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Jeanne Buesser


    Upcoming Conference- updated brochure

    LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY
    ASSOCIATION OF LEARNING CONSULTANTS

    “EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION: CHILDREN FIRST”

    ANNUAL CONFERENCE


    FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD, 2004

    The Sheraton at Woodbridge Place

    Iselin, NJ

    NJDOE Approved Professional Development Provider LDA# 568
    ALC #256

    Conference Schedule


    “Why Do You Behave That Way? The Social, Emotional and
    Behavioral Puzzle”


    Session description: Individuals who struggle with learning
    and attention difficulties often experience a complex array
    of social, emotional and behavioral problems. This session
    will explore this complicated and confusing puzzle that is
    often so problematic in the family, school, or work and
    community. Participants will receive information and learn
    strategies to assist individuals in understanding and
    solving this puzzle.

    Presenter: Ron Hume, Director

    Of Affiliate Services, LDA of America

    Friday, April 23rd, 2004:

    8:00-9:00 AM: Registration

    Publisher Exhibits

    Continental Breakfast

    9:00-10:30 Keynote: Dr. Larry Silver

    Ballroom

    10:45- 12 General AM Sessions

    12-1:30: Luncheon/Business Meeting

    Speaker: Dr. Rosa Hagin

    1:30-3PM – General PM Sessions

    Professional Development Certificates will be given out
    after PM sessions. NO CERTIFICATES WILL BE GIVEN EARLIER.

    FULL DAY SESSION --- AM/PM

    Apraxia Network Double Session

    AM- Dr. Marilyn Agin, MD - Developmental Pediatrician

    Medical Director, Early Intervention for City of New York ,
    Co Author ‘The Late Talker’

    “THE DANGER OF DELAY: Early Identification and Referral of
    Young Children with Speech and Language Disorders”

    Assuming that all Late Talkers are “Little Einsteins” who
    will talk when the are ready, is not always the best advice
    to give parents who may be concerned about their child’s
    speech and language development. This workshop will review
    various speech and language disorders of early childhood
    that do not necessarily resolve over time. “The Danger of
    Delay” will spell out the potential hazards of a late
    diagnosis and deferred treatment, including a missed
    opportunity to take advantage of Early Intervention
    Services.

    PM - Lisa Geng, Founder and President of CHERAB, Co Founder
    of Speechville.com, Co Author of The Late Talker and
    parent, and Jeanne Buesser, President of the Apraxia
    Network of Bergen County and parent ---

    This session will focus on the important role of parents in
    the diagnosis and treatment of apraxia, and associated
    diagnosis. Key parental strategies for home, school and
    life will be offered. This is appropriate for parents,
    regular and special education teachers, and child study
    teams.

    Book Signing: Dr. Marilyn Agin and Mrs. Lisa Geng will be
    available for signing their recently published book, “The
    Late Talker: What To Do If Your Child Isn’t Talking Yet.”
    St. Martin ’s Press May, 2003

    Session Chair: Jeanne Buesser

    General Sessions

    AM:


    Miriam Cherkes -Julkowski, Ph.D. “From Reading Disability
    to Reading Fluency”

    Most of the children identified as having a learning
    disability have phonologically-based reading problems. Most
    can capture syllable- level sounds with little difficulty
    but meet defeat when asked to segment syllable into their
    component phonemes. At this stage, children risk being
    missed for identification and support if these areas are
    not intricately and individualistically diagnosed. This
    presentation will use real, hands-on case examples to
    demonstrate how to diagnose the individual nature of
    reading disabilities and how these findings support LD
    identification as well as IEP development

    Session Chair: Phyllis Fantuozzo


    Ron Hume, Director of Affiliate Services, LDA of America---
    “DELINQUENCY OR DISABILITY?: Learning Disabilities and the
    Juvenile Justice System”

    The incidence rate for youth with learning disabilities
    and/or Attention Deficit Disorder who enter the juvenile
    justice system is disproportionately high. Some studies
    have identified up to 50% of delinquents as having learning
    or attention disabilities. These sessions will explore the
    etiology of these disabilities and offer information that
    will help explain this alarming and often confusing
    problem. The social and behavioral characteristics of this
    population will be explored and participants will gain a
    better understanding of the dynamics that lead to these
    difficulties.

    Session Chair: Terry Cavanaugh


    Fern Goldstein, Special Education Teacher, Community Middle
    School, Teaneck, NJ “The G-Whiz Solutions to Teaching
    Challenges”

    What happens when classroom challenges defy available
    solutions? They inspire creative teachers and drive new
    solutions, of course. Mrs. Goldstein evolved the “G-Whiz”
    strategies after being troubled by many of the challenges
    her students face. These classroom –tested strategies will
    be presented: “Looking Glass Spelling”,

    “S-Whiz…. I finished My Homework”, “G-Whiz… I Finished My
    Assignment” and "Bet Your Bottom Dollar” (a direction-
    following game for auditory and visual processing, and
    short-term memory.)

    Session Chair: Rita Rowan

    AM AND PM
    Bonnie Kreielsheimer, Special Education Teacher, Community
    Middle School “ Unlocking Learning Power” –

    How many of our students have asked the questions: “What’s
    wrong with me? “Why can’t I do the work?” “Am I
    stupid”, “will I be able to go to college”. Mrs.
    Kreielsheimer will address the self-esteem side of learning
    disabilities. Having studied with Dr. Mel Levine, she put
    together a formal curriculum on learning about leaning
    disabilities, emphasizing the importance of “demystifying”
    learning differences so that students can get a realistic
    assessment of both their strengths and their
    challenges. “Unlocking Learning Power” is a model for
    counselors, administrators and teachers.

