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:
- Classroom and Community Resilience - Esmeralda Jeffries, B.A., NPMC, and Briana Patlan, B.S. from UT Teen Health.
- Resilience in the School Setting: Promoting Students' Psychological Well-being - Dr. Jacqueline Herrera, Psy.D., Doctoral Resident, Sharon Levine, and Cynthia Diaz de Leon, PhD. from The Clarity Child Guidance Center.
- ADHD and Executive Function - Dr. Peri-Anne Chobot, Ed.D., Interim Head of School at The Winston School San Antonio.
- Accommodations-Transition to Higher Education - Dr. Dianne P. Hengst, M.A., Psy.D. Executive Director of Student Disability Services at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
- Self-Advocacy - Toni Schexnyder, M.Ed., College and Career Coordinator at The Winston School San Antonio.
- Nature and Well-Being - Dr. Courtney Crim, Ed. D., Associate Professor of Education at Trinity University.
2021: Dr. Carol Tolman, "Reading, Speech, and Language"
- The Science of Reading in the Elementary Classroom Presented by Dr. Marty Hougen & Dr. Heather Haynes-Smith
- Maximizing Reading Technology presented by Dr. Tasha A. Vice
- Student Self-Advocacy for Struggling Readers Presented by Terrie Noland
- Dyslexia and Improving Reading Comprehension Presented by Julie Hanson, M.Ed.
2020: By Kristin Souers, M.A., “Fostering Resilient Learners”
- ADHD & Medication presented by Barbara Robles-Ramamurthy, M.D. - UT Health
- ADHD in the Classroom presented by Linda Hamilton
- Educational Technology presented by Matthew Patty, M.A.
- Nature and Resiliency presented by Courtney Crim, Ed.D. from Trinity University
- Accommodations- Transition to Higher ED presented by Myeshia Smith, Ph.D. & Talia Sims
- Social-Emotional Learning Presented by Patricia Norman, Ph.D. from Trinity University
- Anxiety presented by Megan Lawson, Psy.D.
- Mindfulness for Educators Presented by Joseph Tedesco
- Sensory Integration presented by Jeannette Schwartz, M.A.
- Ethics - Part 1 of 2 and Ethics - Part 2 of 2
- Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World presented by Jon Lasser, Ph.D., of Texas State University
- Robotics/STEAM presented by Ellen Barnett, Ph.D., from Trinity University
- Social Media: Self vs. Selfie - presented by Cynthia Diaz de Leon, Ph.D., from the Clarity Child Guidance
- Developing Marketable Tech Skills: Scott Crenshaw, MBA - Rackspace
- Dyslexia Technology presented by Julie Hanson, M.Ed.
- Education Tech and You presented by Roland Rios, Ed.D. Fort Sam ISD
- Social & Educational Aspects of Gaming presented by Sherita Jo Love, Ph.D.
- Instructional Technology: Educational Tech in the Classroom presented by Matthew Patty, M.A., M.S.
2018: Alfie Kohn, M.A., “Performance vs. Learning: The Cost of Overemphasizing Success”
- Mindfulness and the Brain presented by Jason Littlefield, M.Ed.
- Technology presented by Lucretia Fraga, Ph.D.
- Art & Hands-On Education presented by Sean Justice, Ed.D., M.F.A.
- ADHD & Medication presented by Steven Pliszka, M.D.
- ADHD in the Classroom presented by Linda Hamilton
- Behavior & Mindfulness presented by Jon Lasser, Ph.D.
- Deciphering the Autism Spectrum Presented by Patricia Harkins, M.D.
- Outdoor Education presented by Tom Arsuffi, Ph.D.
- Ethics moderated by Susan Houser, LSSP
- ADHD Presented by: Steven Pliszka, M.D.
- Dyslexia and Giftedness - Presented by Courtney Crim, Ed.D.
- What is SIM? An overview and explanation of SIM Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines - Heather Haynes Smith, Ph.D.
- Dyslexia 101 - Presented by Mary Yarus, M.Ed.
2016: David Meketon, “GRIT: Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose”
- Response to Intervention (RTI) presented by Susan Houser, LSSP
- LD Assessment and Eligibility presented by Diana Kenny, LSSP
- Sense of Self: Healthy Support for Identity Development presented by Jill Thurber, Ph.D.
- Challenging Behaviors at Home and School presented by John Reynolds, M.A., LSSP, BCBA
- Ins and Outs of ADHD presented by Mel Cohen, M.D.
- Ethics Track presented by Thomas C. Jefferson, M.D., Laurie Klose, PhD, LSSP, Patricia Brannon, M.A., CCC-SLP, and Gabe Quintanilla.
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”
- Success Through a Mothers Love presented by Gabe Quintanilla
- Natural Strengths ADHD presented by Andrew Martin, M.D. – Psychiatrist
- Ethics for Children presented by Thomas C. Jefferson, M.D. and Laurie Klose, PhD. Part 1 and Part 2
- Gearing Up for the Next Step: Tools for Transition to College - Catherine Morell-Nickle, M.S., M.A.
- Unique Needs of Child Who are Gifted/LD presented by Courtney Crim, Ed.D. from Trinity University
- Vocational Outcomes presented by Mr. Steve Yocham, M.Ed. Head of Upper School
- Homework Strategies presented by Richard T. Boon, Ph.D.
- “The Many Facets of ADHD” by Andrew Martin, M.D.
- “Motor Development” Robert Strauss, PhD., San Antonio Busy Bodies
- “Disciplinary Literacy: Implications for Students at Risk for Academic Failure” Julia A. Eyer, Ph.D. , CCC-SLP, BRS-CL
- “You are What You Eat” by Beverly Swango, B.A. Nutrition and Dietetics
- “Sleep Disorders” by Joshua Rotenberg, M.D.
- “Social Media and Development: Raising and Teaching Children in Real Life and Online” by Dana Comstock, Ph.D., St. Mary’s University
- Ethics Track - Thomas C. Jefferson, M.D.
- "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” 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” 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”