Past Speaking Events

Contact Dr. Cheryl Chase now, if you would like to request her to speak at your event.


Region One First Annual Special Education Institute

  • June 10-12, 2019
  • South Padre Island, Texas
  • Keynote Speaker and two breakout sessions on June 11, 2019
  • All talks related to Executive Functioning
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Shady Side Academy - Teacher In-Service

  • June 6, 2019
  • Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania
  • Social-Emotional Challenges Associated with Learning and Attention Issues: Learned Helplessness and a Growth Mindset
  • Private event

Donna Independent School District

  • April 18, 2019
  • Donna, Texas
  • Dyslexia - what is it, what is it not, and what are appropriate classroom accommodations/remediation strategies?
  • Private event

Community Outreach Program

  • April 16, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Ethan D. Schafer Center for Learning Differences at Lawrence School
  • Executive Functions: What Are They, and How Can Parents Help?
  • Free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Register Here »

 Lawrence School Teacher In-Service

  • April 8, 2019
  • Broadview Heights, Ohio
  • Executive Functions: What Are They, and How Can I Help?
  • Private event

International Dyslexia Association Southern Region Conference

  • March 22-23, 2019
  • Louisville, KY
  • Friday evening: Executive Functions
  • Saturday: Social-Emotional Challenges of Learning and Attention Issues
  • Learn More »

Ohio Speech-Language -Hearing Association Annual Convention

  • Introduction to Dyslexia: From Identification to Intervention
  • March 9, 2019
  • Columbus, Ohio

Region One Educational Service Center

  • Dyslexia – What it is, what it isn’t, and how to help
  • Full day workshop
  • March 6, 2019
  • Edinburg, Texas

Learning Disabilities Association of America Annual Conference

  • Addressing the Social-Emotional Challenges Associated with Learning Disorders
  • February 21, 2019
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

Provident Charter School Parent Series

  • Executive Functions: What are they, why are they important and how can I help?
  • February 2, 2019

La Jolla Country Day School Staff in-service day

  • January 2019
  • Executive Functions: What are they, why are they important and how can I help?

La Jolla Country Day School

  • January 2019
  • Parent Workshop - Executive Functioning

High School and Middle School Teacher In-Service Day

  • West Geauga Schools
  • October 2018
  • Executive Functions: What are they, why are they important and how can I help?

Dr. Cheryl Chase Returns to The Literacy Institute at Woodlynde School

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The International Dyslexia Association - San Diego
Speaker Series 2018

  • Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • 8:00-4:00

Learning Disabilities Association of America

  • Annual Conference
  • February 24, 2018
  • Atlanta, GA

Social-Emotional Challenges of Learning and Attention Issues: Learned Helplessness and a growth mindset

  • Kirtland Schools
  • January 29, 2018
  • 6:30pm-8pm

Children with learning and attention challenges, because they face many poorly understood obstacles, are vulnerable to developing a belief that their success or failure in school is controlled by external forces such as luck or chance, rather than by their own efforts. This can lead to the development of a condition known as learned helplessness, a powerful psychological situation in which the child displays a passive resignation to events and circumstances around him or her, and no longer puts forth effort. In other words, repeated struggles with reading can lead the child to stop trying. Once learned helplessness has developed, traditional reading interventions can fail to produce gains, but for reasons not often appreciated. This talk will explain the construct of learned helplessness, make the connection to children with learning and attention challenges, and offer the audience strategies and tools to combat the development of this condition in children they serve.


ADHD: Facts and Myths

Panelists:
Cheryl Chase, Ph.D. - Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
Stephen Grcevich, M.D. - Child Psychiatrist, Family Center by the Falls

Moderator:
Kelly M. Christian, Ph.D. - Director, Schafer Center for Learning Differences

When:
Thursday, January 11, 2018
7:00pm-8:30pm

Where:
Lawrence Upper School
10036 Olde Eight Road
Sagamore Hills, OH 44067

A follow-up to last April's popular presentation, our expert panel will cover:

  • Medication and behavior modification
  • Recent research
  • How to determine what is best for each child

Topics will be addressed in both a main presentation and breakout sessions. Suitable for our prior guests and those new to the conversation.


Executive Functioning: What is it? Why is it important? How Can I Help?

The International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference

*Dr. Chase will also have an exhibitors booth there, so come meet her in person and say hello!!

  • November 10, 2017
  • Atlanta, GA

Executive Functioning: What is it? Why is it important? How can I help?

Kirtland Local School District; workshop for teachers and parents
  • November 13, 2017
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Part II sometime in January, 2018
  • Watch the Kirland Schools websites for more information

Executive Functions: What are they and how do I evaluate them?

  • December 12, 2017
  • Texas, Statewide Webinar: 10am - 12 noon Central Standard Time
  • Texas school diagnosticians, see your continuing ed training websites

Working Memory and Struggling Learners

  • October 27, 2017
  • The Hill Center and School
  • Durham, NC

Anxiety and Learned Helplessness

  • October 26, 2017
  • The Hill Center and School
  • Durham, NC

Recognizing the Emotional Challenges Associated with Learning Disabilities; Fostering resilience and a growth mindset

  • Friday, October 20, 2017
  • International Dyslexia Association, Northern Ohio Branch
  • 29th annual symposium
  • Cleveland, Ohio

Executive Functions; What are they, why are they important, how can I help? (morning)
Assessment of the Executive Functions (Afternoon)

  • June 2017
  • East Texas Educational Diagnostician Association and Tyler Independent School District, Tyler, Texas
  • Two, half-day programs to educators and allied professionals

ADHD; Facts and Myths

  • April 2017
  • Lawrence School, Suburb of Cleveland, Ohio
  • Ethan D. Schafer Assessment Center Community Outreach Program
  • Member of a two-person panel discussion; my focus was on diagnostic criteria, presentations, and non-pharmacologic treatments.

