For Professionals

An important component of Delaware Valley Friends School’s stated mission is to share its expertise with professionals beyond the school community. 

This section of our website is dedicated to providing research-based resources, information, insight and training opportunities to our professional colleagues, including teachers, graduate students, psychologists, educational consultant, psycho-educational testers, school counselors, and others who work with young people with learning disabilities/differences and their families. You will also find information about our school and program to share with your clients and colleagues.
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  • DVFS Professional Collaboration with Swarthmore College

    Posted February 19, 2015

    On Wednesday, February 2, 2015 three of Delaware Valley Friends School's faculty members--Helen Mannion, Bill Keeney, and Elizabeth Kriynovich--presented at Swarthmore College in a course on LD adolescents run by Prof. Margie Linn "Special Education: Adolescent Attachment."

    Helen presented on our school's proprietary Orton-Gillingham approach for adolescents, Bill presented on identifying and addressing the needs of LD students in the general classroom, and Elizabeth presented on the benefits of metacognition and mindfulness for an LD population.

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  • Helen Mannion Presents at LDA International Conference

    Posted February 19, 2015

    The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is hosting their 52nd Annual International Conference this week in Chicago, IL. As part of the program, DV's own Helen Mannion, M.Ed., CALT is presenting to the conference on Friday February 20th. Her topic is one she knows well: Language Structure: A Key to Content Area Comprehension.

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  • Understanding Executive Function Skills for the Adolescent Learner

    Posted February 19, 2015

    Delaware Valley Friends School was pleased to welcome Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP, to speak before a full house of guests on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Around 200 people, from professionals in the field to DV parents and students, enjoyed Sarah's 2-hour presentation on "Understanding Executive Function Skills for the Adolescent Learner." The interactive presentation and Sarah's animated and entertaining style made for a memorable and very educational evening for everyone who attended.

    Read more to find a list of all the links that were shared in the screen presentation. And watch some video clips from an interview where Helen Mannion, Director of Language and Literacy Remediation and Director of Teacher Training at DVFS, sat down for a Q&A with Sarah during her visit, to provide some useful tips for parents, students and teachers. See the resource list and videos here.

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  • Building Our Executive Function Expertise

    Posted February 12, 2015

    Supporting executive functioning skills in the classroom is on the minds of our teachers Kathleen Koehler, Cass Savage and Megan Fortgang as they participate in a conference call with Sarah Ward, MS, CCC/SLP. Sarah is visiting Delaware Valley Friends this week as part of our Speaker Series presentation to parents and professionals. She is also spending an entire day of in-service with our faculty, lending her expertise in tailoring Executive Function instruction to support the needs of our students.

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Delaware Valley Friends School is for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia and other language-based learning disabilities as well as ADD/ADHD.

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