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2013 Speaker Series Presents......


Dr. Derek Brugman, D.O., Focus
Frustration to Focus – ADHD, What is it? And Why Are Medications the Best Way to Help?
Thursday, March 21, 2013 8:30 am – 9:30 am, RSVP by March 15th to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Known as the “ADHD doctor”, Dr. Brugman, who is also diagnosed with ADHD, speaks to people from all over the country sharing his passion and expertise concerning the proper treatment of ADHD. Helping ADHD kids to overcome and change their lives is what he lives for.


Dislecksia: The movie
Sunday, April 21, 2013, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, RSVP by April 18th to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


"Find out what's happening the lives - and the brains - of my fellow dyslexics. The funny ones... thesuccessfull ones.... the ones wholse lives have been unnecessarily ruinded. Along the wya, experts tell us what science is idcvoerig about dyslexia and teachers tell us how dyslexics can learn." - A quote from Harvey Hubbell V, a dyslexic himself.


The movie, written and directed by Hubbell, helps to increase social awareness of the trials and triumphs of people with learning differences. Interviews with Billy Bob Thornton, Joe Pantoliano, world renowned brain scientists and researchers, a group of students researching in the jungles of Costa Rica, as well as Hubbell’s account of his days growing up as a dyslexic in the ‘70’s highlight the film. After viewing the film, a round table discussion will be led by Crosland administrators and faculty about the amazing minds of the dyslexics and the importance of protecting them.


Please Note:  This event has been canceled.


Cynthia Dickinson, School Counselor, The John Crosland School
Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:30 am – 9:30 am, RSVP by April 29th to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Ah, families! Large or small, traditional or non-traditional, quiet or active, athletic or artistic, all families generate and experience unique stresses. Some stress is healthy and keeps families on the go, while other stress can drain family energy, hinder growth, and even damage family and individual health. Join The John Crosland School Counselor Cindy Dickinson to explore the causes and effects of stress and learn how to use some simple techniques to tame your family stress.


Cindy Dickinson, M.Ed., has had a long career in education and school counseling, beginning in her home state of New Hampshire. After receiving her Master’s degree in Counseling and Consultation, she worked in several large school districts counseling at-risk students as well as doing career and college counseling. Before moving to Charlotte a year ago, Cindy was the Program Approval and Focused Monitoring Consultant for The New Hampshire Department of Education’s Bureau of Special Education. In addition, she is a Consultant for Cigna’s Employee Assistance Program in New Hampshire and North Carolina and offers wellness and emotional health seminars.