Preventing Academic Breakdowns
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About the Event
During this webinar, join learning specialist, Sharon Thomas, and neuropsychologist, Preetika Mukherjee as they explore interventions that work when students experience academic breakdowns.
Topics discussed will include:
· Collaborating and communicating with your child’s school
· Advocating effectively for your child’s needs
· Utilizing parent-teacher conferences for positive support, growth, and change
· Building a strong team of providers based on your child’s individual needs
· Assessing and strengthening your child’s executive functioning skills
Preetika Mukherjee, PhD
Preetika Mukherjee is a pediatric neuropsychologist in New York City who, as a mother of two children, can understand and empathize with the anxieties of parents. She has worked tirelessly with educators, school administrators, therapists, and medical doctors to improve the overall functioning of children, adolescents, and young adults in New York City for over a decade. She earned her doctorate in School Psychology from New York University and completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. She is a former Director of Neuropsychological Evaluation Services at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City, and she has also served as an Assistant Professor at Columbia University and Mount Sinai where she taught and supervised postdoctoral fellows and psychology interns.
Sharon Thomas, MSc, MSEd (Facilitator)
Sharon Thomas is a Learning Specialist and Educational Consultant. She is the Founder and Director of MAIA Education Resource Center, an organization started over ten years ago to identify and provide timely educational services. As the leader of MAIA, named after her daughter, Sharon guides a team of talented teachers with general and special education training who are invested in the overall development and success of their students. MAIA works with students K-College with and without learning differences through 1:1 tutoring, executive function coaching, test preparation, school placement, and workshops. Sharon is passionate about giving all students access to learning. Her work and advocacy for individual students, families and in schools reflect her belief that healthy learning environments understand and prioritize individual development and best research based teaching practices. Sharon completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Georgetown University and earned a master's degree in Child Psychology at University College London as well as a master's degree in General and Special Education at Hunter College.