Empowering Individuals with Learning Differences to Succeed—Academically, and Beyond!
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center for Diagnostic and Treatment Services for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities TWO LOCATIONS!
MAIN OFFICE: 595 Price Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 322-5910 · Fax (650) 322-7075
Satellite Office: 840 Main St., Suite B2,
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Spring 2018
FREE Parent Education Classes
595 Price Avenue Redwood City, CA
6:30 - 8:00 PM

Note: Pre-registration required for all classes

Directions to Location

register Supporting Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Executive Function Challenges: Maximize Learning at School and at Home (ages 6-18)
Wednesday, April 18th

Learn effective teaching strategies to help your child who has difficulty with attention, initiating and following through with tasks, managing time, keeping track of materials, monitoring his/her progress, and regulating emotions. This workshop will examine similarities and differences between learning challenges commonly found in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and those with Executive Function (EF) challenges. You will leave with specific techniques, such as the use of visual supports or mnemonic aides to support your child at school as well as when doing homework or working on long-term assignments at home.

Presenter: Meredith Feinberg, M.Ed.
While completing her Master's degree in Education at the University of Vermont, Meredith worked for a post-secondary education program for students with developmental disabilities. Meredith supported these students with academic, career, independent living, and social skills to be successful. In June 2014, she moved to California and began working at Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking clinic. At the Social Thinking clinic, Meredith supported elementary and middle school students in developing social cognition skills through team-based activities and games in a summer camp setting. Meredith is thrilled to continue her work of teaching social thinking skills and tools at Morrissey-Compton!

register Parenting Young Adolescents: Supporting Independence While Staying Connected
(parents of 5th - 8th graders)
Thursday, April 26

  • Learn parenting tools to help stay connected with your adolescent when you are feeling pushed away
  • Strategize how to balance being supportive while also setting firm limits
  • Be proactive by anticipating difficult situations and making agreements
  • Use effective consequences that preserve or even strengthen the relationship
  • Become familiar with typical adolescent moodiness as well as the red flags that indicate the need to consult a professional.

Presenter: Sarah Ordaz, Ph.D.
Dr. Sarah Ordaz is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience conducting neuropsychological and socioemotional evaluations of children and adolescents with ADHD, learning disabilities, concussions, and medical problems. In addition, she conducts therapy using research-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Her specialty is in working with depressed adolescents, and she also sees school-aged youth who struggle with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, trauma exposure, ADHD, and oppositional behavior. She works collaboratively with youth and their families to leverage existing strengths so that youth can thrive.

Morrissey-Compton Educational Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation.