Upcoming Community Talks

2017 Winter Schedule


  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - Executive Function Update: Skills for School and Life

    Researchers in the field of Executive Function (EF) have identified the skills for successful learning and living. EF skills develop in early childhood. Learn the latest research findings so that you can help your child acquire these essential skills. EF is more than "doing and turning in homework." Understand how EF affects key academic skills in reading, writing, and math.

    Barbara Bennett, M.A., private practice Educational Therapist, specializes in teaching EF skills to students with ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning disorders, so that each student learns "how to learn" and how to master academic skills. Ms. Bennett trained with key national figures in the fields of ADHD and learning disabilities. She continues to learn from up-to-date research and clinical practices. She also consults with teachers and clinicians to improve learning in the classroom and at home. Ms. Bennett collaborates with pediatricians and medical professionals to facilitate the early identification of learning, attention, and executive function challenges.

Previous Events


    2016

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - Thinking about Dyslexia - Decoding to Comprehension.

    Barbara Bennett, M.A., Educational Therapist, Educational Consultant, ADHD Coach, brings us the latest evidence-based information about best practices for reading intervention for dyslexia. Ms. Bennett began her professional life in the dyslexia field at the Pediatric Reading and Language Development Clinic, University of California, San Francisco. As a private practice educational therapist, her life-long passion to teach students how to think, read, write, and do math from pre-school through adulthood is based upon the scientific and the clinical advances in understanding dyslexia. Tonight's conversation will address the "why" and "what" of reading assessments to guide effective intervention strategies. Learn about the interplay between ADHD, anxiety, executive function, language, and social thinking skills as they impact dyslexia remediation. What role does imagination play in creating skilled readers?

    For additional information contact Barbara Bennett

    Where:

    Evergreen Healthcare (Formerly Evergreen Hospital Medical Center)
    Surgery & Physicians Center
    12040 NE 128th Street
    Room TAN 101
    Kirkland, WA 98034
  • 2015

  • Tuesday, May 19: Barbara Bennett, M.A. - How to understand and parent capable kids who process slowly.

    Barbara Bennett, M.A., is a private practice Educational Therapist, Educational Consultant, and ADHD Coach. Ms. Bennett trained with key national figures in the fields of ADHD and learning disabilities. She continues to learn from up-to-date research and clinical practices. She will share her extensive knowledge of theory and its application to real-life in her many years of teaching students to become independent, skilled individuals. She also consults with teachers and clinicians to improve learning in the classroom and at home. Ms. Bennett collaborates with pediatricians and medical professionals to facilitate the early identification of learning, attention, and executive challenges.

    For additional information contact Barbara Bennett

    Where:

    Evergreen Healthcare (Formerly Evergreen Hospital Medical Center)
    Surgery & Physicians Center
    12040 NE 128th Street
    Room TAN 101
    Kirkland, WA 98034

  • 2014

  • Tuesday, April 15: Barbara Bennett, M.A. - Executive Function, Learning, and Common Core for Students with Learning Challenges.

    Barbara Bennett, M.A., discusses the latest, evidence-based information about executive function from key researchers in the fields of learning disabilities and ADHD. What is executive function? How does the presence or absence of key elements of executive function facilitate or hinder learning for students who bring learning challenges to the classroom? How can implementing executive function theory help our students with ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, math, and oral and written language disabilities? How will the increased academic demands of common core impact these students?

    For additional information contact Barbara Bennett

    Where:

    Evergreen Healthcare (Formerly Evergreen Hospital Medical Center)
    Surgery & Physicians Center
    12040 NE 128th Street
    Room TAN 101
    Kirkland, WA 98034

  • Tuesday, October 15: Panel Discussion - What to Know Before You Go. How to Prepare for College Success Now.

    Panel Moderator, Barbara Bennett, M.A., will host a panel of experts who will prepare you and your teens to get ready for college. What skills and habits do students need to develop before they leave high school? How do parents prepare their teens to learn how to work independently? How does college differ from high school? What do we need to know when we have the opportunity and time to prepare in advance? What promise does the Common Core Curriculum offer to change the current statistic that 75% of incoming community college students must take remedial education courses? Join Bree Callahan, UW Student Services Director; Al Souma, Disability Support Services Director, Seattle Central College; Kim Thompson, MSW, Disability Services Director, Shoreline Community College; Pat Steinburg, MA, Speech and Language Pathologist, and Barbara Bennett, M.A., Educational Therapist/Educational Consultant/ADHD Coach for this discussion. Do bring your questions.

