For Parents and Students with Learning Disabilities Issues: Success in College
Harvard Professor Dr. Robert Brooks To Discuss Resilience and Self-Esteem in Lecture at FDU
Teaneck, NJ (March 25, 2008) — “Building Resiliency in College-bound Students with Learning Disabilities,” a lecture by Harvard professor Dr. Robert Brooks, will be held on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. He will appear in FDU’s Wilson Auditorium in Dickinson Hall, 140 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack. The fee for this lecture is $15 for adults and $10 for students.
Dr. Brooks, a nationally known educator, is one of today’s leading speakers on the themes of resilience, self-esteem, motivation and family relationships. During the past 30 years, Dr. Brooks has presented nationally and internationally to thousands of parents, educators, mental health professionals and business people with a message based on encouragement, hope and resilience. He is renowned for the warmth and humor he uses to bring his insights and anecdotes to life.
Since some students with learning disabilities and attention deficits fail to succeed in their attempts to seek higher education due to a lack of resiliency and poor coping strategies, Dr. Brooks’ talk on building resiliency and the ability to cope with, and confront, new challenges is an essential component to this conversation on the successful transition to college for students with learning disabilities.
Dr. Brooks has authored “The Self-Esteem Teacher” and co-authored “Raising Resilient Children” and “Nurturing Resilience in Our Children: Answers to the Most Important Parenting Questions.” With Kristy Hagar he has co-authored “Seven Steps to Improve Your Child’s Social Skills” and “Seven Steps to Help Your Child Worry Less.” He has served as a consultant to Sesame Street Parents Magazine.
For his work, Brooks has garnered many awards and special recognition including a Distinguished Leadership Award from Learning Disabilities Worldwide, and an Outstanding Educator Award for Mental Health Education from the New England Educational Institute, Pittsfield, MA.
This lecture is offered by FDU’s Center for Dyslexia Studies and Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities. On May 6, the Center will sponsor a lecture by Scott Marfilius, a nationally known lecturer on assistive technology. He will focus on the software programs especially suited for assisting students with dyslexia in compensating for reading, writing, and spelling difficulties.
For more information or to register for one or both lectures, contact the Regional Center, 201-692-2087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.