Dr. Jeanne D. Beckman
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Winnetka, Illinois 60093
Beckman Sponsored Presentations
Corporate and Organization Presentations
Books, Articles, and Quotes in Print
Radio and Television Interviews
About Dr. Beckman
Beckman Sponsored Presentations
Dr. Seuss’ birthday at The Bookstall, technology demonstrations and literacy for young children, Winnetka, IL, March 2, 2008
Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Literacy Volunteers Project Update, technology demonstrations, book signing Northfield, IL presented on February 23, 2008.
Voice Recognition Technology for Educators and Parents, Winnetka, IL presented on August 26-27, 2002. A training program for professionals.
Assistive Technology for Lifelong Learning Open House and Demonstration, Winnetka, IL presented on August 27, 2002.
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Washington School, Joliet. Presented March 20, 2010. Entitled: The Effects of Cyberbullying and Technology on the Social Relations in School-Aged Children
Chicago Public Library, Presented November 19, 2009. Entitled How Technology Affects Social Relations in School-Aged Children
Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Club. Presented July 23, 2009. Entitled District Literacy Projects: Every Club, Every Year.
Wilmette Harbor Rotary Club, May 6, 2009. Entitled Club Literacy Projects: All aboard.
Lake Forest Rotary Club, Lake Forest, IL Presented
January 7, 2009. Entitled Award-winning Literacy Projects in Rotary: Every club a winner.
Lincolnshire Sunrise Rotary Club, Lincolnshire, IL Presented September 11, 2008. Entitled High Tech, Low Tech: Everyone a reader!
Wheeling Rotary Club, Wheeling, IL. July 10, 2008. Presented Rotary District 6440 documentary (Beckman-moderated) and discussion about how to develop award-winning literacy projects.
Professionals in Learning Disabilities, Chicago, IL presented May 6, 2008. Entitled Psst! Access is a Civil Right.
Chicago Public Library, Learning Disabilities and More Program Series, Chicago, IL presented March 11, 2008. Entitled Technology Tools for School Success
Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, Oak Brook Terrace, IL presented October 16, 2007. Entitled A Practical Approach to Technology &Access Tools from preschool through retirement.
Wilmette Harbor Rotary Club, Wilmette, IL presented February 22, 2007. Entitled Technology for Access to Reading.
Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Club, Winnetka, IL presented November 30, 2006 entitled In Our Own Backyard: Rotary Literacy Project Phase I.
Glencoe Junior High Project, Glencoe, IL presented January 12, 2006. Entitled High Tech, Low Tech and Study Skills for Successful Learning.
Concordia College, River Forest, IL presented November 28, 2005 Entitled Technology Accommodations for Special Education Students. Presented to a class for pre-service special education teachers.
Skokie Montessori School, Skokie, IL presented October 19, 2005. Entitled Preschool Discipline A Parent-School Collaboration
Lutheran Special Education Ministries, River Forest, IL presented September 21, 2005 Entitled Using Technology for Successful Study Skills Training
Parent University, sponsored by Northbrook Citizens for Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Northbrook, IL presented two sessions on November 5, 2005: 1. Playtime with a Mission: Fun Ways to Help Your Child Get Ready for Learning and Literacy and 2. Hi Tech, Low Tech, and Study Skills for Successful Learning
Northwestern Settlement House: Presented September 30, 2005 to the Head Start teachers. Presentation entitled Early Literacy: What Do Our Preschoolers Need?
ASK (Answers for Special Kids), Evanston, IL presented April 21, 2005 entitled Aiming for success: Accommodations and Study Skills Training For Students with Disabilities
Counseling Connection, Grayslake, IL presented April 6, 2005 entitled Leveling the Playing Field: Assistive technology for learning.
Glenview Methodist Preschool, Glenview, IL presented March 15, 2005 entitled Early Literacy: What Do Our Preschoolers Need?
PASS 39 Parent Dyslexia Group presented February 28, 2005 entitled Determining Effective Assistive Technology for Dyslexia
Colleagues Breakfast Series. Park Ridge, IL presented February 9, 2005 entitled Leveling the Playing Field: Assistive Technology for Learning.
Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Oak Brook Terrace, IL, presented October 14, 2004 entitled Aiming for College: Technology Accommodations and Study Skills Training for LD Students.
The Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas and Centers for Youth & Families Dyslexia Center, 2 day seminar workshop entitled Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities: Leveling the playing field June 3-4, 2004.
Pediatric Neuropsychology Rounds, Lutheran General Children's Hospital, Park Ridge, IL presented May 11, 2004 entitled Psychologists' role in providing Assistive Technology for Learning.
Washburne Junior High Career Day, Winnetka, IL, presented April 14, 2004 entitled Technology for Learning.
Association of Educational Therapists, Chicago, IL presented March 5, 2004 entitled Technological Accommodations: A Learning Prescription for Dyslexia.
Evanston School District 65 Parent Program, Evanston, IL presented October 27, 2003 entitled A Family Affair: Coping With Your Child's Learning Disabilities.
Closing the Gap Conference, Minneapolis, MN presented October 16, 2003 entitled The Dyslexia Prescription.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Glenview, IL presented April 8, 2003 entitled Kids and Technology: How the Media Impacts Your Children.
Winnetka-Northfield Rotary, Winnetka, IL presented April 3, 2003. Part two of presentation entitled Literacy for All: How Assistive Technology Aids Dyslexics.
Deerfield Community Nursery School, presented February 21, 2001 entitled TV and Your Preschooler: Facts and Fiction.
Colleague’s Breakfast Series, Lutheran General Hospital, presented February 14, 2001 entitled Self-Mutilation.
St Gilbert’s School P.E.P.(parent group), Grayslake Parent Group, January 18, 2001 entitled Television & Video Violence and your Children: What’s a Family To Do?
New Trier High School Career Awareness Day presented May 3, 2000 entitled Psychologists: Fact and Fiction.
Tot Learning Center, April 13, 2000 entitled TV As An Invited Stranger in Your House
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) co-presented in November of 1999 entitled Is It Time for Your School or Organization to Have a Website? Basic information for Educators.
Harkness House for Children presented May 11, 1999 entitled Spirited, Difficult, and/or Challenging Children in a Day Care Setting: What Should Staff Do?
Haven Youth and Family Services presented February 11,1999 entitled Helping Adolescents Establish Boundaries and Control.
Winnetka Bible Church co-presented February 8, 1999 entitled: Kids and Television: What Can Parents Do? How Television and Video Impact Your Children
Riverwoods Montessori School, Riverwoods, IL presented staff training on February 17, 2003 entitled Assistive Technology for Accommodating Diverse Learning Styles.
Evaluation Center for Learning, Glenview, IL presented January 14, 2003 entitled It Isn't Just a Crutch: Assistive Technology for Learning Disabilities.
Winnetka Rotary, Winnetka, IL presented January 9, 2003. Part one of presentation entitled Literacy for All: How Assistive Technology Aids Dyslexics.
Lake Forest Parent University, Lake Forest, IL presented on April 13, 2002 entitled Super Parent or Super Stressed?
Niles Family Center, Lutheran General Outreach Program, Niles, IL presented on April 9, 2002 entitled Coping with Grief and Loss.
Lincoln Park Cooperative, Chicago, IL presented on February 26, 2002 (and April 16) Two part program entitled Harmony in Your Home: Sibling Relationships.
Lake Bluff Schools, Lake Bluff, IL presented February 22, 2002 entitled Your Child's Developing Friendships.
Ravinia School, Highland Park, IL presented January 14, 2002 entitled Helping Your Child with Anxiety.
St. Gilbert School P.E.P., Grayslake, IL presented November 10, 2001 entitled Helping your Children Cope with Terrorism. Twinsight, presented May 14, 2001 entitled How Television, Video, and the Internet Impact Your Children
Midwest Children’s Brain Tumor Center, Park Ridge, IL, presented to Lutheran General medical staff and allied professionals March 16, 2001 entitled Vulnerable Child Syndrome.
Franklin School in Park Ridge, presented March 6, 2001 entitled Kids and Technology: What Can Parents Do?
The Kid’s Connection: I.B.D. Support Group presented April 14, 1999 entitled Coping with Chronic Disease: Have You Found a Comfortable Strategy?
National Association for Down Syndrome. Presented in March of 1998 entitled Taking Care of Yourself, for parents of Down Syndrome children with ADHD
Cook County Resource and Referral Workshop co-presented on April 10, 1997 entitled Children and the media.
