9-17-2024 Who is This Child? Looking Beyond the Numbers Live & Recorded Webinar 7-9 PM EST

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Presenter: Lydia Soifer, PhD

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2024  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST


This is a per-person fee for those who intend to watch the live webinar or the recording that will be emailed to all who register, and available for one month. After purchasing, you will receive an email with the subject line "your downloads are ready." This contains the important information you need to complete your final registration step."


As professionals, we must think about, “Who is this child sitting before me - by personality, by academic performance, by IEP description?”  Each child is greater than the sum of the parts that make up their ability to learn.  


This webinar will help you think about who any individual child is and the best ways to teach that child, who is so much more than he or she might seem far beyond the label, the presentation, the numbers on a testing protocol…).  Educators have enormous power to build a child into a learner - or not.  We will explore the components of “Who is this child?” and discuss varying approaches to facilitate successful learning.


Whether you are a general education teacher meeting your students for the first time, a special educator charged with assessing new students, or a parent wanting to gain a better understanding of your child’s needs, you don’t want to miss this webinar by a presenter who has received rave reviews for her past Hot Topic webinars. Here’s what just a few of her past attendees have said after watching her sessions:


"Dr. Soifer is an engaging, energetic speaker who is well worth your time." 

Elizabeth Hecht: K Teacher - Marblehead, MA

 "I loved the incredibly entertaining and engaging way that Dr. Soifer presents her abundance of knowledge and her very useful handouts."

Jennifer Woit: SLP - Salem, OH

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Soifer is a language pathologist with more than 50 years of experience in clinical and private practice, as well as university teaching.  For its highly respected and valued 25-year tenure, Dr. Soifer was the founder and director of The Soifer Center for Learning and Child Development, which was the first multidisciplinary private diagnostic and remedial setting established in Westchester County.  Dr. Soifer continues to provide educational consultation and advocacy services to families on behalf of their children, in coordination with other professionals and schools. As a parent educator, teacher trainer, and staff developer, she specializes in the role of language in the development of children's learning, literacy, behavior, and social-emotional development. Classroom Language Dynamics ©, the teacher training program Dr. Soifer designed, is used in a variety of school settings to empower teachers and invigorate learners of all kinds. 

A frequent presenter at local, national and international conferences, Dr. Soifer focuses on guiding all educational professionals to answer the essential question, “Who is this child?” She is also the author of a chapter entitled, The Development of Oral Language and its Relationship to Literacy for a textbook published in September 1999 by Brookes, Multisensory Structured Language Teaching: Theory and Practice, now published in a 4th edition, as well as a contributor to local publications. In 2017, Dr. Soifer was the honoree of the Eagle Hill School, Greenwich, CT at their annual gala. 

In 2022, Dr. Soifer received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Smart Kids with LD of Wilton, CT. A respected educator, Dr. Soifer served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, CT, and the Gateway School of New York, in New York City. Additionally, she is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a faculty member in the Early Intervention Training Institute (EITI), both at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Dr. Soifer is the Director of Language and Methodology at the Torah and Language (TAL) Academy in Belle Harbor, New York

CREDITS: Whether you watch live or view the recording, this training offers 2 cont. ed. hours for all, and Certificate Maintenance Hours (CMHs) for Speech Language Pathologists. ASHA accepts CMHs towards the 30 hours needed for re-certification. 

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CANCELLATION POLICYFor cancellations made at least 10 days prior to the training, the webinar fee will be fully refunded. Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the training will be subject to a $25 administrative fee. 

PLEASE NOTE: The information provided in this hot-topic webinar may not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of Reading with TLC.  

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