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Tuesday, May 3
5:00 - 6:00 PM PDT

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In Yes! Your Child Can: Creating Success for Children with Learning Differences, Dr. Victoria Waller, an educational therapist who has worked with thousands of children with learning differences for over 40 years, shares with parents, teachers, and therapists her decades of proven techniques to create success for children with learning differences. Her step-by-step guide begins with that gut feeling that something might be amiss with the child, to the journey of testing, medication, choosing a team, addressing issues with reading, writing, executive functioning and more, while building the child’s confidence using their own strengths and passions. The book inspires, educates, and enables the child to achieve academic success and actually feel happy about learning. 


​Victoria E. Waller, EdD, holds a BS in Education from Wayne State University, an M.Ed. as a certified reading specialist, and an Ed.D., focusing on reading and learning differences, from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Waller has been awarded the University of Cincinnati’s Distinguished Alumna College of Education award, was one of three finalists for the L.A. Music Center’s Bravo Award for Outstanding Teaching , and was named the Local Hero in the L.A. Times for her Printer Pal Program, connecting students with nursing home occupants. Dr. Waller has created products for children for Disney and M&M Mars and taught children to read using her Labrador Retrievers, although her latest puppy, Tutor, still eats her books instead of reading them. She has travelled to 70 countries sharing her knowledge of animals with her students. 


Dr. Stephen Hinshaw Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco will join Dr. Waller in discussion and will also talk about his new book, Straight Talk about ADHD in Girls: How to Help Your Daughter Thrive. His developmental psychopathology research focuses on ADHD. He has authored over 375 articles and chapters plus 12 books. Beyond teaching prizes, he has won numerous national and international research awards, including the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the American Psychological Association and the Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health from the National Academy of Medicine. His extensive media coverage includes The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Today Show, CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, and many more.

To watch videos of our past Open Mind programs, please visit www.friendsofnpi.org/open-mind-videos, or our YouTube Channel.