Neuropsychological evaluations are now available on Saturdays!

NESCA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education for psychologists.

Neuropsychological Assessments of Students with Complex Trauma: Helping Developing Brains Get Back on Track

Significant adversity during the early years of life may significantly alter the trajectory of normal brain development, leading to a wide range of problems including emotional dysregulation, attachment and socialization issues, and learning problems. This workshop will educate caregivers, teachers, attorneys and advocates about the impact of growing up in traumatic circumstances on the development of children’s brains and discuss the ways in which neuropsychological evaluations can pinpoint areas of concern and help with development of effective interventions in the school setting.

Presenter:
Stephanie Monaghan-Blout, Psy.D., NESCA Pediatric Neuropsychologist

  • Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Location: Hampton Inn Boston-Natick
  • SPaN 2017-2018 Programming

Reservation is required due to limited space. Please contact Martha Cregan, Family Support Specialist at mcregan@eliotchs.org or 508-688-5671.

EMAIL MARTHA GREEN

EARCOS (East Asia Regional Council of Schools) Teachers’ Conference

NESCA Founder and Director Dr. Ann Helmus will be presenting several workshops on topics including:

  • Overcoming the Blank Stare: Supporting Students with Writing Anxiety co-presented with Dr. Bonnie Singer
  • Using Passion to Fuel Learning in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Providing Feedback to Parents, Even When They Don’t Want It

Presenter:
Ann Helmus, Ph.D., NESCA Director and Pediatric Neuropsychologist

  • March 28-31, 2019
  • Location: Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand

For more information about this conference, please visit www.earcos.org/etc2018.

Enhancing Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood

According to research published by Strategies for Children (2017), over 70% of all children under the age of six in the state of Massachusetts have two parents in the labor force. As a result, a large number of children are placed in day care centers and homes throughout the state. Research suggests that child care quality is directly related to improved cognitive and language outcomes for children. This lecture and interactive workshop is designed to teach day care providers in Central Massachusetts the necessary tools to enhance social and emotional development with children from birth through age four. Participants will learn about social and emotional learning competencies, how to create supportive environments, and how to integrate social-emotional strategies and activities with children in their care.

Presenter:
Jacquelyn M. Reinert, Psy.D., LMHC, NESCA Pediatric Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • Location: Greendale People’s Church, 25 Francis Street, Worcester, MA 01606

This is a CLOSED workshop

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Trans Intersectionality

This workshop will be presented at Rivier University’s Diversity Conference, Understanding Gender Diversity and Related Mental Health Supports. This year’s half-day conference topic highlights the significance of developing a comprehensive understanding and consideration of gender diversity in clinical, academic, and professional settings.

This conference is designed for students, faculty, and professionals and features presentations on the mental health needs of the transgender community, the intersection of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and personal transgender experiences. In the first presentation of three speakers, Dr. Paul Cody will provide an overview of the mental health needs of the transgender community. The impact of prejudice, discrimination, and microaggressions on these individuals’ lives and functioning will be discussed. Mental health service providers will be informed how they can offer trans affirmative services. The importance of ongoing education will be highlighted.

Following Dr. Cody’s presentation, Dr. Jacquelyn Reinert will provide a brief overview of the research and theories examining the intersection of gender identity and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The prevalence, associated risk, challenges, and emerging clinical guidelines for affirmative assessment and treatment for adolescents will be discussed. Lastly, a short case presentation will provide the catalyst for break-out discussion regarding treatment recommendations.

Presenter:

Jacquelyn M. Reinert, Psy.D., LMHC, NESCA Pediatric Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellow

Rebecca Girard, LICSW, CAS, NESCA Social Worker

  • Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Location: Rivier University, 420 South Main Street, Nashua, NH Dion Center

For more information about this conference, please visit https://nhpsychology.org/events_page/

EMAIL MARTHA GREEN

Past Seminars, Workshops & Events

No past events.

