Parent U Workshop: Feb. 26 in NYC
Guidance for parents of children with hearing loss and auditory challenges
February 26, 2015 from 6-8:00PM
42 Broadway (next door to CHC), 20th Fl.
Please join the Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) for a free educational workshop – The Many Facets of Educational Therapy – facilitated by Ruth M. Lee, M.Ed., ET/P and Susan Micari, MS, Ed., BCET.
This interactive workshop, one in a series of Parent U workshops presented by CHC, is designed to help parents (and educators) of children with hearing loss and auditory challenges (including APD) plan and support their child’s educational life.
- What is educational therapy?
- How is it different from “tutoring?”
- The collaborative alliance
- Skills, strategies and beyond
- Interventions – reading, writing, and organizational skills
Parents of children with all degrees of hearing loss and auditory challenges (including APD) are invited to this informative session for guidance and practical advice on educational, emotional, and social issues.
What is an educational therapist?
Educational therapists are highly-trained individuals who work children, teens and adults to overcome learning challenges in a one-on-one or group therapy setting. Educational therapists are specifically equipped with the ability to identify and assess student learning needs. They create and implement individual educational therapy plans utilizing the techniques specific to the learning goals for each student. Therapists are passionate, skilled, relational, and empathetic as well as dedicated to being a part of unlocking learning potential for their students through an individualized, therapeutic approach.
About Ruth M. Lee
Ruth M. Lee, M.Ed., ET/P, is a professional educational therapist, a licensed special educator, and a Wilson certified reading instructor. Ms. Lee specializes in evaluations and analysis, leading to individualized educational interventions for children and adolescents with learning disabilities and other learning challenges.
She has extensive experience conducting academic and literacy evaluations and has been a staunch advocate for students, particularly those needing accommodations and modifications in the classroom.
In her private practice, Ms. Lee offers children and adolescents, intensive, individualized interventions designed to address learning challenges. She focuses on creating and implementing treatment plans that utilize information from a variety of sources including each client’s social, emotional, psycho-educational and neuropsychological context. Ms. Lee also has extensive experience writing individual education programs (IEPs) and 504 plans for children who require accommodations in public school.
Ms. Lee has over a dozen years of experience in the education field. Before moving to South Florida, she was the Senior Learning and Educational Specialist for the Child Mind Institute in New York City, a clinical practice and not-for-profit health organization. Prior to that role, Ms. Lee had a private practice, which she brought into CMI. Ms. Lee began her career in education as a Learning Specialist in both public and private schools in Massachusetts and New York and also as an educational therapist at the Soifer Center for Learning and Child Development in White Plains, New York.
Ms. Lee holds a master’s degree in education for students with moderate disabilities from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her concurrent practicum at the Pierce School in Brookline placed her with students with language-based disabilities.
Ms. Lee has additional training in TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped Children), PAF and writing from the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and is a certified Wilson reading instructor. She is the current chair of the Outreach Subcommittee for the Association of Educational Therapists, which sets the standards for the professional practice of educational therapy in the US.
About Susan Micari
Susan Micari, MS, Ed., BCET, is New York City’s only practicing Board Certified Educational Therapist, and is dedicated to remediating learning difficulties at school and the workplace. Her private practice embraces older elementary, middle, high school, and college students. She also works with adults from their early 20s to 60s. Issues she addresses are anxiety, testing, reading, writing, executive functions, language based and non-verbal learning issues.
Parent U is presented under the auspices of CHC’s Family Resource Center and made possible through the generous support of the Bodman Foundation.