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Learning Challenges Initiative 2022

  • Saturday, March 19, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Virtual


  • Members from school psychology organizations of PA, NY, ME, MA, CT

Registration is closed

Why the Learning Challenges Initiative (LCI)?

The LCI is part of a broad and long-range project of NJASP: 

  • The goal is to understand how learning challenges emerge and how to develop interventions through a broad continuum of service delivery models [e.g., from NJTSS to Special Education].  

  • The needs of children require  students, teachers, school staff, and families to gain an understanding of learning challenges from a whole-child perspective. The school and classroom environments are essential settings in delivering the services needed to improve outcomes for  our children/students.

  • A whole-child perspective includes an understanding of the psychological processes related to child development, the role of the brain, use of a comprehensive assessment approach, and implementation of academic and psychotherapeutic interventions. [Growing the Whole Child Movement:  A Year After A Nation at Hope]

  • To achieve these goals, we need to bring participants together to collaborate and gain a wider scope of how learning challenges affect students, along with specific ways we can help. 

Let’s learn together and help the schools and communities in which we serve!

Please click here for an overview of the program. The program is structured as follows:

  • A virtual model that offers 14 CPD credits!  

  • The virtual model is offered as part of Phase I (Brain Literacy Training) of the Learning Challenges Initiative, on March 5 and 19th from 8 am to 4 pm will  be offered by the Center for Teaching Brain Literacy (www.teachingbrainliteracy.com), an international leader in promoting educator understanding and use of brain-behavior relationships in the schools. 

  • Phase II, which will provide case consultation and discussion ranging from comprehensive assessment procedures to RTI interventions will offer additional CPDs (to be determined as the series continues) and will be offered at a later date and be provided by Drs. Terri Allen and Julia Coyne.   

  • Registration is free for members, students, and invited guests.  The fee for members from affiliated organizations [PA, NY, ME, MA, CT] is $50.  The fee for non-members is $100.  

Registration will remain open until 3/4/2022.  

Below is a description of the learning modules.   Please click on the following link for the brochure:  BRAIN LITERACY TRAINING_ Phase I.docx (1).pdf

Registration information:

Members, Students, Invited Guests - free admission

Members of the school psychology organizations of PA, NY, MA, ME, and CT - $50

Non-members - $100

Program deliberation, conceptualization, and consultation from Dr. Dale Starcher and Kristine Esposito are most appreciated.

John C. Lestino, NJASP President

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