2018 Distinguished Conference Faculty-San Diego, CA
Location: Town & Country Resort and Convention Center- May 2, 3, & 4, 2018
Faculty Members are listed alphabetically by last name.
Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP has been a practicing clinician in the USA for over 35 years. She served on the Faculty of Northwestern University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disor- ders and also served on the medical staff of Evanston-Northwestern Hospital for over thirty years. Dr. Burns has received honors from Northwestern University, Evanston Hospital Corporation, the American Speech Language Hearing Foundation and St. Xavier University. Dooby’s Rating Service selected her book on Right Hemisphere Dysfunction as one of the best health sciences books of the year. In addition to that book, Dr. Burns is the author of a book on aphasia and the test, Burns Brief Inventory of Communication and Cognition published by The Psychological Corporation. Dr. Burns is currently serving as the Director of Neuroscience Education at Scientific Learning Corporation. Dr. Burns is an engaging, dynamic and well-organized presenter who offers cutting-edge information that is essential to everyone who seeks to improve the lives of students by improving their ability to learn, and to learn to read. Her special talent is her ability to take complex information and present it in a meaningful and practical way, easily understandable by educators, clinicians and parents. As well as speaking and presenting at many conferences and professional events in the USA, Dr. Burns regularly speaks in many other countries around the world. She has been a keynote speaker at LearnFast Australia’s annual seminars and conferences since 2006. Disclosure: Financial –Dr. Burns is employed by the Scientific Learning Corporation. She receives royalties from Northern Speech Services for online courses and from The Psychological Corporation for her publication. Nonfinancial-There are no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Course Offered by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP
COURSE #4 WEDNESDAY – MAY 2, 2018- ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorders and Cognitive Disorders Associated with Concussion and TBI in School-age Children Read More
Steven G. Feifer, DEd, ABSNP is an internationally renowned speaker and author in the field of learning disabilities, and has authored seven books on the neuropsychology of learning and emotional disorders in children. He is dually trained as both a licensed school psychologist, and also holds a diplomate in school neuropsychology. Dr. Feifer was voted the Maryland School Psychologist of the Year in 2008, and awarded the 2009 National School Psychologist of the Year. He was also honored as the Distinguished Alumni Scholar by Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Dr. Feifer has conducted more than 600 professional workshops throughout North America, and frequently consults with numerous school districts across the country. He continues to evaluate children in private practice at the Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center in Frederick, MD. Dr. Feifer has authored two tests on diagnosing learning disabilities in children; the FAR and the FAM, both published by PAR. Disclosure: Financial –Dr. Feifer is in private practice and receives royalties from his publisher, PAR. Nonfinancial – There are no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Courses Offered by Steven G. Feifer, DEd, ABSNP
COURSE #1 WEDNESDAY – MAY 2, 2018- The Neuropsychology of Emotional Disorders: A Framework for Effective Interventions Read More
COURSE #6 THURSDAY – MAY 3, 2018- The Neuropsychology of Reading and Written Language Disorders: A Framework for Effective Interventions Read More
COURSE #11 FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018- The Neuropsychology of Mathematics: Diagnosis and Intervention Strategies for Students Struggling in Math Read More
George McCloskey, PhD is a Professor and Director of School Psychology Research in the Psy- chology Department of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and holds Diplomate status with the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. He frequently presents at international, national, regional and state meetings on cognitive and neuropsychological assessment and intervention topics. Based on 20 years of research and experience working with children, adolescents and adults exhibiting executive function difficulties, Dr. McCloskey has developed a comprehensive model of ex- ecutive functions that can be used to assess executive function strengths and difficulties and guide intervention efforts. He consults with a number of school districts and private schools nationwide on issues related to improving students’ self-regulation capacities in the classroom, behavior management, assessment and interven- tion for executive functions difficulties related to academic and behavior problems. Dr. McCloskey is the lead author of the books Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties and Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment, and his most recent writing on interventions for executive function and executive skills difficulties ap- pears in Chapter 10 of the book, Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners. He also is the author of the McCloskey Executive Functions Scales (MEFS) from Schoolhouse Educational Servic- es. Disclosure: Financial – Dr. McCloskey is employed by the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and he receives royalties for his books from Taylor and Francis, Wiley and Schoolhouse Educational Services. Nonfinancial-There are no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Courses Offered by George McCloskey, PhD
