Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Helping Students with Sensory Issues
Disruptive behavior at home and in school can seem like “misbehavior,” plain and simple. But difficulties with clumsiness, inattentiveness, reading problems, disorganization, and lack of focus are often attributable to underlying neurodevelopmental issues. For example, visual processing deficiencies are often misdiagnosed as symptoms of ADHD and can be the underlying cause of poor reading comprehension. Poorly developed self-regulation is likely not just a matter of bad behavior, laziness or lack of motivation, but of the need for better developing the brain’s executive functions.
Peter Riddle, chairman and CEO of Empowered Learning Centers, will discuss assessment and remediation of specific cognitive and sensorimotor abilities that facilitate learning. Peter’s own journey from a high school student who struggled to complete 50 pages of reading a night, and who had to read information 2 or 3 times to “get it,” to a reader of 2 to 3 books a week with extraordinary retention, is an inspiration and example for everyone who suffers from under-developed visual and sensorimotor processing. Over the past 20 years, Peter has researched how the brain learns and the most effective practices that transform a person’s learning ability, resulting in greater self-esteem, emotional intelligence and life success for thousands of individuals.