Gertrude Nielson Child Care Center, January 10, 1997 entitled TV Tuneouts for the Younger Child.
McCormic Fellows Leadership, National-Louis University, co-presented April 10, 1996 entitled Children and the Media.
Parent University, Lake Zurich, IL. Presented in January of 1996 entitled Working Moms: Supermom or Supertired?
Chicago Association of Education for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) co-presented in January 1996 entitled “TV tuneout: our community-wide, weeklong experiment with no television” National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) co-presented in November 1995 entitled TV tuneout: our community-wide, weeklong experiment with no television
Countryside Montessori School, presented November, 1995 entitled Getting to Yes while Enforcing the “No” (regarding discipline)
Deerfield Montessori School, presented on October 17, 1995 entitled Parent-child relationships.
Mothers of Multiples, presented May 1, 1995 entitled Sibling Rivalry.
North Shore Early Childhood Council, presented on May 16, 1995 entitled How educators can help parents organize a grassroots movement to curb children’s viewing of TV violence.
Winnetka Rotary, Presented on March 23, 1995 entitled The Effects of Media Violence on Children
Leyden Special Education Cooperative, Presented on November 7, 1994 entitled Psychological Testing of Non-Verbal Low incidence Students.
Harkness House for Children, presented May 13, 1992 entitled Behavior problems in day care: what’s a teacher to do?
Lutheran General Hospital Colleagues Breakfast Series, on March 4, 1992, panel discussion entitled Power Struggles and issues of control in children and adolescents.
Evanston Hospital, Department of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics, presented June 6, 1991 entitled Cognitive Evaluation of Multiply-handicapped children.
The Child Care Challenge Seminar, panel member on September 23, 1989 entitled Parents as Child Care Consumers
North Shore Junior Mothers Club, presented April 21, 1988 entitled Women Problems: Coping with Middle Age.
New Trier Extension, presented 6 week class in winter of 1988 entitled Children at play: birth to Five years.
Sacred Heart Church, co-presented May 31, 1988 entitled Helping families cope with tragedy (aftermath of Laurie Dann school shootings)
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Corporate and Organization Presentations
Presentations on various topics including Assistive Technology for Lifelong Learning, Technology for diverse learners, Supporting Families’ Educational needs, Juggling Working and Parenting, Parenting Special Needs Children, Coping with Stress, Family Stress in Today’s Corporations, Supermom, Choosing Quality Childcare, Balancing work and Family Life, Helping Supermom and Superdad Stay Motivated at Work, Setting Up a Home Business Around Your Children, Providing a Family Friendly Workplace in Today’s Economic Climate, Helping Your Business Grow Beyond Ma & Pa, How to Help "Technologically Challenged" Employees Embrace the Information Revolution.
For a list of corporate and organization presentation topics, please contact Dr. Beckman
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Books, Articles, and Quotes in Print
Medill News Service, article by Chaya Harris, appeared April 28, 2008, entitled Violence an all-too-real factor for some children
Tech Psychologist’s Guide, book by Dr. Jeanne Beckman (2007). ISBN 978-1-60264-089-4
Positive Thinking Magazine article by Alex Ferreyra. Appeared spring 2006 entitled, R UR Kids Overconnected? Sometimes they just need to talk F2F.
Computer Ease by Helen Gallagher (2005). ISBN 158939-815-7
Reading Research and Education Applications, Quarterly Newsletter of the Dyslexia Foundation, v 8 (4), December 2004. Article by Dr. Jeanne Beckman entitled Voice Recognition Software for Learning Disabled Students (expanded article)
Early Childhood, newsletter of the Winnetka Alliance for Early Childhood, Spring 2004. Column by Dr. Jeanne Beckman entitled The Child Development Advisor.
Toward A Common Goal, publication of the Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, Summer 2003. Article by Dr. Jeanne Beckman entitled Voice Recognition Software for Learning Disabled Students.
Chicago Tribune, article by Donna Bozzo. Appeared May 18, 2003 entitled, The Right Neighborhood ; How to Make Sure Your New Community is a Comfortable Fit.
New Trier Times, article by Elaine Fandell. April 2003, Vol. 3, Issue 15, entitled Technology helping solve dyslexic’s riddles.
Militarylifestyle.com, article by Ken Swarner. Appeared November 27, 2001 entitled Military Kids Address Fear of War.
