“Reverse” of the Summer Slide

One or two meetings with a Learning Coach to get the assigned summer work started, planned, and completed.

Schools often assign summer reading, math packets, biology projects, and the like.

If your child needs some assistance organizing, managing, and producing this work, “Reverse” Summer Slide can help.

During the month of August, book one or two hours with our learning coaches to will be holding individual sessions with special pricing to provide support for the student who still has summer assignments and tasks needing completion for the beginning of the school year.

Intake Price: $130.00 Intake Meeting (with school, parents, learning specialist, etc.)

Price Per Session: $130.00 per meeting (generally 55 minutes) at The Southfield Center

Different Location (home or school): $150.00 per meeting

Extended School Year (ESY): Summer Curriculum Remediation / Summer Grade Recover / Summer Course Preview

One-on-one curricular tutoring with collaboration from your child’s school for extended school year, grade recovery, course preview, foundational review, and course review.

 

At The Southfield Center, our experienced and certified teachers work with students, families, and schools to establish clear summer curriculum goals that can include:

  • Grade recovery
  • Course preview
  • Foundation review
  • Course review

 

For example, if your child has struggled this year in math, we can work with the school to establish a summer review / preview / foundations course to prepare your child for next year’s math course.

 

Learning Coaches work one-on-one with students. We establish immediate rapport while identifying goals and flexibly moving through curriculum at a pace to commensurate with your child’s abilities.

 

In an ideal world:

  • MAY / JUNE: Summer 2016 goals are established in conjunction with the school with a full intake meeting.
  • JUNE: The work done with the Southfield Coach commences with an assessment (unless the school can provide an assessment).
  • JUNE: A calendar is established to identify all meeting dates, coupled with curriculum / assessments to be covered.
  • JULY / AUGUST: The Learning Coach works with your child.  The meetings happen at The Southfield Center (although some meetings can accommodate a camp or vacation schedule through Skype / FaceTime / GoogleDoc).
  • AUGUST: You / the school received progress notes, assessment to demonstrate mastery, and the like.

 

Intake Price: $130.00 Intake Meeting (with school, parents, learning specialist, etc.)

Price Per Session: $130.00 per meeting (generally 55 minutes) at The Southfield Center

Different Location (home or school): $150.00 per meeting

 

[NOTE THAT intake / school prep meeting costs to assemble curriculum may apply based upon the individual need of the student.]

Math Remediation / Math Foundations

Math remediation/foundations consists of one-on-one meetings with a flexible schedule, and an opportunity for partnership with curricular teachers, at the school to define measurable goals for your child.

 

Experienced and Certified Teachers / Learning Coaches at The Southfield Center offer summer math remediation / math foundations work to help your child review, preview, and demonstrate mastery on math foundations and concepts as follows:

 

  • Start summer work with an assessment to help identify the challenges that the student faces OR
  • Start summer work with the challenges identified by the student’s current math teacher(s)
  • Assemble a course:
    • FIRST MEETING: Welcome / Rapport / Short Assessment
    • SECOND MEETING: Re-Introduce IDENTIFIED CONCEPT …
    • THIRD MEETING: Entrance Ticket: IDENTIFIED CONCEPT; Introduce / Teach NEW CONNECTED CONCEPT / Exit Ticket
    • ETC.

 

The goal: you, your child, and your child’s math teacher(s) will have clear guidance on math challenging math concepts.

 

Price: $130.00 per meeting (generally 55 minutes) at The Southfield Center

Different Location (home or school): $150.00 per meeting

 

[NOTE THAT intake / school prep meeting costs to assemble curriculum may apply based upon the individual need of the student.]

Reading Remediation / Reading Foundations

Reading Remediation/Foundations consist of one-on-one meetings with a flexible schedule and opportunity for partnership with curricular teachers at the school to define measurable goals for your child.

 

Southfield Center reading specialists offer summer literacy instruction in a flexible, fun, and low-stress environment.  From basic reading skills such as decoding and sight words, to the development of comprehension strategies and higher-order thinking skills, our coaches can provide an individualized approach to establish strong foundational reading skills, maintain and boost progress from this school year, and equip your child for success in the coming year.   We will gladly work with your child’s school to target specific areas of need and upcoming academic expectations.

 

  • Sequential, targeted, multi-sensory reading instruction
  • Decoding skills
  • Reading fluency
  • Comprehension strategies
  • Vocabulary development
  • Responding to text in writing

 

Price: $130.00 per meeting (generally 55 minutes) at The Southfield Center

Different Location (home or school): $150.00 per meeting

 

[NOTE THAT intake / school prep meeting costs to assemble curriculum may apply based upon the individual need of the student.]

Executive Functions Coaching

Price: $130.00 per meeting (generally 55 minutes) at The Southfield Center
Different Location (home or school): $150.00 per meeting

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Dr. Chris Bogart Receives Distinguished Community Service Award from Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Organization

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Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities (SKLD) will hold its annual benefit, Celebrating Kids’ Strengths, at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 21 at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, CT. Disability attorney and ADHD motivational speaker Robert Tudisco will be the Master of Ceremonies. Simon Teakle of Simon Teakle Fine Jewelry & Objects in Greenwich, CT will serve as auctioneer.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities (SKLD) will hold its annual benefit, Celebrating Kids’ Strengths, at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 21 at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, CT. Disability attorney and ADHD motivational speaker Robert Tudisco will be the Master of Ceremonies. Simon Teakle of Simon Teakle Fine Jewelry & Objects in Greenwich, CT will serve as auctioneer.

