Free Educational Webinars

Brain-based learning, Gemm Learning, Educational Webinars

Gemm Learning is sponsoring monthly educational webinars for parents. Participation is free of charge. Our webinars will cover a range of topics including homework support, learning difficulties, general assessments and so much more.

If you would like to participate in one of our educational webinars, please choose from the list below. If the timing isn’t convenient, register anyway. We will send you access to a recording of the webinar.

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Upcoming Webinars

Increase Focus and Reduce Anxiety in 1-3 Minutes

Presented by Mel Toth, Author/Instructor

April 25, 2018 at 1:00 Eastern Time

By developing deeper awareness of the body and breath, both parents and children can become more adept at managing physical and mental stress in all areas of life. In in this experiential webinar, former elementary school teacher and current yoga instructor, Mel Toth, demonstrates simple exercises that can help both you and your child rebound from frustration and transition more smoothly from one activity to the next. You will learn basic breathing and movement techniques that can be used anytime and anywhere to help reign in scattered energy, calm anxiety and increase focus.


Biomedical and Nutritional Intervention for ADD/ADHD/ASD

Presented by Nancy Guberti, Functional Medicine Nutritionist

March 28, 2018 at 1:00 Eastern Time

For many years autism was rare – occurring in just five children out of 10,000. 

However, since the early 1990s, the rate of autism has increased dramatically around the world, with figures as high as 60 per 10,000. As of March, 2014, estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network have 1 in 68 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)ASD is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. ASD is about 4.5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189) 

Join us to learn:

  1. Why use a biomedical and nutritional approaches to treating autism related disorders
  2. Learn the toxins affecting children and metabolic imprint of such burdens
  3. Discover how certain foods can either be toxic or healing to the mind, body and senses
  4. Identify the underlying symptoms related to ASD based on functional medicine testing
  5. Learn the role of homeopathic remedies, nutraceutical and natural chelation

The advice and techniques to help you take action based on 18 years of clinical practice/research.

SAT vs ACT: Creating a Game Plan  

Presented by Laura Wilson, CEO and Author

March 14, 2018 at 1:00 Eastern Time

What are the similarities/differences between the PSAT, PLAN, SAT, ACT?  What test – SAT or ACT – is right for my child and what types of questions are on these exams? When should my child take?  Do these tests align with what is being taught in schools? 

These questions along with HOW to create a testing game plan for college admissions will be discussed.  This webinar will provide specific SAT vs. ACT comparisons so that you will have a clear understanding of how to evaluate what test your child should take and when your child should start preparing.  SAT/ACT scores are key factors in college admissions.  This webinar is a must for parents new to the college testing process. To view a recording of this webinar, please click here.

Recorded Webinars

                                   The Good, Bad and Ugly of Nutrition

Presented by Nancy Guberti, Functional Medicine Nutritionist

February 21, 2018 at 1:00 Eastern Time

You are what you eat. So, what exactly are you eating? The answer to that question may surprise you! Together with respected Functional Medicine Nutritionist, Nancy Guberti, we will explore the bigger picture. Toxins, processed foods, antibiotic resistance, grass fed but not grass finished – what does it all mean for you and your family? We’ll explore the link of anxiety, food allergies, depression, degenerative disorders and immune issues. Most importantly, we will clear up the confusion on how to enjoy a healthy eating regime. To view a recording, click here.

APD Assessment by Geffner

Fast ForWord and Auditory Temporal Processing

Presented by Dr. Donna Geffner, Ph.D., CCC-Sp/A

February 7, 2018 at 1:00 Eastern Time

Does your child often ask to have things repeated? Has your child been diagnosed with an auditory processing struggle? This presentation will address the area of temporal processing, a facet of auditory processing which involves the timing and sequencing of acoustic events. Temporal processing enables an individual to take in the message in a timely manner. For many children, the message goes too fast and thus the need to ask “what?” The good news is that there is help. Those who engage in Fast ForWord have been found to increase their speed of listening and improve their temporal processing rates. To view the recorded webinar click here.

Sugar’s Impact on the Brain, Mood, and Learning

Presented by Nancy Guberti, Functional Medicine Nutritionist

January 31, 2018 at 1:00 Eastern Time

New Studies show Sugar’s Impact On The Brain, And The News Is Not Good … What does sugar do to our brains? It’s no secret that sugar affects our waistlines. We know it’s linked to cavities and diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease & cancer…Sugar affects brain function as well. Eating too much sugar has been linked to poor memory, overeating, learning disorders, depression and anxiety.

Nancy will cover:

  • 5 Effects of Sugar on the Brain, Body, Mood, & Learning
  • How much Sugar should you eat on a daily basis
  • The advice and techniques to help you take action based on 18 years of clinical practice/research

For a recording of the webinar, please click here.

How to Build Self-Confidence (and Success!) in Your Struggling Learner (January 17, 2018 at 1:00 Eastern Time)

Hosted by Gemm Learning with guest speakers from Mindprint Learning: Every child has learning strengths and needs. But for kids who struggle, they often feel like they can’t do anything right when it comes to school. You, as a parent, know that’s not true. But how do you convince your child that he or she absolutely does have learning strengths? And that the key to life success is discovering how to use those strengths? This 30 minute presentation will show you how to quickly, accurately, and objectively identify your child’s learning strengths and needs and use that insight to build your child’s self-confidence and help him succeed. To view a recording of this webinar, please click here.

An Educator’s Tips on Reducing Homework Stress (November 15, 2017)

As parents, we all know how difficult homework time can be. For some students homework is just a part of their day. They complete it and move on to other things. For others, it is a stressful time of day. It is important to discover the cause of each student’s stress. Is it scheduling, lack of understanding or possibly a learning struggle that is impeding success? Michelle Reynard, a seasoned educator, will share tips for parents on how to reduce their children’s level of homework stress. To view a recording of this webinar, please click here.