Winnetka Talk, Pioneer Press, article by Ken Goze. Appeared November 30, 2000 entitled Wilmette police set drive to dispose of violent toys.
Chicago Tribune, article by Donna Bozzo. Appeared August 13, 2000 entitled Translating your child’s love language can unite hearts.
Winnetka Alliance for Early Childhood newsletter, Summer 2000, V 11 (3), article by Dr. Jeanne Beckman entitled, “We Interrupt this Program to Bring You…”: Children and the News.
The Daily News, Huntingdon, PA, article by Tammy Russell. Appeared December 18, 1999 entitled Parents can help guide kids through fads.
Chicago Tribune, article by Eric Zorn. Appeared February 11, 1999 entitled Tinky Winky way out in front of foolish Falwell
College Times, The New York Times, November 1998. Article by Jo Thomas entitled Where Parents (at Home) Can Go for Expert Advice on Child Rearing
ParenTimes, Publication of Chicago Metropolitan Association for the Education of Young Children, Fall, 1998 , Article by Dr. Jeanne Beckman entitled Teletubbies—Not for Toddlers.
Parent Magazine, article by Marla Bazar on Seasonal Sweets December 1997. Quoted in sidebar entitled Kitchen Smarts about self-esteem and cooking with your kids.
Parent News, published by Eric Clearinghouse, 1997, V3N2 Article by Dr. Jeanne Beckman entitled Choosing A Sitter
Children and the Media, on the National Parent Information Network, published by Eric Clearinghouse, 1996. Article by Dr. Jeanne Beckman entitled Television Violence: What the Research Says About It's Effect on Young Children.
ParentTimes, Publication of Chicago Metropolitan Association for Education of Young Children, Fall 1995, V.4,1; article by Dr. Jeanne Beckman entitled Sharing.
Time Magazine, article by Steven Wulf, appeared June 26, 1995 entitled Glued to the Tube.
Winnetka Alliance for Early Childhood newsletter, Summer 1995, V. 6, 3, article by Dr. Jeanne Beckman entitled That’s Mine!” How to Help Kids Learn About Sharing.
Working Mother magazine, article by Sally Shannon, appeared June, 1995 entitled Mighty Morphin Mania (about children and television violence.)
Pioneer Press interview, article by Alan Henry, appeared February 16, 1995 entitled Bail ‘em or nail ‘em (about preteen behavior)
Pioneer Press interview, article by Mary Haffenberg, appeared February 9, 1995 entitled Kids tune out television, parents learn a lesson
Chicago Tribune interview, article by Jon Hildevitch Appeared February 3, 1995 entitled Remote Controlled? 2 Towns hoping Tune Out shows kids there’s life that’s not on TV.
Pioneer Press interview, article by Kathie Mitchell, appeared November 22, 1994 entitled Holiday Traditions Important for Kids.
Winnetka Alliance for Early Childhood, Fall 1994, article for TV tuneout by Dr. Jeanne Beckman entitled Power Rangers: Not for Young Children.
Working Mother and Parenting advertorials (sponsored by the Dairy Association) about kids and breakfasts, summer & fall 1994.
Winnetka Alliance for Early Childhood newsletter, Winter 1993, V. 4,1, article by Dr. Jeanne Beckman entitled “Biff! Bam! Pow! When Siblings Fight
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WUSN radio interviewed January 27, 2003 by LeeAnn Trotter regarding Winnetka’s TV Tuneout. Aired February 3, 2003.
WUSN radio interviewed February 4, 2002 by LeeAnn Trotter regarding Winnetka’s TV Tuneout. Aired February 10, 2002.
WCFX radio interviewed by Tina Sawyer regarding how to help children deal with media violence, including the news. Aired November 18, 2001.
WUSN radio interviewed September 24, 2001 by LeeAnn Trotter regarding how to help children deal with terrorism. Aired September 30, 2001.
WBIG radio program “Night Shift” interviewed live February 7, 2001 by Mo Wayland regarding children’s exposure to media violence.
WUSN radio interviewed February 5, 2001 by LeeAnn Trotter regarding Winnetka’s TV Tuneout. Aired February 11, 2001.
WUSN radio interviewed August 7, 2000 by LeeAnn Trotter regarding why Harry Potter is popular with children and adults.
WUSN radio interviewed February 21, 2000 by LeeAnn Trotter regarding the teenage dating, aired April 2, 2000.
