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  • Work/Life Balance |
    get things done and to maintain relationships within ourselves and with others For individuals it is important to engage in two behaviors reflection and planning Reflection occurs when we allow ourselves time to just sit back and think about everything that is going on and to strategize how to deal with it How many times do we just get up and hit the ground running In our rush to check things off our list how many of us take the time to consider all the possible tactics we could use and to weigh the consequences of each Sometimes it is important to actually schedule thinking time Do you have a time slot on your calendar just for thinking I would venture to say that most of us do not A simple trick for this is to use your daily commute as a designated thinking time Instead of listening to the radio MP3 player or books on tape why not spend the first or last day of the work week driving in silence You will have time to plan ahead or think back and come up with effective techniques to manage all the situations you are facing in life Planning refers to simply taking time to coordinate all your efforts especially the logistics What is the best route to take when running errands to minimize time and effort Could you purchase your food for the week in one trip to the grocery store What if you scheduled a set time to check your e mails instead of stopping your work to read each one that comes in individually Effective planning allows you to be more proactive about allocating your time and setting your own parameters instead of reacting as things happen We often need to adjust plans as unexpected events occur

    Original URL path: http://learningdynamicsinc.org/2011/03/24/work-life-balance/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Comprehensive Assessment Pricing |
    000 6 000 Learning Dynamics provides comprehensive assessments that are inclusive of all fees for 3 500 While this is an excellent rate families may also elect to utilize their private insurance or our sliding scale below to further subsidize the cost as applicable Level Licensed Psychologist Post Doctoral Pre Doctoral Post Masters 1 3 500 2 700 2 000 2 4 Please call for pricing 5 2 700 1

    Original URL path: http://learningdynamicsinc.org/pricing/comprehensive-assessment-pricing/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Individual Services Pricing |
    Contact Us DONATE Individual Services Pricing Brain Bootcamp Counseling Therapy The following is our pricing structure for these services Additional information can be found by selecting the link for the program you are interested in under the What We Do menu above Payment options and travel information can be found on our pricing page Level Licensed Credentialed Doctoral Licensed Credentialed Masters Post Doctoral Pre Doctoral Post Master s Master s

    Original URL path: http://learningdynamicsinc.org/pricing/individual-services-pricing/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Butterfly Bootcamp Pricing |
    Additional information about this service can be found on our Butterfly Bootcamp page Our agency offers a variety of assessment services The initial assessment required for participants of our Butterfly Bootcamp program is the behavioral assessment This assessment includes formalized measures and observations of behaviors across settings in order to customize a Butterfly Bootcamp Support Plan The plan includes attainable goals and baseline information in one or more of our program s primary focus areas Education and Occupation Health and Life Skills and Interpersonal Relationships Comprehensive evaluations are different than our behavioral assessments While there are a variety of reasons that individuals seek our comprehensive evaluation services they are often conducted to clarify diagnoses assist in treatment planning and or to examine if the difficulties someone is experiencing warrant educational or occupational accommodations Comprehensive assessments are not part of our Butterfly Bootcamp program However we understand that there are situations that families may experience that require both types of assessments be conducted As a result we have developed a pricing scale that provides a substantial discount for families in this situation making this combination of assessments more financially attainable Based on the results of an individual s behavior assessment one

    Original URL path: http://learningdynamicsinc.org/pricing/butterfly-bootcamp-pricing/ (2016-02-15)
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  • The IEE? Educational Assessment? |
    was not enough assessment of math or reading to accurately see the difficulties your child is experiencing or types of testing needed were completely omitted e g neuropsychological speech and language An Independent Educational Evaluation can be requested at public expense meaning FREE to you just as the Educational Assessment for Special Education Services was You submitted your request now what Need help wording your request Here is a sample request letter First Name Last Name Director of Special Education Name of School District Address City State Zip Re Independent Educational Evaluation Request for Child s Name age DOB grade Date Dear Mr Mrs or Dr Last Name Please accept this letter as our formal request for an Independent Educational Evaluation IEE at public expense of our son daughter CHILD s NAME for his her eligibility for special education services IDEA and or Section 504 accommodations We received the results of the educational evaluation conducted by the school district personnel dated enter date and disagree with the findings After reviewing the report we have concluded that the evaluation was inadequate inappropriate and does not present an accurate picture of our child s abilities and functioning in the educational environment BRIEFLY include 2 3 sentences that summarizing your concerns that are leading you to request this assistance for your child Examples include The district s examination did not include a comprehensive evaluation of reading abilities including spelling reading comprehension phonemic awareness etc The reason for referral for testing included attention and behavioral issues and these areas were not comprehensively examined The testing our child needs requires psychological neuropsychological testing and the results did not include this testing as the district s evaluator was not qualified We are requesting that an IEE at public expense be completed without delay as it is

