Transitions Conference Attracts over 700 Attendees

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Lynn University’s third annual Transitions conference, brought together over 700 educators, guidance counselors, teachers, educational consultants and students on Jan. 27, 2012.

In two plenary and 21 breakout sessions, this year’s 20 speakers presented on a wide range of topics geared toward helping students with learning differences find the right college “fit” and make a smooth transition to higher education. This year’s conference sold out and had guests from 26 states and 11 countries.

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Plenary Sessions

I Can’t Do This But I Can Do That

Presenter: Ellen Goosenberg Kent

A discussion and open forum with HBO director Ellen Goosenberg Kent. “I Can’t Do This But I CAN Do That” is one of Goosenberg’s most acclaimed documentaries. It is a true view into the lives of children with learning differences and how these children have grown to learn their strengths and overcome their struggles. She will discuss her inspiration for documenting these students as well as her biggest takeaways.

Shoveling Off the Ramp: New Directions in Transition for Students with Learning Disabilities

Presenter: Rick Lavoie

Current research on the nature and needs of adolescents has significant impact on the high school-to-college transition process. This session will discuss the adolescent profile and its implications for transition and success in post-secondary placements.

  • For further information on Rick Lavoie and his subject matter, please visit ricklavoie.com.

Breakout Sessions

An Empty Seat at the Table: Assisting Parents with the Transition Process

Presenter: Rick Lavoie

A child’s departure for college is a significant event in the life of a family. It is both a joyous and apprehensive process. This is particularly true if the child has had a history of learning problems. Through this session, you will learn coping mechanisms.

  • For further information on Rick Lavoie and his subject matter, please visit ricklavoie.com.

What You Need To Know to Help the Asperger's/Autism Spectrum Student Transition to College

Presenter: Mike McManmon

As the number of people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders explodes to nearly one in 100, it is important to address the type of support these individuals will need as they transition to college. Most college-age adults with learning differences face challenges in areas of social, organizational, and executive functioning skills. Many go off to a traditional college but aren’t successful because their school or college does not provide adequate day-to-day support. This session will review and teach the 10 key areas of support that can help this growing population transition successfully to college.

Minefields and Mistakes: The Top Legal Issues Every Parent MUST Know Before Sending Their Child to College

Presenter: Peter Lake

Thumb through any glossy, professionally designed college brochure and you will see perfectly manicured campuses with smiling students and staff on a perfectly sunny day. However, college life is dangerous and there are many legal minefields. Every parent needs a survival kit and should know about certain important features of higher education law to avoid legal land mines. This session will cover topics such as negligence responsibility, Clery Act compliance, disability accommodation, counseling and behavioral intervention teams.

Apple® Presentation: Technology for All Learners

Presenter: Mark Benno and Luis Perez

For more than 20 years, Apple® has provided new and innovative solutions for people with disabilities, allowing them to access – and enjoy using – the Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. In this session, they will discuss the different accessibility features included in Apple® hardware and software and why they are important to Apple®. Attendees can watch a real user demonstrate the features’ power and ease of use.

Transitioning Your Accommodations to College: What to Ask For and Why

Presenter: Ted Wasserman

Students with disabilities experience significant changes in the nature of their support services when they transition to postsecondary education. Colleges require students who want accommodations to locate the office that provides services for students with disabilities, identify him or herself, and provide documentation to support the need for accommodations. This workshop will discuss which accommodations are likely to be awarded and detail how to use psychometric and other forms of testing to justify the requests.

Building Self-Confidence and Effective Behavior in Teens and Young Adults

Presenter: Marci Fox and Leslie Sokol

Self-confidence can be negatively impacted during the teenage years because teens and young adults are vulnerable to peer pressure, face increasing demands for performance and independence and are often the victims of self-doubt. Based on the principles of cognitive behavior therapy, this will be a practical and straightforward program to help eliminate self-doubt and increase confidence and self-esteem. Audience members will gain specific tools to help teens and young adults effectively face and build their confidence in their social and family lives, at school and work performances and extracurricular activities. Instead of heading down the path of doubt and ineffective behavior, attendees will learn how to guide teens towards confidence and effective behavior.

Neuro-Diversity in Higher Education and Beyond: Using Our "Brain Differences" to Build Strength-Based Support Systems That Work

Presenter: Herm Fishbein

We no longer think in terms of deficits, but rather in terms of how we can utilize the skills and strengths inherent in these brain differences that result in different ways of thinking, relating, attending, and learning. Following a brief introduction into the “magic powers” of the brain, a group of individuals with neuro-diversity will discuss their experiences with employment, higher education, and community living.

A New Look at Success: Attitudes and Behaviors that Contribute to a Positive College Experience (Part 1 of 2)

Presenter: Rick Lavoie

Part one of this presentation will draw heavily from the groundbreaking work on success attributes by California’s Frosting Center. The center interviewed and observed adults with learning disabilities who had experienced success in college and/or the workplace. Their studies allowed the researchers to identify specific characteristics and behaviors that nurtured their success. Strategies will be discussed that will allow parents and professionals to promote and foster these traits in high school and college students.

  • For further information on Rick Lavoie and his subject matter, please visit ricklavoie.com.

I'm Ready for College But I Can't Find My Backpack: Executive Functioning Strategies for College

Presenter: Mike McManmon

Learn strategies to help your students who have challenges planning ahead and staying organized to function effectively in everyday life. Understand how a lack of strong executive functioning skills is a major reason why students fail in high school and universities. This presentation will discuss effective intervention strategies to help these students succeed.

Getting College Right: Preparing Students with Disabilities for the College World (Part 1 of 2)

Presenter: Elizabeth Hamblet

When students with disabilities move from high school to college, the prevailing laws that cover disability services and accommodations change, even when students have 504 plans. The first part of this two-part program begins by showing how the changes in the law can affect the availability of particular accommodations and services and how students’ responsibilities in the accommodation system change. After providing this legal background, the program will then explain how disability services work at college, accommodations that are commonly available, and changes students will find in the academic expectations at college.

Autism: We May Not Be Able to "Fix" It Yet, BUT We Can “Repair” It

Presenter: Haley Moss

Haley Moss, a 17-year-old with high-functioning autism, will share her personal experiences with transitioning, first from middle to high school and now the transition from high school to college.

Moving From Happiness to Gratitude: A Different Transition

Presenter: Marsha Glines

Explore the neuroscience of gratitude with practical suggestions that will help students establish a realistic sense of self, a life balance and a positive state of mind.  Acknowledging and reframing negative experiences form the core of this session.

From IEP to MAP©: Making Smoother Transitions into College With Better Planning

Presenter: Peter Lake

There is no Individual Enhancement program (IEP) in college and there is no one widely adopted process to merge the planning in high school with planning in college. A key component of success in college is better and more seamless planning. This session will discuss the use of a Master Academic Plan (MAP©) process.  Parents will find the MAP© helpful in structuring and guiding transitional planning.

Choosing Higher Education…And Staying There

Presenter: Stephen Shore

With today’s greater awareness, research, and interventions, ever-increasing numbers of people with neuro-diverse learning styles are entering higher education. Through personal experiences and the experiences of others with disabilities, many of the common challenges encountered by college students transitioning from high school and home into a college environment will be explored. Participants will come away with practical solutions for supporting these young adults for success in higher education.

A New Look at Success: Attitudes and Behaviors that Contribute to a Positive College Experience (Part 2 of 2)

Presenter: Rick Lavoie

Part two of this presentation will draw heavily from the groundbreaking work on success attributes by California’s Frosting Center and discuss the strategies that will allow parents and professionals to promote and foster these traits in high school and college students.

  • For further information on Rick Lavoie and his subject matter, please visit ricklavoie.com.

Collaboration with Composure

Presenter: Debbie Phelps

A breakout session led by Debbie Phelps, the Transitions 2012 luncheon speaker. Debbie is a middle school principal, educator, published author and mother of three accomplished swimmers, including world champion Michael Phelps.

Getting College Right: Preparing Students with Disabilities for the College World (Part 2 of 2)

Presenter: Elizabeth Hamblet

The second session will focus on and discuss the qualities of successful college students with disabilities, how students can research disability services at colleges they want to attend, and what paperwork students must have in order to apply for accommodations.

