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Ellen Proszak September 9, 2013 at 08:49 am
Another important date at BMCHSD: Dr. Edward M. Petrosky, ABPP Clinical Neuropsychologist DiplomateRead More in School Psychology Understanding and Helping Students with Academic Challenges This engaging presentation will include information on instructional strategies to help students with a range of academic challenges, including a focus on interventions for reading comprehension and learning disabilities. Dr. Edward M. Petrosky, ABPP is a clinical neuropsychologist and Diplomate in school psychology who specializes in dyslexia / learning disability and ADHD testing as well as assessments of autism spectrum disorders, behavioral, and emotional concerns. In short, for people who are struggling, Dr. Petrosky's evaluations answer the questions:  What exactly is the problem?  What's causing it? and (most importantly) What can be done to help?  He also conducts staff inservice training for teachers and school administrators on a variety of topics.   Tuesday September 17, 2013 7:30pm – 9:00pm Merrick Avenue Middle School Auditorium 1870 Merrick Avenue -- Merrick, NY 11566 Program is appropriate for families and teachers with students in 7th through 12th grade. Our programs are free and open to all. School staff are eligible for 175 hours. For questions/further information: Please contact us at: bellmoremerricksepta@gmail.com
The College Whisperer™ August 30, 2013 at 10:58 pm
Today the Core. Tomorrow the Core. Always the Core. [To malapropriately paraphrase Gen. DouglasRead More MacArthur. :-)] To have common standards and goals in basic subjects is a good thing. To stack test upon hopelessly meaningless standardized test as a measure of what has been learned, however, is a mandate for failure. Too much testing, with corresponding teaching for and to the test, destroys not only the educators' ability to teach, but also, sadly, students' zest to learn.