The Wolf School offers unique training opportunity on school trauma


The Wolf School, a private K-8 special education school in East Providence, R.I., will host their third annual conference with a focus this year on school trauma. "School Trauma and the Complex Learner: Education and Intervention" will be a one-day intermediate level conference held at The Wolf School with expert speakers Dr. Teresa May-Benson, Sc.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, Dr. Jennifer Jencks, Ph.D., and Dr. Karen Holler, Ph.D. This conference is open to the public. You can register here.

Head of School Anna Johnson explains that, “understanding the impact trauma can have on students, particularly students with learning disabilities, is crucial for parents, clinicians, and educators.”

Trauma in children has an increasingly well-documented impact on brain development and neurocognition. School can be a chronically stressful or even traumatizing setting for children who have a variety of social, emotional and/or learning problems. Bullying, academic failure, sensory vulnerabilities, and social rejection (to name a few) can all have a profound impact on a child’s availability to learn. By attending this conference, participants will walk away with an understanding of the effects of trauma while learning strategies and approaches to help counteract it.

About The Wolf School: The Wolf School is a nationally recognized private special education school for children with complex learning differences in grades K-8. Our expert, caring team of professionals, state of the art facility, small class size, and unique Immersion Model © provide students with an optimal educational environment for independent academic success. To learn more please visit thewolfschool.org

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