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Westfield PTC-Special Education Presents: Understanding Learning Disabilities

Westfield PTC

Saturday, October 13, 2012 • 2:52pm

Come join the Westfield Community for an evening of education and insightful conversation on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:30pm, at the Edison Intermediate School Library, located at 800 Rahway Ave. in Westfield, NJ. 

 We are pleased to have Dr. O'Desky, the Director of the Neurological Testing Center in Springfield, NJ,  speak about assessment of learning disabilities (LD) in children.  Have you ever wondered whether your child's behavior or issues is typical or whether it might be the sign of something else?  Perhaps your child is already diagnosed with a LD and you want to be more educated about the diagnosis.  If any of these cases apply, you will not want to miss this presentation.

Dr. O’Desky is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Kean University and is the Chief of Psychology at St. Barnabas Medical Center. She is actively engaged in research involving genetic disorders and their relationship to learning disabilities and ADHD. Pediatric neurologists are licensed psychologists who have developed expertise in how the development of a child’s brain impacts their learning and behavior. Neuropsychologists evaluate patients, analyze the test results and devise a targeted educational program or treatment plan based on those results.

The meeting will begin at 7PM with the Business component.  CEU’S (1.5 CREDITS) WILL BE OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE for the presentation.  This program is free and all parents, teachers, and therapists are invited to attend. Pre-registration is not required. For further information, email us at specialedparents@westfieldnjk12.org or visit our website: www.westfieldnjk12.org/specialedparents.

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