For Parents, Teachers, & Clinicians

Sponsored by

Avner Stern, Ph.D., Behavioral Health Specialists, Inc


October 18, 2010

Family and Learning Issues in Children & Teens with Asperger's and High-Functioning Autism

Presenter: Mike Sumler, LMFT, Joshua Center for Neurological Disorders

Strategies and suggestions for helping and living with children on the autism spectrum.

November 15, 2010

Handwriting Skills: The “Write” Facts

Presenter: Sarah Banker, OTR/L, Children’s Therapy Group.

Information on the basics of handwriting in the elementary-age child, how to identify legibility problems,

and steps to take to improve this important skill.

January 24, 2011

Advances in ADHD Treatment: Medication and Beyond

Presenter: William Hale, M.D., Sastun Center

Dr. Hale discusses advances in medication and non-pharmacological approaches to treating children,

teens, and adults with Attention Deficit.

February 28, 2011

College Search Process for Students with ADHD &Learning Disabilities, and Obtaining a Good

Evaluation & Documentation for Colleg & ACT/SAT Accommodations

Presenters: Heidi Price, MSW, College-Match, LLC; Avner Stern, Ph.D., Behavioral Health Specialists

This presentation provides practical guidance on the college selection and application process.

March 28, 2011

How to Really Evaluate Dyslexia (Reading Disability)

Presenter: Trudy Stegelman Odle, MS.Ed. LD/Dyslexia Specialist, Educational Consultant

Important information on “best practices” for the evaluation and treatment of dyslexia.

April 18, 2011

ADHD and Working Memory Deficits: A Research Supported Approach to Treatment**

Presenter: Avner Stern, Ph.D., Behavioral Health Specialists, Inc

Working memory is an essential cognitive function, necessary for a wide range of tasks related to attention

and focus. It is a key predictor of school and learning success, and is a key deficit in many individuals with

ADHD, learning problems, and victims of stroke & brain injury. This presentation provides an overview of

working memory and its effects. It will also highlight a new and innovative method of treating memory

deficits, Cogged Working Memory Training.


LOCATION: Indian Creek Technology Center, 4401 W. 103rd, Overland Park, KS 66207

TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 pm

COST: $10 per seminar per person, payable at the door. No pre-registration needed.

For information:, or (913) 906-9559, ext. 106

** No charge for this presentation