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Seminars, Workshops & Events

Fusion Academy Webinar: Assessing Social Skills Challenges

Date: November 17th from 12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time

NESCA Presenter:

Stephanie Monaghan-Blout, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Topic: Assessing Social Skills Challenges

In this webinar, parents and caregivers of adolescents will learn the developmental demands of specific age-groups as well as tools to foster social growth without being overbearing.

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Fusion Academy Webinar: Understanding Language-Based Learning Challenges

Date: December 7th from 12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time

NESCA Presenter:

Alissa Talamo, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Topic: Understanding Language-Based Learning Challenges

In this webinar, participants will gain a better understanding of language-based reading challenges. The talk will include “red flags” that might suggest a child is at risk to develop a reading disability. Participants will learn the skills or skills deficits to look for at different ages of development. Also, assessments/tests that are used to help reach an appropriate diagnosis will be discussed.

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Westwood Public Schools Administrators

Date: December 13th

NESCA Presenter:

Dot Lucci, M.Ed, CAGS, Director of Consultation and Psychoeducational Counseling Services

Topic: Transition Discussion

Closed Event

Bridgewater State College: School of Social Work

Date: March 18th

NESCA Presenters:

Dot Lucci, M.Ed, CAGS, Director of Consultation and Psychoeducational Counseling Services

Renee Marchant, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Yvonne Asher, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Closed Event

Past Seminars, Workshops & Events

Autism Educator Hangouts

Dot Lucci, M.Ed., CAGS, Director of Consultation and Psychoeducational Counseling Services

October through December

“Is My Child a Picky Eater or Problem Feeder?” Webinar

Abigael Gray, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist; Feeding Specialist

Lauren Zeitler, MSOT, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist; Feeding Specialist

November

Supporting Students with ASD during Remote & Hybrid Education Webinar

Dot Lucci, M.Ed., CAGS, Director of Consultation and Psychoeducational Counseling Services

October

Early Signs of Reading Challenges Webinar

Alissa Talamo, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

October

Turning 22 During COVID-19

Tabitha Monahan, M.A., CRC, Transition Specialist; Counselor

September

Supporting Students Emotionally as they Return to School: Signs They May Need Extra Support Webinar

Moira Creedon, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

September

“Assessing Readiness for Learning as We Return to School: What Skills May Need Extra Support?” Webinar

Sophie Bellenis, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist; Real-life Skills Program Manager and Coach

August

Sexual Health Education for Teens with Disabilities Webinar

Sophie Bellenis, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist; Real-life Skills Program Manager and Coach

June

Federation for Children with Special Needs: Supports for Students with a History of Trauma and Significant Anxiety

Renee Marchant, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Stephanie Monaghan-Blout, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

June

AANE Webinar: Transition Planning: Understanding and Accessing IEP Transition Services

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

June

Federation for Children with Special Needs Webinar: Transition Services in our Remote Environment

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

May

Federation for Children with Special Needs Webinar: Testing in the Age of Remote Learning

Ann Helmus, Ph.D., NESCA Founder and Director; Pediatric Neuropsychologist

May

AANE Webinar: Transition Planning: Guidelines and Timelines for Supporting an Individual with Autism

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

May

Mass Advocates for Children Webinar: Transition Services while Remote Learning

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

April

OT-How to Target Goals and Build Skills at Home Webinar

Sophie Bellenis, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist; Real-life Skills Program Manager and Coach

April

Executive Function in the Era of Remote Learning Webinar

Sophie Bellenis, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist; Real-life Skills Program Manager and Coach

April

A Therapeutic Approach to the Covid-19 Time Capsule Webinar

Renee Marchant, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Dot Lucci, M.Ed., CAGS, Director of Consultation and Psychoeducational Counseling Services

April

Remote Learning & ADHD Webinar

Yvonne Asher, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Stephanie Monaghan-Blout, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

April

Transition Planning at Home – Your Questions Answered Webinar

 

Becki Lauzon, M.A., CRC, Transition Specialist; Consultant

April

AANE Webinar: Transition Planning: Guidelines and Timelines for Supporting an Individual with Autism

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

April

Creating Roadmaps for the Lifespan

Erin Gibbons, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Becki Lauzon, M.A., CRC, Transition Specialist

March

Understanding Dyslexia and Supporting Struggling Readers

Alissa Talamo, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

February

Special Needs Advocacy Network (SPaN) Transition Roundtable Workshop

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

February

Stressed out Students

Angela Currie, Ph.D., NH Director and Pediatric Neuropsychologist

February

Sexuality Education Workshop for Young Adults with Disabilities

Sophie Bellenis, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, Real-life Skills Program Manager and Coach

