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Boys Town Learning Academy and Area Catholic Schools Partner to Facilitate Learning

​​​​The Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health and the Learning Academy held a seminar for over 50 Catholic school educators on Friday, October 2, 2015. The goal of the presentation was to increase understanding of specific barriers to learning and how to address them at the school-wide, classroom, and individual levels. Teachers, administrators, and school counselors attended the meeting to develop their skills and share new information with colleagues.

Amanda Setlak, Ph.D. and Kristin Bieber, Ph.D.​, of the Boys Town Learning Academy, led the two-hour seminar covering the following topics:

  • Specific school-wide recommendations to create an effective learning environment
  • Targeted classroom interventions to utilize with students who have emotional and/or behavioral difficulties
  • Individualized treatment recommendations to address barriers to learning
  • Research-based resources available to teachers and parents who are working with a student struggling with a learning barrier, including the Boys Town Learning Academy and Boys Town National Training

“At the Boys Town Learning Academy, we are uniquely qualified to help students,” said Kristin Bieber, Ph.D., Boys Town Psychologist. “We have the knowledge and experience not only to develop academic interventions that are effective, but also to develop behavior plans that motivate students to do their best work and that minimize barriers to learning.”

“Understanding the barriers that are impacting students’ learning is essential to determining how best to teach them,” said Amanda Setlak, Ph.D., Boys Town Psychologist. “We stand firm that regardless of the difficulties, all kids can learn.”

Visit the Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health’s Learning Academy information and learn more at boystownpediatrics.org.