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Ms. Arberman, founder of the Sterling School, will lecture on the Individualized Education Program

By February 7, 2012Blog

Brooklyn Letters presents Ruth Arberman MEd., the founder of the Sterling School. Ms. Arberman has twenty-seven years of experience as a reading specialist, and prior to founding the Sterling School, she ran the Reading Program at The State College of Optometry, (SUNY) Learning Disabilities Unit. Ms. Arberman received several accolades, such as the Jo-Ellen Gorden Memorial Award for Service to the Learning Disabled Community, awarded by The International Dyslexia Society, and the NYS award for Literacy Advocacy, bestowed by the Reading Association.

The small intimate supportive culture of the Sterling School, located in Brooklyn, helps support boys and girls with Dyslexia and ADD to learn how to read, write, and do math and science using the Orton-Gillingham method, in combination with a ‘one student/one tutor’ approach to education in a warm, friendly environment.

Ms. Arberman will discuss what you need to know about the Individualized Education Program (IEP). An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a legal document that describes your child’s needs, goals and mandated supportive services. In this lecture, you will gain knowledge of how to navigate and use the IEP school meeting to advocate for your child. You will obtain the skills to become an “insider,” advocate, and equal partner in the IEP planning and implementation process. Specifically, you will learn what opportunities the new SESIS system provides in terms of your child’s schooling as well as the differences between your child’s diagnosis (e.g., expressive versus receptive language difficulties, dyslexia, difficulties with math or written expression) and the formal Department of Education (DOE) classification (and the ramifications of these differences).

When: Wednesday February 22nd, 6:45pm-8:30pm.

Lecture starts promptly at 7:00pm and a question and answer will follow from 7:45-8:30pm.

Where: Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture- 53 Prospect Park West.

By subway: 2 or 3 train to Grand Army Plaza, Q train to Seventh Avenue (and Flatbush Avenue), F train to Seventh Avenue (and Ninth Street)

Cost: $20 per person and no refund, unless event is canceled. Spots limited to 50 people.

To reserve a seat, please email Craig at [email protected] or Dr. Lindsay Whitman at [email protected].

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