Maranatha Speaker Series Presents “Just Try Harder”
This year Maranatha High School has invited an outstanding roster of guest speakers to share with the community timely and beneficial information on topics relevant to families of high school students.
The next Speaker Series event will be happening Thursday, February 8 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commons and will feature Marcie Habell, M.A., ET/P as she presents “Just Try Harder.”
And while most parents today have heard of, and may even be somewhat familiar with, learning disabilities, most have not actually experienced what a student with a learning disability goes through each day, in the classroom. This presentation will provide an overview of learning disabilities, the range of areas affected, and most importantly, the opportunity for attendees to experience what daily classroom life is like for a student with a learning disability. Debriefing and questions will follow the experience.
Marcie Habell is a professional educational therapist in private practice in Pasadena, California. She provides relationship based, individualized intervention for children in kindergarten through college with learning disabilities, as well as those with co-morbid emotional disturbance. Remediation is provided in the areas of reading, language arts, mathematics, organization and executive function skills. Ms. Habell also consults with families to assist with appropriate school placement and develops individualized academic plans for students wishing to pursue an alternative education option.