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Previous Presentations and Slideshows

Massachusetss Anti-Bully Law
Jan 17, 2018. WIN-PAC presented a workshop on Massachusetts Anti-Bullying Law with Leslie Hughes, Massachusetts Advocates for Children.

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Neuropsychological Evaluations and Interpreting the Results
Dec 13, 2017. WIN-PAC sponsored a workshop on Neuropsychological Evaluations and Interpreting the Results with Dr. Giancarlo Fusco, Psy.D. Integrated Center for Child Development.

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Transition Presentation
June 8, 2017. Transition Specialist, Jen Calliston, lead the discussion on matters to consider as students transition to post secondary opportunities (vocational, employment, housing, schooling needs).

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Assistive Technology in Winchester Schools
May 16, 2017. Presented by Donna Marcotte-Rizza, Assistive Technology Consultant. Topics included an explanation of Assistive Technology, how we use it in our public schools, what iPad apps and Chrome extentions are available.

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Executive Function Skills in Children and Adolescents
May 2, 2016. Presented by George Marinakis, Ph.D. Co-Founder and Clinical Director Triumph Center and Angela M. DeSilva Mousseau, Ph.D. Triumph Center. Topics included: What are executive function skills? How do executive function skills develop? How is executive dysfunction different than delayed skill development? What strategies can be used at home and school to improve executive function skills? What is the current state of research on executive function?

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The Typical and Atypical Reading Brain, Early Identification of Developmental Dyslexia: Evidence from Behavioral and Brain Studies
January 11, 2016. Dr. Nadine Gaab is an internationally-recognized researcher whose work focuses on auditory and language processing in the human brain and its applications for the development of typical and atypical language and literacy skills. Dr. Gaab also is working on: possible pre-markers of developmental dyslexia in preschoolers and infants; identification of the underlying neural mechanism of comorbidity of dyslexia and ADHD; neural correlates of reading fluency; brain plasticity following sound and music based remediation programs for reading and language impaired children; and musical training’s influence on executive functioning, language, and reading development.

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Building Independence and Success
On April 13, 2015 Maureen Michaud, M.Ed., BCBA, presented a workshop on the role of the BCBA in Winchester and strategies to increase your child’s independence at home. The discussion focused on homework completion, with strategies that assist with increasing independence with other chores and responsibilities at home.

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Accessing Adulthood: Transition from School to Adult Life
On May 4, 2015 Ms.Jennifer Callison, Transition Specialist, presented a workshop on matters to consider as students transition to post secondary opportunities (vocational, employment, housing, schooling needs). The focus of this workshop considers the very specific transitional needs for students and will not focus on college planning.

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