    Original URL path: http://learningdynamicsinc.org/2013/03/04/the-iee-educational-assessment/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Communication Activity: Butterfly Catching Game |
    children is a goal that many parents share Finding ways to enhance these skills that our children find fun and engaging can be a challenge Here is a game that can be created with a few school office supplies and some creativity We often play this game with children in our Social Skills Training program to expand their conversation abilities Materials Needed 1 Butterfly Catching Pieces Sheet 1 sheet 8 11 of cardstock Colorful photos e g from magazines stickers Scissors Markers Clear packing tape Glue Stick Optional Materials for a more interactive game Adhesive magnets paperclips or metal brads positive Magnetic fishing rod negative Y ou can find these at your local dollar store or online at Lillian Vernon or Amazon com Directions to Create Game Directions to Play Butterfly Catching Communication Game Category Education and Learning Tags Help One Help One s Self Support Learning Dynamics Mental Health Services The IEE Educational Assessment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Connect with Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Spam protection Sum of 3 6 Like what you read Follow Us Questions Need Appointment 310 85 LEARN 310 855 3276 info learningdynamicsinc

    Original URL path: http://learningdynamicsinc.org/2013/02/11/communication-activity-butterfly-catching-game/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Dr Spring Cooke |
    Parents for the Push for STEM Education Common Core State Standards for Math How Parents Can Help Kids Prepare Preparing Preschoolers for Kindergarten Play Time Superheroes Starting a Children s Library at Home Maximizing the Opportunity to Learn II Priorities What Who and When Family Garden Car Seat Regulations Recommendations I Infant Car Seats Like what you read Follow Us Questions Need Appointment 310 85 LEARN 310 855 3276 info

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  • Blog |
    will also learn about social skills groups including What social skills groups are and how they can help How to select a social skills group Questions to ask potential social skills group program Location Woodland Hills Church of Christ 23363 Burbank Blvd between Fallbrook Valley Circle Woodland Hills CA 91367 RSVP to Theresa Quary at 818 677 6854 or theresa quary csun edu Tweet Coping with Stress Posted on November 10 2012 by Susan Balla MA Leave a Comment Everyone experiences stress it is a bodily response to a demand Stress becomes problematic when a person perceives that they do not have the adequate resources to respond effectively to a demanding situation Parents and especially caregivers of children with special needs often feel stress due to the demands of being a parent Understanding this being able to recognize potential stressors in your life and developing ways to cope is essential to maintain cognitive emotional and physical wellbeing A Note about Stress Stress cannot be eliminated but we can learn how to manage it better With practice we can keep our stress at healthy levels that keep us alert and motivated to face challenges If you ever feel that your stress is too overwhelming remember that professional counseling may help Parenting is a stressful job High levels of parenting stress can result in Low parenting satisfaction Less responsive parenting Lower sense of parent competence Marital discord Less effective use of directives towards the child Higher risk of child maltreatment neglect and abuse There are several signs and symptoms of stress including the following Physical fatigue headaches nausea chest pain muscle spasms and numbing Mental forgetfulness trouble concentrating inattention poor problem solving Emotional anxiety depression hopelessness worry anger Behavioral isolation diminished sexual drive sleeping eating less or more Understanding Your Stressors Before implementing any coping strategy it may be beneficial to determine some of your stressors Some of the most common stressors are listed below Child Related poor language skills embarrassing public behavior disruption at home tantrums Medical and Health sleep disturbance food intolerance School accommodation issues peer relationships lack of awareness by school personnel Marital intimacy non child activities single parenting limited dating opportunities conflicting parenting styles Siblings embarrassment around peers limited time devoted to those children who are not special needs Financial treatment expenses prescriptions special diets Learning to Cope Tip Consider turning your cell phone off or at least put it on silent when completing any of these activities It pays to disconnect from the outside world for a while And remember anything they are calling you about can wait and if not others can deal with it We are not superheros nor do we need to be High stress situations are bound to happen When deadlines approach and calamities at home arise remember to take a time out and take a moment to address the situation Try leaving the room if you are in an argument or taking a minute at your desk to stop At this point

    Original URL path: http://learningdynamicsinc.org/blog/page/4/ (2016-02-15)
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