Understanding the College Board's Eligibility Process

Presenter: Donna Zanolla

This session will provide general information about College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), accommodations, documentation requirements and SSD Online.

Insight to the Field of Coaching in Higher Education: A Panel Discussion

Presenter: Stacey Bauberger, Amanda Evans, Melissa Knight, & Catherine Wharton

Lynn University’s Institute of Achievement and Learning (IAL) hosts a presentation that will discuss training and different approaches to coaching by keeping the IAL model in mind. The presentation will consist of a panel discussion that will focus on the Intensive Academic Enhancement Program (IAEP) versus the IAL’s different approaches.

Helping People with Neuro-Diverse Learning Styles Transition to Adulthood

Presenter: Stephen Shore

Achieving the most productive transition to adulthood requires intervention in three main areas: behavioral/developmental/educational, biomedical, and sensory integration. The importance of the interplay between these three areas of intervention, and approaches to address the social skills and self-awareness necessary to navigate the adult worlds of employment, relationships, continuing education, independent living and self-advocacy, will be examined.

About the Speakers

Ellen Goosenberg Kent

Ellen Goosenberg Kent portraitEllen Goosenberg Kent produced and directed “I Can’t Do This but I CAN Do That: A Film for Families about Learning Differences”. She has earned four Primetime Emmy® Awards, two Peabody Awards and numerous other honors for excellence in non-fiction television and documentary film. She has directed and produced a series of critically acclaimed documentaries for HBO, including Wartorn: 1861-2010, Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq,” “I Have Tourette’s but Tourette’s Doesn’t Have Me;” “Too Hot Not To Handle,” about America’s role in the global warming crisis, and a film on cognitive-behavior therapy for drug dependence for the HBO multi-part series Addiction. Her other credits include “Middle School Confessions,” hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, “Reading Your Heart Out,” which earned honors at film festivals in the U.S. And Canada; “No Dog Left Behind” about the relationship between soldiers and dogs in wartime, and the Emmy award-winning family specials “How Do You Spell God?”; “Happy to Be Nappy: Stories of Me,” and” Going, Going Almost Gone: Animals in Danger.”

Photo by Visko Hatfield

Rick Lavoie

Rick Lavoie portrait Rick Lavoie served as an administrator of residential programs for children with special needs for 30 years. He holds three degrees in special education and holds two honorary doctorates in education, from the University of Massachusetts (2003) and Mitchell College (2007). He has served as a consultant on learning differences to several agencies and organizations and has delivered his message to over a half-million parents and professionals throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. His intensive experiences at residential schools provided him with a “living laboratory” in which he developed and refined his methods and philosophies related to the education of children and adolescents with special needs.

Lavoie is the author of the book It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success (Touchstone/ Simon and Schuster, 2005). Most parents and professionals know him through his videos How Difficult Can This Be? The F.A.T. City Workshop, Last One Picked, First One Picked On: The Social Implications of Learning Disabilities and When the Chips are Down: Learning Disabilities and Discipline. His recent videos, Beyond F.A.T. City: A Look Back, A Look Ahead and It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success, are among the most widely distributed films in the educational media.

His newest book and DVD on student motivation is The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-Out Child (2007).

Debbie Phelps

Haley Moss portrait Debbie Phelps is widely recognized as an innovative, energetic and talented leader and master teacher with more than three decades of teaching and administrative experience. Ms. Phelps is the Principal of Windsor Middle School in the Baltimore County Public Schools system. A highly sought after motivational speaker and recent author, Ms. Phelps addresses a range of topics related to education, child development and life lessons.

Her dedication and commitment to excellence in the field of education has earned Ms. Phelps honors including Baltimore County Public School’s Teacher of the Year Finalist, two-time Maryland Family & Consumer Science Teacher of the Year, and Baltimore County’s “Baby Boomer of the Year” (2004).

Beyond the school halls, Ms. Phelps is also affectionately known as a “swim mom” to three accomplished swimmers; her daughters Hilary (University of Richmond) and Whitney (U.S. Olympic Trials), and son, Michael (14-time Olympic gold medalist). She recently added “author” to her resume with the release of her first book, A Mother for All Seasons, in which she reveals the universal themes of her life story that is rich with struggle, humor, hope, advice and passion and rallies readers to cheer for all of our children at every stage of their growth and in every endeavor.