    For additional information contact Barbara Bennett

    Where:

    Evergreen Healthcare (Formerly Evergreen Hospital Medical Center)
    Surgery & Physicians Center
    12040 NE 128th Street
    Room TAN 101
    Kirkland, WA 98034
  • 2013

  • Tuesday, June 18, 7:00-9:00pm: Barbara Bennett, M.A., Educational Therapist/Educational Consultant - Video Night: ADHD Teens and Their Teachers.
    Teens bring your parents.
    Barbara Bennett, M.A., shows an engaging, thought-provoking video, which was presented at the 2012 CHADD National Conference. In the video, teens with ADHD and their teachers demonstrate what does and doesn't work for school success. Join us for an update on the latest ADHD research featured at CHADD's conference.

    For additional information contact Barbara Bennett

    Where:

    Evergreen Healthcare (Formerly Evergreen Hospital Medical Center)
    Surgery & Physicians Center
    12040 NE 128th Street
    Room TAN 101
    Kirkland, WA 98034

  • Tuesday, April 23, 7:00pm-9:00pm: Barbara Bennett, M.A., Educational Therapist/Educational Consultant: “Raising the Bar: What Parents CAN Expect When Your Child has Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia) and AD/HD”
    Barbara Bennett, M.A., Educational Therapist/Educational Consultant, discusses up-to-date scientific theories about AD/HD and learning disabilities such as dyslexia. These theories are based upon almost a century of solid research and effective intervention techniques. Ms. Bennett trained with key national clinicians and researchers in the fields of AD/HD, dyslexia, and other learning disorders. She presents reasons for a comprehensive evaluation and for an individualized treatment model that works. Her unique perspective comes from years of experience crafting successful interventions to help clients from age 4 through adult become competent, skilled individuals who are “college and career-force ready.”

    Ms. Bennett will discuss the key roles of memory, processing speed, language, and attention in learning. How should we use accommodations in the process of teaching skill acquisition? Can your child truly be an independent, functional student who can read, write, spell, do math, think, problem-solve, speak articulately - and turn his or her work in on time?

    Ms. Bennett, who served on the WA Branch board of IDA (International Dyslexia Association), is a life-long IDA member. A co-founder of Eastside CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder), she co-facilitates its monthly meetings.

    For additional information contact Barbara Bennett

    Where:

    Board Room. (Networking time at 6:30)
    LWSD Resource Center
    16250 NE 74th St
    Redmond, WA 98052 (at Redmond Town Center)

  • Monday, April 8, 7:00-8:30pm: Barbara Bennett, M.A., Educational Therapist/Educational Consultant: “Raising the Bar: What Parents CAN Expect When Your Child has Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia) and AD/HD.”
    Barbara Bennett, M.A., Educational Therapist/Educational Consultant, discusses up-to-date scientific theories about AD/HD and learning disabilities such as dyslexia. These theories are based upon almost a century of solid research and effective intervention techniques.

    Ms Bennett trained with key national clinicians and researchers in the fields of AD/HD, dyslexia, and other learning disorders. She presents reasons for a comprehensive evaluation and for an individualized treatment model that works. Her unique perspective comes from years of experience crafting successful interventions to help clients from age 4 through adult become competent, skilled individuals who are “college and career-force ready.”

    Ms. Bennett will discuss the key roles of memory, processing speed, language, and attention in learning. How should we use accommodations in the process of teaching skill acquisition? Can your child truly be an independent, functional student who can read, write, spell, do math, think, problem-solve, speak articulately - and turn his or her work in on time?

    For additional information contact Barbara Bennett

    Where:

    2 e Meeting
    Lincoln High School Library
    4400 Interlake Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98103


  • Wednesday, March 27, 7:00-8:30pm: Barbara Bennett, M.A., Educational Therapist/Educational Consultant - “Raising the Bar: What Parents CAN Expect When Your Child has a Learning Disability and ADHD”
    The Bellevue Special Needs PTA Meeting

    For additional information contact Barbara Bennett

    Where:

    Phantom Lake Elementary School gym
    1050 160th Ave. SE
    Bellevue, WA 98008

  • 2012

  • Tuesday, April 17, 7:00pm: Raising the Bar: What Parents can Expect When Your Child has Dyslexia and ADHD.
    Barbara Bennett, M.A., discusses up-to-date scientific theories about dyslexia and ADHD. These theories are based upon almost a century of solid research and effective intervention techniques. Barbara Bennett, who trained with key national figures in both fields, presents the reasons for a comprehensive evaluation and for an individualized treatment model that works. What is the role of accommodation in the process of skill acquisition? Can your child truly be an independent, functional student who can read, write, spell, do math, think, problem-solve, speak articulately - and turn his or her work in on time?

    For additional information contact Barbara Bennett

    Where:

    Evergreen Hospital Medical Center
    Surgery & Physicians Center
    12040 NE 128th Street
    Room TAN 101
    Kirkland, WA 98034