Marcia Eckerd

Rob Bernstein

How School Interventions
Affect Your Kids Who Are
Wired Differently

Marcia Eckerd, PhD
Robert J. Bernstein, MA

Wednesday
February 28, 2024
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road

NOTE: This is an
In-Person Presentation

(This is not a webinar)

Children with autism, NVLD, or ADHD have two things in common: their brains process differently from those of other kids, and they are often traumatized in school.

Schools traditionally focus on kid’s behavior, instead of on their experiences. This is especially true if their behaviors distract other children. But children who are not accomplishing work “at the level of their potential” or are “oppositional” or “noncompliant” may be doing the best they can. Negative feedback only discourages them and leads to a sense of frustration and shame. Parents often feel helpless when trying to get schools to better understand their kids.

Clinical psychologist Marcia Eckerd, PhD, and therapist Robert Bernstein, MA, will discuss why it’s critical for schools to focus on “what’s the child experiencing” in order to genuinely understand their behavior and help them succeed.

Materials: How School Interventions Affect Your Kids (PDF format)

More About Marcia Eckerd

More About Rob Bernstein

Presented by SPED*NET in partnership with
Wilton Library, Wilton Public Schools and
Newtown Sped PTA

SPED*NET does not provide medical or
psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
The material in this webinar is provided for
educational purposes only.

Marcia Eckerd

Rob Bernstein

How School Interventions
Affect Your Kids Who Are
Wired Differently

Marcia Eckerd, PhD
Robert J. Bernstein, MA

Wednesday
February 28, 2024
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road

NOTE: This is an
In-Person Presentation

(This is not a webinar)

Children with autism, NVLD, or ADHD have two things in common: their brains process differently from those of other kids, and they are often traumatized in school.

Schools traditionally focus on kid’s behavior, instead of on their experiences. This is especially true if their behaviors distract other children. But children who are not accomplishing work “at the level of their potential” or are “oppositional” or “noncompliant” may be doing the best they can. Negative feedback only discourages them and leads to a sense of frustration and shame. Parents often feel helpless when trying to get schools to better understand their kids.

Clinical psychologist Marcia Eckerd, PhD, and therapist Robert Bernstein, MA, will discuss why it’s critical for schools to focus on “what’s the child experiencing” in order to genuinely understand their behavior and help them succeed.

Materials: How School Interventions Affect Your Kids (PDF format)

More About Marcia Eckerd

More About Rob Bernstein

Presented by SPED*NET in partnership with
Wilton Library, Wilton Public Schools and
Newtown Sped PTA

SPED*NET does not provide medical or
psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
The material in this webinar is provided for
educational purposes only.

Marcia Eckerd

Rob Bernstein

How School Interventions
Affect Your Kids Who Are
Wired Differently

Marcia Eckerd, PhD
Robert J. Bernstein, MA

Wednesday
February 28, 2024
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road

NOTE: This is an
In-Person Presentation

(This is not a webinar)

Children with autism, NVLD, or ADHD have two things in common: their brains process differently from those of other kids, and they are often traumatized in school.

Schools traditionally focus on kid’s behavior, instead of on their experiences. This is especially true if their behaviors distract other children. But children who are not accomplishing work “at the level of their potential” or are “oppositional” or “noncompliant” may be doing the best they can. Negative feedback only discourages them and leads to a sense of frustration and shame. Parents often feel helpless when trying to get schools to better understand their kids.

Clinical psychologist Marcia Eckerd, PhD, and therapist Robert Bernstein, MA, will discuss why it’s critical for schools to focus on “what’s the child experiencing” in order to genuinely understand their behavior and help them succeed.

Materials: How School Interventions Affect Your Kids (PDF format)

More About Marcia Eckerd

More About Rob Bernstein

Presented by SPED*NET in partnership with
Wilton Library, Wilton Public Schools and
Newtown Sped PTA

SPED*NET does not provide medical or
psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
The material in this webinar is provided for
educational purposes only.