    Session Chair: Diane Dietrich

    Luncheon: Business Meeting, Introduction of honored guests,
    including Dr. Rosa Hagin, Dr. Larry Silver, Mr. Ron Hume,
    LDANJ Officers and Affiliates

    Drawing for Books by Susan Stevens

    PM Sessions:

    Sessions A, B, C,D will be repeated

    3:00 PM – distribution of Professional Development
    Certificates

    Directions to hotel below

    REGISTRATION FORM

    LDANJ ANNUAL CONFERENCE
    ASSOCIATES OF LEARNING CONSULTANTS

    “EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION: CHILDREN FIRST”

    SHERATON AT WOODBRIDGE PLACE, ISELIN, NJ

    Session AM Choice PM Choice

    A.Dr.Marilyn Agin, 1st 2nd not available
    AM: Apraxia Network

    PM not available 1st 2nd
    Lisa Geng
    CHERAB

    B. Dr. Miriam Cherkes-Julkowski 1 st 2 nd 1 st 2 nd

    Disability To Fluency

    C.Bonnie Kreielsheimer Unlocking Learning Power 1 st 2 nd
    1 st 2 nd


    D.Ron Hume 1 st 2 nd

    AM Delinquency or Disability not
    available
    PM why Do you Behave That Way
    not
    available 1st 2nd

    E.Fern Goldstein G-Whiz Solutions


    AM Homework Program 1st 2nd not
    available
    PM Word- Attack Strategies not available 1st
    2nd


    Deadline for registration April 9th, 2004 No refunds after
    April 15th 2004

    Make checks payable to: Association of learning
    Consultants

    Conference fee: $100 for LDA members and ALC members (
    status checked)

    $150 for non-members
    Fee includes Continental Breakfast,Conference Journal, and
    Luncheon


    Name________________________________________ Luncheon
    Choice: (circle

    Address: ______________________________________ one):
    Chicken

    City/State/Zip Code_____________________________

    Home Phone___________________________________ Vegetarian

    Work Phone___________________________________

    School District_________________________________

    Membership: LDA_____ ALC____
    Both_____Professional__________

    Parent________LD Adult____


    P.O. Alert: Registration will only be processed for PO's
    with a check attached. PO's without a check will be
    returned.

    Mail completed form and check to : LDA/ALC Conference
    522
    Elm Street.Westfield, NJ 07090

    Membership information: (LDA) TCCauanaugh@cs.com
    (ALC) aersnyder@yahoo.com


    Directions to Sheraton Hotel

    Sheraton Hotel
    515 Route one South, Iselin, NJ 08830
    tel 732-634-3600 fax 732-634-0258

    NJ Turnpike
    exit 11 and follow signs to gsp north exit 131a. this puts
    you on Wood Ave
    South. At the 3rd traffic light make a right turn unto
    Middlesex-Essex Turnpike.


    At the 3rd traffic light take another right turn.. This
    puts you on Gill Lane
    for approximately 2 miles to the Sheraton which is on the
    right side of Gill
    Lane, just before you reach the intersection of Route 1.

    GSP- South
    take exit 130 to route 1 north. continue until you see the
    Sheraton on the
    left. Go straight through the traffic ligh and take the
    Gill lane jughandle in
    the right lane. Take a left at the intersection of Gill
    Lane and Route 1 and
    turn right into the Sheraton's Main entrance.

    GSP-North
    exit 131a. This puts you on Wood Ave South. At the 3rd
    traffic light make a
    right turn unto Middlesex-Essex Turnpike. At the 3rd
    traffic light take another
    right turn.. This puts you on Gill Lane for approximately 2
    miles to the
    Sheraton which is on the right side of Gill Lane, just
    before you reach the
    intersection of Route 1.

    Rte 287 North or South
    Take the Exit for Route 1 North. Continue until you see the
    Sheraton on the
    Left. Go straight through the traffic light and take the
    Gill lane jughandle in
    the right lane. Take a left at the intersection Gill lane
    and Route 1 and
    turn right into the Sheraton's main entrance.

    Newark Liberty International Airport
    Take Route 1 and 9 South toward Woodbridge. Follow Route 1
    South to Sheraton on the right hand side- approximately 12
    miles.

    From NYC
    Take either the Holland or Lincoln Tunnel to the New Jersey
    Turnpike South.
    Tot Exit 11. Take the Garden State Parkway North To exit
    131A. This puts you on Wood Ave South. At the 3rd traffic
    light make a right turn unto
    Middlesex-Essex Turnpike. At the 3rd traffic light take
    another right turn.. This puts you on Gill Lane for
    approximately 2 miles to the Sheraton which is on the right
    side of Gill Lane, just before you reach the intersection
    of Route 1.

    From Staten Island
    Take the Outer Bridge Crossing to Route 440. This will
    eventually turn in to
    Route 287,which you will take North. Take Exit for Route 1
    North. Continue
    until you see the Sheraton on the left. Go straight through
    the traffic light and
    take the Gill lane jughandle in the right lane. Take a left
    at the
    intersection of GIll Lane and Route 1 and turn right into
    the Sheraton's main entrance.