Benchmark Center for Empowered Learning

The Benchmark School Center for Empowered Learning is dedicated to serving as a vibrant hub for discussions of innovative ideas and research-based practices that inspire, support, and empower success in school and life. The Center addresses this mission by providing presentations, forums, workshops, and resources by thought-leaders in education, technology, counseling, and creativity.  

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The ABCs of ADHD & Executive Functioning: Empowering Kids for Success in School and in Life
A special presentation by Sharon Saline, Psy.D.
Tuesday, October 9, 7:00-9:00 PM
Benchmark School
Benchmark is honored to have Dr. Sharon Saline share her valuable insights and recommendations about living with ADHD with parents and educators at this evening workshop. She will help you understand the key aspects of executive functioning skills and why they are critical to children's cognitive and emotional development. In addition to reviewing how executive functioning skills affect all types of learners (especially children with ADHD), she will offer concrete strategies for teachers and parents to use to build these skills at school and improve students' academic performance and social relationships, emphasizing the importance of home/school collaboration for nurturing these skills.
As an internationally sought-after lecturer, workshop facilitator, and clinician/educator trainer, Dr. Saline expertly addresses topics ranging from the teen brain to working with different kinds of learners to bullying prevention. Dr. Saline funnels this expertise into her just released book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life. Heralded as an invaluable resource, she addresses hot topics and offers effective tools designed to improve communication and reduce conflict.

Sharon Saline, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, is a top expert in how ADHD, learning disabilities and mental health issues affect children, teens, and families. Dr. Saline has worked extensively with schools on mental health issues in the classroom, interpreting psychological evaluations and improving teacher/parent communication. She is a regular contributor for ADDitude Magazine's new Dear Parent Teen Coach series, a monthly blogger for, and a popular speaker at many ADHD and parenting conferences. A graduate of Brown University, she received her master’s degree in psychology from New College of California and her doctorate in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.
This event is FREE and open to parents, educators, and the general public. Please register below.
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Empowering All Students: The Building Blocks of Executive Functioning and Self-Regulation
An Open House for Professionals
Thursday, October 25, 8:30-10:30 AM
Benchmark School
Join us on Thursday, October 25, for a presentation on helping children develop executive functioning skills.
  • 8:30 AM — Refreshments & Networking
  • 9:00-10:00 AM — Presentation and Q&A with Benchmark faculty and students
  • 10:00-10:30 AM — Optional Tour 
Questions? Contact Linda Lattif, Director of Enrollment Management. 
This event is FREE and open to educators and psychologists. Please click here to register. 

Events Presented by the Benchmark Center for Empowered Learning
  • I'm Not Racist...Am I? Film Screening & Discussion (March 2018)
  • "Why Kids Do What They Do" presented by Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. (October 2017)
  • How do you help children become adaptable, empathetic, and resilient problem solvers? "Failing Forward: Using the Entrepreneurial Mindset to Build Resilience, Discover New Opportunities, and Create Meaningful Change in the World" with Ed Glassman, Executive Director of The Sands Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (March 2017)
  • "How to Talk (and Listen) to Kids About the News" with Television Journalist Linda Ellerbee - Sponsored by the West Family Speaker Series  (October 2016)
  • "Getting It Right! The Education Our Children Need and Deserve" with Distinguished Educational Psychologist Dr. Patricia Alexander (May 2016)
  • "Mathematics for the Future: Preparing Students to Thrive in a Complex and Ever-Changing World" with Kristie J. Newton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, Teaching & Learning at Temple University (April 2016)
  • "Most Likely to Succeed" Film Screening & Panel Discussion (February 2016)
  • "Mindfulness for Life: How Learning to Strengthen Attention Creates Lifelong Benefits" with Michael J. Baime, M.D., Director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (November 2015)
  • "What Does Executive Skills Instruction Look Like?" with Robb Gaskins, Ph.D., Sally Laird, and Eleanor Gensemer, Ed.D. of Benchmark School (October 2015)