For Parents and Professionals

Presentations will offer updated information and practical strategies than can help parents, extended family members and professionals better understand, mange and cope with the demands of raising children and teenagers with special needs.

Thursdays, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Fee: No Charge

Please call in advance to reserve a place. Seating is limited.

July 5th: ADHD Support Group and Resource Faire/Discussion of Promising Practices for Helping Children, Teens, Families and Adults Impacted by ADHD

Facilitator: Mark Katz, Ph.D.

July 19th: To Be Announced
July 26th: To Be Announced
September 27th: Improving Self-Control, Part 1

Presenter: Mark Katz, Ph.D.

October 4th: Improving Self Control, Part 2

Presenter: Mark Katz, Ph.D.

October 11th: Workshop for Parents of Elementary Age Children: Anger Management - Helping Children Identify Their Anger Triggers

Presenter: Terri A. Fong, LCSW, BCD

October 18th: Workshop for Parents of Elementary Age Children: Anger Management - Helping Children Manage Their Anger

Presenter: Terri A. Fong, LCSW, BCD

October 25th: Communication and Problems Solving, Part 1

Presenter: Terri A. Fong, LCSW, BCD

November 1st: Communication and Problem-Solving, Part 2

Presenter: Terri A. Fong, LCSW, BCD

November 15th: Understanding ADHD

Presenter: Mark Katz, Ph.D.


Brain Works: Parenting with the Brain in Mind

Learning Developing Services is pleased to announce a new educational series for parents. Brain Works is based on discoveries from recent neuroscience research on the impact of parenting on brain development. The seven-week series for parents will focus on cultivating healthy emotional and social development, learning to manage difficult moments, and utilizing strategies to help have calmer, meaningful relationships. The series for parents will utilize the ideas and strategies presented in the book, “The Whole-Brain Child” by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.

Topics include:

  • Whole brain approach: Parenting with the brain in mind
  • Connecting Emotions and Logic: Helping the right and left brain work together
  • From Bottom to Top: Building better self-control
  • Dealing with Painful Moments
  • Pause and Reflect: making better choices
  • Me-We Connection: building empathy and compassion for self and others

When: Dates and Time to be arranged.

Seven weeks, each session will build upon the previous session

* Subject to change

Who: Parents of elementary age children and other interested adults. Class size is limited.

Cost: $40.00 per session/$280.00 Total (10% discount if paid in full) (“The Whole Brain Child” book is included).

To Register or for more information: Please contact us at 858-581-5050, Extension 101