Ms. Phelps serves on multiple business and community-advisory boards including the Board of Directors of the Maryland Character Education and American Students’ Fund. Ms. Phelps is also a member of the “Kids Helping Hopkins” Board of Directors, as well as a board member for Northwest Hospital. She has been actively involved with a variety of charity organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County, Make-A-Wish Foundation Mid-Atlantic region, Pathfinders for Autism, and John’s Hopkins Shock Trauma Medical Center among others.

Marsha Glines

Marsha Glines portrait Marsha Glines, dean of Lynn University’s Institute for Achievement and Learning, has a national reputation as an expert in teaching and learning theory, special education, nontraditional program design and higher education curriculum development.

The founding president of Beacon College, in 1991, Glines joined Lynn University where she has created and supervised alternative, innovative programs including those at the Institute for Achievement and Learning.

A graduate of Emerson College and Lesley College, she was a special studies student at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and received her Ph.D. in higher education administration from the Union Institute.

Glines has conducted teacher training workshops throughout South America and the U.S. and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences pertaining to higher education. She is currently writing a book on the process of teaching and empowering our current generation of learners with ideas and thinking skills for appropriate problem solving.

Theodore Wasserman

Theodore Wasserman portrait Pediatric neuropsychologist Theodore Wasserman is associate dean for teaching and learning at the Lynn University Institute for Achievement and Learning, where he directs the IAL’s research and psychoeducational testing center. He is responsible for the Institute Fellows Program, faculty development and conducting empirical reviews and validation studies of the institute’s activities.

Wasserman completed his doctorate at Hofstra University in school and clinical psychology and served an internship in pediatric neuropsychology at North Shore University Medical Center on Long Island. He completed his doctoral training in cognitive behavior therapy at the Institute for Advanced Study of Rational Psychotherapy in New York City.

He sees children ages birth through 18 with a full range of medical and developmental anomalies. He is particularly interested in attention and learning disorders and their impact on school function, autism, Asperger’s Disorder, atypical developmental delays, seizures and traumatic brain injury.

A prolific author, Wasserman has served on the faculty at Hofstra University and lectures and consults domestically and abroad.

Michael McManmon

Michael McManmon portrait Michael McManmon, Ed.D. founded the College Internship Programs in 1984. He is licensed as a Psychologist by the State of Massachusetts. Prior to Founding CIP, he worked for state, private and non-profit organizations in several states and was certified as a family teacher through the Boys Town Center in Nebraska.

During his 39 years of experience with students with Learning Differences and Asperger’s Syndrome, Dr. McManmon has worked on Curriculum Development, Staff Training, Program Evaluation, and Administering Community Based Programming. He speaks and presents at professional conferences nationally and internationally.

He has a unique perspective as he himself was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and grew up in a large family with several individuals on the spectrum. He has six children and 12 grandchildren, and is an avid artist, swimmer, gardener and traveler.

He is a blog author for Psychology Today and his book of advice for parents will be published in Fall 2011 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. He is on the board of ASTEP and a member of ASA, AANE, NACAC and LDA.

Marci G. Fox

Marci G. Fox portrait Marci G. Fox, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist, has been in private practice for almost fifteen years. She has worked closely with Dr. Sokol, Dr. Judith Beck, and Dr. Aaron T. Beck at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia for almost the same amount of time. As an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Beck Institute, she trains individuals in cognitive therapy both nationally and internationally, and helps mental health professionals to improve their clinical skills and pinpoint specific areas of remediation.

