Outreach & Workshops

Churchill Center & School’s Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program is essential in strengthening our mission of fostering greater understanding and support for all people with learning disabilities by training other educators, supporting families, and enlightening the community.

Since the inception of our Community Outreach Program in 1990, more than 37,500 educators, parents, students, and other supporters have been given the opportunity to experience and broaden their understanding of learning disabilities.

We offer Teacher Workshops, Parent Workshops, Student Workshops, Community Service Events, and a Speaker Series. Each one of these programs offers our community a variety of services to recognize learning disabilities and to then equip the participants with strategies and knowledge to offer further assistance.

Reviews from Outreach Program Attendees:

  • “What a great role model Churchill Center & School is for our community.”
    – Educational Program Director
  • “Please accept my gratitude for your willingness to come and speak with our staff. There’s a lot of exciting things happening with study skills — a daily “organizational tip of the day,” teachers actively teaching study skills, and many more ideas brewing.”
    – Middle School Director
  • “You had a positive impact on me when you presented at our school, and I am still using your references.”
    – High School Principal
  • “Faculty members found the topics to be pertinent and directed to their needs and concerns.”
    – Learning Consultant
  • “The speakers were fascinating and I am avidly reading their book, Overcoming Dyslexia. I am very impressed with the knowledge base of the teachers at Churchill as well as their dedication and professionalism!”
    – St. Louis Area Psychologist
  • “Both presenters were terrific and all in attendance left with a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to begin a new school year.”
    – Elementary Principal

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Sarah Ward Presents “The 360 Thinking Model: Breakthrough Strategies to Develop Independent Executive Function Skill”

Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program
2022-2023 Speakers Series

Speaker: Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP
Presentation: The 360 Thinking Model: Breakthrough Strategies to Develop Independent Executive Function Skills
When: Monday, October 17, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Churchill Center & School | 1021 Municipal Center Drive Town & Country, MO 63131
Details: No cost to attend | Lunch provided | Must register!

• Do you have students who are disorganized and may not have the materials they need or even turn in the homework they have completed?
• Is their desk space, locker or backpack a 'black hole' for papers and materials?
• Do you observe students who struggle to "stop and read the room" and meet the demands of the situation?
• Or do you see students who struggle to initiate complex academic assignments, procrastinate and then run out of time to do their 'best work'?
• Do you see students who are constantly multitasking, so tasks/assignments take twice as long as they should?
• Do you wish your student had a sense of urgency when it comes to time so that tasks are completed, and routines to get out the door or to the next class happen on time?
• Does it seem that they have an inability to breakdown the demands of an assignment and a sense of how to start?
• Do students seem prompt dependent? Are you constantly reminding them of the materials they need and the steps to take?

Whether your student needs to complete tasks, classwork, or homework, in this practical strategies seminar you will learn concrete tools to help students to manage their attention, time and materials to successfully record, break down, complete and close out tasks. Help students keep pace and make timely transitions and follow routines. Practical strategies will be given to help with the initiation of difficult assignments and to ensure work is returned in a timely manner. Prevent overwhelm and teach students how to accurately size up assignments and accurately determine the time required to do the work. Learn dozens of practical strategies to support students in developing independent executive function skills to self-regulate and manage impulses!

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