Breakout one:  10:55-11:55 a.m

Breakout two: 1:10-2:10 p.m.

Breakout three: 2:20-3:20 p.m.




Psychological Testing:  When to Refer and Why?

Arielle Burdo, P.h.D., Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service

Psychoeducational testing is a process of problem solving to try and determine the core components of a person’s psychological or mental health, personality style, IQ, and to identify personal strengths and weaknesses. Results from a comprehensive evaluation can often provide important information about a child’s natural learning style.  Testing can provide insight into whether a child is more specifically an auditory or visual learner.  In general, with input from the psychologist, testing can lead to overall greater success in the classroom setting.

Breakout three


Not Just the Child

Elaine Rotenberg, P.h.D., Clinical Director of the Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service

When a family is raising a child with a disability, the focus of the entire family often centers on that child.  The emphasis on finding the right doctors, evaluations, medications, and interventions often “takes over” the energy of the family.  This session will explore the challenges families face when living with a disability, in terms of finding a balance for the family as a whole.  Emphasis will be placed on parents and siblings, navigating priorities, and how this impacts communication with classroom teachers.

Breakout two