Teaching the Struggling Student

Teaching the Struggling Student

May 09, 2023

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Event Type: virtual

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Cost: Free


How to think like an educational therapist 

Dyslexia, ADHD, autism, dyscalculia—one in five students in the United States has a learning challenge, and most of them are in the general education classroom.  How do you support their needs and meet the needs of the rest of your students without going crazy?  

Join board-certified educational therapist Diana Black Kennedy, MA, BCET, to explore the most common learning differences and learn practical, doable ways to tweak your current classroom practices to help all your students to achieve their full potential. 

Walk away with techniques and games you can use Monday morning, and learn about other training to support your professional growth, available through UCSC Extension.


    •    The neuroanatomy of learning
    •    The Big Four learning challenges
    •    What students need
    •    Adding back joy

Presenter: Diana Black Kennedy, MA

Diana Black Kennedy is a board-certified educational therapist with a thriving private practice. She taught for 10 years in a wide range of classrooms and is in her twelfth year working one-on-one with students.  Diana holds a Certificate in Educational Therapy, an MA in Education, and an MA in Literature. She presents and provides professional development nationally and internationally and teaches in the USCS Ed. Therapy program.  She blogs about education at www.MindSparkLearning.com.


This free, online event is sponsored by the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Educational Therapy certificate program.

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