Resources & Events

Parent Resources for 2017-18
Welcome! This page lists upcoming events and organizations, books, articles and podcasts that may be of interest to Nora families and members of the public. Click on links below for locations and times of the events. More information can also be found by clicking on the links to the left of this page.

Upcoming Conferences, Lectures and Workshops

Wed., Jan. 17, 6:30 pm: (offsite): “Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College” with The College Funding Coach, at Oakton High School, Vienna Virginia.

January 25: 1 Session or a series of 7 week Sessions: (offsite): Parenting Children With ADHD/Executive Function Challenges: a 7-week interactive, in-person workshop series for parents struggling with all the challenges that ADHD brings. Learn to help your family thrive, and connect with parents facing similar challenges.

January 25: 7 week Sessions: (offsite): Parenting Children With ADHD/Executive Function Challenges: a 7-week interactive, in-person workshop series for parents struggling with all the challenges that ADHD brings. Learn to help your family thrive, and connect with parents facing similar challenges.

Wed., January 31, 7 pm: (Nora School):  Getting the Most out of Testing: Why Testing Matters, and Developing related Study Strategies. With Carey Heller, Psy.D. Free and open to the public.

February: PEERS (a Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is offering a 14 week, 1.5 hour evidence -based social skills intervention for adolescents with social challenges. Click here for more information: Social Skills

Wed., February 28, 7 pm: (Nora School):  Unleashing Potential: Giving Your Teens More Control Over Their Lives. With William Stixrud, Ph.D. and Ned Johnson. Free and open to the public.

Wed., March 7, 7 pm: (Nora School):  Anxiety in Teens: Counter-Intuitive Strategies for Parenting the Anxious Teen With Jonathan Dalton, Ph.D. Free and open to the public.

2018 Fairs: mark your calendars!
Black Student Fund Fair with Latin Student Fund, promoting a wide variety of schools. Visit our table! We will also be presenting a Panel Discussion on Schools with Students with Diverse Learning Needs: from mild to significant scaffolding. Sun., Sept. 30, 10-2: (offsite, Washington DC Convention Center)

Exceptional Schools Fair promotes a wide variety of schools that work with students with learning challenges from ADHD to language based disabilities and more. 2018 Date TBD: (offsite, American University Katzen Center)

MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS ~ AND HELPFUL LINKS

CHADD Montgomery County, Children and Adults with ADD, ADHD, Montgomery County. Membership in CHADD provides you with highly relevant articles about ADHD, and attending any of our Montgomery County chapter events provides support groups in addition to other resources. Live outside of Montgomery County? Go to CHADD’s national website at CHADD.org for links to other chapters.

CCL Center for Communication and Learning offers Parent University classes.

Learning Disabilities Association of Montgomery County, LDA Montgomery County

Media Tech Parenting for Technology, Teens and Parenting tips.

Mindfulness: See our Nora School Mindfulness page for Resources.

PEP Parent Encouragement Programs, or call PEP at 301-929-8824.

THRIVE Thrive Speaker Series

Understood for learning and attention issues

WISER, Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources for professional resources in the area

With Understanding Comes Calm offers resources for parenting Gifted and Distractable kids

ARTICLES, BLOGS and GUIDES (see also our Parent Education Series for authors’ books and our Newsletter Archives for recommended reading)

ADHD: Understanding ADHD in children and adults: CHADD and ADDITUDE magazine. Excellent articles ranging from what it’s like to live with ADHD, to parenting and supporting those with ADHD.

ADHD: Your Personal ADHD Consultant.
The Attention Research Update is a FREE e-newsletter written by Dr. David Rabiner of Duke University that includes detailed reviews of new ADHD studies — must-reads for parents, adults, and ADHD professionals.

ADHD and Social Skills: Tips for Improving ADHD-Related Social Skills” by Dr. Carey Heller

Life Success for Children with Learning Disabilities, A Parent Guide from the LDA website

Motivating the un-motivated student: A Sense of Control with Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

‘Yes, And’: how to collaborate and support another person’s suggested idea and building on the idea to make it better. (Forbes) article by Dr. Cherry Collier.

‘Yes, And’: understanding better listening skills for discussions(99U) article by Scott McDowell.

What is Executive Function, exactly? from ADDitude magazine

BOOKS

A Do-It-Yourselfer’s Guide to Time Management and Organizational Skills for Students of All Ages: A brief guide for children and teens with easy to implement strategies for success: Book by Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Conquering the SAT: How Parents Can Help Students Overcome the Pressure and Succeed (the outsized role anxiety plays in standardized testing): Book by Ned Johnson

Learning to Be Kind and Understand Differences: Helping Kids with AD/HD Develop Empathy: Book by Judith Glasser, Ph.D.

The Self Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives: Book by William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

There’s Really More to Studying Than Reviewing My Notes?: A brief guide for children and teens with easy to implement strategies for success:  Book by Carey Heller, Psy.D.

What Works with Teens: A professional’s guide to engaging authentically with adolescents to achieve lasting change: Book by Britt H. Rathbone, MSSW, LCSW-C and Julie B. Baron, MSW, LCSW-C

PODCASTS, FILMS, DOCUMENTARIES
Why kids with LD and ADHD hate school and What You Can Do About it

The Science of Character

HEARING FROM OUR STUDENTS:

Transitioning back into school, by Katie Herbert, Class of ’16

CONTACT US

Contact Marcia Miller at The Nora School if you know of an event worth sharing. These are listed only as a resource and, except for those held at The Nora School, are not sponsored by The Nora School.

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