WUSN radio interviewed September 20, 1999 by LeeAnn Trotter regarding the effects of television violence on children, aired September 26, 1999.
WGN radio interviewed live February 11, 1999 by Dean Richards regarding Teletubbies.
WGN radio interviewed live August 13, 1998 by Dean Richards regarding very young child murderers.
WGN radio interviewed live April 1998 by Dean Richards regarding possible causes of recent school shootings by children
WUSN radio interviewed February 11, 1998 by LeeAnn Trotter regarding Winnetka’s 4th annual TV Tune-Out, aired February 15, 1998.
WGN radio interviewed live December 24, 1997 by Dean Richards regarding depression and holiday traditions
WUSN radio interviewed January 28, 1997 by LeeAnn Trotter regarding Winnetka’s “TV Tune-Out”, aired February 2, 1997.
WGN radio interviewed live January 21, 1997 by Dean Richards regarding adoption issues for children.
WGN radio interviewed live July 24, 1996 by Dean Richards regarding parental pressures on children in Olympic and other competitive sports
WGN radio interviewed live April 13, 1996 by Dean Richards regarding parental control, risk-taking, and children performing for parental approval
WUSN FM Radio interviewed February 11, 1996 by LeeAnn Trotter regarding television violence and children
WGN-Radio interviewed live February 10, 1996 by Dean Richards regarding helping parents control the effects of television violence on children and possible benefits of the “V-Chip”
WGN radio interviewed live February 3, 1996 by Dean Richards regarding Winnetka’s TV Tune-Out.
WCFC-TV interviewed September 11, 1995 by Liz Kraus on Page Two” regarding television violence and children
WJJG Radio interviewed live in July 1995 on Susan Loggins nationally syndicated radio talk show regarding television violence and children
CL-TV (cable) interviewed February 7, 1995 by Anna Werner regarding Winnetka’s “TV Tune-Out”, appeared multiple times February 7th and 8th.
Channel 5 News, interviewed February 3, 1995 by Bob Raye regarding Winnetka’s TV Tune-Out”, appeared February 8th.
Channel 32 News December 5, 1994 interviewed by Amy Hesser regarding Power Rangers and young children
Channel 7 News November 30, 1994 interviewed by Linda Yu regarding Power Rangers and young children
Channel 5 News December 15, 1993, interviewed by Sylvia Gomez regarding holiday traditions
Satellite News Interviews conducted from New York City to national news audiences, December 1993
Channel 38 (WCFC) studio interview “Among Friends”, aired December 1993)
Video news release (Bake a Holiday Tradition) 1993
Interview for Dairy Association video news release (conducted by Manning Productions) October 1993
Media training (full day) by Sue Castorino October 1993
Channel 32 July 29, 1993 “Post-Partum” on Good Day Chicago, interviewed by Mary Murnane.
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DVD: Rotary District 6440 Literacy Project Award winners, June 2008. Beckman moderates an introduction of literacy project award winners to encourage local Rotary clubs to develop projects.
Panel Member (with Dr. Mom and others) to Media representatives in New York in presentation entitled Power Breakfast Kids Style in March 1994
Video News Release, December 1993, prepared by Dairy Association affiliates discussing the importance of holiday traditions for children.
Presentation to Dairy Association affiliates and Media representatives October 1993 in program entitled Holiday Sampler: Trends, Traditions, and Tots
Dr. Jeanne Beckman is a clinical & developmental psychologist in private practice in Winnetka and Northfield. She has had extensive experience working with young children through adulthood as well as families. She utilizes a practical, problem-solving approach to helping people of all ages feel motivated and able to make necessary changes.
Dr. Beckman provides consultations to schools, various-sized organizations, and groups. She provides enthusiastic seminars training, and lectures to professionals and non-professionals alike.
Dr. Beckman has written a book entitled Tech Psychologist’s Guide to Technology and Access Tools as well as numerous articles about children, adults, families and parenting,
Dr. Beckman is a member of the New Trier Township Committee on Disabilities, an advisory board member for Harkness House for Children since 1998 (a day care center); and is an advisory board member of the Winnetka Alliance for Early Childhood (board member from 1994-2007). She is also a member (since 1988), recent board member, and current literacy chair of the Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield as well as a member of the literacy committee of Rotary district 6440.
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