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Our Community Workshops cover learning disability and attention disorder-related topics and are open to anyone as a resource to the community.

Groves Academy is committed to expanding the benefits we offer and sharing our expertise with the parents, educators, and students in the greater community.

Our workshop presenters are recognized as authorities in learning disabilities and attention disorders. 

Workshops are low or no cost and all are open to the public. Admittance is $15. Community workshops are free of charge for current Groves Academy and Learning Center families. 

Community workshops are held at Groves Academy in St. Louis Park, MN.

Dates, times, speakers, and topics are subject to change.  

Click the workshops titles below to go to registration pages

2019-2020 Community Workshops:

9.12.2019
Overview of Executive Functioning
Presented by Ellen Engstrom, Groves Academy Director of Curriculum

10.8.2019
How to Assess if a Student Needs Speech-Language Therapy Services
Presented by 
Groves Academy Speech-Language Pathologists Meghan Miller, MS, CCC-SLP, ADHD-CE, ADHD Certified Educator and Jeannie Parker, M.S., CCC-SLP, ADHD-CE, ADHD Certified Educator
It can be difficult to identify if a student is reaching typical speech/language milestones as they grow and develop. Join us to learn about speech/language development, red flags for a language or learning disorder, and resources that are available for students in need of intervention.

10.15.2019
The Nature of Anxiety and Better Management
Presented by Ethan Schwehr, PhD LP NCSP, Groves Academy Licensed Psychologist
This workshop covers the underlying mechanisms of anxiety. By understanding the neurological and biological facets of anxiety, management of symptoms is improved. Appropriate supports and therapies will be discussed. 

11.5.2019
Tips from the Trenches - Concrete Suggestions for Parents Learned as a Psychologist and Mother
Presented by Elizabeth Schnobrich, Psy.D., Groves Academy Licensed Psychologist
Parenting is the hardest job anyone will ever do. Everyone has had moments where this wish their child had been born with a manual, unfortunately, there is no such luck. Dr. Elizabeth Schnobrich will provide some concrete suggestions that can help any parent reduce their frustration level and increase their child's compliance. 

11.14.2019
Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities
Presented by Ellen Engstrom, Groves Academy Director of Curriculum

11.21.2019
ADHD and Executive Functioning
This researched-based workshop about ADHD/Executive Functions will provide parents and professionals the knowledge needed to implement strategies for both academic success and harmony at home.

12.5.2019
How Executive Functioning Deficits Impact Reading, Writing, and Oral Language
Presented by Groves Academy Speech-Language Pathologists Meghan Miller, MS, CCC-SLP, ADHD-CE, ADHD Certified Educator and Jeannie Parker, M.S., CCC-SLP, ADHD-CE, ADHD Certified Educator
Executive functioning skills are essential for many academic tasks. Not only are they key for focus, memory, work completion, organization, planning, time management, etc, but they impact important academic skills as well. Join us to learn how a student’s executive functioning deficits may be impacting their reading comprehension and ability to express themselves both verbally and in writing. 

1.9.2020
Assistive Technology Presentation and Demonstration
Presented by Todd Hanson, Groves Academy Director of EdTech Integration

1.14.2020
Panel Presentation: ADHD Over the Lifespan
Presented by Groves Academy Director of Curriculum Ellen Engstrom, Groves Academy Licensed Psychologist Ethan Schwehr, PhD LP NCSP, and special guest Carl Engstrom

2.6.2020
Understanding Dyslexia
Presented by Ellen Engstrom, Groves Academy Director of Curriculum

2.20.2020
Meditation and Mindfulness
Presented by Ethan Schwehr, PhD LP NCSP Groves Academy Licensed Psychologist
A hot topic in today's society is mindfulness and learning how to be present in your daily life. This presentation discusses actual research supporting the practice of meditation and mindfulness, and an introduction of various mindfulness activities will be completed.

3.10.2020
Tips from the Trenches - Concrete Suggestions for Parents Learned as a Psychologist and Mother
Presented by Elizabeth Schnobrich, Psy.D., Groves Academy Licensed Psychologist
Parenting is the hardest job anyone will ever do. Everyone has had moments where this wish their child had been born with a manual, unfortunately, there is no such luck. Dr. Elizabeth Schnobrich will provide some concrete suggestions that can help any parent reduce their frustration level and increase their child's compliance. 

3.19.2020
Executive Functioning: In the Classroom and Beyond
Presented by Groves Academy faculty Rachel Erickson and Andy Tolan
Two Groves Academy upper school teachers discuss the design and launch of the school’s new course, Executive Functioning: In the Classroom and Beyond. Our ultimate goal? Putting new tools in student hands and the self-knowledge to use them independently. Hear how our students have been responding to the course, what it has done for us as a faculty to collaborate on it, and experience some of the activities we used to facilitate discussion and exploration of executive functioning skills. 

5.7.2020
IEP and 504 Plans: Advocating for your Child
Presented by Ethan Schwehr, PhD LP NCSP Groves Academy Licensed Psychologist and Colin Roney, Groves Academy Assistant head of School
A broad understanding of individualized education programs (IEPs) and 504 plans will be discussed in this presentation. This will help provide parents and teachers a basic understanding that will assist with advocating for their child in either private or public school settings. 

 

2020 Summer Workshops Week:

Monday-Thursday, June 22-25, 2020
Summer Workshops are from 9 am-noon

6.22.2020
Study Skills and Assistive Technology to Support Executive Function
Presented by Todd Hanson, Groves Academy Director of EdTech Integration

6.23.2020
The Nature of Anxiety and Better Management
Presented by Ethan Schwehr, PhD LP NCSP Groves Academy Licensed Psychologist
This workshop covers the underlying mechanisms of anxiety. By understanding the neurological and biological facets of anxiety, management of symptoms is improved. Appropriate supports and therapies will be discussed. 

6.24.2020
Overview of Learning Disabilities and Understanding Dyslexia
Presented by Ellen Engstrom, Groves Academy Director of Curriculum

6.25.2020
Executive Functioning: In the Classroom and Beyond
Presented by Groves Academy faculty Rachel Erickson and Andy Tolan
Two Groves Academy upper school teachers discuss the design and launch of the school’s new course, Executive Functioning: In the Classroom and Beyond. Our ultimate goal? Putting new tools in student hands and the self-knowledge to use them independently. Hear how our students have been responding to the course, what it has done for us as a faculty to collaborate on it, and experience some of the activities we used to facilitate discussion and exploration of executive functioning skills. 

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