Nov 4, 2018
Shift Your Thinking LD Summit
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, CANADA
Discover new strategies for supporting children with learning differences from top global experts and researchers.
You enter a room that is full of hope and inspiration when it comes to you as a parent and your child that learns differently.
You have a space that allows you to talk about your concerns without shame or guilt.
You get insights into the world of learning differently with the focus on 'abilities' and 'possibilites'.
You get to learn about various strategies and approaches which allow you to feel empowered so you can offer this to your child.
You learn about supporting all areas of your child - not just learning.
The Shift Your Thinking LD Summit offers parents and teachers a judgment-free place to learn, connect, and ask questions about how to support themselves and their children who learn and feel differently.
Learning and Educational Challenges
You’re a parent that is dealing with self esteem issues due to your child’s learning or emotional difference.
You’re trying to figure out strategies to parent your child’s behaviours and you are at a loss.
Your family routine feels too chaotic.
You’re faced with homework battles every night and it’s breaking apart your relationship with your child.
Self esteem and perfectionism and how they go together when it comes to learning and feeling differently.
Self regulation and how these strategies can help you and your child deal with the stresses involved with learning differences and emotions such as anxiety.
Simplicity parenting and how these strategies can move you and your child out of the chaos to a more peaceful home.
Approaching homework in a way that allows you and your child to develop strategies that fit them and minimize the frustration you might be experiencing right now.
You’re a professional watching students refuse to start or complete a task or their school work.
You’re dealing with behaviors when it comes to students with learning differences.
You want to learn how better to create a peaceful and thriving classroom and a rhythm to your personal life.
You want to know how homework impacts students with learning differences and can homework can be used to support a child with a learning difference and offer you more insight into how they are learning
How perfectionism and learning differences go together and how this shows up when a student appears stuck or resistant to completing a task.
Self regulation and what the framework is to help children with various stressors and behaviour.
Simplicity Parenting and how this approach helps parents/teachers create peaceful environments.
Homework battles and how to move from tears to strategies to support children at home and school.
Meet and Learn from Elite Experts 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.
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.
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 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.
Podcast Host | Dyslexia Researcher | Founder of The Elisheva Schwartz Dyslexia Consultancy
HOW YOUR STRUGGLING & DISORGANIZED CHILD MIGHT BE A SECRET PERFECTIONIST
When most people think of a perfectionistic child they think , high achieving. “Type A”, organized and well groomed. Often terms like “she’s such a perfectionist” are thrown around as a casual compliments, and yet the psychological research on perfectionism paints a vividly different picture.
Perfectionists can be disheveled, absent minded, disorganized, and struggling to stay afloat. Perfectionism is never helpful, and is often at the root of students disengagement, low motivation, risk aversion and fear of showing up.
In this talk we’ll discuss how you can help your children break through their perfectionistic impulses, to learn how to show up, take risks, be seen , stay motivated and engaged and become resilient in the face of disappointment.
Self Reg Consultant | Associate Professor at Lakehead University | Associate editor of International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development
SELF REGULATION: A POWERFUL FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO YOUR CHILD'S STRESS, ENERGY + TENSION.
Today’s children and parents are dealing with higher levels of stress than in past generations. This talk introduces you to self-regulation, a powerful method for understanding and responding to your child’s (and your own) stress, energy and tension. Sonia will cover
The impact of excessive stress on children and adults
The importance of relationships for good parenting
The difference between stress behaviour and misbehaviour
How parents can use self-regulation strategies to understand and respond to children’s stress
How self-regulation can strengthen our relationships with our children.
Occupational Therapist | Simplicity Family Life Mentor | Healer
SIMPLIFY YOUR APPROACH TO SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR CHILD AT HOME
When your child has a learning difference there are challenges you will face that others may not understand or realize, so how can you deal with the challenges at home in a way that fits YOU and YOUR child. How do routines and schedules offer you a way to move through the challenges. Lynne Newman will be speaking about simplifying your approach to support your child.
Author of Beyond OK from Invisible to Invincible | Learning Difference Advocate | Co- founder of Shift Your Thinking + Occupational Therapist
HOMEWORK BATTLES: HOW YOU CAN MOVE FROM TEARS TO STRATEGIES
Homework seems like a dirty word. Yuck.
As parents, we tend to picture the battle that starts up the minute homework is pulled out. We feel the pressure to get it done. To ensure our child is doing the work. To push them to meet the expectations that are put in front of them. Over the years, through my Mom experiences and my training as an OT, I slowly figured out that homework has another purpose. And when you tap into this new purpose, it will change how you approach and view homework. You and your child will start to move away from the tears and into strategies that not only help your child at home but in school too.
Self regulation is a term you hear a lot lately but what does it really mean? How does this framework change how you support your child, student and/or yourself?
How to identify if your child is a secret perfectionist and what you can do to cultivate their confidence, keep them motivated and encourage them to take more risks and be more resilient. Discuss the impact self esteem has on perfectionism and being ‘stuck’.
How to prioritize, simplify the routine in your family’s life to help support their learning and emotional needs at home.
Address the homework battles and how to change your approach and mindset around this to better support your child.
10:00am - 10:30AM
Come meet us, register, and connect with others.
There will be coffee, tea, water and snacks waiting for you when you arrive.
10:30AM - 11:00am
Sperry Bilyea (co-founder of SYT) will set the stage for the day, share SYT updates, logistics and how the day will proceed
11:00am - 12:00pm
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Catered Lunch for YOU.
2pm - 3pm
3pm - 4pm
4pm - 4:15pm
Centre for Health + Safety Innovation
5110 Creekbank Rd, Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1
LIVE SUMMIT TICKET
Bundle #1 allows you to attend the Summit, gain some real insights and plans to support YOU and your child
...as well as meet some awesome people while having snacks, drinks and lunch provided!
LIVE SUMMIT TICKET
ACCESS TO VIDEOS FROM THE 2018 SUMMIT
Bundle #2 allows you to attend the Summit, gain some real insights and plans to support YOU and your CHILD
...as well as meet some awesome people, and access all the content from the Summit post event so you can focus on the day knowing you will get to see the video and resources again!
....and let's not forget about the snacks, drinks and lunch!!
LIVE SUMMIT TICKET
ACCESS TO ALL THE RESOURCE HUB + DIGITAL LIBRARY CONTENT OF OVER 30 SPEAKERS (CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT YOU ARE GETTING!)
ONE MONTH FREE ACCESS TO OUR SYT PARENT COMMUNITY
Bundle #3 is a ROCK'N PACKAGE as it allows you to attend the Summit, gain some incredible insights and plans to support YOU and Your Child
...and you will meet awesome people and access all the Summit Speakers including the 2018 Speakers
But here's the big thing, your support continues for one month with our Shift Your Thinking Parent Community (awesome right???)