Get Set for School: Top Ten Ways to Prepare for Kindergarten
DATE: March 6, 2012
TIME: 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST (5:00-6:00 p.m. PST)
This webinar is currently full and registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest. Please visit our web page for more webinar information.
Does preschool today look a lot different than when you (or even your children) attended? Preschool looks much more like Kindergarten these days, with higher expectations and standards of achievement.
This interactive seminar will look at the essential skills for young children as they begin formal schooling. Learn the key developmental areas of most readiness standards, and discover Pre-K readiness activities and strategies that inspire through playful and engaging learning.
Paula Heinricher, MA, OTR
Paula Heinricher is an Occupational Therapist with over 12 years professional experience. She has worked most extensively with the pediatric population. Her experiences include working in the schools providing services to students from the preschool through middle school ages. She has also worked with children (birth to 3) and their families in their homes through early intervention programs. She has treated children in an outpatient setting working primarily on handwriting and sensory integration concerns. She has used the Handwriting Without Tears® program with children as young as 2 ½ in early intervention, in preschool, and with students in both regular and special education settings working on print and cursive writing. Her love and advocacy for the program had prompted the school district in which she most recently provided services to adopt the curriculum as their only handwriting program. Paula is currently a National Workshop Presenter for HWT. She also tutors children in her local community who are having difficulty with handwriting. Paula also holds a Masters of Occupational Therapy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is certified in Sensory Integration Therapy.
Vanessa Silver, M.S., BCET
Vanessa Silver, M.S., BCET is the owner of Silver Lining Educational Services, Inc. She is in private practice as a Board Certified Educational Therapist in Los Angeles and is a former resource specialist with LAUSD. She has an extensive background in the field of reading disabilities, dysgraphia, and educational assessment. She home schools and remediates children with cognitive and specific learning disabilities. Vanessa has also spent the past several years presenting at conferences nationwide. She has served on the local and national boards of the California Association of Resource Specialists (CARS+), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and Association for Educational Therapists (AET). She is listed in Who’s Who in American Education.