Expanding Horizons Conference

Smart Moves Toward Student Success: Expanding Horizons for Students with Learning Differences

The 9th Annual Institute on Learning Differences

Lone Star College-Tomball | Beckendorf Conference Center
30555 Tomball Parkway | Tomball, TX 77375

Hosted by the Office of Expanded Learning and Disability Services (now called the Office of Accessibility). Sponsored by Landmark College and AHEAD Texas.

Featuring Keynote Speakers

Marci Muhlestein

As an occupational therapist for a dozen years in K–12 school districts Marci created and implemented two innovative transition programs focused on increasing community and workplace independence for young adults with disabilities. During her tenure as program manager and now as director, Marci has brought an unwavering commitment to solidifying the program’s student-centered approach, giving students opportunities to serve their communities, and encouraging them to become contributing citizens and lifelong learners.

Marci Muhlestein earned her bachelor in occupational therapy from the University of Puget Sound. After graduation, she completed specialized training and gained professional experience in managing autism spectrum disorders as well as in applying assistive technology, sensory integration, and behavior management.

Linda Hecker, M.Ed.

At Landmark, Linda has directed tutorial and teacher training programs, taught English, study skills, and music classes, and served as an academic advisor and academic dean. She was appointed to the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training in 2001, and currently serves as a Lead Education Specialist. She frequently presents workshops, seminars and graduate courses for educators and parents. Ms. Hecker is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, including work on multi sensory learning and assistive technology. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her M.Ed. from the University of Hartford. Linda has an active second life as an avid amateur violinist/violist who performs in many regional orchestras and ensembles. She also loves hiking, kayaking and biking the by-ways of Vermont. - See more at: http://www.landmark.edu/institute/meet-the-institute/#sthash.sqobmjTV.dpuf

Special Thursday Evening Session with Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D.

Specializing in intellectual, cognitive, academic, and neuropsychological assessment with children and adults. Over 15 plus years of experience in providing therapy and assessment services to children and adults, as well as an international presenter to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and other mental health professionals. He has two locations in The Woodlands and north Houston. More information about Dr. Fox is available online at http://www.drdfox.com

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