Building Bridges from the Testing Report to Real-Life Settings: Using Appropriate Academic and Behavior Strategies

November 9th, 2018

Building Bridges from the Testing Report to Real-Life Settings: Using Appropriate Academic and Behavior Strategies

Mental Health Series

Many students in our schools have diverse learning styles and present challenges to educators. An integrated psychological assessment approach yields useful, strength-based data that can be combined to generate an individual's unique cognitive-affective "fingerprint".  At any age or life-stage, this information can be utilized to construct personalized recommendations across a variety of life domains and can provide specific teaching strategies to maximize academic performance or assist with the construction of more effective classroom management tools.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Location: North Shore Community College - 1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers 

8:15 am – 8:45 am Registration and Breakfast

8:45 am – 2:30 pm Conference

Cost: Free for members || $100/nonmembers


  • Samuel J. Moncata, Psy.D., Director, The Center for LifeSpan Development, Inc., Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider
  • Michael Joyce, Esq., Partner Nuttall, MacAvoy & Joyce, P.C. will provide an overview of applicable federal and state law in the context of building appropriate and defensible special education programs within the public school setting. The primary focus of the presentation will be to discuss the applicable legal standards and utilize recent case decisions to identify the programmatic and evaluative elements needed to successfully defend in-district programs to ensure that students are educated in the least restrictive environment.

Membership Information
Member rates for MPY events are available to current employees of member organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel.
Former and retired employees, members of committees including but not limited to PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils and school volunteers are not considered MPY members.

PDPs and CEUs
PDPs are offered for all MPY professional development conferences. PDPs are issued for minimum of 10 hours through attending two conferences. In order to facilitate awarding PDPs, we will be issuing PDPs under the heading of Mental Health and Safety Conferences. Any combination of conferences an individual attends will be used to accumulate PDPs. They will not have to be linked, as previously required.
PDPs certificates will be issued at the end of the school year for all MPY conferences an individual attends during this school year. PDPs can only be issued to participants who have attended the conferences and submitted the appropriate paperwork. PDP certificates will be emailed to attendees.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff, upon approval from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). Approval is greanted by the NASW and MaMHCA separately for each conference. Conference participants may request CEUs by filling out the appropriate paperwork at MPY conferences. CEUs are given at Mental Health Series conferences in a minimum of 5 hours, they do not need to be combined with other conferences. 

Event Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend any MPY conference after registering, you must cancel online at least 72 hours prior to event. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee. Conference no shows are also charged a fee.  For assistance call MPY at 781-587-3411.

Accessibility and Accommodations
All Middlesex Partnerships for Youth conferences are handicapped accessible. Middlesex Partnerships for Youth will work to make reasonable accommodations as requested by individuals with disabilities. Requests should be made at least 3 weeks before the event. Direct accommodation requests to Executive Director Margie Daniels at

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Handout from Michael Joyce

Handout from Samuel Moncata


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