At this year’s event, SKLD will honor Dr. Christopher Bogart, founder and executive director of The Southfield Center for Development in Darien, CT, with its 2017 Community Service Award. Christopher M. Bogart, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in both the private and public sectors for the past twenty years. Along with work at The Southfield Center, he provides program consultations to local schools, as well as supervision to doctoral students in psychology. In addition, Dr. Bogart serves as the School Psychologist at the New Canaan Country School.

“For the past 17 years, I have been fortunate to rely on Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities as a resource for the children and families that I’ve worked with,” says Dr. Bogart. “To be chosen to receive this award is an honor and a high point in my career.”

The Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Awards will also be presented to student winners, hailing from across the United States. The major award is for $1,000. The Youth Achievement Awards recognize the strengths and accomplishments of young people with learning disabilities and/or ADHD despite their struggles in school.

The evening’s gala will feature a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, including a wine auction, in addition to the awards program. It will also showcase the outstanding achievements of the seven 2017 Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award winners. Auction items include a vacation package to Walt Disney World in Orlando, 9th row tickets to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, tickets to the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, and a weekend at a beautiful home in Stratton, Vermont.

Gala tickets at $200, $250 and $500 are available at the SKLD website.

PCIT Therapy Now Offered at The Southfield Center

Dr. Cynthia Keefe now offers Parent Child Interaction Therapy at The Southfield Center for Development5.2016PCIT-232x300

Click Here for an Article that Explains Some Benefits of PCIT

What is PCIT?

PCIT is a parent education-coaching program that works jointly with the parent and child to improve their relationship and reduce problematic behaviors and parenting stress.

How does PCIT work?

PCIT works primarily by strengthening the attachment between the parent and the child. During the first phase, PC IT teaches parents how to “be in the moment” with the child by becoming a calm, supportive presence during play therapy. During the second phase, PC IT helps parents learn skills to improve child cooperation and behavior through the use of consistent discipline strategies.

What is unique about PCIT?

The therapist coaches the parent from behind a one way mirror, communicating with the parent through a wireless headphone on specific ways of increasing positive interactions and managing their child’s behavior as it occurs in session. By practicing specific techniques with the guidance of the therapist, parents gain increased confidence in independently managing their child’s behaviors at home and in public settings.

Who can participate in PCIT?

PCIT is designed for parents/caregivers of children ages 2 to 7. This therapy is widely used for any parent-child dyad struggling with issues around cooperation and connection.

Who delivers PCIT?

Cynthia Keefe, Psy.D, is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Southfield Center, who is certified in parent-child interaction therapy. Dr. Keefe has held various training positions in both public and private settings including: Green Chimneys in Brewster, NY, Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, NY, Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY and Andrus (Mental Health Division) in White Plains, NY. Dr. Keefe received her Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from Fairfield University and her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University, C.W. Post.

 

 

The Child & Family Guidance Center in Bridgeport has been “adopted” by Dr. Christopher Bogart and Darien-based Southfield Center for Development for Fairfield County’s Giving Day

Taking place on March 10, Giving Day inspires and empowers our region to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofit organizations in just 24 hours through online Screen_Shot_2016-02-23_at_12.21.35_PM_ymtbx8-1-300x300donations. The Southfield Center for Development is lending its full support to The Child & Family Guidance Center that day.

Located in Darien, The Southfield Center for Development is a family-centered, interdisciplinary practice dedicated to providing comprehensive evaluation and care across a wide range of ages and challenges. Their team of more than 30 skilled practitioners are trained to provide an integrated approach to learning, emotional, and behavioral issues that children face. The Southfield Center will contribute $500 to The Child & Family Guidance Center on March 10, and will actively encourage its extensive list of clients, staff, and supporters to make donations.

“For the most part, our families are fortunate enough to have the resources to access high-quality mental health and behavioral supports for their children,” Dr. Bogart said. “We have been brainstorming ways that The Southfield Center can support disadvantaged youth. Giving Day is a great opportunity to rally behind a nonprofit that provides services to children we cannot reach. The Child & Family Guidance Center is a perfect match and hopefully this is one of many ways in which we can collaborate.”

The mission of The Child and Family Guidance Center is to promote positive child development and the emotional well-being of children, as well as to empower families to provide a nurturing caring and safe haven for children to grow and mature.

Founded in 1925, The Child & Family Guidance Center served over 3,100 children and families over the last year alone, largely in the Greater Bridgeport and Greater Norwalk areas. Over 90 percent of the children they serve live in poverty, and 68 percent belong to a minority group. Services are never denied based on an inability to pay.

Most of the families served by The Child & Family Guidance Center struggle with such basic needs as food, clothing and shelter, and many have been adversely impacted by significant trauma. “We are continually inspired by how emotionally strong a struggling family can become when given the types of evidence-based support that we provide,” said Michael Patota, CEO/President of The Child & Family Guidance Center.

“Our work is only possible with the support of our community partners,” Patota said. “We are grateful that Dr. Bogart and The Southfield Center for Development will introduce our nonprofit to people that may be unaware of the critical work we do for children in need. Their financial support and partnership on Giving Day means a great deal to our clients, staff, and board.”

To support The Child & Family Guidance Center on Giving Day, visitwww.fcgives.org on March 10.

Southfield Educates New York Giants on Millenials

Tom Coughlin, Head Coach of the New York Giants, recently enlisted the help of Dr. Chris Bogart and Dr. Maryellen Page to better understand his players. The Southfield Center worked with the coaching stuff on understanding millenials and coaching players with learning disabilities. Check out the full article posted by Business Insider here!

Workshop with New York Giants Coaching Staff

Southfield Center Staff conduct workshop with New York Giants Coaching Staff

On March 2, 2015, Dr. Chris Bogart and Dr. Maryellen Page had the opportunity to present to the New York Giant’s coaching staff on coaching players with ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Millenials. Please read the full article on this amazing experience here!