Upcoming Workshops

The Kurtz Center for Cognitive Development will present several Important Workshops this year.

Beginning in June we will have “Classroom Management” and “Winning with the Difficult Child: Even those with Oppositional Defiant Disorder”, presented by Charles Paskewicz, Ph.D. who has wealth of experience as a Teacher, College Professor, and Clinical Psychologist. In-service points and CEU’s are available for these and our other workshops.

Also in June and again in July we will be presenting Workshops that will significantly help those who teach and those who consult or supervise. Parents are welcome. These will “ready any child for learning” and then “train their brains” to function at their optimal levels.

Call us for details send you information.  Also if you have a child from 7 through 12, this summer we have a brain training group to positively change the way they listen, read, express, remember and think.  We call it CEMT.

Schedule

Workshops – One left in June, Two in July.

Check your calendars and be sure to reserve a seat at one (or more) of the workshops that we are presenting at the Kurtz Center during 2004-2005. Many professionals can receive In-service Credit and/or CEU credit.

These highly informative workshops, conducted by some of Central Florida’s leading experts in their fields, are A MUST for Teachers, Parents, Tutors, Home School Parent/Teachers, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and other professionals and para professionals!

Workshop Location:

LearningDisabilities.com 377 Maitland Avenue suite 1006 Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 407.629.9003

Any other locations will be announced in advance

July Workshop #1

Readying the Student to Learn: Safety, Boundaries, Respect, and Behavior Modification (16 CEU’s)

Monday and Tuesday, July 19th & 20th

Cost: 287.00

 

This workshop takes the best parts of the work done by the major behavior theorists and practitioners of the past 100 years and integrates them into a compact, easy to use system that allows for optimal behavior management and readiness to learn. We have drawn from years of training and implementation to select the most practical and common sensical ways to get “good” behavior to happen. In this 2 day, 16 hour workshop the following topics will be addressed:

Centering Activities (Brain Gym©, “Present Time”, etc.)

Classical and Operant Conditioning in Behavior Modification

Setting Rules and Reinforcing the Rules to Solidify Compliance

Positive Anchoring Through Guided Imagery

Creating Consequential Thinking Developing Positive Peer Pressure in a Social Group

Self Motivation and Responsibility

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

I. Learn how to train attention focus, centering, positive emotional sets, and solution focused outcomes.

II. Develop a working knowledge of the basic principles of behavior modification.

III. Understand how to develop self motivation, responsibility, and an effective, mutually interdependent team.

 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Day One

8:00 Registration

8:30 Intro-Overview

9:00 Establishing Safety/Rapport

9:45 Centering (Brain Gym©, Present Time, etc.)

11:00 Conditioning Attention Focus

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Conditioning Attention Focus

1:15 Calibrating Student’s Ways of Thinking and Creating Consequential Thinking

2:15 Establishing Clear & Vivid Outcome Goals

3:00 Positive Anchoring

5:10 Intro-Behavior Modification

5:30 End Day One

 

Day Two

8:00 Coffee

8:30 Behavior Modification

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Behavior Modification

Setting Rules and Reinforcing the Rules to Solidify ComplianceReinforcing Consequential Thinking

Developing Positive Peer Pressure in the Social Group

Stimulating and Reinforcing Self Motivation and Responsibility

 

4:45 Review, Wrap-Up, and Evaluations

5:30 End Day Two

 

This workshop is approved for and offers 16 continuing education units (hours) for Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, and School Psychologists. Readying the Student to Learn is an approved Chapter 491 and 490 CEU Provider #BAP 321 Exp 3/05, SCE Exp 11/30/05

 

July workshop #2

 

CEMT: Training the Brain to Comprehend, Remember, Express, and Think Critically (24 CEU’s)

 

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, July 21st-23rd

Cost: $397.00

For the past 18 years the Kurtz Center has been training and retraining the brains of children and adults who have learning disabilities or low achievement in all areas of learning and performing. In this time the Kurtzes have found proven approaches which prepare the brain for learning, and which train the specific thought processes necessary for producing optimal performance for each individual in all areas of academics. These approaches, from the likes of Lindamood-Bell© e.g. Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking©, Vanilla Vocabulary©, Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech, 3rd Ed© (formerly ADD©); Orton Gillingham© and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) are, in their own right, superb. But, with a thorough understanding of the methods of training the brain used throughout time, beginning with Socrates and Aristotle, the Kurtzes have developed an improved program of how to Comprehend, Express, Remember, and Think

Critically. They call it CEMT©.

 

In this 3 day, 24 hour workshop you will learn what research has shown, and our experience has revealed to work best in strengthening and solidifying the brain’s foundation for learning. Onceyou develop an understanding of these techniques you will be able to integrate them into all aspects of your instruction. Your learner will gain the ability to perform at his/her optimal levels in the following areas:

Listening and Following Directions

Reading Comprehension

Written and Oral Expression

Critical Thinking

Long Term MemoryTesting

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

I. Discover one’s own meta-cognition.

II. Understand basic brain functioning and brain plasticity.

III. Understand that each individual’s optimal comprehension, expression, memory, and critical thinking occur by making one’s imagery Vivid, Accurate, Concise, and Complete (VACC).

