April 3: Impactful Parenting: Our Best Tips for Parents of Kids with Learning Differences

Donna Henderson, PhD
The Stixrud Group
Silver Spring, MD

Sara Wayland, PhD
Guiding Exceptional Parents, LLC
Riverdale, MD


Dr. Wayland and Dr. Henderson have each spent countless hours coaching parents of children and adolescents with cognitive, academic, social, and emotional challenges. For this talk, they have compiled their most useful and effective parenting tips, covering a wide range of parenting dilemmas and approaches. The focus will be on practical advice that is relevant for most families.
Dr. Donna Henderson has been a clinical neuropsychologist for 25 years and has been at The Stixrud Group since 2011. She earned her doctoral degree from the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University, and she has received additional training at home for the past 20 years, raising her three children with learning challenges. Dr. Henderson loves to lecture on many aspects of parenting, particularly parenting children with complex profiles.

Sarah Wayland, Ph.D. is a parent coach, certified RDI™ Consultant and Special Needs Care Navigator. She founded her company, Guiding Exceptional Parents, to help parents learn how to confidently and effectively help their children with ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, and other brain-based differences at home, at school, and in the community. She earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Brandeis University, and worked in academia and industry for over two decades before turning her attention to helping families like hers navigate getting supports in place for their kids with learning differences. You can learn more at www.guidingexceptionalparents.com.
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