CADV Alumni Chapter - Symposium on Learning Differences and the Impact on Education and Socio-emotional Development

Saturday, September 23, 2023 - 8:30am to 12:30pm

CSUN University Student Union - Flintridge Room
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The CADV Alumni chapter invites you to the Symposium on Learning Differences featuring three special CSUN Alumni guest speakers, providing insights and information on learning deficits and the impact on education, social and emotional development.

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Location: University Student Union - Flintridge Room

*Doors open at 8:15 a.m. for check-in.


  • Undergraduate Students: $10

  • Graduate Students: $20

  • CSUN Alumni: $25

  • General Admission: $30

  • Onsite/Pay at the Door: $40 

*Cost includes light refreshments and a Certificate of Completion for four (4) hours CE/PDU professional development credits.

Symposium objectives:

  • Gain knowledge on Learning Differences/Deficits and the impact on education and socio-emotional development.
  • Distinguish between a developmental delay versus a learning deficit or difference.

  • Recognize the signs of learning differences in children, adolescents and adults.

  • Learn about learning differences assessments and diagnosis.

  • Understand the process of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) with children and adolescents.

  • Learn about the impact of learning differences on education, social and emotional development.

  • Obtain resources for learning differences assessments in the community.


Dr. Joannie Aguayo ('93 BA; '96 MS) : Presenting on the importance of developmental screening and the role of early childhood educators.

Debra Bartke, School Psychologist ('94 BA; '99 MS): Presenting on learning differences assessments during the primary education years and throughout high school, including Individualized Education Program (IEP) and the impact on education.

Dr. Marta Gonzalez ('06 BA; '09 MFT): Presenting on assessments with adolescents, college students and adults, including the impact on education and socioemotional development.