Understanding Your Child’s Learning Challenges & Unleashing Their Academic Potential

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  •  February 18, 2014
     7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Day in and day out, all day long, our brain is taking in and processing sensory information. Learning how to read and write, as well as the ability to grasp the building blocks to mathematics also hinges on effective and efficient sensory processing combined with executive functioning. Emotional and behavioral regulation, social engagement, as well as the ability to ‘think through’ versus ‘react to’ our problems is also impacted by sensory processing. This workshop will discuss the role of sensory processing and the neuropsychology of learning how they impact day-to-day functioning.

Nancy Foster, Ph.D., is a therapist at the Institute for Brain-Behavior Integration, a subsidiary of Partners in Healing.  Dr. Foster specializes in complex neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults including ADHD, learning challenges, autism spectrum disorders, and traumatic brain injuries, as well as the impact of trauma on daily functioning. She places an emphasis on highlighting individual strengths as well as helping people to understand how their neurocognitive challenges impact their academic abilities, job performance, and interpersonal relationships.  Dr. Foster completed her undergraduate studies and her Master’s degree in counselling psychology through Bethel University. She received her PhD in clinical psychology with a neuropsychology concentration from Fielding Graduate University

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