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Award winning, world renowned authors, psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, advocates and respected children's foundations join us to help you better understand a special needs child.... and yourself. You are your child's best advocate - if not you then who - become an informed educated parent here at The Coffee Klatch.

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VISUAL LEAP: A Step-by-Step Guide to Visual Learning for Teachers and Students Jesse Berg delivers a go-to method for teachers, students, and parents who want to make learning easier and more joyful in a way that matches how people really learn. Strategies like Summary Man, Reverse Mind Map, and Constructed Response Magic are intuitive and practical. Berg's light hearted yet substantive BOWL and LADLE process of visually developing ideas is firmly rooted in cognitive learning theory yet it makes learning feel more like solving puzzles than toiling over topic sentences His visual step-by-step methods show learners how to think critically and organize ideas for virtually any academic task. Effective across grade levels and subject areas and for a wide variety of instructional objectives, these visual strategies improve reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary acquisition, note taking, and more. The Visual Leap method simplifies teaching of the skills needed for the Common Core State Standards and gives teachers explicit ways to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all THE PROBLEM: 75% of people learn visually, but NEVER LEARNED how to use this intellectual asset to accomplish work or to learn. Therefore, many of us DO NOT work or learn as productively as possible. THE SOLUTION: The Visual Leap will train, model and support your faculty in teaching with strategies that match how your students naturally think. We will work closely with you to design and implement a research-based solution that meets your learning goals. Results will be profound.
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JBRF investigators are currently conducting studies in the fields of phenomenology (diagnosis), neuroimaging, neuropsychological testing, and molecular genetics. Through their novel Web site, and the screening instruments... more

Join us as we talk about twice-exceptional children with Drs. James Webb and Edward Amend, psychologists and experts on the social, emotional, and educational needs of gifted and talented youth. James T. Webb, Ph.D., has been... more

Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP, is one of the nation's leading clinicians in the treatment of children's behavioral problems and disorders, particularly attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the social anxiety disorder... more

Senior Director, Anxiety & Mood Disorders Center; Director, Intensive Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Program CHILD MIND INSTITUTE Jerome Bubrick, PhD, is a nationally renowned cognitive and behavioral... more

We are honored to have Dr Grandin return for her fifth appearance on The Coffee Klatch. "Different Not Less " the phrase made famous by Dr Grandin's mother Eustacia Cutler in the HBO biopic Thinking In Pictures the story of Temple... more

The New York Times story Autism Wars has a lot of people talking - Wednesday a very special event - Thinking Persons Guide To Autism editors take the mic discussing cross-disability solidarity. The NYT story featured two of the... more

Dana Commandatore is the mother of an autistic boy hoping for a better quality of life for autistic people and their families. Through her creation of Rethinking Autism with her husband and actor Michael Broderick, she has started the... more

Alex Plank is a busy young man. Creating one of the most subscribed to and successful web sites for those with Asperger's and Autism isn't enough for him. In addition to creating and running WrongPlanet.net, Alex has a very active... more

Listen to Wendy Fournier, President of the National Autism Association. The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected... more

Autism Movement Therapy is focused on serving the autism community by supporting autism research and through cognitive re-mapping, Joanne Lara's successful Autism Movement Therapy® is an interhemispheric SENSORY... more
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