Focus on the Shy and Anxious Child
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Webinar Date: Apr 17, 2013
Presenter: Meryl Silver
Topic: Emotional Health, General Education
For the shy and anxious child- a child whose fearful or nervous thoughts and feelings impede their academic functioning- school can often be overwhelming and frightening. This webinar will help teachers better understand children who struggle with anxiety and present strategies to empower teachers to support these students.
Meryl Silver, MS.Ed, received her bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Queens College and holds a master's degree in special education from Bank Street College ofEducation. Meryl is currently the Project Coordinator for the Teach NYS High School Academic Resource Center which assists high school students with learning differences secure publicly funded services. She has close to 15 years of teaching experience, including four years as a resource room teacher at Yeshiva Har Torah and three years as a learning specialist for P'tach at the Yeshiva University High School for Girls. Meryl has also worked as a co-facilitator for Schools Attuned and is a graduate of the SAFDA program and has also served as a Hidden Sparks External Coach at the Yeshiva of Central Queens and Shaare Torah Elementary School for boys.