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Each year, the Winston School San Antonio and its Medical-Scientific Advisory Committee presented the Winston Annual Learning Symposium — an educational event that provides the community with access to cutting-edge research and tools to help educate students with learning differences.

History of the Annual Learning Symposium

Please select the year you are interested in to review the content of the Symposium:

2024: Belonging and Neurodiversity: Building a School Where Everyone Belongs - Kyler Shumway, PsyD and Daniel Wendler, PsyD -  Part 1 and Part 2

2023: Emotional Intelligence: Key to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Successful Children - Marc Brackett, Ph.D. Part 1 and Part 2

2022: Cultivating Resilience Through Adversity - Abigail A. Baird, Ph.D.

2021: Dr. Carol Tolman, "Reading, Speech, and Language"

2020: By Kristin Souers, M.A., “Fostering Resilient Learners”

2019: Kaveri Subrahmanyam, PhD., "Child & Adolescent Development in a Digital World" Part 1 and Part 2

2018: Alfie Kohn, M.A., “Performance vs. Learning: The Cost of Overemphasizing Success”

2017: Guinevere Eden, Ph.D., “Reading, the Brain, and the Child: Mapping Dyslexia” Part 1 of 2 and Part 2 of 2

2016: David Meketon, “GRIT: Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose”

2015: Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., “The Whole Brain Child: At Home and In the Classroom” 2014: John J. Ratey, M.D., “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain”

2014: "John J. Ratey M.D. Harvard Medical School, "Spark - The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain"

2013:”Abigail A. Baird, Ph.D., “The Teen Species: Brain Development, Decisions, and Learning Differences” Part 1 and Part 2

  • "The Home as a Sanctuary for the Child with Learning Differences" by Eliot Garza founder of NSIDE Publications
  • ADHD and The Teenage Brain by John C. Burnside, M.D.
  • Practical Life Skills: Turning 18 by  Charles Weatherbee, Attorney
  • Financial Education by Robert V. Dunn, B.B.A., Sente Mortgage
  • Who am I, and Who are You? How Children Conceptualize the Self, Gender and Race/Ethnicity by Jane Childers, Ph.D.
  • The Effects of  Social Media: Risks & Benefits by Steve Young MAT, Chief Technology Officer, Judson ISD
  • Communicating with Teens: How to Speak their Language by Shelly Probber, Ph.D.
  • Sleep and Learning in Teens by Joshua Rotenberg, M.D.


2012: Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., “The Power of Resilience: Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Students with Diverse Needs”

2011: David Boulton, “Learning in the 21st Century: Differentiating Instruction to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners” 

2010: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., “ADHD Across the Lifespan: Early Onset Up to Age 25”

2009: Anthony Van Reusen, Ph.D., “Self-Advocacy Instruction: Helping Students Transition & Navigate Their Futures” - Handouts

  • “The ADHD's of Money Management" Ada Cartright, CPA - Handouts
  • "Dotting Your I's and Crossing Your T's: Transitioning into College" Charles J. Karulak, Ed.D., Headmaster, The Winston School San Antonio - Handouts
  •  “Vocational Rehabilitation and the Transition Process” Krissella Lyons, VRC, Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services - Handouts
  •  "New Developments in the Research and Treatment of ADHD" Steven Pliszka, M.D., Professor & Chair, Chief Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry, UTHSCSA - Handouts
  • “Auditory Processing Disorders & Their Relationship to Learning Disabilities” April Smith, M.A., CCC, Speech Language Pathologist, Greater Learning LP.  - Handouts

2008: Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., “Collaborative Problem-Solving: Parenting, Teaching, and Treating Challenging Kids” 

2007: George M. Bright, M.D., “The Domains of Impairment in Untreated ADHD Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults”

2006: Robert Brooks, Ph.D., “Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Children with Learning Disabilities”

2005: Karen A. Waldron, Ph.D., “Families and Professionals as Partners: Raising Today’s Children and Teens” Part 1 and Part 2

2004: Steven Pliszka, M.D., “ADHD: Understanding Complicated Cases and New Research into Its Causes” 

2002: Robb Mapou, Ph.D., “Learning Disabilities and ADHD in the Family”

2000: Robert Brooks, Ph.D., “Raising Resilient Children”

1999: Thomas Phelan, Ph.D., “1-2-3 Magic” & “Surviving Your Adolescents” 

1998: William R. Jenson, Ph.D., “The Tough Kid Workshop”

1997: Russell Barkley, Ph.D., “Home and Classroom Management of ADHD in Children” 

1996: Disabilities” Melvin D. Levine, M.D., “New Developments in Learning Disabilities” 

1995: Larry B. Silver, M.D., “Treatment Planning and Treatment Interventions for Learning

1994: Lynn Weiss, Ph.D., “Lifelong Learning Differences: Traumas and Triumphs” & “Making It In Today’s World: Walking the Razor’s Edge”

1993: Bennett A. Shaywitz, M.D., “Current Concepts in Learning and Attention Disorders”

1992: Jack M. Fletcher, “Current Conceptualization of Learning and Attention Disorders: Implications for Diagnosis & Remediation”

1991: Byron P. Rourke, Ph.D., “Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: The Syndrome & The Model”

1989: Jack M. Fletcher, Ph.D., “Works for Professionals in Education and Mental Health Neuropsychological Assessment of Learning Disabilities: The Learning Environment and Self-Esteem”

1988: Melvin D. Levine, M.D., “Developmental Variations and Learning”