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Archive for October, 2011

Basic Rights Workshop

Posted by SwampscottPAC on October 13, 2011

Join us at our next workshop presented by The Federation for Children with Special Needs:

Basic Rights
Tuesday, November 8th, 6:30-8:30
Swampscott High School-room B129

This workshop is designed to help parents learn to be effective partners with their child’s school to decide their child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school.
It provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under:

• Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
• Massachusetts Special Education Law and
• No Child Left Behind (NCLB)


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“Tween and Adolescent Anxiety: A Parents’ Guide”

Posted by SwampscottPAC on October 11, 2011

The Swampscott Special Education Parent Advisory Council invites you to join us at our next workshop presented by Dr. David Stember: “Tween and Adolescent Anxiety: A Parents’ Guide” on Tuesday, October 25th, 7:00pm, at the Swampscott High School-room B129.

The talk will cover the developmentally normal anxieties young adults face, tools that parents can utilize to help empower their kids, and signs that suggest more significant difficulties. Dr. Stember will touch upon strategies that all parents can use, as well as approaches he utilizes to assist individuals who display more concerning symptoms (e.g., anxiety, learning and spectrum disorders).

Dr. Stember holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and maintains faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. He is a recognized expert in cognitive behavioral/exposure-based therapy for anxiety, learning and behavioral disorders. Dr. Stember has given grand rounds presentations, trained educators and consults to a variety of districts throughout New England. He is the prior Director of Behavioral Medicine at North Shore Children’s Hospital, and maintains private practice offices in Salem and Arlington, MA. He can be contacted at his Salem office at (978)-745-6555.

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