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​FOCUS is pleased to welcome back Dr. Giorcelli, one of the region's most experienced special education experts, to speak about essential learning for all teachers attempting to accommodate a diverse range of learners in their classrooms. 


This includes the principles, best practice and framework in differentiation, and it application... (please click on the event title, date or image to READ MORE).

FOCUS is pleased to welcome back Dr. Giorcelli, one of the regions most experienced special education experts to speak about the educational and related developmental issues that are critical for parents to understand when nurturing their children with dyslexia, dysgraphia, AD/HD, and co-existing conditions such as anxiety, addictive behaviours, and low self-esteem. 


Drawing upon her many years of experience, Dr. Giorcelli will suggest a research-based "Curriculum of the Home” designed to...(READ MORE, please click on the event title, date or image)

Boarding school can be a life-changing option for all students, especially to those who learn differently, but you need to find the right educational and cultural fit.

Our Boarding School Event is designed to help you better navigate those choices.  This will include:

  • A parent panel sharing personal experiences with boarding school choices and outcomes.

  • Small group discussions with school representatives to learn about their unique programs, learning support and summer options.

  • Opportunity for 1:1 follow up with schools of your choosing. 


​Please join us to explore the breadth of exciting learning opportunities available for student who... (pls click the Event Title, Date or Image to READ MORE)

October 19, 2020

Are you juggling parenting, home schooling, quarantine, and maybe work from home?  How do you avoid burnout so you can be the support your children need?  

Join the live presentation and Q&A with our guest speaker, Dr. Minna Chau, who will discuss signs and causes of parenting burnout, and offer different ways to manage our stress... READ MORE

September 14, 2020

Decades of research show that avoidance behaviours typically result from a lack of skills needed for problem solving, managing frustration and mental flexibility. 

This is a follow-up, interactive session will again be led by Rick Smith, EdD, PsyD. and Melissa Ortega Giglio, PsyD., to address the feedback comments, and further support and discuss regarding​...READ MORE

August 23, 2020

Avoidance and procrastination have typically been thought of as intentional or subversive, which often results in parenting approaches that focus on motivation through reward and punishment programs. If these strategies no longer seem to motivate your child, this discussion is for you!

Join our live video discussion with Rick Smith, EdD, PsyD. and Melissa Ortega, PsyD. ...READ MORE

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