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 mbrotherton@churchillstl.org.


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
  • “We attended your Wilson® Parent Workshop and gained a greater understanding of the program and how and what is should accomplish. We learned a ton and believe you all are so knowledgeable; it was so obvious that you are passionate about your jobs and love children!”
    – Parent Workshop Attendee: Wilson Reading System® Parent Workshop
  • “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
  • “WOW – thank you for the Parent Workshop last night. It was awesome and your teachers are so passionate and love their jobs. We could tell! We learned a ton and are so appreciative.”
    – Parent Workshop Attendee: Wilson Reading System® Parent Workshop
  • “I loved the positivity in the workshop!”
    – Parent Workshop Attendee: Simulations & Adaptations of LD & ADHD

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17th Annual College Opportunities Fair

CHURCHILL CENTER & SCHOOL'S 17th ANNUAL COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES FAIR FOR LD & ADHD STUDENTS
WHEN: Monday, February 27, 2023
TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WHERE: Churchill Center & School

WHAT:
You are invited to attend our annual College Opportunities Fair!

This event is free and open to all area high school students and their families. (High school counselors are also welcome).

Colleges and universities will showcase their programs and services available for LD and ADHD students, and students will be provided with the chance to explore their educational options in a small, more intimate setting.

Sometimes a larger college fair atmosphere can be overwhelming and it is hard to know what questions to ask - especially about disability services. This environment allows for better communication between schools and prospective students.

School Representatives will be available in individual rooms so families will be able to visit at their own pace. Reps will speak about their school's featured services, admissions criteria, what makes them unique, answer questions and more.

* Come whenever you want and stay as long as you need! *

RSVPs are preferred but not required. Walk-ins are welcome.

LIST OF CURRENT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITY PLANNING TO ATTEND:
(This list will be updated thru the day of the event)

• Eastern Illinois University- Charleston, IL
• Lindenwood University- St. Charles, MO
• Missouri Baptist University- St. Louis, MO
• Murray State University- Murray, KY
• OPTIONS Transition to Independence- Carbondale, IL
• St. Louis Community College - Meramec- St. Louis, MO
• Saint Louis University- St. Louis, MO
• Southeast Missouri State University- Cape Girardeau, MO
• Southern Illinois University Carbondale- Carbondale, IL
• University of Missouri- Columbia, MO
• University of Missouri-St. Louis, Succeed Program- St. Louis, MO
• Westminster College- Fulton, MO
• William Woods University- Fulton, MO

Wilson Reading System® Seminar for Parents – April 2023

WILSON READING SYSTEM® SEMINAR FOR PARENTS

WHEN: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
WHERE:
Churchill Center & School
1021 Municipal Center Drive
Town & Country, MO 63131

TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED:
- Brain Basics
- Why Wilson® Works: Ten Critical Points
- What does this mean for my child?

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
RSVP to Mary Brotherton at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO FEE TO ATTEND.

This workshop is generously sponsored by the Mr. & Mrs. Fairfax Pollnow Outreach Fund.

Churchill’s Parent Speaker Series Presents… Dr. Robert Brooks & Rick Lavoie

CHURCHILL CENTER & SCHOOL'S PARENT SPEAKER SERIES WITH...

Dr. Robert Brooks & Rick Lavoie!
"The Parent's Role in Student Motivation: Building Resilience and Tenacity on the Homefront"

Presented by the Steve & Ginny Orthwein Family Fund and the Margaret & Richard Riney Family Foundation Fund

Thursday, April 20, 2023
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Churchill Center & School

Parents often feel that they are powerless to enhance or improve their child's motivation at home or at school. Our speakers believe there is much that parents can do to assist their child to become more motivated in different areas of their lives.

This seminar will highlight the dynamics of motivation and the critical role it plays in school (and life) success. Bob's groundbreaking work on resilience and its relationship with motivation will be featured.

Specific strategies that parents can use to enhance their child's drive to succeed will be presented. Rick will describe effective techniques for handling homework, the report card, building an effective support system, and creating responsibility via chores and day-to-day expectations.

There will be opportunities for parents to ask questions and interact with the speakers!

The Speakers:
Dr. Robert Brooks, PhD
Internationally recognized psychologist, speaker and author on the themes of resilience, motivation, school and work climate, and family relationships.

Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
Award-winning expert in learning disabilities who has three degrees in Special Education, served as an administrator of residential programs for children with special needs for 30 years, and has served as a consultant for numerous publications and national organizations.

Questions? Contact Outreach Director Mary Brotherton at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THIS SPECIAL, IMPORTANT EVENT!

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For questions or more information about Churchill Center & School’s Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program, contact Mary Brotherton, Director of Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program, at 314-997-4343 or mbrotherton@churchillstl.org.

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