Dr. Fox has a founding fellow distinction as well as an invited placement on the board of examiners and credentials committee of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Fox has lectured for years on cognitive therapy and has coauthored the book Think Confident, Be Confident: A Four-Step Program to Eliminate Doubt and Achieve Lifelong Self-Esteem. Her next book Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens: A Cognitive Therapy Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Creating Unshakable Self-Esteem will be released in October 2011. Dr. Fox has published in peer reviewed journals as well as written the explanation and description of cognitive therapy in The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (3rd ed.) and The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (3rd ed.). Dr. Fox was recently invited to coauthor an article on the topic of Reframing for inclusion in the fourth edition of The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science published by John Wiley and Sons. She has been interviewed for articles in multiple national magazines, such as Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Fitness, Shape Magazine, All You, Woman’s World, and USA Today. Dr. Fox also has been interviewed for television WPEC CBS12 & FOX29 “DAYBREAK” (PALM BEACH) and BETTER TV (National), and is often interviewed by many national and international radio stations including such shows as the “Montel Williams Show”, WLAC_AM “He Said She Said”, WBIX 1060 AM “Frankie Boyer Lifestyle Show,” and WKYE-FM/WNTJ-AM “Sunday Magazine/NTJ Morning Magazine”.

Leslie Sokol

Leslie Sokol portrait Leslie Sokol, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist, is Senior Faculty, past Director of Education and one of the principal instructors with the internationally acclaimed Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia. She has taught cognitive therapy to professional and para-professional groups, nationally and internationally, on such topics as: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, stress management, psychosis, substance abuse, and couples’ problems. In addition to her roles at the Beck Institute, she maintains a private practice in a primary care setting in the Philadelphia area. In her role as Chairman of Behavioral Science in the Family Practice Department at Mercy Suburban Hospital, she taught psychiatry to family medicine residents for twenty-two years. She continues to serve as the staff psychologist in the cardiac and physical rehabilitation departments.

Dr. Sokol coauthored the book Think Confident, Be Confident: A Four-Step Program to Eliminate Doubt and Achieve Lifelong Self-Esteem. Her next book Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens: A Cognitive Therapy Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Creating Unshakable Self-Esteem will be released in October 2011. Dr. Sokol has published in peer reviewed journals, has been interviewed for articles in multiple national magazines, and has been interviewed for nationally syndicated television shows as well as national and international radio stations.

Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore portrait Diagnosed with "Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies" and "too sick" for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism.

In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen presents and consults internationally on adult issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure as discussed in his books Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum, the critically acclaimed Understanding Autism for Dummies, and the newly released DVD Living along the Autism Spectrum: What it means to have Autism or Asperger Syndrome.

Herm Fishbein

Herm Fishbein portrait Nationally renowned as an expert in the field of Transitional Services and Asperger/ Autism education, Dr. Fishbein’s experiences have included: Consultant for the Unicorn Children’s Foundation, Founding Executive Director of Renaissance Learning Academy in West Palm Beach, President of the Asperger Strategy Center (Boca Raton, FL) Special Needs Project Manager for the Broward County Children’s Services Council, Executive Director of League School of Boston and the Vermont Achievement Center, Transition and Adult Services Coordinator for UM CARD. Dr Fishbein has also presented at many National and International Conferences on Asperger’s, Autism, and related disabilities.

Peter Lake

Peter Lake portrait Peter F. Lake is professor of law, Charles A. Dana chair and director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of torts, higher education law and policy, insurance and jurisprudence, and has won several awards for his teaching and scholarship.

He co-authored The Rights and Responsibilities of the Modern University (Carolina Academic Press 1999), and has also authored numerous law review articles and other publications. He is an internationally recognized expert on higher education law and policy and has been quoted or referred to in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Sun Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the supreme courts of Virginia and Florida and the most recent Restatement of the Law of Torts. He has appeared on major television networks including ABC and CNN.

His latest book, Beyond Discipline – Managing the Modern Higher Education Environment, was published in 2009 by Hierophant Enterprises, Inc. Lake is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Elizabeth Hamblet

Elizabeth Hamblet portrait Elizabeth C. Hamblet is a learning disabilities specialist at Columbia University who has also worked the high school end of the college transition as a special education teacher and case manager. Based in Princeton, New Jersey, she speaks, writes, and consults on transition to college for students with disabilities. Ms. Hamblet is the author of 7 Steps for Success: High School to College Transition Strategies for Students with Disabilities, published by the Council for Exceptional Children, and Transitioning to College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities, published by National Professional Resources. She is a regular contributor to Disability Compliance for Higher Education, and her work has appeared in the Journal of College Admissions and Career Development for Exceptional Individuals. Ms. Hamblet’s website, www.ldadvisory.com, offers information and helpful links for families and professionals.

