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Workshops – Open to the Public!

Please note: As always, we contract with schools, school districts, agencies and professional organizations and can provide workshops on these topics ON SITE. We travel throughout the United States and internationally to provide ON SITE professional development. If interested, please click here to Request a Proposal.

Workshops:


***Spring Workshop Accessible From MD, D.C., VA, PA, DE, NJ***

Social Communication Development through Narrative-Based Intervention

When: Friday, May 1, 2015 8am-3:30pm

Where:
Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus
9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD, 
Room 307 in Gilchrist Hall (middle building with circular driveway)
PARKING: Please park in any space that says “JHU ONLY” or in any other undesignated space on campus.

Presenter's Biography
Maryellen Rooney Moreau, MEd CCC-SLP, president of MindWing Concepts has a passion for helping children to think, communicate and learn. Prior to founding MindWing Concepts, her forty year professional career includes: school-based SLP, college professor, diagnostician at the Curtis Blake Child Development Center and Coordinator of Intervention Curriculum and Professional Development at the Curtis Blake Day School, of American International College, for children with language learning disabilities. She designed the Story Grammar Marker® after years of research and practice and was awarded 2 United States Patents. In 2014, she received the Alice H. Garside Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Dyslexia Association, Massachusetts Branch (MABIDA) for exemplary leadership, service or achievement in the area of helping children with dyslexia and language learning disabilities. She has written more than 15 publications and developed more than 30 hands-on tools based on this methodology. The Story Grammar Marker® and related tools are in the hands of over a million of children world-wide and Moreau is an internationally recognized professional development presenter.

Appropriate For educators working with Pre-K through Grade 5, specifically:
Speech Language Pathologists, Autism Specialists, Psychologists, Literacy Coaches, Reading Specialists, Special Educators, Classroom teachers

Description:
This interactive professional development workshop will focus on Narrative-Based (or Story-based) Intervention, which is needed when students experience difficulties using language to think, communicate and learn. Through the use of narrative development and children’s literature, educators can help childrento: tell their “story,” take perspective, develop Theory of Mind, become critical thinkers, build Central Coherence, solve problems, initiate conversation to establish relationships, understand social emotions, recognize feelings through verbal and nonverbal cues, infer, make plans and improve writing with cohesion.  The multisensory tool, Story Grammar Marker® which provides a concrete representation of the narrative episode will be discussed. The relationship between this methodology and Social Thinking® will be discussed. Narrative intervention is important to all students for developing communicative competence, but especially early learners and those with Autism as well as those who may have social communication, developmental or learning challenges.  

Learner Outcomes:
Participants will be able to…

  1. List, define and use the stages of Narrative Development as they relate to both children's literature and social situations
  2. Use the Critical Thinking Triangle™ for making connections, perspective taking and inference
  3. Foster Theory of Mind and Sentence Complementation (the language needed to communicate ToM)
  4. Support receptive and expressive conversational repair with Six-Second-Stories
  5. Help children to develop executive functions of organization, setting goals, making plans and carrying out the plan
  6. Facilitate problem solving & conflict resolution using MindWing's Social Problem Solving Model
  7. Aid in building Central Coherence using Cumulative Narrative Chunking™
  8. Help children tune in to feelings and mental states

Disclosures
Maryellen Rooney Moreau's Disclosure
Financial: has ownership interest in MindWing Concepts, holds intellectual property rights and patents. Maryellen is employed as president of MindWing Concepts. In that capacity, she writes books, creates materials, consults, trains and presents. Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
The presenter will discuss the methodology of Story Grammar Marker® and other MindWing Concepts, Inc. products.

Cost:
Option A: $199.95 (includes handout, Certificate of Completion and ASHA CEUS, if needed)
Option B: $299.95 (includes above,  PLUS KIT of Materials, MindWing's Social Communication/Autism Collection – this is $50 off of the list price for the Kit. See Kit details below)

How to Register:

Contact: Sheila Moreau at smmoreau@mindwingconcepts.com or 888.228.9746 with any questions.

Social Communication/Autism Collection:
This Collection of materials can be used during the workshop as well as for therapeutic and/or classroom implantation after the workshop. The list price is $149.95 plus shipping and handling. The cost of this Kit - if pre-purchased at registration with Option B- is $99.95, a $50 savings.

If you choose Option A, there will be opportunities to ORDER materials at the workshop, but if you purchase this Kit on the day of the workshop, it will have to be shipped after the workshop (at a 10% discount and FREE shipping & handling)

This Kit Includes:


April 2015

April 24 - The "Core" of the Core: Using Story Grammar Marker® to Support Students in Meeting Grade-Level Common Core State Standards
Presenter: Maryellen Rooney Moreau, MEd, CCC-SLP
Courtyard by Marriott Cromwell, 4 Sebethe Drive, Cromwell, CT
Click here for registration details.

May 2015

May 1 - Social Communication Development through Narrative-Based Intervention
REGISTER NOW
Presenter: Maryellen Rooney Moreau
Room 307 in Gilchrist Hall, Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 
Open to the Public, .6 ASHA CEUs and Certificate of Completion, Click here for Details

May 12-13 - SGM® Certification Module I*
Presenter: Maryellen Rooney Moreau
Ely Center, 84 Rowe St, Newton, MA 02466
Small group intensive, LIMITED to 10 participants), 1.2 ASHA CEUs, Click Here for Details

May 14 - Integrating Technology Tools with Braidy, The Storybraid®, SGM® and ThemeMaker®*
Presenter: Sean J. Sweeney
Ely Center, 84 Rowe St, Newton, MA 02466
Small group intensive, LIMITED to 10 participants), .6 ASHA CEUs,  Click Here for Details
CLICK HERE TO ATTEND ALL 3 DAYS 5/12-5/14 AT THE ELY CENTER AT A DISCOUNTED RATE

June 2015

June 2 – Help Me Tell My Story! Social Communication Development through Narrative-Based Intervention
Riviera Parque, 2800 Highway 7 East, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 1W8
Sponsored By York Region District School Board
Open to the Public, Registration Details Coming Soon!

July 2015

July 21-22 Discourse, Language and Reaching Struggling Readers
Presenters: Ken Pransky and Maryellen Rooney Moreau
STCC Technology Park, 1 Federal Street, Springfield, MA
Click Here for Details This workshop earns 12 Professional Development Points (PDPs), 1.2 ASHA CEUs & a Certificate of Completion

August 2015

August 17-18 - SGM® Certification Module I*
Presenter: Maryellen Rooney Moreau
Ely Center, 84 Rowe St, Newton, MA 02466
Small group intensive, LIMITED to 10 participants), 1.2 ASHA CEUs, Click Here for Details

August 19 - Integrating Technology Tools with Braidy, The Storybraid®, SGM® and ThemeMaker®*
Presenter: Sean J. Sweeney
Ely Center, 84 Rowe St, Newton, MA 02466
Small group intensive, LIMITED to 10 participants), .6 ASHA CEUs,  Click Here for Details
*CLICK HERE TO ATTEND ALL 3 DAYS 8/17-8/19 AT THE ELY CENTER AT A DISCOUNTED RATE