IV. Discover how to develop in one’s own mind, and in others, the ability to create images that are Vivid, Accurate, Concise, and Complete.

 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Day One

8:00 Registration

8:30 Intro-Overview

9:30 Meta-Cognition

10:30 Practice

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Brain Function

1:00 Brain Plasticity

1:30 Variability

2:00 Beginning Steps of Imagery Development

3:00 Practice3:30 Questioning

4:00 Single Word & Structural Elements With Practice

5:00 One Sentence Imagery

5:30 End Day One

 

Day Two

8:00 Coffee

8:30 Oral Recalls

9:00 Review Structural Elements

9:30 Practice Questioning10:00 Sentence by Sentence Imagery

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Review

12:45 Practice Sentence by Sentence

2:00 Critical Thinking Questioning

3:30 Multiple Sentence Imagery

4:00 Practice

5:30 End Day Two

 

Day Three

8:00 Coffee

8:30 Written Recalls

9:00 Whole Paragraph Imagery

9:30 Practice

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Paragraph by Paragraph Imagery

1:00 Practice

2:00 Notes, Maps, and Outlines

3:30 Vocabulary

4:30 Review, Wrap-Up, and Evaluations5:30 End Day Three

 

This workshop is approved for and offers 24 continuing education units (hours) for clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and school psychologists. CEMT is an approved Chapter 491 and 490 CEU

Provider #BAP 321 Exp 3/05, SCE12 Exp 11/30/05

 

Special Guest Lecturer – Monday June 28th Workshop

 

 

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (7CEU’s)

Monday June 28th

Cost: 117.00

Dr. Charles Paskewicz, Classroom Teacher, College Professor, and Clinical Psychologist shares his practical knowledge to give any educator the edge they need to have effective discipline in the classroom. This workshop is excellent for Teachers, School Psychologists, and Mental Health Professionals who consult with educators and parents.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

I. Learn several grammatical errors that relate to behavioral management solutions.

II. Understand how to appropriately distance themselves so that they can more easily see the behaviors as part of a system

III. Learn a model that makes it easier to think about behavioral change.

IV. Understand lessons from Attribution Theory to better manage the motivation of students.

V. Learn the lessons of Cognitive Dissonance Theory to plan reward systems.

VI. Learn reward systems that make classroom management easier.

VII. Learn a technique to decrease inappropriate behaviors

 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

8:30 Registration/Coffee

9:00 Intro/Overview

9:20 The Language of Change

10:00 Distancing-The “Chessboard” Technique

11:00 The Dual Behavioral Model

11:30 Lunch

12:30 The Dual Behavioral Model, con’t

1:30 Cognitive Dissonance

2:30 The Lottery Technique

3:30 The Olympic Technique

4:45 Questions and Closing

5:00 End Session

This workshop is approved for and offer 7 continuing education units (hours) for clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and school psychologists. Classroom Management is an approved Chapter 491 and 490 CEU Provider #BAP 321 Exp 3/05, SCE12 Exp 11/30/05.

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WINNING WITH THE DIFFICULT CHILD: EVEN ODD (7CEU’s)

This workshop is available on 3 Video Tapes. Call Denton Kurtz at 407 629-9003 for your copy. Cost: 117.00

For this workshop Dr. Charles Paskewicz, Classroom Teacher, College Professor, and Clinical Psychologist presents proven approaches which will rapidly cause the difficult, even ODD child, to become cooperative and responsive, and over time carry their new behavior into all their settings. Educators and counselors within all levels of experience will benefit from these innovative and change-producing approaches. Excellent for School Psychologists and other Mental Health Professionals that counsel these children or consult with educators and parents.

 

OBJECTIVES

I. Learn the 7 grammatical errors that relate to behavioral management solutions.

II. Understand a model which makes it easier to think about behavioral change.

III. Learn how to appropriately distance themselves so that they can more easily see the behaviors as part of a system.

IV. Understand how to use and adapt the SBP Model to deal with and change oppositional behaviors; and ways of helping others with whom they are consulting to do the same.

 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

 

8:30 Coffee/Registration

9:00 Who is the ODD Child?

9:20 The Language of Change

10:00 Distancing-The “Chessboard” Technique

11:30 The Dual Behavioral Model

12:30 Lunch

1:00 The Dual Behavioral Model, con’t

1:30 Systematic Behavior Paradox and Practice, Practice, Practice

4:45 Questions, and Closing

5:00 End Session

This workshop is approved for and offer 7 continuing education units (hours) for clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and school psychologists. Winning With the Difficult Child is approved Chapters 491 and 490 CEU Provider #BAP 321 Exp 3/05, SCE12 Exp 11/30/05.

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