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Tech Marketing and event planning for small and medium sized businesses and organizations
Do you need accessible books?
Accessible book preparation
for school, work, and pleasure
call 847-446-1251 for more information
Make technology do the work, not create more work. Classes and individual sessions available for common and rare technologies for individuals & small businesses, school, and leisure settings
for more information
Free session:Early Literacy: for the love of a book: Reading aloud to your child
One session:Having fun making accessible books for your preschool and early elementary child
Three sessions: Using technology for power reading and study skills at school, work, and home: The nuts and bolts of "text to speech" reading technology
Three sessions: "Computer, take this down": The nuts and bolts of dictating to your computer instead of typing. Specialized software (with a good microphone) can successfully take dictation for those as young as nine and as old as ninety-nine
Three sessions: Ready for high school: technology and study skills for success. These classes geared toward junior high school students and their parents
Three sessions: Hit the ground running: College prep and post-secondary prep for all students. These classes geared toward high school students and their parents
Free session: The curious student: Lifelong reading "for the love of the book"
*Classes are held in Northfield, IL. Call for information about dates and times.
Additional classes and locations available upon request.
For more information, please contact
Dr. Beckman at 847-446-1251
Upcoming and recent events:
check back soon for new scheduled events.
Professionals in Learning Disabilities
Sustenance is a civil Right
Accommodation, Remediation, and Inclusion for LD Students
In this presentation you will learn
The "DIMS Approach" to figuring out what supports, specialized education, and technology tools each student needs in a diverse environment
Current, specific technologies to address student needs (for all ages) in every learning environment
Technology that bridges the ages and supports entrepreneurial and other workplace settings
How to determine whether a specific technology is appropriate for a specific individual
The difference between remediation and accommodation, as well as determining whether and when each is appropriate
In regard to technology: what is reasonable for public schools to provide in inclusive vs. resource settings
Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 PM
Dr. Jeanne Beckman
LEARNING DISABILITIES AND MORE PROGRAM SERIES AT THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Technology Tools for School Success Dr. Jeanne Beckman, author of The Tech Psychologist's Guide, will discuss appropriate technology tools that should be available to all students, including those with special needs. She will discuss practical strategies and tools for overcoming barriers that interfere with academic performance and achievement in those with LD, ADD, and other disabilities.
Address: Sulzer Regional Library – Auditorium, 4455 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
Sunday, March 2
To kick off literacy month (March) and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday, Winnetka Rotarian Dr. Jeanne Beckman held a Dr. Seuss birthday party at The Book Stall in Winnetka. In addition to reading books "the old fashioned way," children (and adults) who came to the party had an opportunity to try accessible reading software by reading a Dr. Seuss book on the computer. What is your favorite Seuss book? I think mine is Green Eggs and Ham, the Number four all time rank of children's hardcover books. Stay tuned for more literacy events during the month of March.
and technology training classes
now forming for all ages (preschool through adult) call Dr.
Beckman for more information at 847-446-1251
School or Middle School?
"The transition between elementary and secondary school
marks a point where some kids thrive and others begin a serious
downward spiral." Read More in this article: middle_school_malaise.pdf
Term Practical Solutions for Today's
Dr. Beckman is a clinical psychologist
with special expertise in developmental psychology (normal and abnormal
lifespan development). She has a private practice in Winnetka where she
provides a wide range of evaluation, training, therapy and consultation
services for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Beckman believes
that parents are experts and coaches them in ways to help their
children make real and lasting changes.
utilizes a practical, problem-solving approach to helping people of all
ages feel motivated and able to make necessary changes.
Dr. Beckman has over twenty-five years of
experience in providing comprehensive learning disabilities evaluations
as well as providing expert testing for those with complex, multiple
challenges. She is a popular speaker on a variety of child and
family topics. Dr. Beckman has appeared frequently on television, and
radio regarding various child and family topics.
Beckman has written numerous articles about children, adults, families
and parenting. She has been an invited contributor
to such newsletters as Winnetka Alliance for Early Childhood,
ParenTimes (CAEYC) and the Village Club Newsletter. Dr. Beckman has
been quoted in national and local newspapers and magazines including Time,
Parents, Working Mother, the Winnetka Talk, and the Chicago
Tribune. She has appeared on both local and national
television, radio, and has been a national spokesperson for several
Beckman's practice provides comprehensive services for a wide range of
settings. Consultation, seminars, in-service training, testing,
and therapeutic services are available for individuals, businesses, the
media, and schools.
NEWS FROM DR. JEANNE BECKMAN
Special Issue: Technology for Learning
I have been involved with clients who use technology for
learning, communication, and mobility for over twenty years.
Within the past year, I have intensified my efforts to learn about the
most recent tools available for those who
have learning disabilities and other learning challenges.