Shift Your Thinking LD
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3 authors in one summit!

DEBORAH REBER | AMANDA STERN | SUSAN SCHENK

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ONCE A YEAR WE OFFER OUR LIVE ONE-DAY EDUCATIONAL EVENT DESIGNED TO PROVIDE CONNECTION AND UNDERSTANDING WHEN IT COMES TO LEARNING DIFFERENCES.

OUR MISSION

The Shift Your Thinking LD Summit offers parents and professionals a judgment-free place to learn, connect, and ask questions about how to support themselves and their children who learn and experience the world from a different perspective.

We focus on:

 
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Learning and Educational Challenges

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Overall Wellbeing

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Physical Health

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Emotional Health

 

  • You enter a room that is full of hope and understanding when it comes to you as a parent of a child with a learning difference. 

  • You sense you have entered a new space where you can freely talk about your concerns and views without shame or guilt. 

  • You feel understood by the insights offered about the world of learning differences with the focus on 'abilities' and possibilities.

  • You can learn about various strategies and approaches which will allow you to feel empowered — and focus not just learning but emotional and physical health of your child.

  • You feel a shift in how you are viewing learning differences and offer this new view to your child and others.

 
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PARENTS + FAMILIES

 

this summit is for you if…

 
 
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  • You listen to the Tilt Podcast or have read Debbie Reber’s book Raising Differently Wired Children and would love to listen to her speak about parenting and her journey in supporting her son.

  • You have read Little Panic by Amanda Stern and you can’t wait to hear what else she has to say about anxiety and how you can support your child (and you)

  • You have read Susan Schenk’s book, Beyond Ok from Invisible to Invincible and you want to learn more about the journey of being a parent and professional in the school setting with a learning difference.

  • You want to understand anxiety and parenting perspectives from someone that has lived it and can offer you hope and strategies to support your child.

  • You’re a parent that is dealing with concerns when it comes to your child’s learning difference and you feel alone.

  • You’re trying to figure out strategies to deal with your child’s anxiety and learning struggles.

  • You want to understand what it’s like to have a learning difference so you can empathize with your child.

  • You want a community that can support you through their encouragement, connection and ongoing support.

This summit we will be covering..

  • what gifts your child will bring with the way their learn

  • how anxiety impacts your child and you

  • assessments and a shift on how we view them

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  • You have wanted to read or have read “Raising Differently Wired Kids” by Debbie Reber, “Little Panic” from Amanda Stern and/or “Beyond Ok from Invisible to Invincible by Susan Schenk — and you want to learn more from them and of course meet them in person.

  • You’re dealing with behaviours when it comes to students with learning differences and you want to understand why and what they are trying to tell others.

  • You want to step inside the world of parenting a child that learns differently so you can support parents in a new way.

  • You want to learn how to help students that are dealing with anxiety and what anxiety really looks like (it may not show up the way you think it does)

  • You want to gain insight into the world of learning differences so you can tap into these student’s gifts and talents in the school setting or community.

What will you learn at this summit:

  • the gifts child with learning differences will offer

  • anxiety and how that looks for your students

  • assessments - a shift in how we view and use this information

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 WHY ATTEND our LIVE SUMMIT?

Meet and Learn from Elite Experts, Authors and Top Researchers from all over the World.

Get your questions answered, and learn about topics you care about. Find out what works and what doesn’t work. Our Experts and Experienced Parents are passionate about helping parents so they can see their children reach their full potential as focus on their abilities.

Like minded people at Shift Your Thinking

Connect with like-minded Parents and Professionals who get you.

We offer a setting of like-minded parents and professionals that understand YOU and your child’s needs. We love to ask Experts and Parent Speakers to speak openly about their experiences so you can gain a new perspective, shared understanding — you are not alone in this journey.

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Go Home with Practical Strategies you can Implement right away.

We offer time for you to ask questions specific to your concerns during the question time each speaker offers. This allows you to gain personalized support and advice that you can take home and use right away.

 

OUR 2019 SPEAKERS 

 
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MANY of our speakers have real life experiences with learning differences, they are supporting parents with their approaches and know what it's like to be a parent faced with everyday life events and challenges. 

 
 
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Deborah reber

Podcast Host | Author | Founder of Tilt Parenting

The Gift of Personal Growth


Parents raising differently wired kids know there is no such thing as autopilot or phoning it in—our kids demand a level of relentless attention, support, and focus we may never have anticipated. Yet, when we make the conscious choice to truly lean in to who our kids inherently are and set the intention of doing what it takes to help them thrive, our own personal development is sparked in fulfilling, powerful, and beautiful ways. In this talk, Debbie explores the unexpected gifts differently wired kids bring into our lives when we’re willing to accept who they inherently are, and shares ideas for how to foster our own personal growth spurts, which ultimately leads to happier kids and more connected families.




 
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amanda stern

Author of Little Panic | Speaker  

Anxiety and Learning Struggles


When kids are diagnosed with learning issues, emotions aren’t often taken into account, but more often than we realize kids who have trouble learning often have anxiety. How do we know if our child is suffering from learning differences and anxiety, and what should you do about it?


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 Susan Schenk

Author of Beyond OK from Invisible to Invincible | Co- founder of Shift Your Thinking | Occupational Therapist

The Assessment Journey

Susan will focus on the world of assessments from her view as a professional that has assessed many students in the school setting, as a Mom that decided what assessments were needed to support her children and the steps she took when assessments didn’t seem to hit the mark — and finally how she views assessments as a personal that learns differently.



 
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Sperry Bilyea

Cofounder of Shift Your Thinking | Parent

A Parent’s Perspective

Sperry will welcome you and open the doors to our Summit with her parent perspective and her journey of supporting her three children.


 
 

2019 AGENDA

 

Morning

9:30am - 10:00AM

Registration, Coffee and Connect

Come meet us, register, and connect with others.  

There will be coffee and tea waiting for you when you arrive.

Please BYOB - Bring Your Own Water Bottle.  
 

10:00AM - 10:30am

Sperry Bilyea's talk

A Parent’s Perspective and Welcome

10:30am - 11:30pm

Debbie reber’s Talk

The Gift of Personal Growth

Afternoon

11:30pm - 12:00pm

Don’t do it alone
 

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch and Connection

Catered Lunch for YOU.

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Susan schenk’s talk

The Assessment Journey

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

amanda stern’s talk

Anxiety and Learning Struggles 

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

break + books signed by the authors

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Closing Comments + GIFTs


LOCATION

Centre for Health + Safety Innovation

5110 Creekbank Rd

Mississauga, Ontario

L4W 0A1


 

SUMMIT TICKETS

Explore Your Shift Experiences

The Tickets are here!

 
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What’s included:

ONE LIVE SUMMIT TICKET

COFFEE/TEA IN THE MORNING

ONE CATERED ORGANIC LUNCH WITH DESSERT IN OUR LOUNGE AREA

ACCESS TO BOOKS AND THE SPEAKERS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

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GAIN HOPE, CONFIDENCE, SKILLS, COMMUNITY, AND DIRECTIONS

...on how to best support your child’s learning and emotional well-being in a way that is powerful for them, so they can advocate for their own learning and emotional needs as they head into JK to Grade 12 and beyond.
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