HOLDEN, Mass. — Parents of children with special needs can learn about neuropsychological evaluations at an Oct. 18 workshop presented by the Wachusett Special Education Parent Advisory Council.
Psychologist Amy Shogren of the Integrated Center for Child Development will give an overview of neuropsychological assessments and how they can help the child.
Her talk will include detailed information on the evaluation process as well as what parents can expect to gain, including diagnostic clarification, a better understanding of their child’s strengths and weaknesses and recommendations regarding intervention and treatment.
The presentation will also highlight a primary focus for the evaluations conducted at the Integrated Center, educational recommendations and assistance for parents in determining the best learning environment for the child.
The Wachusett Special Education Parent Advisory Council offers a support network and resources for parents of special needs children so they can become more effective advocates for their children's education.
It hosts periodic workshops featuring outside speakers as well as district staff. The Oct. 18 workshop begins at 7 p.m. at Davis Hill Elementary School.
For more information on upcoming workshops, visit www.wrsd.net/sepac.