Education Speaker Talking About ‘Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up’

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Dr. Ellen Braaten.

Dr. Ellen Braaten.

Dr. Ellen Braaten.

Watertown SEPAC will host a talk by an education expert titled “Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up.”

Dr. Ellen Braaten, PhD, associate director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy
Minds, director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP)
at Massachusetts General Hospital. She will speak on May 14 about her new book, Help Your Child Overcome Slow Processing Speed and Succeed in a Fast-Paced World.

This presentation is free and open to the public. presented by Watertown Special Education Parent Advisory Committee.

The announcement asks: Do you find yourself constantly asking your child to “pick up the pace?” Does he or she seem to take longer than others to get stuff done, whether completing homework, responding when spoken to, or getting dressed and
ready in the morning?

Dr. Braaten has worked with thousands of kids and teens who struggle with an area of cognitive functioning called “processing speed,” and who are often mislabeled as lazy or  unmotivated.

Learn how to obtain needed support at school, what to expect from a professional evaluation, and how you can make daily routines more efficient, while promoting your child’s social and emotional well-being.

The event is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Cunniff School Library, 246 Warren Street, Watertown.

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