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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Free Parent Workshop March 4th: Infusing Social-Cognitive Tools, Techniques and Strategies Throughout the School Day

Sponsored by the Arlington Public Schools and SEPAC

Presented by Pamela Ely, M.S. CCC-SLP, founder and CEO of The Ely Center, LLC, in Newton, MA. Ely is a specialist in Social-Cognitive tools for teachers and students.

Do you have a child who…
  • Keeps blurting out all the answers
  • Interrupts
  • Repeats themselves
  • Gets upset when they don't know something
  • Doesn't let you know when they don't understand
  • Is socially awkward
  • Has trouble working in groups
Isn't on an IEP or 504 plan, but still struggles with executive functioning skills:
  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Self-Control

When:     6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Monday, March 4, 2013

Where:   Ottoson Middle School Cafeteria (directly off lobby)
                  63 Acton Street, Arlington, MA 02476
                  (781) 316-3745

 Content will include:
  • How sensory needs, executive function skills, & language processing abilities affect individual students' learning;
  • A detailed description of the "buzz" phrases that support students with social-cognitive inefficiencies
  • How to facilitate Social Cognition in all settings of the child's day;
  • Methods to improve efficient communication and accelerate learning;
  • Tools and handouts that can be used at school and at home;
  • Question & Answers about fostering successes, identifying & facing challenges, and developing strategies to improve Social Cognition and other social communication skills.

About Pamela Ely
 
Pamela Ely is the Chief Executive Officer/Owner of The Ely Center in Newton, MA, who together with Elsa Abele conceptualized the idea of a center-based holistic approach to social communication development that meets the varied needs of clients. She is a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 10 years experience in the public schools as well as within more clinical settings.


A consultant to several school districts in Massachusetts, Ely works collaboratively with school personnel to enhance their knowledge and understanding of autism spectrum disorders and other neurological challenges that result in Social Thinking ® and other communication skill deficits.

She trains staff in the use of various diagnostic protocols and treatment techniques for identifying and facilitating language processing and social-communication issues for all students. In the fall, 2011, Pamela completed a mentor training program with Michelle Garcia Winner, CCC-SLP, at Think Social ® in San Jose, CA.

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