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Educational Meetings

Our education meetings are open to all members of the community, and provide an opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers. We are always looking for volunteers to provide light snacks for meetings — please consider signing up. 


"The Whats, Whys, and Whens
of Neuropsychological Testing"

Dr. David Stein will join us to discuss:
  • Why and when would I seek a  neuropsych for my child?
  • What’s the difference between a school evaluation, private neuropsych testing, and hospital-based testing?
  • What factors and practices lead to a high quality and useful evaluation?
  • What kinds of tests should be performed?
  • What is the process and what should I expect to receive from the evaluation?
  • What do the results mean and how do I interpret them?
Dr. David Stein is a pediatric psychologist specializing in neuropsychological testing, neurodevelopmental disorders, and learning differences.  He is the founder of New England Neurodevelopment, a pediatric psychology practice located in Concord, MA.  Dr. Stein completed his training at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he remained on the faculty through 2016, before founding New England Neurodevelopment.

Wednesday, January 17
7:00pm - Networking & Refreshments
7:30pm - Program Begins

Broadmeadow Elementary School
120 Broad Meadow Road

Basic Rights in Special Education 
with Michelle Moor

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
7:00pm - Networking & Refreshments
7:30pm - Program Begins

Broadmeadow Elementary School
120 Broad Meadow Road


"Needham's Special Education Services and Programs"

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Please join us for an overview of what Needham has to offer students with all types of needs at all of our schools, from preschool through age 22. This is an opportunity to meet all of the Special Education Directors, and to learn about what will be new this year.

"Quirky, Confident, Quiet… or Cause for Concern
Understanding Social Development in Children"

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Social competency provides the foundation for personal and professional relationships throughout our lives. Children who lag behind their peers in developing social skills can struggle in and out of the classroom. Presenter Alison Ratner Mayer will provide an overview of social development in children, discuss warning signs that a child might need extra help, and share strategies for parents to support skill development.

Alison Ratner Mayer, LICSW, is a Needham-based child and adolescent therapist who specializes in running social skills group therapy for children, teens, and young adults ages 4-22.