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Friday, March 18, 2016

Save the Date: Thursday March 24th - PAC Speaker Series Featuring Dr. Nancy Roosa

From the Rockport PAC
March 14, 2016

Troublemakers and Class Clowns:
How to Understand the
Classroom’s Worst-Behaving Students

Most children behave well at school, if they can. How can we understand the ones who can’t or won’t behave?
  • who have tantrums and meltdowns;
  • who refuse to do classwork;
  • who are always goofing off or tuning out.

This talk will introduce several perspectives on why children misbehave, and how to manage them. Caveat: there is no “one size fits all.” Be prepared to think empathically and creatively.

Where: Rockport Elementary School Library
                 34 Jerden’s Lane, Rockport MA

When: Thursday, March 24th at 6:00pm

This talk is free and open to the public.


NESCA Neuropsychologist Nancy Roosa, Psy.D.

Dr. Roosa has been providing neuropsychological evaluations for children since 1997. She enjoys working with a range of children, particularly those with autism spectrum disorders, as well as children with attentional issues, executive function deficits, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, or other social, emotional or behavioral problems.

Dr. Roosa's evaluations are highly-individualized and comprehensive, integrating data obtained from a wide range of assessment tools with information gained from history, input from parents, teachers and providers, and important observations gleaned from interactions with the child.

Her approach to testing is playful and supportive. Her evaluations are particularly useful for children with complex profiles and those whose presentations do not fit neatly into any one diagnostic box.


The Rockport Parents Advisory Committee provides education to parents and the broader community on Special Education issues and services. We encourage parent leadership and parent-school partnerships as we work towards the understanding of respect, support, and appropriate education for all children in our community.

For more information regarding RPAC and to follow our relevant posts on issues in education, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rockportpac.

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