Join us Monday Dec 1st for Linda Spencer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP on Communication Challenges for 2E Students

Monday, December 1, 2014 note date is first Monday of December
7pm at Miller Branch Library

Linda Spencer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Twice Exceptional Children’s Communication Challenges: Is it Attention, Language, or Both?

Did you know that about 20-30 percent of children affected by ADHD struggle with language? Or that up to 50 percent of students with Language Disorder also have ADHD? And that deficits in executive functioning impact both disorders? Language disorders often share some of the same characteristics of attention disorders and can even be mistaken for one another. When this happens it’s very common for students to not receive effective interventions or educational supports. Dr. Linda E. Spencer will tease out the differences between ADHD and Language Disorder during Children’s Communication Challenges: Is it Attention, Language, or Bothto help parents and other concerned adults recognize which challenges their children are struggling with. When the primary concern is ADHD, problems with language may incorrectly be attributed to the ADHD. Recognizing where the problems lie is an important part of any intervention.

Linda E. Spencer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a practicing speech-language pathologist who has worked in public schools, colleges and universities. She has maintained a private practice in speech-language pathology for more than 20 years. Dr. Spencer has provided evaluations and direct intervention to children and adults with a variety of speech, language, voice and communication challenges. Currently, Dr. Spencer provides service as an independent evaluator of students with communication, speech and language disorders that affect their acquisition of educational and social skills.

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Join us Monday November 10, 2014 for “Staying on top of the IEP Process with your 2E Student”

Please join us for our next meeting at the Miller Branch Library in Howard County on Nov. 10. We begin at 7pm, please come early to register. No fee for members. $5.00 non member fee.

Monday, November 10 2014

Andrea Bennett and Lisa Frank
www.specialkidscompany.com

Staying on top of the IEP Process with your 2E Student

Andrea has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. She also has a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision. Andrea has over eighteen years of varied experience in teaching students with disabilities. She has been the co-owner of the Special Kids Company for the past 12 years, where she has been providing educational and behavioral consultation to families with special needs.
Lisa has an undergraduate degree in Special education. She also has a masters degree as a Reading Teacher. Lisa also has over eighteen years of experience in teaching students with disabilities in a variety of settings. She has been the co-owner of the Special Kids Company with Andrea, for the past 12 years. The Special Kids Company helps families all over the state of Maryland navigate the IEP process. They also conduct educational and behavioral assessments and provide in home behavioral services for families with special needs.

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