COURSE #2 WEDNESDAY – MAY 2, 2018- Interventions for Executive Function Difficulties: Changing the Brain to Change Behavior Read More
Rebecca A. Moyes, MEd is a former general education teacher in public and private schools. She has served on Pennsylvania Governor Ridge’s Task Force for Autism and was a member of the PA SAFE Project for Verbal Behavior. She is the author of six books for educators who teach students with special needs. She holds a master’s in teaching and curriculum with an emphasis on special needs children. She also holds an autism certificate in PA and advanced training in applied behavior analysis. She has trained educators and parents in 43 states and in Canada. In 2009, Rebecca was charged with the task of creating a new autism model for a private school in Pittsburgh for students with significant impairment. She now serves as consultant to four school districts in the Pittsburgh area for students with emotional disturbance, as well as for students with autism and/or severe behaviors. Recently, she has implemented four extended school year programs in various school districts Disclosure: Financial – Rebecca is the Executive Director for Grade Point Resources, receives speaking and consulting fees, and royalties for her publications from Jessica Kingsley and Future Horizons. Nonfinancial-There are no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Courses Offered by Rebecca A. Moyes, MEd
COURSE #8 THURSDAY – MAY 3, 2018- Reaching and Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbance Read More
Nancy Rappaport, MD is part-time Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is a consulting Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Harvard teaching affiliate Cambridge Health Alliance with a focus on servicing youths, families and staff in public schools. Her research, teaching, and clinical expertise focus on the collaboration between education and psychiatry. She has worked in school-based health centers in urban schools for over twenty years. Nancy recently received Cambridge Health Alliance’s 2013 Art of Healing Award. She is the author of In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother’s Suicide and The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, written with behavioral analyst Jessica Minahan. Dr. Rappaport has designed numerous courses for teachers on psychopharmacology, adolescent development, and instructional strategies for disruptive students. She has worked at the national level with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. With several publications in peer-reviewed journals and multiple invited presentations, she is often called upon for her expertise at both the local and national level. She received the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Sidney Berman Award for the School- Based Study and Treatment of Learning Disorders and Mental Illness in 2012. Disclosure: Financial – Dr. Rappaport receives compensation from the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance and she receives royalties from Harvard Education Press for her publication. Nonfinancial –There are no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Courses Offered by Nancy Rappaport, MD
Edythe Strand, PhD, CCC-SLP is Emeritus Consultant, Division of Speech Pathology, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic and Emeritus Professor, Mayo College of Medicine. Dr. Strand’s research has focused on developmental, acquired and progressive apraxia of speech, and issues related to intelligibility and comprehensibility in degenerative dysarthria. She is an experienced cli- nician, who has worked in public schools, private practice, and hospital and clinic settings. Her primary clinical and research interests include assessment and treatment of children and adults with neurologic speech, language and voice disorders. Dr. Strand’s publications include many articles and book chapters related to motor speech disorders. She frequently gives lectures on the assessment and treatment of motor speech disorders in children and adults, management of communication disorders in degenerative neurologic disease, and neuroanatomy. She is the co-author of the books: Management of Speech and Swallowing in Degenerative Disease; Clinical Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults; and is co-editor of the book, Clinical Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children. She is an ASHA fellow and has been awarded Honors of the Association of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Disclosure: Financial– Dr. Strand receives speaker fees for her trainings and royalties from Pro-Ed and Thieme publishers for her books. Nonfinancial – Dr. Strand is on the advisory board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America.
Courses Offered by Edythe Strand, PhD, CCC-SLP
COURSE #5 WEDNESDAY – MAY 2, 2018- Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech Using Dynamic Tactile & Temporal Cueing- Part 1 Read More