Webinar, March 10, 2021, with a learning disability support school based in Newton, MA. The Homework Battle: Understanding the breakdown and supporting your child’s independence, will be presented by Heather Ahern and Phil Newman.
* Children with complex learning profiles often struggle with independent work, and homework can be where that struggle is the most obvious. During independent work like homework, social-emotional needs can impact students’ academic skill level.
* What students have done in class, cannot always be done independently. This creates avoidant behavior, frustration, and even anger. For others it means what takes 10 minutes at school can take an hour at night… with constant check-ins from parents.
* It can seem impossible for parents and educators to identify the barriers to success when they see it happening. During remote learning, these challenges are amplified. Everything can seem like homework.
- Hear about the underlying causes of the daily homework struggle that can result in conflict and heartache
- Learn about a philosophy and model for helping students develop the skills and metacognition necessary to become successful independent learners
- Gain a better understanding of the emotional and academic barriers students face when approaching homework as well as some strategies to help students become successful independent learners
About the speakers
- Heather Ahern teaches in public and private schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and has provided professional development for teachers specific to teaching reading. She has also consulted to struggling schools to facilitate school wide change in literacy practices and outcomes.
- Phil Newman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the interconnection between social-emotional and behavioral needs as they relate to the learning process. He is currently a guidance counselor supporting students with learning differences such as dyslexia, ADHD, and executive functioning deficits.
To register or for more information visit the Learning Prep School link /www.surveymonkey.com/r/WWT9YJG or contact firstname.lastname@example.org