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Building Skills for Academic Success: Let’s Talk
September 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT
Join us for this special presentation by Jean Mark.
For the past 13 years, Jean has devoted her time to helping and supporting post-secondary students become successful learners at university and beyond. Serving a student population facing difficulties in mastering academics, Jean is committed to being a strong advocate for their individual needs. This can include teaching specific learning strategies, recommending the use of specific tools (such as a helpful app and assistive technology), and developing student self-awareness. Her strong knowledge and skill sets have successfully supported those impacted by ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or LD, those with acquired brain injuries or with mental health concerns.
Beyond her work with individual students in the academic setting, Jean has long been a volunteer advocate for the parents of students with learning challenges. This includes having co-facilitated a parent support group bringing together information, education and community resources to address ADHD issues, co-facilitated an adult ADHD support group, and created a unique support group for parents of young adults attending post-secondary school to address learning and support for academics.
Jean has a BA in Psychology and a diploma in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. She is a member of the Learning Specialists Association of Canada. She is currently working at Mount Royal University as an Academic Strategist.
Where exactly is this classroom?
This space can be tricky to find – but don’t give up! As you enter the Universtiy of Alberta hospital at street level from the 112 street (East) entrance, look to the left for a set of double doors and an escalator/staircase. If you enter from the 114th Street (West) entrance, walk through the hospital all the way towards the 112 Street entrance and look to your right for the double doors and escalator/stairs.
Take the escalator/stairs to the second floor. Turn to your left and make a U-turn, proceeding along the hall (following the crosswalk style lines on the floor), across a small walkway that looks over the entrance below; this brings you into the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry space. The door to Classroom D is on the corner, directly across from the public washrooms.
Signage with the ADHD Association of Greater Edmonton logo will be placed to help you find your way.