“Convergence” California Speach Language Hearing Association Conference

Pasadena, CA

Event Info

Dr. Jeanne Lopez will speak with Deborah Ross-Swain Ed.D., CCC-SLP, of the Swain Center, on “The Role of the SLP in Recognizing and Avoiding Educational Trauma,” on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

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About the talk: Educational trauma is an inadvertent and unintentional phenomenon
that occurs in school-aged children, particularly children with learning struggles or
differences. Educational trauma can begin as leaning struggles as young as preschool aged
children. Learning how to understand, process and cope with difficulties is a natural part of a
child’s development. But sometimes a child can get stuck-like in the case of learning struggles
or difficulties. An experience or repeated experiences can leave a child with an overwhelming
sense of fear, failure or danger making feel that they have not safety or control over their
learning potential. For some children these feelings become so intense that they get in the
way of their continued emotional, social and even cognitive development. SLPs play an
integral role in the early identification of speech-language, learning or processing skill
weaknesses that can result in learning or educational struggles that can lead to learning and
educational trauma. This session provides an interprofessional practice (IPP) model on early
identification of children at risk for learning and educational trauma. The speakers will
present a model for understanding and mitigating educational trauma and defeat and current
practices and standards that may be contributing factors. Attendees will understand their
role in recognizing and avoiding educational trauma in school-aged children.



California Association for Gifted (CAG) Educator & Administrator Conference


Event Info

Virtual. The 60th Annual CAG EDUCATOR Conference will provide sessions from national experts on how to apply research-based strategies in your classroom and at your school site to develop the potential for diverse advanced and gifted students. Learn more and register at



Bright & Quirky Child Online Summit


Event Info

The 5th Annual Bright & Quirky Child Online Summit is here! This year’s theme is Discover What’s Possible!, and will show parents, teachers, and clinicians from around the world to learn how to help bright kids thrive, even with learning, social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges. Registration for the live event is free, with upgrades available to access recordings, join private groups for Q&A, additional masterclasses etc.

The speaker lineup includes many top psychologists, educators and child development experts, including Dr. Mona Delahooke, Dr. Barry Prizant, Debbie Reber, Dr. Michele Borba, Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, Dr. Edward Hallowell and many more. On Day 1, Summit Center Executive Director Dr. Dan Peters will co-present with Tilt Parenting’s Debbie Reber on “Using Strengths to Move Beyond Stress and Struggles.”

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Speaker Bureau

Summit Center professionals are available to speak to your school, parent group, conference, or other event. They are experienced speakers on a variety of topics for conference keynotes, plenaries, webinars, workshops, and more. Contact our office for more information.