What a year it has been with so many challenges to endure and overcome. Let us look to 2021 with hope and a focus on what is important to each of us. We are wishing you health and balance this holiday season and in the New Year.
New! Group Therapy for Children & Teens
Summit Center now offers Group Therapy. To meet the needs of more children and families, we will be offering focused weekly discussion and skill-building groups beginning February 3. Each group meets for 8 weeks with a concluding session for parents. Groups are now forming for the following interests and ages:
- The Preschool Buddy Group: Building Social Skills Together, with Amy Feldman, LEP, for ages 4-5
- Sibs, for siblings of children with significant special needs, with Amy Feldman, LEP, for ages 11-13
- Gifted Teens: Navigating Social Situations, with Dr. Lisa Hancock, for ages 14-18
- Girl Talk, with Dr. Lisa White and Gohar Jaffer, for girls, ages 14-16
- Unstuck: Executive Functioning Skills for Teens, with Dr. Rupa Robbins and Olivia McDonald, for ages 14-18
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (925) 939-7500 or (310) 478-6505.
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YokyWorks Provides Virtual Dyslexia Intervention to Develop Phonemic Awareness
Summit Center professionals recommend this new dyslexia intervention which helps students develop auditory and speech perception, also known as phonemic awareness, using The Milan Method from YokyWorks. The Milan Method teaches students how to determine the sameness and differences in sounds and develop the foundation for spelling and reading at an auditory level. This is not a phonics program, but rather the step before phonics is introduced. The Milan Method builds the foundation needed for success in reading and spelling. To make a virtual appointment, call YokyWorks at 1-650-935-4820, or email email@example.com.
We are helping to get the word out about the new Let's Talk 2e virtual conference for Educators launching January 25, 2021. The conference brings together expert speakers addressing topics for teachers to utilize in their virtual, hybrid and in-person classrooms within four strands: Understanding 2e, Classroom Strategies, Cultural Diversity, Clinical Considerations. If you’re a parent – this conference is an excellent teacher gift! Professionals can earn credit and contact hours as well.
Parenting in Place Masterclass Series continues! This week’s class (launching tonight) is on Race, School Culture, and Anti-Racist Parenting Support, with educator Rosetta Lee and author Cornelius Minor. 8 weekly classes, running through January 19, are aimed at helping families thrive and prepare for what’s next in these challenging times. Registration is $49, and includes access to replays and bonus resources.
Dr. Dan Peters spoke with Kelly Kruger, producer & host of the Marin TV series “Ingenious Baby.” They discuss what is means to be twice-exceptional, what you can do to test for it, and how to support your 2e child. The resulting 18 minute episode is posted to Youtube.