In-Service Training of Faculty and Administration
A key to helping hard-to-understand students
often lies in recognizing the role of Cognitive Load and five
variables that most frequently and powerfully affect it. Overload
can disrupt the best curriculums and teaching techniques, particularly
in today’s demanding
academic environment. Attention to cognitive load can make teaching
intervention techniques consistently effective and more powerful,
and help meet the challenges of multiple learning styles and differences
in a mainstream classroom.
Training with Dr. Ahern provides a thorough
understanding of these topics, how they may be recognized in
student behavior. Training can be directed either to optimizing
general education or interventions and accommodations that lead
to effective learning in children with learning disabilities
or difficulties. Emphasis is on developing effective techniques
and application to practice. Each session concludes with Q&A.
Sample Watershed Learning Institute Training Topics:
- Keeping Students in the Learning Zone: Managing Cognitive Load
in the Academic Setting
- Teaching the Disorganized Learner:
with Executive Functioning Weakness to Achieve
- NLD Students and Salience: Teaching Kids
to See What’s
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“Dr. Ahern delivers
a rare package to educators — cutting-edge neuroscience,
neuropsychological principles, and insights into puzzling students.
Others know the science but have not worked directly with students
over-time and while
conducting on-going remediation in academic areas. His unique
practice allows him draw upon real-life student experiences which
enables him to be more valuable to educators than any other professional
in his field. His respectful collaboration with teachers and school
personnel is a genuine gift to the educational community. His
insights cannot be found anywhere else.”
~Marion Marshall, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Education, Holy Names University
Teacher of the Year - A.U.S.D.