Executive Functions; What are they, why are they important, how can I help? (Keynote)

  • April 2017
  • International Dyslexia Association, Central Ohio Branch
  • Full-day program
  • Columbus, Ohio

Dysgraphia; From diagnosis to treatment

  • March 2017
  • International Dyslexia Association, Houston Branch
  • Annual Spring Conference
  • Houston, Texas
  • 2 separate breakout sessions

Executive Functions; What are they, why are they important, and how can I help?

  • February 2017
  • Mayfield City Schools
  • Suburb of Cleveland, Ohio
  • Half-day inservice for faculty and staff

Reading and Executive Functioning; What’s the link? (Keynote)

  • February 2017
  • International Dyslexia Association, Dallas Branch
  • Annual Conference
  • Dallas, Texas

Reading and Executive Functioning; What’s the link?
Supporting Students with Weak Executive Functioning; Strategies and Tools to Help

  • February 2017
  • Educational Service Center, Region 12
  • Statewide Evaluation Personnel, Annual Conference
  • Two separate breakout sessions
  • Dallas, Texas

Executive Dysfunction and Reading Disorders; How are they connected?

  • December 2016
  • Educational Service Center, Region 20
  • Full day workshop for educators
  • San Antonio, Texas

Executive Functions; What are they, why are they important, and how can I help?

  • November 2016
  • The Literacy Institute at Woodlynde School
  • 2 hour program for parents and professionals in the Philadelphia area
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Executive Functions; What are they, why are they important, and how can I help?

  • October 2016
  • The International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference
  • Orlando, Florida

Executive Functions; What are they, why are they important, and how can I help?

  • October 2016
  • West Texas A&M University, Center for Learning Disabilities
  • 2, 3-hour programs for parents and professionals in the Amarillo area
  • Amarillo, Texas

Dyslexia assessment and diagnosis

  • October 2016
  • Keystone Literacy
  • Two-hour program for reading-specialist in training
  • Cleveland, Ohio

Executive Functions; What are they, why are they important, and how can I help?

  • August 2016
  • Fairview Park Schools
  • 3-Hour workshop for teachers and staff at the Middle and High School Level
  • Suburb of Cleveland, Ohio

Executive Functions; What are they, why are they important, and how can I help?

  • August 2016
  • Fairview Park Schools
  • 3-Hour workshop for teachers and staff at the Elementary School Level
  • Suburb of Cleveland, Ohio

Executive Functions; What are they, why are they important, and how can I help?

  • August 2016
  • Assets School, Honolulu, HI
  • Two day workshop for teachers and staff

Executive Functions; What are they, why are they important, and how can I help?

  • August 2016
  • Assets School, Honolulu, HI
  • 2-hour program for parents whose children attend Assets School

Supporting Kids with Weak Executive Functions; Coaching the “Performance Disabled”

  • June 2016
  • 3 day workshop hosted by myself
  • Attendees from all over the United States
  • Cleveland, Ohio

Anxiety and Depression and their Impacts on Student Learning and Performance

  • March 2016
  • Laurel School Teacher In Service
  • Suburb of Cleveland, Ohio

Executive Functioning and Reading; What’s the link? (Keynote)
Stronger Students; What neuroscience tells us that will improve our teaching (Breakout)
Avoiding Learned Helplessness; The importance of a growth mindset (Breakout)

  • March 2016
  • International Dyslexia Association, Houston Branch
  • Annual Spring Conference
  • Houston, Ohio

What is ADHD?

  • February 2016
  • Keystone Literacy
  • Two-hour program for reading-specialist in training
  • Cleveland, Ohio

Executive Functions: What are they, why are they important, and how can I help?

  • November 2015
  • The Hill Center and School
  • Durham, North Carolina

Executive Functions: What are they, why are they important, and how can I help?

  • October 2015
  • The International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference
  • Grapevine, Texas

Dyslexia assessment and diagnosis

  • October 2015
  • Keystone Literacy
  • Two-hour program for reading-specialist in training
  • Cleveland, Ohio

Executive Functions: What are they, why are they important, and how can I help?

  • October 2015
  • Lorain County Educational Service Center
  • Lorain County, Ohio

Executive Functions: What are they, why are they important, and how can I help?

  • October 2015
  • The Lexington School and Center
  • Lexington, Kentucky

How can I Support Students with Weak Executive Functioning?

  • September 2015
  • Laurel School Teacher Inservice
  • Cleveland, Ohio

Executive Functioning and Reading: What’s the connection?

  • July 2015
  • Wilson Reading Language Program Annual Training
  • Newport, Rhode Island

Executive Functions: What are they, why are they important, and how can I help? (Keynote)

  • May 2015
  • International Dyslexia Association; Pittsburgh Branch
  • Annual Conference
  • Pittsburgh, Ohio

Executive Functioning and Reading: What's the connection?

  • April 2015
  • Keystone Literacy
  • Two-hour program for reading-specialist in training
  • Cleveland, Ohio

Executive Functioning: What is it and why is it important?

  • April 2015
  • Cleveland Area School Psychologists (CASP)
  • Cleveland, Ohio

What is ADHD?

  • February 2015
  • Keystone Literacy
  • Two-hour program for reading-specialist in training
  • Cleveland, Ohio

Executive Dysfunction and Reading Disorder: How are they connected and how can I help?

  • January 2015
  • Brunswick Schools Faculty and Staff
  • Suburb of Cleveland, Ohio