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Does your child spend more time getting started on homework than actually doing it? How involved should parents be helping their child with homework? Learn how to minimize homework stress and help your child develop systems to organize homework, assignments and materials.
Presenter: Erin Powers, M.Ed., B.C.E.T.
Erin Powers has been a practicing Educational Therapist for over twenty five years. She has coordinated learning services for Kehillah Jewish High School for the past five years, and maintains a thriving private practice. She previously directed all of the learning services at the Carey (elementary) School, and at Cathedral School for Boys in San Francisco. In each independent school, Ms. Powers provided services and support to students with learning differences, working in partnership with parents and faculty. In addition, Ms. Powers teaches courses in Educational Therapy through the University of California Extension Program at Santa Cruz, with varied class offerings ranging from "Introduction to Educational Therapy," to "ADHD in the Classroom for Teachers."
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.
Presenter: Janet Dafoe, Ph.D.
Dr. Dafoe is a licensed psychologist whose areas of specialty include ADHD, Asperger's Disorder, school issues and special education law. She provides educational evaluations and therapy, facilitates therapeutic groups for children, leads a support group for parents of children with ADHD, and serves as an advocate for parents going through the special education and 504 processes.