Event Timeline

Friday Nov. 2, 2007

7:30 – 8:00 – Registration

8:00 – 8:15 – NLDA Opening Welcome

8:15 – 9:45 – Breakout Session

  • Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D
    “How do I know if a child has NLD and What Are all those tests?”
  • Michael McManmon,Ph.D, Paul Milenski, Ed.D
    College Curriculum for Students with Nonverbal Learning Disorder and Spectrum Disorders
  • Stephen Drake, Research and Policy Analyst
    “No one told me I shouldn’t be able to do this”

9:45 –Ā  10:00 – Morning Break

10:00 -11:30 – Breakout Session

  • Joan Toglia, M.A., Ph.D, OTR,
    Cognitive Strategies for individuals with NLD who struggle with limitations in awareness, attention, memory and executive function.
  • Janine Standish, M.A., Ed.S, LPC
    Preparing Teens with NLD for the Challeges Of young adulthood
  • Nicole Merhill, Esq.
    Transition Plans and the Law

11:30 – 12:00 – Bookstore and Exhibitors

12:00 – 1:00 – Brown Bag Lunch Available

  • Teen Panel – Moderated

1:00 – 3:00 – Keynote Speaker

  • Managing NLD-Perspectives of a Pediatrician and Parent
    Paul Yellin, MD FAAP
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, NYU School of Medicine
    Director, The Yellin Center for Student Success
    Former National Director of the student Success Program at the All Kinds of Minds InstituteĀ®

3:00 – 3:30 – Break, Bookstore, Exhibitors

3:30 – 5:00 – Featured Speaker

  • Jonathan Mooney,
    Author of “The Short Bus”
    “We’re Not Broken”
    Research shows that self-esteem is essential to the success of labeled students individuals with disabilities. This presentation focuses on concrete steps needed to build resiliency, meta-cognition, leadership skills, and self-advocacy.

5:00 – 6:00 – Book Signing and Wine Tasting

6:00- 8:00 – Tuscany Dinner Banquet with Speakers

  • Peter Flom, Ph.D
    “How to BE With NLD”

 

Saturday Nov. 3, 2007

7:30 – 8:00 – Registration

8:00 – 8:15 – Opening Remarks Day Two

8:15 – 9:45 – Featured Speaker

  • Michele Novotni, Ph.D
    “What does everybody else know that I don’t ?”

9:45 -10:00 – Morning Break

10:00 -11:30 – Breakout Sessions

  • David Martin, Ph.D
    Instrumental Enrichment thinking-strategies program.
  • Dan Herlihy , MA, MS
    NOW I SEE IT! Using Technology for Clarification and Support in the Classroom
  • Sonia Orenstein, Ph.D
    Understanding what works in parenting a child with NLD

11:30 – 12:00 – Books and Exhibitors

12:00 – 1:00 – Brown Bag Lunch Available

  • Speaker Susan Koniak, Esq.

1:00 – 2:30 – Breakout Session

  • Sherry Newberry
    Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: A Guide to School Success and A Teachers Manual
  • Dr. Leonard J Press, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
    Optometric Physician, Vision Therapy and NLD
  • Amy Tecosky-Feldman EdD
    An Introduction to Interactive Metronome Training:
    Improve motor planning & sequencing, coordination, and attention.

2:30 – 3:15 pm – Featured Speaker

  • Dennis Debbaudt
    Internationally known speaker and author on law enforcement and people with neuropsychological disorders.

3:15 – 4:00 – Break, Bookstore and Book Signing

4: 00 – 5:00 PM – Professional Panel

5:00 – Closing Remarks

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