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
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.
Beckman Sponsored Presentations
Voice Recognition Technology for
Educators and Parents, Winnetka, IL presented on August 26-27, 2002. An
intensive training program for professionals and parents.
Assistive Technology for Lifelong
Learning Open House and Demonstration, Winnetka, IL presented on August 27,
College, River Forest, IL presented November 28, 2005 Entitled Technology
Accommodations for Special Education Students. Presented to a
class for preservice special education teachers.
Special Education Ministries, River Forest, IL presented September 21, 2005 Entitled Using Technology for Successful Study Skills Training
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
(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
Glenview Methodist Preschool,
Glenview, IL presented March 15, 2005 entitled Early Literacy: What Do Our
PASS 39 Parent Dyslexia Group presented February 28, 2005 entitled Determining Effective
Assistive Technology for Dyslexia
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.
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
Winnetka-Northfield Rotary, Winnetka, IL
presented April 3, 2003. Part two of presentation entitled Literacy for All: How
Assistive Technology Aids Dyslexics.
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
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's P.E.P. program, Grayslake, IL
presented November 10, 2001 entitled Getting Back on Track After Terrorism.
Midwest Children's Brain Tumor Center, Park
Ridge, IL presented April 11, 2001 entitled: The Teen Years and Beyond: Moving on From
Lutheran General Hospital Department of
Pediatrics, Park Ridge, IL presented March 16, 2001 entitled Vulnerable Child
Franklin School, Park Ridge, IL presented
March 6, 2001 entitled How to Support a community-wide TV tuneout. Sponsored by
Lutheran General outreach programs.
Lutheran General Hospital Colleagues Breakfast
Series, Park Ridge, IL presented February 14, 2001 entitled Self-Mutilation.
Twinsight (mothers of multiple birthed children),
Northbrook, IL presented May 14, 2001 entitled How Television, Video, and the Internet
Impact Your Children.
Midwest Childrens 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?
Deerfield Community Nursery School, presented February 21,
2001 entitled TV and Your Preschooler: Facts and Fiction.
Colleagues Breakfast Series, Lutheran General Hospital, presented
February 14, 2001 entitled Self-Mutilation.
St Gilberts School P.E.P.(parent group),
Grayslake Parent Group, January 18, 2001 entitled Television & Video Violence
and your Children: Whats 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
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
The Kids Connection: I.B.D. Support Group presented
April 14, 1999 entitled Coping with Chronic Disease: Have You Found a Comfortable
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
of1996 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
North Shore Early Childhood Council, presented on May 16,
1995 entitled How educators can help parents organize a grassroots movement to curb
childrens 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: whats 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
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) .
Corporate and Organization Presentations
Presentations on various topics including Assistive Technology
for Lifelong Learning, Coping with Stress, Family Stress in Todays Corporations,
Supermom, Choosing Quality Childcare, Balancing work and Family Life, Helping Supermom and
Superdad Stay Motivated at Work, Juggling Working and Parenting, Parenting Special Needs
Children, Setting Up a Home Business Around Your Children, Providing a Family Friendly
Workplace in Todays Economic Climate, Helping Your Business Grow Beyond Ma & Pa,
How to Help "Technologically Challenged" Employees Embrace the Information