Best Year Yet Workshop Event

Best Year Yet Workshop Event

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Are you looking for resources and fresh ideas to help your child succeed?
Does your child have a learning disability or special need?
Maybe they are struggling in school or unmotivated when it comes to academics?

We've put together a day full of brain based workshops to give you the tools you need for the best school year yet. With two tracks available, you'll find valuable information that is applicable to YOU and your child, preschool-aged through high school!

Take a look at some of the high quality workshops we have planned for you:

Track 1 - Preschool/Elementary School

9:00AM-10:15AM -

Minds on the Move!

Laurie Geary, owner/director of Yellow Wood Success Academy

Integrate the brain and overcome learning challenges through movement! Learn how and why you should strengthen the midline, vestibular system, and more! Consistency with these fun movement exercises will create a more effective learner!


10:45am-12pm -
Amanda Chastain, Owner/Director of The Speech Network

Session Details coming soon!

Lunch Provided


1pm-2:15pm -

ADHD & Executive Function

Tyler Dorsey, Owner of Focus Forward Lex

This presentation will cover the basics of what ADHD & Executive Function are; Motivation, Mental Transitions, Emotional Regulation and how you can get help. 


Track 2 - Middle & High School

9:00-10:15am -

Motivation & ADHD 

Tyler Dorsey, Owner of Focus Forward Lex

During this session, Tyler will describe the struggle behind motivation and what is really going on in an ADHDer’s brain. The goal is to help provide the child’s perspective and to help parents gain a better understanding of ADHD & motivation. Tyler will use her story to exemplify this and will leave parents with a few tips and tricks to try at home.

10:45am-12pm -
Lizard vs Learning

Jennie McKindles, Director of Education at The Provision School

When a student struggles in learning it can be for a variety of reasons, but often, one of the most common reasons is not addressed. Anxiety has the power to hijack a student's logical, thinking brain and throw them into survival brain... or as I like to call it, Lizard Brain. Come hear about how the brain works, why anxiety can be stopping your learner from progressing, and some practical ways to help!

Lunch provided

1pm-2:15pm -

Strengthen the Brain!

Laurie Geary, Owner/Director of Yellow Wood Success Academy

Learn how to improve cognitive skills like working memory, visual and auditory processing, visualization, and more through games and exercises. You’ll gain understanding and tools for improving these skills and guiding your student to academic success. Geared toward ages 5-18, parents will leave with practical and actionable steps to strengthening the brain while still having fun!

MEET OUR SPEAKERS:

Laurie Geary, Owner/Director of Yellow Wood Success Academy

Teacher, mom, and director of Yellow Wood Success Academy in Lexington, KY, Laurie is passionate about strengthening her students’ ability to learn by giving them tools to help them overcome learning challenges. She began Yellow Wood Tutoring in 2013 and has helped many children find success through her holistic and unique approach to education, which she calls “Success Training”, in her cottage school and tutoring center. Laurie has also developed online workshops on Success Training and provides workshops and trainings for other teachers, moms, dads and administrators. 

Tyler Dorsey, Owner of Focus Forward Lex

Tyler has not only been working for the past 7 years with students who have been diagnosed with ADHD but she has also been diagnosed with ADHD herself, giving her the view of ADHD from an ADHDer. Through adolescence, Tyler struggled both with academics as well as controlling her impulses and behavior. This caused many fights with her siblings and parents – her family refers to those times as WWIII. Having struggled with ADHD, Tyler felt called to become an ADHD Coach and help others understand their ADHD. She helps others to learn strategies that allow them to gain better control of their inattention, impulses and hyperactivity and to prevent the feeling of being alone.

Jennie McKindles, Director of Education for The Provision School

The Provision School is a school for unique learners specializing in early childhood trauma, adoption/foster care situation, and social/emotional skills. She has a Master's Degree in Special Education with an Ed.S in Teaching Leadership. With more than 13 years of experience, she has taught a wide variety of grades, worked in public and private education, and helped start and develop the school she runs now. As a TBRI Practitioner, her specialty is developing relationships with students in order to develop a connection that builds deeper and richer learning within the classroom, school, and world. Jennie also spends her extra time being a mom to her two children, leading a BSF group, and playing with tools.

Amanda Chastain, Director @ The Speech Network Pediatric Feeding & Orofacial Myology Clinic

Details Coming!