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Starbridge Annual Conference

November 06, 2015 8:00 am until November 06, 2015 3:30 pm
At Burgundy Basin Inn
      1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY 14534, USA
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STRESS! The Impact on Learning and Behavior in Students with Attention, Learning and Emotional Challenges - What to Know and What to Do

Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D

NOTE: Registration closes at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 4. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door on Friday morning. Please bring payment with you for day-of registrations.

Because of their neurocognitive and emotional vulnerabilities, children and adolescents with Learning Disabilities, ADHD or other challenges are particularly at risk for stress-related disorders and reactions. Neuroscience explains the problem and gives us the knowledge we need to turn this situation around.

Through this interactive, informative session, educators, other professionals and parents will learn about present research, clinical observations, case studies and anecdotal evidence which explain why children and adolescents with LD, ADHD and other challenges have a lower threshold for stress. Dr. Schultz sheds light on the brain/stress/learning connection and explains why executive functions take a back seat to survival behavior in kids who are threatened by the challenges of school.

Chronic stress causes a cascade of stress hormones that have a neurotoxic effect, making the brain less efficient and leading to a cycle of frustration and failure. Students stuck in this cycle are more likely to tune out or drop out. Teaching students about this connection and strategies they can use to gain control over their learning helps them avoid being caught up in chronic stress.

Dr. Schultz’s presentation, based on the latest brain research and supplemented by his many years of work as a teacher and clinician, will provide the tools to understand and manage behaviors that get in the way of learning. Come with questions and leave with answers and no-cost strategies you can implement tomorrow!

Following this day-long training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain why stress is particularly toxic to students with LD, ADHD and other challenges
  • Describe the behaviors associated with “Saving FASE” in the presence of academically-induced stress
  • Name the components of the DE-STRESS Model of Intervention
  • List several specific strategies that allow students with ADHD, LD and other challenges to gain a better sense of control over their learning


$99, includes continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials.
(A limited number of parent scholarships are available. Please inquire at events@starbridgeinc.org.)

View the Annual Conference Flyer and Registration Form. Use this form if you'd prefer to register by mail.


8:00am – 8:20am Registration
8:30am – 3:30pm Conference

Questions? Call 585-224-7248 or email events@starbridgeinc.org.

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