Parent Workshops

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Are you interested in learning more about how to support children with learning differences? Parent Workshops are for persons (biological relatives, non-biological relatives, extended family, community members) connected to K-8th grade children with learning differences. Our workshops are designed to equip families with research-proven practices to best assist children with learning differences.

What are learning differences?

What strategies can I use to support my child who has a learning difference?

How is a learning difference identified in a child?

What steps can I take to identify if my child has a learning difference?

Parent Workshops

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  • Tuesday, Oct. 4

    6:30pm - 8:00pm

    How to Support Your Child with Learning Difference at Home

    Presenters: Erin Whicker and Liz McPhearson

    This session will support attendees in recognizing what some of the most common learning differences facing children (including ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and executive function difficulties) look like in the home setting. During this session, families will receive proven strategies to support children to be independent, successful, and secure at home, school, and within the community. Presenters will discuss practical ways to engage your student meaningfully at home, advocate for students, and partner with school to support the transition within settings.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 19

    6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Learning Differences and Reading: What Science Tells Us About Causes and Best Practices

    Presenter: Phil Howell

    Much progress has been made in recent years in understanding how we learn to read … and why that learning is easy for some while difficult for others. This session will introduce the knowledge base behind our understanding of dyslexia and a research-informed approach to reading instruction.

  • Monday, Nov. 7

    6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Learning Differences and Mathematics: Removing the Roadblocks to Learning

    Presenter: Phil Howell

    Learning differences – even those not directly related to mathematics – can impede mathematics learning and can prevent teachers from accurately assessing a student’s true level of mathematics knowledge. This session will explore the different sources of difficulties seen in a mathematics and will discuss techniques for removing these obstacles.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 11

    6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Beyond Academics: Raising Kids to Have 21st Century Executive Functioning Skills


    • Dr. Maggie Wright, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist, Founder Wright Psychology & Counseling
    • Meghan Ainsworth, M.Ed., Licensed Psychological Associate at Wright Psychology & Counseling
    • Amanda Brown, M.Ed., Licensed Psychological Associate at Wright Psychology & Counseling

    This presentation will provide a brief description of the most important executive functioning skills required for success, not only in school, but throughout the lifespan. Tools and techniques to help develop these skills for parents and teachers will be shared, with special attention given to teaching kids with a neurodivergent profile (i.e. ADHD, Learning Differences, Autism Spectrum).

Kemper Academy for Teaching and Learning offers in-person and virtual workshops which focus on best practices for students with specific learning differences in grades K-8.

Workshops are open to the public.

Light refreshments are provided.

All events are hybrid and will held at
The de Paul School
(1925 Duker Ave., Louisville, KY 40205).
A Zoom link will be sent the day of the event.

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To learn more about Kemper Academy for Teaching and Learning at The de Paul School, please contact us at 502-459-6131 or via email

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Kemper Academy for Teaching and Learning is grateful for the generous support from:

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