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Parent University

The mission of Mill Springs Academy's Parent University is to advance the understanding of Attention Deficit Disorder and other language-based learning difficulties.

Parent U features experts in the field who are dedicated to research and evidence-based practice. Parent U  workshops are free and open to the Mill Springs Academy community.

Registration is strongly recommended for all Parent U events and typically opens up around a month before the event.

Thoughts or questions? Contact Margaret Brito at mbrito@millsprings.org.


 

Emotional Regulation
Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Presenters:  Dr. Jennifer Bailey with Lisa Cheyette and Associates

Dr. Jennifer Bailey is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, OCD/panic, trauma and attachment disorders, executive functioning difficulties, behavioral issues, school refusal, social and academic difficulties and family issues. She provides individual and family therapy, group therapy, parent coaching, school consultation, in-home services and psychological evaluations. Therapeutically, she utilizes scientifically supported therapy techniques that are specifically chosen to meet each client and family's needs.

This workshop will teach parents how to recognize the triggers that precede certain behaviors, how to identify the behavior, and set effective consequences and rewards.

RSVP online by November 1.


Understanding Dyslexia
Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Presenter:  Brenda Fitzgerald

Brenda Fitzgerald, Ed.S., CDP is a founder of Gracepoint School and the Executive Director of the Georgia Educational Training Agency. This workshop is designed to educate parents on dyslexia and to guide them in understanding the proper remediation and accommodations needed for the dyslexic child.


Learning Disabilities: Processing problems, Expressive/Receptive, Auditory Processing Disorder, Visual Processing Disorder
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Presenter:  Brenda Fitzgerald

Brenda Fitzgerald, Ed.S., CDP is a founder of Gracepoint School and the Executive Director of the Georgia Educational Training Agency. Brenda will review the topics of Expressive and Receptive Language based learning differences and Auditory Processing. She will also discuss impacts and strategies for each of these learning differences. 

Past 2019-2020 
Parent U Events:

9/23/19 - ADHD 
Brenda Fitzgerald, Ed.S., CDP discussed ADHD research and answered questions from parents.