Published on: April 04, 2013Are you worried that a child you love isn’t keeping up with other kids? And if so, what can you do to help? Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Academy for Lifelong Learning is offering a new, parent-centered course that will shed light on how children learn and develop so that parents and grandparents can help them keep up with their peers.
“Learning Interventions—Is Your Child or Grandchild Keeping Up with Peers?” will be offered on Thursday, May 2, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Lone Star College-University Center at Montgomery. The class is free and open to the public.
This one-session, two-hour interactive class will cover typical and interrupted child development, the immune system, sensory integration, and how the brain and body develop in childhood learning. Anyone with developing kids or grandkids, especially those recently diagnosed with learning differences or special needs, are encouraged to attend.
The class will be taught by Gayle Fisher, a mother from The Woodlands who has a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience when it comes to learning differences. Fisher, who holds a master’s degree in education, has two children on both sides of the learning spectrum—a daughter who is gifted and a son with special needs.“There are a lot of things you can do at home to help learning,” said Fisher. “It’s all about empowering families to help their children’s strengths come out. I’ve been blessed with the resources and time to work with therapists, doctors, advisory councils, and school systems, and I want to share the information I’ve learned to help parents get their children’s learning back on track.”
Those interested in attending the class should contact Donna Smith Burns, program coordinator for the Academy for Lifelong Learning at Donna.S.Burns@LoneStar.edu or (936) 273.7446; or email Gayle Fisher, course instructor, at Gayle.Fisher@LoneStar.edu.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.