Sponsored by the Association of Specialists in the Assessment of Intellectual Functioning (ASAIF) http://www.asaif.net
Learning Difficulties and Labeling: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
presented by Jill Hartmann, M.Ed., S.A.I.F. and Dr. Stephen Soreff, M.D.

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.         Registration: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Hartmann Learning Center (Located in the Etz Hayim building) 1 1⁄2 Hood Road, Derry, NH.


Cost: $35 for ASAIF members and $55 for nonmembers (Nonmember rate for one's first Shorty of the school year plus $15 [a total of $60] confers membership through 8/31/18.*) - this includes beverages and light snack; bring your own supper. Please do not bring any meat. The building we are housed in is meat free.


* MEMBERSHIP: Become a member of ASAIF for $25 per year: swasey@comcast.net (Lisa Swasey, SAIF). ASAIF membership years runs September 1 through August 31.


Certificates will be given for 3 continuing education hours or 3 NASP-approved CPD credits.


In this workshop, we will explore the effects of labeling children with disabilities. Is labeling essential? What goes into a label? What impact does it have on the child? On the family? On the teacher? How do we, as teachers and educational professionals, view children that have labels? Does the label impact the outcome of academic success of the child?


Learning Objectives: After attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of the impact labels have on children

  • Understand how labels affect children, families, and teachers

  • Understand how labels affect learning outcomes


Presenter: Dr. Soreff is a nationally known healthcare lecturer, author, and experiential learning innovator. He has lectured throughout the United States on a wide variety of psychiatric topics including suicide, elder aggression, psychiatric emergencies, documentation, history of psychiatry, wellness, and stress management. He is a Doctor in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He was the Psychiatric-editor-in-chief for Medscape Reference, formally Emedicine - part of web MD.


Dr. Soreff has written and edited ten books and numerous healthcare articles as well as an authority on documentation. These include “Handbook for the Treatment of the Seriously Mentally Ill, The Documentation Survival Handbook for Psychiatrists and Other Mental Health Professionals:; E.M.S Street Strategies: Effective Patient Interactions, Second Edition and A Caregiver's Guide to Working with Combative Residents. He teaches a several New England colleges and universities including Daniel Webster College, Southern New Hampshire University and Boston University. He is president of Education Initiatives LLC.

He is the former president of Etz Hayim Synagogue; was the Chair of The Forum, an online newspaper, on the board of the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire and the board of the Pawtuckaway Lake Improvement Association, the editor if the Appalachian Mountain Club’s newsletter info:INFO and member of the Nottingham Historical Society.


He has four incredibly neat kids (children- who are now adults) ages 45,43,30 and 26 and two terrific grandsons. Personal Interests: Mountain climbing, hiking, squash, jogging, tennis, golf, cribbage, Scrabble, chess, writing, lecturing, kayaking.


Jill Hartmann, M.Ed., SAIF, is the Director of the Hartmann Learning Center (www.hartmannlearning.com) in Derry, NH. She is an experienced teacher, tutor, and educational evaluator and has been directly involved in the field of education for 18 years. She has taught most grade levels from 1st grade through 8th grade and holds multiple certifications. With experience teaching Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Special Education, and Gifted programs, she has a wealth of knowledge to bring to her students. As an educational evaluator, Jill has worked with children of all ages to help recognize their academic strengths and weaknesses. By recognizing academic strengths and weaknesses, educational experiences can be tailored to promote individual learning. Making the connection between evaluation results and appropriate educational interventions is a priority for Jill. She has worked with some leading test publication companies as a field researcher and participated in the norming process of several evaluation tools including the KTEA-II, KABC-II, WISC-V and KeyMath 3. Jill's certifications include Elementary Education (K-8), Specialist in the Assessment of Intellectual Functioning, General Special Education, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Specific Learning Disabilities in New Hampshire, and Elementary Education (1-6), Mathematics (5-8), and Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) in Massachusetts. Jill is a doctoral candidate in the Leadership and Learning program at Rivier University. She also serves on the New Hampshire State Advisory Committee for Children with Disabilities and the Dyslexia Stakeholders Group for the New Hampshire Department of Education. Jill offers workshops on many topics, including:

  • Insights in Using the Q-Global

  • KTEA-3 for KTEA II Users

  • WISC-V for WISC-IV Users

  • Insights in Using the Q-Interactive

  • Leiter-3

  • Woodcock-Johnson IV


Registrations will be accepted through Friday, May 17 , but only if we get sufficient enrollment by Monday, May 14 in order to hold this Shorty, so please let us know by Monday, May 14, if possible! We are unable to provide refunds for cancelations after May 1unless this event is cancelled by ASAIF.

There will be no confirmation letter. Only those who cannot be accommodated will be contacted.

For further information, dietary needs, and accommodations for participants with disabilities, please email jill@hartmannlearning.com

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