Public Speaking

Dr. Moldover and his staff routinely speak to Special Education Parent Advisory Councils (SEPACs) and other community and professional groups. Presentations are offered free of charge as part of our mission of parent and community education and empowerment.

Our clinicians routinely offer public presentations, free of charge, to SEPAC’s and other non-profit education and advocacy groups. Current topics are listed below; contact us to discuss availability and scheduling.

  • What are Tests Testing? Understanding School and Neuropsychological Assessments

Receiving the results of an evaluation can be a head-spinning experience. This talk (our most often requested) focuses on informing the parent and the “consumer” of the evaluation, explaining the different types of evaluations, evaluators, tests, test results, and how they can be – but sometimes are not – useful.

  • The Tower of Neuro-Babel: What do the Labels REALLY Mean?

Dyslexia and Specific Learning Disability; Autism Spectrum Disorder and Nonverbal Learning Disorder; Language Disorder and Communication Disability. The world of childhood special needs is awash in clinical and educational terms which are often confusing, vague, or contradictory. This talk focuses on disentangling the nomenclature so that parents and teachers can figure out what they’re really talking about.

  • Understanding Autism, Intellectual Disability, and other Developmental Disorders

This presentation surveys the range of diagnoses falling under the umbrella of developmental disability including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, and the historic diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome. It discusses inclusion in the educational system and adult transition.

  • Learning Disorders: Dyslexia, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, ADHD, and Executive Function Disorder

The field of learning disorders is plagued by confusing and overlapping terms. What is the difference between specific learning disorder and Dyslexia? Between executive functioning disorder and ADHD? What do we know about treatment of reading and writing disabilities? This presentation looks at the terms, the assessment strategies, and some of what we know about treatment for LD.

  • Social Disorders: why are they so hard to diagnose and to treat?

Educators are increasingly aware of learning and developmental issues which impact social as well as academic functioning, but identification and intervention remain very challenging. How do we measure and assess social skills? What is the difference between a social disorder and a “quirky” or introverted personality? How do we try to teach these skills? This presentation focuses on understanding social disorders, social skills assessment, and social skills interventions.

In addition, Dr. Moldover has participated in a number of webinars with a variety of co-hosts. Recordings may be streamed below.

On May 28, 2020, Dr. Joe Moldover and Bruce Sabian of the Academy Metrowest discussed Social Skills & Social Distancing and took questions from the online audience.

On April 7, 2016 Dr. Moldover was joined by Dr. Stuart Ablon and Jessica Minahan for “Stop Shouting…and Start Solving: Effective Behavior Strategies at Home and at School”. Click here for a recording of the event.
On Tuesday, October 27,2015 Dr. Moldover was joined by Attorney Dan Heffernan and Dr. Scott McLeod for a webinar on supporting students with social and emotional needs. Click here for a recording of the event.
On March 11, 2015 Dr. Moldover presented a webinar on college transition for students with special needs along with Michelle Moor, special education attorney and Suzanne Crossman of the Landmark School. Click here to view a recording of the event.
On October 16, 2014 Dr. Moldover was joined by Attorney Eileen Hagerty of Kotin, Crabtree and Strong for an open webinar: Back to School for Children with Special Needs. Click here to view a recording of the event.

We invite you to view our list of upcoming events and to listen to one of our past events. 

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