Lecture Series

Parents, caregivers, teachers and therapists: if there’s a child in your life with learning differences, chances are you are seeking some advice. Discover the Lab School's popular Lecture Series! Our monthly lectures are rich with information, insights and tips that will help you nurture the opportunities - and navigate the challenges - learning differences can present. 

At our Wednesday night lectures, you'll have the opportunity to listen to - and learn from - leading LD and ADHD specialists as they address early childhood, adolescent, and adult challenges and opportunities. Our lecturers are outstanding, recognized professionals in the learning differences field. Just as important, each is accessible and ready to answer your questions.

All lectures are open to the public and offered free of charge, but registrations are appreciated.

2014-2015 Lecture Series Lineup:

September 17
The Irritable Child: New Research Findings

Ellen Leibenluft, MD
Chief, Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders Emotion and Development Branch National Institute of Mental Health
Feeling Overwhelmed? De-Stress Strategies for Parents and Kids

Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, LCSW-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Coauthor, The Anxiety Cure (2nd ed.) and The Anxiety Cure for Kids (2nd ed.)

November 5
Always On: Positive Parenting Techniques in an Age of Electronic Excess

Doug Fagen, PhD
Clinical Psychologist,
Lab School of Washington Director, Department of Psychological Services

December 3
Late, Lost and Unprepared: Building Better Executive Functioning at Home and in School

Joyce Cooper-Kahn, PhD

Clinical Psychologist
Psychological Resource Associates, Severna Park, MD
Coauthor, Late, Lost and Unprepared: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning and Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators

January 14
Incorporating the Video Production Process into Classroom Instruction: Another Way for Students to Show What They Know

Daniel Hartmann, MA

Lab School Director of Educational Technology

Matt Frattali, MA

Lab School Multimedia Facilitator

February 4
Think Smart: Applying Brain Science to Instructional Practices to Empower Learners

Jack A. Naglieri, PhD, ABAP

Research Professor, University of Virginia Senior Research Scientist, Devereux Center for Resilient Children
Emeritus Professor of Psychology, George Mason University
The Neuropsychology of Mathematics: Diagnosis and Intervention

Steven G. Feifer, D Ed, ABSNP

National School Psychologist Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center, Frederick, MD
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Counseling and Assessment Associates
Author, The Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders: A Framework for Effective Intervention

April 22
Neuroscience and Education: A Promising Partnership for Success

Guinevere Eden, PhD

Director, Center for the Study of Learning (CSL)
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Neuroscience Georgetown University

Lecture Series FAQs
  • Lectures begin at 7:30 pm and are 90 minutes in length (7:30-9:00 p.m.) and include audience discussion and Q&A.
  • All lectures are offered free of charge.
  • We provide professionals with a certificate verifying 1.5 instructional hours, contingent upon full attendance at each lecture.
  • Please allow sufficient time to park and get settled; there is no reserved seating.

Looking for materials from last year's Lecture Series? Visit Lecture Series Resources for information from past sessions.

Additional Questions? Contact Emily Hamberger at emily.hamberger@labschool.org
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