2012 Conference Featured Speakers

Monday, March 12, 2012 10:30am – 12:30pm

M-5 Social Studies Literacy: Engaging the
Reluctant Reader Through a Multi Sensory Approach

Carmen Fariña
Educator and Former Deputy Chancellor

New York City Department of Education
New York, NY

Carmen Fariña has in-depth knowledge of what schools need to achieve excellence. She has served as the Deputy Chancellor for Teaching and Learning of the New York City Department of Education, Superintendent of School District 15, as well as a principal and classroom teacher. Ms. Fariña works with principals to create structures that improve schoolwide teaching and learning. Ms. Fariña is the co-author of A School Leader’s Guide to Excellence (Heinemann, 2008).


Tuesday, March 13, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

T-45 Organizational Skills Deficits in ADHD: Research-Tested Interventions

Richard Gallagher, Ph.D.                                           Howard Abikoff, Ph.D.

 Associate Professor, Child &                                             Professor of Child &
 Adolescent Psychiatry                                                        Adolescent Psychiatry
 NYU School of Medicine                                                     NYU School of Medicine
 NYU Child Study Center, New York, NY                     NYU Child Study Center, New York, NY

Dr. Gallagher’s specialties are ADHD, anxiety, organizational skills and parenting; his research includes neuropsychological characteristics of children with psychiatric conditions; impact of interventions or family education programs on children’s mental health and adjustment. He has been cited as an expert in local and national media including the New York Times, Parents Magazine, the Today Show, the CBS Evening News and Good Morning America.
Dr. Abikoff’s research has centered on treatment development and treatment evaluation of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, as well as children with Conduct Disorder.  He is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and other professional publications.