January

Neurodevelopmental Evaluations

Erin Gibbons, PhD., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

December

Innovative Treatments for Anxiety

Dot Lucci, M.Ed, CAGS, Director of Consultation and Psychoeducational Services

Billy Demiri, CPT, Personal and Social Coach

Meghan Meade, L.Ac., MAOM, MS PREP, CYT,

December

Webinar: Neuropsychological Evaluations for Neurodiverse Individuals

Renee Marchant, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

November

Autism and Trauma

Stephanie Monaghan-Blout, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

November

Reducing and Managing Academic Stress

Renee Marchant, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

November

Transition Planning for Life after School (Parts 1 and 2)

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

November

Autism and Trauma

Nancy Roosa, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Stephanie Monaghan-Blout, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

November

Video Gaming – Addiction or Activity?

Dot Lucci, M.Ed, CAGS, Director of Consultation and Psychoeducational Services

November

When the World Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade: Techniques to Find Balance in a Stressful World

Dot Lucci, M.Ed, CAGS, Director of Consultation and Psychoeducational Services

November

Success is Not Always Spelled C-O-L-L-E-G-E: Post-secondary Options Other than Traditional College

Dina DiGregorio Karlon, Transition Specialist

November

Success is not spelled C-O-L-L-E-G-E

Dina DiGregorio Karlon, Transition Specialist

October

Preventing Failure to Launch: How to Prepare Your Teen for Life after High School

Dina DiGregorio Karlon, Transition Specialist

May

Stressed Out Students: Understanding the Impact of Anxiety on Motivation and Learning

Angela Currie, PhD., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

March

Stressed Out Students

Angela Currie, PhD., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

March

Assessing Social Skill Challenges in Kids: Autism, Anxiety, Trauma

Renee Marchant, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

March

Understanding Executive Function and the Impact of Self-Regulation on Learning

Angela Currie, Ph.D., Pediatrict Neuropsychologist

February

Anxiety in Relation to Learning/Developmental Disabilities and How to Address in the IEP

Erin Gibbons, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

January

Professional Development: Supporting Individuals with Autism, a Follow-Up Workshop

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

December

Decoding the Neuropsychological Evaluation

Nancy Roosa, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

November

Professional Development: Autism 101

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

October

Webinar: Evaluating Children Under Age 5

Erin Gibbons, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

September

Webinar: Community Supports for Effective Transition Planning

Kelley Challen, EdM, CAS, NESCA Director of Transition Services

May

Late, Lost, and Anxious! – Technology to Support Executive Function

Dr. Angela Currie, Ph.D., NESCA Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Heather Gray, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP, Gray Consulting and Therapy

Jennifer Stylianos, M.S., OTR/L, Gray Consulting and Therapy

May

Understanding School Anxiety and School Refusal

Ryan Ruth Conway, Psy.D.,  NESCA Clinical Psychologist

May

Modern Parenting: Helping Tweens and Teens Navigate Social Media

Kelley Challen, EdM, CAS, NESCA Director of Transition Services

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

May

Stories of Motherhood – Making visible the precious invisible work of motherhood

True Story Theater

May

Smooth Transition Planning for Your Child with Special Needs – What happens after high school?

Kathleen Pignone MEd, CRC, Transition Specialist, NESCA

April

Providing Feedback to Parents, Even When They Don’t Want It

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

March

Using Passion to Fuel Learning in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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

March

Overcoming the Blank Stare: Supporting Students with Writing Anxiety.

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

March

Stressed-Out Students: A workshop on Undersatanding the Impact of Anxiety on Motivation and Learning.

Dr. Angela Currie, Pediatric Neuropsychologist at NESCA

March

Early Identification of Struggling Readers

Alissa Talamo, Ph.D., NESCA Pediatric Neuropsychologist

March

Transition Assessment: When, What, & How

Kelley Challen, EdM, CAS, Director of Transition Services and Kathleen Pignone MEd, CRC, Transition Specialist, NESCA

March

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

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

March

Transition Assessment and IEP Development: What, When, and How?

