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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Webisode 32: Kids and Concussions

Dr. Mark Proctor from the Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospitals is an expert in concussion management. He tells us what a concussion is, how it effects your child and how to tell the difference between a bump on the head and a concussion, such as what symptoms to look for if you’re concerned. Dr. Proctor also explains how concussions are diagnosed, treatment options and how to prevent your child from getting a concussion.
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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Webisode 31: Optimizing Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences can be very stressful for both sides. Whether your child is an exceptional student or one of special needs, finding agreement with your child’s teacher about your child’s capabilities and needs is often difficult.

Nationally recognized and awarded principal, Robin Welch, will share some inside tips on how to take advantage of the parent-teacher conference to really learn and positively influence your child’s educational experience. Robin will discuss how parents can be helpful and not overbearing to often intimidated and overworked teachers. He’ll help you be more prepared and get more out of these meetings and the information will benefit you any time you have the opportunity to interact with your child’s teacher.

Principal Welch is a highly respected educator and administrator who has been involved with all aspects of childhood education and special needs. Among numerous other accolades, he is the recipient of the 2005 National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) National Distinguished Principal Award and the 2005 Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA) Thomas C. Passios Award.



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