which it will review individual student records, interview administrators and teachers, observe instructional spaces, and conduct an online survey of parents. After the onsite visit it will prepare a report for the superintendent and school committee with detailed findings for each program.

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Supporting Students with Working Memory Limitations

Bonnie Singer, CEO of Architects for Learning

Students with weaknesses in language, attention, and/or executive function skills often have working memory limitations that can hold them back academically. Bonnie will shed light on how working memory affects listening, speaking, reading, and writing and will share practical strategies parents and teachers can use to support students of all ages.

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