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“I love MAIA workshops! ᅠThey help me learn more about topics that interest me and connect with other people who have similar interests.”

                        — E. N., professional and parent

MAIA Workshops and Events

Professional Development workshops and training sessions for educators are scheduled throughout the year.  We also offer workshops for parents, targeting high- interest areas.  In addition, our events help raise public awareness for certain causes in education.  Please contact us for information.

Current Workshops

Current Events

Join us for four exciting fall workshops!

Managing ADHD in College:

What You Need to Know

Please join MAIA Education Resource Center and the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Maria Edman, Sharon Thomas and Olivia Merrick-Haight will share their expertise on how to help students manage ADHD in college.  This event is intended for parents, professionals, high school and college students.

Topics covered will include:

• The role of parents and professionals in the transition from high school to college.

• Specific skills students with ADHD need to successfully transition from high school to college.

• Identifying supports in college and what accommodations to seek.

• Building a team of providers.

• How executive functioning support and academic coaching are critical to a satisfying college experience.

When:

Thursday, September 20th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm (EDT)

Where:

Icahn Building – 1425 Madison Avenue 6th Flr, Room L6–14

Register:

Go to eventbrite.com and search for

“Managing ADHD in College: What You Need to Know” or click here.

Strategies for Improving Test Performance:

Tips and Tools for Parents of Anxious Students

Please join Sharon Thomas and Dr. Jaclyn Ghamar for a parent coffee about how to improve test performance for anxious students.

Topics discussed will include how to:

• Identify signs and symptoms of text anxiety.

• Help your student prepare effectively for each stage of the test-taking process.

• Boost your student's confidence and positive self-talk

• Encourage better study habits at home.

• Target specific executive functioning skills.

• Teach and practice strategies with your student that reduce anxiety.

 

When:

Thursday, November 1st from 9:00am to 10:30am

Where:

MAIA Education Resource Center – 11 E. 88th Street, Suite 1A New York, NY 10128

Register:

Go to eventbrite.com and search for

“Strategies for Improving Test Performance”  or click here.

Solutions to School Refusal:

How to Support Students and Families with Educational and Therapeutic Decisions and Transitions

Please join MAIA Education Resource Center and Mountain Valley Treatment Center for a lively panel event with speakers Sharon Thomas, Kayte Knower, Dr. Laura Taglareni, and Dr. Timothy DiGiacomo..

With school refusal on the rise, parents and professionals are seeking effective treatment programs and information on how to develop successful educational plans for children and teens. This panel will highlight ways to identify and treat school refusal so that students receive the help that they need in a timely manner while ensuring that the transitions are smooth.

 

When:

Wednesday, October 17th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where:

The Princeton Club – 15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036, 4th Flr

Register:

Go to eventbrite.com and search for “Solutions for School Refusal”  or click here.

Preventing Academic Breakdowns:

Interventions that Work

MAIA Education Resource Center together with Dr. Preetika Mukherjee will host a parent coffee about preventing academic breakdowns and what specific interventions work for at risk or under-performing students.

Topics discussed will include guidance on:

• Collaboration and communication with your child's school.

• Advocating effectively for your child's needs.

• Utilizing parent-teacher conferences for positive growth and change.

• Building a strong team of providers based on your child's individual needs.

• Assessing and strengthening your child's executive functioning skills.

 

When:

Thursday, December 6th from 9:00am to 10:30am

Where:

MAIA Education Resource Center – 11 E. 88th Street, Suite 1A New York, NY 10128

Register:

Go to eventbrite.com and search for “Preventing Academic Breakdowns” or click here.

Check back this fall for special events.

Check back this spring for summer workshops.

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