All presentations are free and open to the public.
Register athttp://www.somersetpace.org – Certificates of attendance available upon request.
Dr. Steve Imber: The ABC’s of IEPs
In this informative presentation, Dr. Imber will discuss common questions parents and educators have about the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) including evaluation and eligibility, parts of the IEP, behavior plans, Least Restrictive Environment and the roles of parents, educators and other service providers. Question and answer session to follow.
Dr. Pamela Hook: Dyslexia – Definition and Intervention
Join us for an informative and exciting presentation exploring the signs and symptoms, as well as effective interventions, for reading disabilities. Audience members will also have a chance to ask questions following the presentation.
Stephanie Beynon, OTR/L : Introduction to Brain Gym®
A highly effective program that makes learning natural, easy, and enjoyable for all ages and abilities through the use of simple movements that enhance brain function. This workshop is designed to introduce Brain Gym in a playful, active way. Participants will experience the changes that are possible when using movement to facilitate learning. They will learn simple activities to use in their own lives and in the classroom or during therapy sessions. Q&A to follow.
Dr. Laurence Hirshberg: EEG Biofeedback Brain Training
This presentation will give an overview of what brain science has to tell us about difficulties with attention, mood, anxiety, social development, and learning, and illustrate with examples how brain mapping clearly reveals the underlying brain problems. He will then explain how to get to the root of these problems by directly training the brain toward improved function through EEG biofeedback. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
MASSPAC at the Federation for Children with Special Needs is a 501(c)3 organization. Somerset P.A.C.E. (Parent Advisory Council for Education is a resource for support and networking, for parents, guardians, and interested individuals in Somerset concerning children who have special needs, disabilities, and/or learning disorders.
Somerset PACE is a parent run information organization established as a resource for support and networking for parents/guardians and interested parties in Somerset, who have children with special needs, disabilities, or learning disorders. We are working toward the understanding and educational supports for all children with special needs and learning differences in Somerset and our surrounding communities. We welcome anyone interested in learning how to support those with special needs or to share information to attend our meetings. Somerset PACE fulfills the requirement for the Massachusetts State Mandate on PARENT ADVISORY COUNCILS 603 CMR 28.00 Special Education 28.07 Parent Involvement (4) Parent advisory participation. Each school district shall create a district-wide parent advisory council offering membership to all parents of eligible students and other interested parties. To read the entirety on this mandate go to http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/
Somerset PACEPO Box 133
Somerset, MA 02726