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"Neurocognitive Challenges for Young Learners: A Roadmap for Identifying and Treating Academic, Emotional, and Social Difficulties"

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Where: The Renewed Freedom Center
1849 Sawtelle Blvd, Ste 710
Los Angeles, California  90025
United States
Contact: Dr. Jenny Yip

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During March and April SIG/Club/Networking meetings are open to ALL -

you do not have to be a member of LACPA to attend.  

Please join us for our next CBT SIG meeting to be held on
Thursday, March 21st at 6:30-8:00PM

SIG Topic:
"Neurocognitive Challenges for Young Learners: A Roadmap for Identifying and Treating Academic, Emotional, and Social Difficulties"

Neurocognitive difficulties and subsequent academic challenges are relatively common in young learners, and occur in about 10-15% of students, and up to 25% with more lenient definitions. If unaddressed, these difficulties lead to poor motivation, decreased self-esteem, and emotional disengagement. As a consequence, students may exhibit internalizing behaviors (withdrawal, depression, anxiety) or externalizing behaviors (dysregulation, acting out, disciplinary problems). The interaction between neurodevelopmental difficulties and social/emotional disorders can be mutually reinforcing and complex. Although the academic consequences largely resolve with maturation, the emotional toll these challenges have on a young person’s trajectory over time are consequential, especially if left untreated. In this presentation, the phenomenology of various neurocognitive challenges will be reviewed from a developmental perspectives. Red flags for clusters of neurocognitive and academic problems will be presented, along with assessment, monitoring, and intervention strategies for clinical practice and school settings.

Talin Babikian, PhD, ABPP is a board certified child neuropsychologist with over 12 years of experience in clinical practice working with a broad spectrum of children and young adults, and their families. She specializes in the differential diagnosis of learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum and related challenges, giftedness, and emotional and behavioral disorders. Dr. Babikian has a genuine, earnest and practical approach to her assessments that are both comprehensive and holistic in nature. She focuses on providing diagnostic clarification in a manner that will inform intervention planning that is positive and proactive. Her goal is for each family to walk away from an evaluation replacing a series of question marks with a set of clear steps they can take to help their child succeed academically, emotionally, and socially.  Dr. Babikian is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCLA, and services as Associate Director of BrainSPORT, an inter-departmental and multi-disciplinary program for identifying and treating brain injuries - including concussions - in youth and professional athletes, where she oversees the Sports Neuropsychology Fellowship training program.

The meeting will be held at the Renewed Freedom Center
1849 Sawtelle Blvd, Ste 710, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Plenty of street parking, as well as garage parking for a fee.

RSVP:  To Dr. Yip at DrYip@RenewedFreedomCenter.com 

This promises to be an interesting and informative meeting!
We look forward to seeing you.


"The opinions of presenters at informal forums, such as Special Interest Groups (SIGs) or club meetings, and their approach to psychological issues and interventions do not represent a formal endorsement of any position by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association or its members.  The opinions, ideas, and concepts expressed are purely those of the presenter."

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