Parent Education Workshops

We created Parent Education Workshops to provide a deeper understanding of learning disabilities and dyslexia for parents, grandparents, siblings, and other support figures.

Our staff and guest speakers share simulations, explanations, and strategies that answer your questions on learning disabilities — all in a friendly, approachable setting.

You don’t have to be the parent of a student enrolled at Churchill to attend one of our events. For more information on Churchill’s Parent Education Workshops, check out our upcoming events below or email Mary Brotherton at

Reviews from Parent Education Workshop Attendees

  • “I learned how the foundations of Wilson® help struggling readers.”
    – Parent Workshop Attendee: Reading Strategies for LD/Dyslexic Students
  • “I could tell you really wanted us to learn and have our questions answered! It was empowering!”
    – Parent Workshop Attendee: Simulations & Adaptations of LD & ADHD
  • “I loved the positivity in the workshop!”
    – Parent Workshop Attendee: Simulations & Adaptations of LD & ADHD

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Community Outreach Speaker Series – Dr. David Walsh (Parent/Caregiver Session)

Dr. David Walsh is an award winning psychologist, best selling author, and international speaker. In 1995, he founded the internationally renowned National Institute on Media and the Family, which he led until 2010. In 2011 he founded Mind Positive Parenting to translate cutting edge brain science to everyday practice for parents, teachers and other professionals.

Dr. Walsh's Parent/Caregiver Session will focus on the following...

Grit: What It Is, Why It's Important and How to Help Kids Get It.
"Grit" technically called "executive function", is critical for school and life success. It determines how we learn as opposed to what we learn and includes the ability to concentrate, manage impulses and behavior, passion, perseverance, resilience, focus, and motivation. Dr. Walsh will explain why it is so important and will describe the six traits that undermine it. Including:

• Toxic stress
• Sedentary lifestyle
• Lack of sleep
• A culture of "more, fast, easy and fun"
• Misuse and overuse of technology
• Disappearance of free play

More importantly, he will provide practical strategies for assuring that 21st century youth develop the grit traits that will ensure their success and happiness.

No cost to attend.

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For questions or more information about Churchill Center & School’s Outreach Program, contact Mary Brotherton, Director of Community Outreach, at 314-997-4343 or

Churchill's proven methods and well-trained faculty change the lives of children who struggle with dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning disabilities.