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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 winter events!

Helping Your  Child  with  Anxiety and  Executive Function Issues K–12

Learning Specialists  Sharon Thomas and  Caroline  Lasky will facilitate a discussion for parents raising children and adolescents who experience anxiety and executive function issues. These issues may be a result of a learning and/or attentional challenge.

It is common for parents to feel isolated when their  children’s struggles interfere with everyday life.

MAIA Education Resource Center welcomes and supports parents facing similar challenges with their children at home and/or in school.

Meet with other parents and learn about strategies and resources that will help you address your and your child’s needs.

When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:00 AM  – 10:30 AM

Where: 11 East 88 th Street, Suite 1A, New York, NY 10128

Register for this talk here.

About the Presenters:

Caroline Lasky, M A: Caroline Lasky is a seasoned Learning Specialist who provides instruction to children and adolescents in a warm and supportive learning environment, Caroline plans specific education programs to meet the needs of a range of learners, including students diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. Caroline focuses her individualized instruction on cognitive and emotional issues related to learning. She earned an M.A. from New York University in Special Education with an emphasis on learning disabilities. Caroline previously taught at Collegiate, Stephen Gaynor, Colu mbia Grammar, and Dalton.

Sharon Thomas, MSEd, MSc: Sharon Thomas is a Learning Specialist and Educational Consultant. She is the Founder and Director of MAIA Education Resource Center, an organization that helps students K - College with and without learning differences through 1:1 tutoring, executive function coaching, test preparation, school placement, and workshops. MAIA Education is a resource to families who need timely referrals to professionals including psychologists, speech/language therapists, psyc hiatrists, special education attorneys, and college counselors. Ms. Thomas completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Georgetown University and earned a Master's degree in Child Psychology at University College London as well as a Master's in Gene ral and Special Education at Hunter College. She worked as a teacher therapist at Karen Horney Therapeutic Nursery and as a Learning Specialist for both private and public schools. She consults for schools in New York City.

For more information please call 212–426–3742 or email us at info@maiaeducation.com.

 

 

Tips for Navigating the College Application Process with Your Anxious Teen

Understandably the college application process brings up many anxious thoughts for teens and parents, including worries regarding acceptance to specific programs and  concerns about how the transition will work.

This panel will focus on demystifying the distinct parts of the college application process in addition to setting students up for success at the college level.

Specific recommendations will include:

• How to develop a college list that maximizes on a student’s strengths and interests

• Developing a timeline and strategy for the application process with targeted goals

• Resources for managing anxious thoughts throughout the process

• Designing a transition plan from high school to college

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6:30  – 8:00 PM

Where: 11 East 88 th Street, Suite 1A, New York, NY 10128

Register for this talk here.

About the Presenters:

Marcia Kramer:  A graduate of Georgetown University and SUNY Buffalo. Marcia is a member of many college admission organizations such as the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) and the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) to name two. She also volunteers with College Summit, a non - profit whose goal is to transform the lives of low - income students by “working to make college the expectation and not the exception.”

Sherri Maxman:  A graduate of the Independent Educational Consultants Association’s Summer Training Institute and earned a Certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from the University of California at Irvine. She is a member of many professional organizations such as the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and the Learning Disabilities Association of America.

Nick Kruter:  Nick is the Academic and School Placement Counselor at MAIA Education Resource Center. He has unique experience in admissions counseling and recruitment having worked in both boarding school and college admissions at schools such at Hotchkiss and Tufts. He guides students and their families through the school admissions process, helping to craft distinct solutions for the students’ academic futures.

Sharon Thomas: Earning  degrees at Georgetown University, University College London, and Hunter College, Sharon Thomas is a Learning Specialist and Educational Consultant. She is the Founder and Director of MAIA Education Resource Center, an organization that provides many services supporting student’s education including helping students K - College, with and without learning differences, find the educational setting where they will thrive.

For more information please call 212–426–3742 or email us at info@maiaeducation.com.

 

 

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