Free Parent Seminars

Each year, Marburn Academy offers a series of free parent education seminars, which focus on current research and innovation in the area of learning differences.

The seminars are scheduled on Tuesday evenings at the school, and topics include reading, writing, spelling, math, and self-management as they relate to students who struggle in school.

The seminar series is offered at NO COST to attendees.

This program is supported by:

Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation
Harry C. Moores Foundation
Worthington Industries

2019–2020 Free Community Parent Seminars

Seminars will take place at Marburn Academy – 9555 Johnstown Rd. New Albany, OH 43054

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – PLEASE CALL 614-396-4869 or fill out the form below.


January 23, 2020 - Make it Stick: Helping Your Child with Retention

Time: 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Paul J. Riccomini
Location: Marburn Academy, 9555 Johnstown Rd. New Albany, OH 43054
Description: Paul J. Riccomini, PhD, began his career as a dual certified general education mathematics teacher of students with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disabilities, and gifted and talented students in Grades 7–12 in inclusive classrooms. His teaching experiences required a strong content knowledge in mathematics and the development and maintenance of strong collaborative relationships with both general and special educators. He earned his doctorate in special education from The Pennsylvania State University and his master’s degree in education and Bachelor of Arts in mathematics at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. His research focus is on effective instructional approaches, strategies, and assessments for students with dyscalculia and students who are low achievers and/or students with learning disabilities in mathematics. He has written several research and practitioner articles related to effective strategies for teaching mathematics to students who struggle and has coauthored three math intervention programs targeting fractions, integers, and algebraic equations. Additionally, he is a co-author of the bestselling Response to Intervention in Math (Corwin, 2010) and Developing Number Sense through the Common Core (Corwin, 2013). Additionally, Dr. Riccomini provides high quality professional development focused on effective mathematics instruction to school districts across the United States. As a former middle and high school general education and special education mathematics teacher, Dr. Riccomini knows firsthand the challenges and difficulties teachers experience every day when working with struggling students.

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March 10, 2020 - ADHD: Helping Your Child Navigate Stress and Frustration

Time: 7:00 pm
Speaker: Cheryl Chase, Ph.D.
Location: Marburn Academy, 9555 Johnstown Rd. New Albany, OH 43054
Description: Cheryl Chase, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Independence, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of various conditions impacting children, adolescents, and young adults including ADHD, Learning Disorders, and emotional concerns. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Chase is also an accomplished speaker at the local and national levels, leading workshops on such timely topics as executive functioning, working memory, and ways in which our emotions impact learning and performance. Finally, Dr. Chase serves as an adjunct instructor at several colleges in the Cleveland area. She is an active member of the International Dyslexia Association, the American Psychological Association, and Learning Disabilities Association of America. For more information, please visit ChasingYourPotential.com or her Linkedin page.

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April 28, 2020 - Executive Function Challenges in Middle and High School

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Marburn Academy, 9555 Johnstown Rd. New Albany, OH 43054

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