ABCs of Advocacy: How to be your child’s best advocate

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If you have discovered that your child has difficulties with learning or paying attention, or you are beginning to suspect that he or she does, you might be wondering what you can do to make sure that your child is getting the best support possible at school. Even though we may know each of our child’s strengths and challenges, as parents we sometimes feel powerless when it comes to push for the resources our child needs to succeed. There is actually a lot we can do to take action, and this webinar will provide with the basics for being strong advocates on behalf of your child.

Susan Schwartz

Susan J. Schwartz, MA Ed, is a learning specialist at the Child Mind Institute. She is an expert in child development, reading and literacy, learning disorders, and the development of language skills and higher-level reasoning skills in children and adolescents. She has been on the forefront of interdisciplinary approaches to evaluating and treating children and young adults with reading, writing, math and organizational difficulties, and has taught cognitive and language development as well as neuropsychology and advocacy to psychiatry trainees, and supervised psychology interns and postdoctoral neuropsychology fellows. A seasoned lecturer, Ms. Schwartz has presented at conferences nationwide on a wide range of topics, including learning differences versus learning disorders, understanding autism spectrum disorders, the myths and realities of standardized tests, and demystifying neuropsychological and educational reports.