FREE Webinar on How to Explain Disability To a Child
EXPLAINING DIAGNOSES TO KIDS
FREE WEBINAR FROM SMALL BROOKLYN PSYCHOLOGY ON HOW TO EXPLAIN DISABILITY TO A CHILD
Parents often worry about whether they should share kids’ diagnoses with them. And, if so, how should that explanation go? Once kids know about their diagnosis, will they use it as a crutch to avoid building skills? Will they feel damaged somehow? Will others start seeing them in a more negative light?
Neuropsychologist Mandi White-Ajmani, Ph.D., Owner of Small Brooklyn Psychology, will talk through all these questions and discuss how to explain disability to a child and approach a conversation about diagnoses with children of various ages. Dr. White-Ajmani will be joined by therapist Jill DiPietro, LCSW, who will moderate a question-and-answer session and will share her expertise as well.
If you are unable to join us live on this webinar on how to explain disability and diagnoses to kids, registered participants will receive the recording and presentation slides after the talk.
Wednesday, January 12, 12-1 PM EST
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!
We’ve partnered with Park Slope Parents to bring you this monthly webinar series, and this is our fourth in our 2021-2022 series. Many of the wonderful clinicians in our practice have presented on many other topics relevant to psychology and neuropsychology across kids, teens, and adults.
You can view recordings of all these past webinars; click HERE!
Dr. Mandi White-Ajmani is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience in neuropsychological assessment of children and adults from many different backgrounds. She founded Small Brooklyn in 2013 after she noticed a need for Brooklyn-based psychological services. She has grown Small Brooklyn from her solo practice into a thriving group practice at Industry City, offering high-quality, research-backed neuropsychological assessment and therapeutic treatment.
Dr. White-Ajmani earned her BA from Cornell University and her MBA in Organizational Behavior and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship in clinical research in neuroscience and schizophrenia at NYU School of Medicine, under Dr. Dolores Malaspina, and continued as a research scientist under Drs. Amy Slep-Smith and Richard Heyman, investigating family violence. She earned an appointment as a Research Assistant Professor at NYU School of Medicine during this time. Now, as a clinician, she conducts neuropsychological assessment with people across the lifespan, from toddlers through geriatric populations, with a wide range of psychological concerns, including serious mental illness. She has built a special focus on working with children and families, to help them understand the practical nuances of how each person approaches the world a little differently—and then how to use that information to make real-world changes.