Haley Moss

Haley Moss portrait Haley Moss is a 17-year old South Florida native who was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism at age three. She is the author of “Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About”, is a renowned visual pop artist and advocates on behalf of children with disabilities. Haley tirelessly fundraises for local and national charities that benefit children with special needs, including Unicorn Children’s Foundation, Dan Marino Foundation and the Florida Council for Exceptional Children.

Haley was recently presented with the Council for Exceptional Children’s “Yes I Can!” International Award in April 2011. She is also the recipient of Samsung’s Hope for Children Teen Hero Award, which was presented to her in New York City in June 2011. Her artwork has been showcased in Boca Raton’s Art in Public Places, as well as on magazine covers and solo exhibits.

Haley’s inspirational story has been featured on many television programs such as CNN, PBS and NBC as well as numerous magazines and national newspapers.

To find out more information about Haley, please visit haleymossart.com

Donna Zanolla

Donna Zanolla portrait Donna Zanolla, M.A., Psy.D., is Director of Clinical Review for the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities. Prior to joining the College Board, Dr. Zanolla worked at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. She maintains a private practice in New York.

Amanda Evans

Amanda Evans portrait Amanda received her M.A. in clinical psychology from Murray State University and provided university students and community members with a variety of psychological assessments and counseling services, with the focus of the practicum work directed toward the assessment of learning differences and executive functioning deficits in college students. She joined Lynn University in 2004 and provides academic coaching services to students. Amanda has presented research-based learning strategies for students to faculty, advisors, tutors, high school teachers and ADHD support groups at the regional and national level. She is a Senior Certified ADHD Coach through the Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching.

Catherine Wharton

Catherine Wharton portrait Catherine Wharton began working in the Institute for Achievement and Learning in 2006. She attended the Kellogg Institute at Appalachian State University in June 2007, where she was certified as a Developmental Education Specialist. Developmental education is defined as a weakness in student achievement as compared with other students at the same institution. She studied educational design, multiculturalism, assessment, and program and staff development. Upon returning to her position at Lynn's Institute for Achievement and Learning, Catherine modified components of the diagnostic center using the information she gained. Catherine is among fewer than 1,000 professionals to have attained this certification, which is regarded as one of the most prestigious credentials in the field of developmental education. In 2010, the diagnostic center began offering assessments to the local community.

Melissa Knight

Melissa Knight portrait Melissa has her M.A. in Psychology and has experience working in the mental health field, addictions and higher education. She has been professionally coaching others since 2006. Additionally, she has completed specialized training in both life and ADHD coaching. She has co-presented the following presentations; Using Coaching Creativity to Engage Students with ADHD, Coaching the College Brain: A Focused, yet Flexible, Educational Model, and Neuroscience Applied! Creating a Brain Compatible Learning Environment. In May 2011, Melissa presented The Importance of Supporting Students with Executive Functioning Deficits: The Creation of New Habits through Academic Coaching at the Independent Educational Consultants Association’s annual conference. Her coaching philosophy is about creating balance and success through coaching the whole person.

Stacey Bauberger

Stacey Bauberger portrait Stacey has a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration along with first-hand experience working in the fields of higher education and addictions. Having professionally coached since 2007, Stacey has completed specialized training in both Personal/Life coaching and coaching those with AD/HD. Stacey has presented Changing Behaviors, Challenging the Norm: Using a Coaching Model for At-Risk College Students at Noel Levitz, Changing Behaviors, Challenging the Norm: How to Utilize a Coaching Model in your Educational Consultant Practice at the Independent Educational Consultants Association, and interviewed with Dr. George Glade of WebTalkradio.net regarding. As a co-presenter, Stacey has presented Using Coaching Creativity to Engage Students with ADHD, Coaching the College Brain: A Focused yet Flexible Educational Model in an Expert Speaker Series with the ADHD Coaches Organization, and Neuroscience Applied: Creating a Brain Compatible Learning Environment during a technology conference at Broward Community College. Stacey believes that integrating all aspects of a person’s life is essential in order to build success and accomplishment.

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