Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


February 20, 2014

Parent series tackles strategies for student success

Dr. Ann Helmus, a licensed clinical neuropsychologist in practice for more than 20 years, will share practical strategies to help parents support their children at home when she visits Andover next week.

Helmus’ visit — titled “Tips For Helping Your Child Achieve Academic Success at Home” — takes place Thursday, Feb. 27, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Pike School Auditorium, 24 Sunset Rock Road, Andover. The free program is part of the Andover Parent to Parent 2013-2014 speaker series.

Helmus will be joined by her colleague, Dr. Angela Currie, who directs an intensive psychoeducational program for children with anxiety and other self-regulation disorders at Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents, a group of neuropsychologists and allied staff that Helmus established in 2007.

The emotional side of homework will be discussed, along with suggestions to avoid meltdowns that leave everyone frustrated and exhausted. In addition, developmentally appropriate tips to help children become more independent with time management and organizational skills will be shared.

The mother of two high-schoolers, Helmus specializes in the evaluation of children with learning disabilities and attention deficits, as well as primary neurological disorders. In addition to assessing children, she also provides consultation and training to both public and private school systems

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