I Hate Math, But I Want My Kids To Love It: RightStart™ Math!

Speaker: Kathleen MacGregor
So, math was not your favorite subject. But now you’re the teacher and you don’t want your kids to suffer through math like you did. You know that math is important and it would be nice to have a healthy relationship with it. In this workshop, you will learn about a curriculum that will provide ways to learn and practice math other than through memorization. In fact, how about teaching about the beauty and wonder of math? Come join us and learn what is needed to unlock understanding in math. Beware, you may actually start to like math!

Brain Based Strategies for Improving and Eliminating Neurodevelopmental and Learning Disorders (Saturday)

Speaker: Dana Hernandez
Brain Balance is an after school program utilizing the latest brain research to help children with Learning Disorders like ADHD, Asperger’s, Dyslexia, and Autism to function better academically, socially and behaviorally. Research shows that children with these labels have areas of brain underconnectivity, especially between the right and left hemispheres. One of the two hemispheres of the Brain has become STRONGER AND FASTER and the other has become WEAKER AND SLOWER. When this happens the two hemispheres become functionally disconnected and are unable to communicate effectively. The characteristics of the stronger, faster hemisphere become amplified while the characteristics of the weaker, slower hemisphere are muted. This lack of balance translates into the noticeable academic, social and behavioral problems that these children exhibit. Come Learn how the Brain Balance Program™ identifies and improves areas of Brain Underconnectivity to give your child their best chance at success.

Brain Based Strategies for Improving and Eliminating Neurodevelopmental and Learning Disorder (Friday)

Speaker: Dana Hernandez
Brain Balance is an after school program utilizing the latest brain research to help children with Learning Disorders like ADHD, Asperger’s, Dyslexia, and Autism to function better academically, socially and behaviorally. Research shows that children with these labels have areas of brain underconnectivity, especially between the right and left hemispheres. One of the two hemispheres of the Brain has become STRONGER AND FASTER and the other has become WEAKER AND SLOWER. When this happens the two hemispheres become functionally disconnected and are unable to communicate effectively. The characteristics of the stronger, faster hemisphere become amplified while the characteristics of the weaker, slower hemisphere are muted. This lack of balance translates into the noticeable academic, social and behavioral problems that these children exhibit. Come Learn how the Brain Balance Program™ identifies and improves areas of Brain Underconnectivity to give your child their best chance at success.

Dana Hernandez

Dana Hernandez

Dana Hernandez graduated from the University of Georgia. She spent 10 years working for several non-profit organizations nationally and internationally. Recently, Dana moved back south from Kansas City where she was the Program Director for the nationally leading Brain Balance Center in Overland Park, Kansas. In Kansas, Dana served hundreds of children in her three years on staff, and did a great deal of public speaking in the Kansas City area educating the community about the impact of neurobehavioral disorders. Dana worked with several private schools in the Kansas City area and also provided education seminars for the Kansas City Adoption Program on the role of brain development and attachment. She also worked at a residential therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens helping develop a collaborative program which includes Brain Balance. She has a passion to help all children and teenagers live out their fullest potential. For fun, Dana loves to garden and travel; she as been to over 39 countries and is still counting!

Can Spelling Be Remediated? Yes! But It Requires a Constructivist Approach

Speaker: Dee Tadlock
Spelling ability seems to be something that students either have or they don’t have. Attempts to improve spelling through memorizing word lists or studying word origins have little effect. Learn about an innovative, constructivist-based approach that works quickly to remediate spelling problems and how you can access it to implement with your child.