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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Parent Workshop March 11th: Infusing Social Cognitive Skills throughout Your Child’s Day

From the Wakefield SEPAC

March 10, 2015

Presented by Pamela Ely, M.S., CCC-SLP of The Ely Center, LLC, in Newton, MA

Pamela Ely, M.S., CCC-SLP

Content will include a brief glance at those factors that affect our children’s (sensory needs, executive function skills, language processing abilities) and a detailed description of the “latest” buzz phrases on helping students with social cognitive inefficiencies find success at home, school and in the community.

Ms. Ely will discuss social cognitive tools, techniques, and strategies that reinforce social and academic development, including the following concepts:
  • Social Thinking(R)
  • Executive Function/Self-Regulation
  • Language Organization
  • Sensory Integration 
Free and open to parents of children of all ages, from preschool to high school, and to the public.

When:   6:30pm-8:30pm Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Where: Galvin Middle School, Learning Commons
                    525 Main Street, Wakefield, MA

Cost:      $5 at the door (scholarships available)

RSVP by email to wakefieldsepac@gmail.com.

About the Presenter

Pamela Ely is the CEO/Founder of The Ely Center, LLC in Newton, MA, a social-cognitive therapy center featuring group and individual speech and language therapy, executive function support, occupational therapy, exercise and nutrition training. Together with Elsa Abele, M.S. CCC-SLP, she 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 20 years experience in the public schools as well as within more clinical settings. She is a social cognitive consultant/specialist who interfaces with school systems, outside professionals, and families. She works collaboratively with professionals and parents, to enhance their knowledge and understanding of Social Thinking® and other social communication challenges that typically present with neurological conditions, such as autism spectrum diagnoses, anxiety disorder, language based learning disabilities and disorders of executive function.

Ely offers her expertise in social language development to train educators, parents/caregivers, and individuals, in the use of diagnostic protocols, tools, and treatment techniques for identifying, facilitating, and remediating language processing and social cognitive challenges, for all learners.

Pamela is an instructor in the Speech and Language Department at Elms College in Chicopee, MA, a trained therapeutic horseback riding instructor, and in the fall 2011, she completed a mentor training program with Michelle Garcia Winner, CCC-SLP, at Think Social ® in San Jose, CA.

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