S4, E3: Ask The Experts – Winning the Homework Battles
On this episode of “A World of Difference,” our expert panel reveals what makes homework for neurodivergent kids a struggle and offers winning strategies for acing the assignment.
Our experts include:
Tom Flis is a board certified and licensed behavior analyst and licensed clinical professional counselor who has more than 20 years of experience working with children and adults diagnosed with a developmental disability across multiple settings, including in-home, schools, inpatient, outpatient, and out in the community. He currently serves as the clinical director for the Center for Autism and as the behavioral services manager for inpatient units at Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore, Maryland, the nation’s largest private, nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, special education, developmental disability, and social services.
Kara Grimes is a school psychologist and mental health counselor with SPG Therapy & Education, one of the largest and multi-disciplinary providers in California. Grimes boasts expertise in school-based mental health, JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion) and disability identification. She has background in Theatre, Film and Digital Production and advocates for therapeutic storytelling through arts education, drama therapy and psychoeducation.
Michele Patestides is a learning specialist and certified coach at Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida, America’s first accredited college or university dedicated to educating students with learning and attention issues. A former public school teacher with a master’s degree in special education – varying exceptionalities, she specializes in strengths-based student support techniques, teaching and program development skills.
A World of Difference is produced and owned by Beacon College, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the education of students who learn differently, including those with learning disabilities, dyslexia, and/or ADHD.