Translating Neuropsychological Evaluations into Functional Appropriately Ambitious IEPs

Jennie H. DunKley, Special Education Consultant and Owner of JDK Communications
Stephanie Monaghan-Blout, Psy.D., NESCA Pediatric Neuropsychologist

December

Parent-Child Group Therapy

Dr. Ryan Conway

December

Affinity Method Consultation for Enhanced Treatment of Children with ASD

Rebecca Girard, LICSW, CAS

December

Transitioning to College with Autism: Practical Strategies for Successfully Managing the Process

Kelley Challen, Ed.M., CAS, NESCA Director of Transition Services

December

School Anxiety, School Phobia, and School Refusal

Dr. Ryan Ruth Conway

December

Neuropsychological Evaluations: Interpreting and Understanding

Dr. Ryan Ruth Conway

December

NESCA Workshop: School Refusal and the Back to School (BTS) Program

Dr. Ryan Ruth Conway

November

Life Outside of the House for Teens and Young Adults

Kathleen Pignone, M.Ed., CRC, NESCA Transition Specialist

November

Ensuring Appropriately Ambitious IEPS: Translating Neuropsychological Evaluations into Function

Jennie H. DunKley, Special Education Consultant and Owner of JDK Communications
Stephanie Monaghan-Blout, Psy.D., NESCA Pediatric Neuropsychologist

November

NESCA Workshop: School Refusal and the Back to School (BTS) Program

Nancy Roosa, Psy.D., NESCA Senior Neuropsychologist

November

Transition Workshop: Forget Failure to Launch! How to Support Your Teen or Young Adult in Getting Off the Couch and Involved in Live Outside the House

Kathleen Pignone, M.Ed. CRC

October

Fostering a Positive Parent-Child Relationship: The First Step in Behavior Management

Dr. Ryan Ruth Conway

October

Diagnosis of Students with Autism

Nancy Roosa, Psy.D.

October

Ron Suskind and The Affinity Project

Rebecca Girard, LICSW, CAS

October

Stressed-Out Teens: Understanding the Impact of Anxiety on Learning

Angela Currie, Ph.D.

October

Best Practices for Diagnosis and Education of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Nancy Roosa, Psy.D.

October

Strategies for the Management of Anxiety and Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom

Dr. Elizabeth Lops, Ph.D.

May

How to Conduct Parent Feedback During Parent/Teacher Conferences

Dr. Elizabeth Lops, Ph.D.

May

Transition Basics: The Why, Where, and How of Transition Planning

Kelley Challen, Ed.M., C.A.S.

May

Strategies and Practices for Children and Adolescents, and the Adults Who Support Them

Ann-Noelle McCowan, M.S.

May

Demystifying Neuropsychological Assessments

Dr. Elizabeth Lops, Ph.D.

March

Hiding in Plain Sight: Shining Light on Women with Asperger/Autism Profiles

Sponsored by NESCA

March

Assistive Technology: Leveling the Field for Dyslexic Students

Courtney Rose Dykeman-Bermingham

March

Understanding Your Developing Reader: How to Identify and Address Reading Challenges in Children

Angela Currie, PH.D.

March

Smart Kid. Can’t Read.

Dr. Alissa Talamo, Ph.D.

January

“I can’t think when I’m stressed!” Understanding the Impact of Anxiety on Self-Regulation, Learning, and Daily Living, and How to Help Students Succeed

Angela Currie, PH.D.

November

Stressed Out Students: How to Identify and Manage Anxiety in Kids and Teens

Angela Currie, PH.D.

November

Be The Parent You Want To Be: A New Way of Parenting Kids

Angela Currie, PH.D.

November

Executive Function Assistive Technology Applications: Your Phone As Your Frontal Lobe

Courtney Rose Dykeman-Bermingham, Transition Services Provider

October

The Impact of Anxiety and Self-Regulation on Learning and Behavior: Understanding the “Unmotivated” Student

Angela Currie, PH.D.

October

Anxiety and Homework: Helping Your Child Shift From Undone to Done

Nancy Roosa, Psy.D.

October

Let’s Make Sense of the Neuropsychological Evaluation

Reva Tankle, Ph.D.

September