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
650-729-3033

Winter/Spring 2017 Parent Education Classes

Note: Pre-registration required for all classes

Directions to Location

Back by popular demand:
ADHD: FREE 5-Part Series (Saturdays, 1:00 - 3:00 PM)


register Parenting Anxious Children (Ages 5-10)
January 16th, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
An overview of obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety, social anxiety, and panic disorder in children. Learn about causes of childhood anxiety and factors that contribute to its continuance.
Presenter: A. Cassandra Golding, Ph.D.
register ADHD Part 1: ADHD and Executive Functions (4th - 12th grade)
Saturday, February 25, 2017 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Children with ADHD often have difficulty starting assignments, following directions, organizing projects, writing reports, remembering supplies and turning in homework. This class will offer strategies to help your child become more organized and to understand his learning style. You will leave with specific ideas to help your child to maximize her success at school.
Presenter: Janet Dafoe, Ph.D.
register ADHD Part 2: Behavior Plans for ADHD Children: Managing Problems and Increasing Desirable Behaviors Using Rewards Instead of Punishments (all ages)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Rewards and consequences can be used to reinforce the behaviors that you expect, while decreasing problematic behaviors. Behavior plans are used to teach and maintain many kinds of behaviors, such as doing homework and getting along with siblings. Learn how to set up an effective behavior plan.
Presenter: Janet Dafoe, Ph.D.
register ADHD Part 3: Advocating for Your ADHD Child at School (all ages)
Saturday, March 11, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Learn how ADHD impacts children in the classroom and what services and accommodations will enable your child to succeed. Understand your legal rights and how to proceed effectively through the complicated process of assessments and meetings.
Presenter: Janet Dafoe, Ph.D.
register ADHD Part 4: Classroom accommodations and IEP goals for Executive Functioning Difficulties (4th through 12th grade)
Saturday, March 18, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
One of the hallmarks of ADHD is having difficulty with executive functioning. This class will focus on specific difficulties that children experience in the classroom, and provide suggestions for effective interventions. Learn about specific accommodations and goals for specialized instruction obtained through IEPs. Class content will apply to any child with executive functioning weaknesses, not only those diagnosed with ADHD.
Presenter: Janet Dafoe, Ph.D.
register ADHD Part 5: Individual Education Plans (IEP) for
Students with ADHD: (all ages)

Saturday, March 25, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Bring your child's IEP (with family and child's names, addresses blacked out) and Dr. Dafoe will choose several samples and go through them with the group, providing feedback about how to increase their effectiveness.
Presenter: Janet Dafoe, Ph.D.
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Persistence Makes A Difference: Helping Children and Adolescents Develop an Academic Mindset (Grades K-12)
DATE TBA
School can be very stressful and discouraging for kids with learning challenges. Explore strategies to help your child develop a "growth mindset," overcome academic setbacks and improve self-confidence.
Presenter: Lorretta J. Abbott, Psy.D.

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