Kelley Challen, EdM, CAS, NESCA Director of Transition Services

February

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Trans Intersectionality

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

February

Enhancing Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood

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

February

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

The Federation for Children with Special Needs/RTSC Making a Difference Conference

Renee Marchant, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

November 16, 2021

The Arc of Massachusetts 2021 Transition Conference

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

Tabitha Monahan, M.A., CRC, Transition Specialist/Counselor

November 8, 2021

Webinar: “Sexual Health for Teens and Young Adults with Disabilities”

Sophie Bellenis, OTD, OTR/L,  Occupational Therapist; Real-life Skills Program Manager and Coach

November 3, 2021

Woburn Public Schools Professional Development: “Empowering Inclusion Classrooms”

Dot Lucci, M.Ed, CAGS, Director of Consultation and Psychoeducational Counseling Services

Jennie DunKley, Special Education Consultant

November 2, 2021

Northborough-Southborough Professional Development: “Empowering Inclusion Classrooms”

Dot Lucci, M.Ed, CAGS, Director of Consultation and Psychoeducational Counseling Services

November 1, 2021

Post-screening discussion of Resilience for the Newton Commission on Disability

Yvonne Asher, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

October 28, 2021

AANE 2021 Fall Conference: “Non-Conformity and Self-Acceptance”

Dot Lucci, M.Ed, CAGS, Director of Consultation and Psychoeducational Counseling Services

October 23, 2021

Webinar: “Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Toddlers and Preschoolers”

Renee Marchant, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

October 22, 2021

The Learning Prep Transition Information Night

Kelley Challen, Ed.M, CAS, Director of Transition Services; Transition Specialist

October 21, 2021

Webinar: Who is NESCA (Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents) and How Can We Help?

Ann Helmus, Ph.D., Founder and Director of NESCA

Kelley Challen, Ed.M, CAS, Director of NESCA’s Transition Services; Transition Specialist

Julie Robinson, OT, Director of Clinical Services at NESCA.

October 18, 2021

Westford SEPAC Presentation

Kelley Challen, Ed.M, CAS, Director of Transition Services; Transition Specialist

October 13, 2021

Webinar: “Does Your Teen Want a Change? Explore Health & Life Coaching at NESCA”

Billy Demiri, CPT, NESCA Health & Life Coach

Ann Helmus, Ph.D., Founder & Director of NESCA

September 23, 2021

Webinar: “Is It Behavior or Is It Sensory?”

Julie Robinson, OT, Director of Clinical Services, Occupational Therapist

September 13, 2021

F.U.S.E. School: “Making Sense of the World for Quirky Kids”

Dot Lucci, M.Ed, CAGS Director of Consultation and Psychoeducational Services

September 3, 2021

Webinar: “I Can’t Think When I’m Stressed!” Understanding the Relationship between Anxiety and Executive Function, and How to Help

Angela Currie, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

August 16, 2021

Webinar: Transition Assessment: What, When and How

Kelley Challen, Ed.M, CAS, Director of Transition Services; Transition Specialist

August 3, 2021

Webinar: Does Your Teen Want a Change? Explore Health & Life Coaching at NESCA

Billy Demiri, CPT,NESCA Health & Life Coach

Ann Helmus, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist

July 15, 2021

Webinar: Neuropsychological Evaluations: What are they and what to look for in an evaluator?

Ann Helmus, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist

May 26, 2021

Dover-Sherborn SEPAC Meeting

Sophie Bellenis, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist; Real-life Skills Program Manager and Coach

May 14, 2021

The Arc of Massachusetts Webinar: “Transition Assessment: What, When and How?”

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

April 29, 2021

Webinar: Neuropsychological Evaluations: What are they and what to look for in an evaluator?

Ann Helmus, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist

April 28, 2021

Webinar: Neuropsychological Evaluations: What are they and what to look for in an evaluator?

Ann Helmus, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist

April 28, 2021

Harbor School in Hong Kong

Ann Helmus, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist

April 27, 2021

Boston Children’s Hospital Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Family Symposium

Stephanie Monaghan-Blout, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

April 9 & 10, 2021

Private Practice Summit

Ann Helmus, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist

March 22, 2021

Federation for Children with Special Needs “Visions of Community” Conference 2021

“Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder: ASD Diagnostic Testing”

Renee Marchant, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

March 6, 2021

Federation for Children with Special Needs “Visions of Community” Conference 2021

“Transition Assessment, Services and IEP Development: What, When, and How”

March 6, 2021

Federation for Children with Special Needs “Visions of Community” Conference 2021

“Balancing the Social-Emotional Needs of All the Children in the Family”

Dot Lucci, M.Ed, CAGS, Director of Consultation and Psychoeducational Counseling Services

March 6, 2021

Federation for Children with Special Needs “Visions of Community” Conference 2021

“Special Ed and Stress: How to Keep Calm and Advocate On”

Angela Currie, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

March 6, 2021

Webinar: Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Toddlers and Preschoolers

Renee Marchant, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

February 23

Webinar: Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Toddlers and Preschoolers

Renee Marchant, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

January 26 and 29