|Denton M. Kurtz M.ED.,
LSP, LMHC has conducted a wide assortment of workshops, training sessions
and seminars throughout his career. His expertise and knowledge has
been called upon by syndicated Newspapers nationwide.
Some of the speaking engagements that Mr. Kurtz has conducted
in 2002 include:
"Our Children Deserve Better"
In this presentation, conducted at the International Conference.
of the Learning Disability Association of America (LDA) in Denver Colorado,
Mr. Kurtz outlined the failure of the specific learning disability programs
in the public schools to remediate those who have been identified with
the various forms of learning disabilities.
He presented the research findings on the scientifically
based research in reading which has demonstrated that as many as 40% of
the children in the specific learning disability programs could be remediated,
if they were given intensive, one on one treatment in as little as 67.5
He mentioned the work of the Kurtz
Center for Cognitive Development, which has been performing this
type of remediation for the past 16 years and also the newly formed Learning
Disability Institute which is a 501 (c)(3) non profit group designed
to train trainers and instructors in these approaches.
"BYOK Bring Your Own Kid Media Weekend"
at the Horizons Marriott Vacation Club
This event was for writers from various children's publications
and major newspapers in the country.
News Media were given the opportunity to learn about
Marriott's Vacation Club program as well as information on how families
can use vacation time to build stronger ties and connections within the
Mr. Kurtz's Day 1 panel presentation discussed Filial
Therapy and how families can better connect with each other, with
emphasis on providing parents with information on connecting with their
children when going on vacation.
Mr. Kurtz's Day 2 session consisted of an experiential
workshop where all of the family members could interact using all of the
techniques designed for greater understanding and for positive connection
and development for each family member. The participants had
great fun and talked about the insight that they had gained from the info.,
along with the useful ideas that they planned to take home.
Several of the writers and news media interviewed Mr.
Kurtz and will be writing articles in the coming months regarding their
new found knowledge and experience.