Unique Education for Unique Learners: Lexis Preparatory School
February 26, 2015
Hosted by Dr. Beth Onufrak
Each child has his or her own learning style. Many children struggle in traditional schools, particularly if they are hampered by problems paying attention, learning certain subject matter, organizing their work and time, and managing intense feelings in the learning day. At Lexis Preparatory School in Scottsdale, Arizona, staff tailor their approaches to different learning styles, creating an environment in which each child can achieve success. Lexis Preparatory School embraces children K-8 of average or above-average learning ability who struggle with ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, dyslexia, and executive function problems. In this episode, Lexis Prep is featured as a example of customized education for children with significant learning differences. We will explore how managing the educational environment - rather than managing the child - can help students thrive despite considerable special needs.
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Child Psych Central: Discover the KidBrain explains and demystifies child mental health issues in young children. From diagnoses to discipline, from family relationships to challenges of millennial life, Child Psych Central arms parents with preventive, accessible information for the critical early years. Dr. Onufrak and her expert guests discuss child psych matters of the day. We break down confusing concepts and explain how child development drives kids’ behavior and thinking. We peek inside the brain to reveal how brain function affects children’s choices. Finally, we describe diverse child treatments and offer parenting solutions and resources. Dr. Onufrak believes the greatest improvements in child behavior arise when parents change their view of a child. Child Psych Central may help you see your child in a different light, the first step toward greater compassionate competence in parenting. Tune in to Child Psych Central to change your view and what you think, say and do!
Dr. Beth Onufrak
Dr. Beth Onufrak is a Clinical Child Psychologist of more than 20 years. An early childhood specialist, she enjoys a thriving private practice devoted to preschool and primary age children. Pediatricians, educators and clinicians across the Phoenix, Arizona region refer young children to her specialty care and struggling parents to her workshops and seminars. She authors the blog A Child in Mind.
Dr. Onufrak holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Florida at Gainesville. She completed Research and Clinical Fellowships at Indiana University and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. A former Professor of Psychology, Dr. Onufrak enjoyed a decade of teaching undergraduate and grad curriculum at Arizona State University West and University of Phoenix, concurrent with her private practice. She consulted for six years to City of Phoenix Head Start, providing expert enrichment for Masters level clinicians. Dr. Onufrak is a frequent Continuing Education presenter for her mental health colleagues.
A respected clinician and parent educator, Dr. Onufrak is also an acclaimed speaker and transformative workshop presenter. Known for her accessible style, she translates complex concepts into commonplace terms with a colorful, lively delivery. Her mission is to help adults interpret children's needs, decode behavior, and respond with compassionate competence that builds healthy brains.