Professional Development Training Shenandoah University, Winchester,VA Nov. 7-8 Level 1 Certification Nov. 7-9,2019

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Equipping Minds To Reach Their Full Potential

Equipping Minds trains educators, therapists, parents, and other specialists in our multi-disciplinary approach, which increases anyone’s capacity to learn. Equipping Minds is used with learners of all ages and abilities including Autism Spectrum, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Gifted, Learning Challenges, ADD/ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Memory, Comprehension, Down Syndrome, Processing Disorders, Dementia, Executive Functioning, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Anxiety, Communication Disorders, and Neurodevelopment Disorders.

Equipping Minds Cognitive Development Curriculum and student workbook are included with the registration fee. If you already have the 2018 workbooks, enter HAVEBOOK for a discount.

Equipping Minds Professional Development Training
Dr. Carol Brown EdD
Nov. 7 & 8   9am-4pm
$300 ( includes 2018 teacher & student workbooks) Use Code: Havebook if you have the 2018 workbook for a $100 discount 

Equipping Minds Certification LEVEL 1
Nov. 7, 8, & 9   9am-4pm
$600 ( includes 2018 teacher & student workbooks) Use Code: Havebook if you have the 2018 workbook for a $100 discount 

Shenandoah University                                                                  20 S. Cameron St.                                                            Bowman Building Room 102                                        Winchester, VA 22601

Rooms $80 per night if booked by Oct. 6. Mention Equipping Minds  540-678-4283 https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wingate/winchester-virginia/wingate-by-wyndham-winchester/overview?CID=LC:WG::GGL:RIO:National:09217&iata=00093796

Thursday, November 7, 9:00 am-4:00 pm 

The Research behind Equipping Minds Holistic Approach to Cognitive Development

Participants will learn that the brain can change, as the latest research on neuroplasticity has proven. Dr. Brown’s research will be examined.

Equipping Minds Cognitive Development Curriculum Overview

Participants will review the key sections of the workbook and how to use each area.

Exercises to Improve Processing and Working Memory Part 1 

Participants will learn the foundational exercises for developing visual processing, auditory processing, language processing, and working memory.

12:00 Lunch 

Exercises to Improve Processing and Working Memory Part 2

Participants will learn the foundational exercises for developing visual processing, auditory processing, language processing, and working memory.

Foundations for Intelligent Thinking with Aristotle’s Ten Categories to Develop Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Learn the ten categories and how to use Socratic questioning to develop comprehension and critical thinking.

Equipping Minds through Trauma-Informed Lens and Interventions

Participants will learn how trauma and stress impact behavior, social skills, communication, and learning.

Friday, November 8, 9:00 am-4:00 pm                                                                              

Accessing and Integrating Primitive Reflexes

Participants will learn seven primitive reflexes, the symptoms associated with each and how to integrate.

Understanding the Visual, Auditory, and Vestibular System

Learn the importance of the vestibular system, visual processing, and auditory processing to learning. Learn the exercises to connect these pathways.  

Exercises for the Brown 6-9 N Back

Dr. Carol Brown developed an adaptive n-back with six-nine tasks in which learners were asked to associated animals with symbols, vowels with sound, symbols, and colors, numbers, and letters, with symbols and colors, recall images and sequence of US presidents, identify colors, and identify directions of left, right, up, and down.

Equipping Minds for Reading, Math, Writing, Comprehension, Spelling, History, and Science

Faith Berenes will help you understand the cognitive skills needed for each subject and how to use Equipping Minds in those classes.

12:00 pm Lunch 

Equipping Minds Sessions Overview 

Carol will walk participants through the first ten sessions of the program and how to implement in the school day. The lesson plans for the 30 hours of intervention in the Equipping Minds research study will also be discussed.

Integrating the Equipping Minds Cognitive Development Curriculum in the Classroom, Small Group, Learning Center, Workplace, Adult Living Center, Church, After-School Program and Home

Schools are implementing Equipping Minds in RTI, regular and gifted classrooms, and FMD classroom. It is implemented one on one, small group, and in large classrooms. Learn how this is done.

Saturday, November 9, 9:00-5 pm 

 3rd day for  Level 1 Certification

Assessing and Developing Cognitive Functions 

This model can be used by teachers and parents to better understand and help the child who is experiencing difficulties with a particular task. Learn how to access your learner’s strengths and challenges. Understand how and when to integrate exercise, nutrition, vision therapy, sound therapy, neurodevelopmental/ movement therapy, vestibular therapy, and cognitive therapy.

Nutrition and Brain Development

Diet can have a huge impact on one’s ability to learn, process, and store information, and is an integral part of a holistic approach to improved cognitive function.

Understanding the Mind of the Struggling Learner

Clayton will share his personal story of having a severe language processing disorder, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. He’ll take you through his 19-year journey.

Hope and Healing from Trauma: Integrating the Cognitive and Physiologic Aspects of Growth and Healing

Participants will learn how the physical and sensory issues can be addressed simultaneously with cognitive maturation using a combination of verbal and reflexive tools.

Importance of the Auditory System and how Sound Therapy can Rehabilitate the Ear and Impact Learning

Sound Therapy is a unique listening system using new knowledge about the brain. The Sound Therapy program is designed to work synergistically with other treatments, meaning that both methods enhance each other.  Research has shown that brain function is improved through high-frequency sound. Participants will also listen to sound therapy.

The Importance of Mediated Learning over Computer Programs to Increase Thinking and Communication Skills

The theory of Mediated Learning Experience will be presented. Participants engage in a comparisons exercise and a page of Feuerstein’s Organization of Dots which increase thinking, executive functioning, and problem-solving skills

*Level 1 Certification in Equipping Minds Cognitive Development Curriculum for those who attend all three days and display competence in the implementation of the program. A certificate of attendance will be provided for all participants who attend for PD and CEU credits.

Contact Carol for group rates for schools, scholarships, or no interest payment plans.

 

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Length

2 days Professional Development Training, 3 days Level 1 Certification

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