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PACER Center - Study Skills Series 

PACER Center is a parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth to young adults. Located in Minneapolis, it serves families across the nation, as well as those in Minnesota. Parents can find publications, workshops, and other resources to help make decisions about education, vocational training, employment, and other services for their children with disabilities. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center provides resources designed to benefit all students, including those with disabilities. Most of PACER's staff and its Board are parents of children and youth with disabilities.

Study Skills Series for Parents

Study Skills 1: Research and Note-taking Skills
Researching and taking notes is an important activity central to the academic lives of many teens and adults. This webinar for parents with Tara Bruss and Sarah Giffen-Hunter begins with a discussion of the purpose of note-taking and useful strategies to employ. Tools include a range of technology supports for taking notes while listening to information and instruction, taking notes while reading, and organizing the information. 

Study Skills 2: Multi-Sensory Learning and Review
This webinar is the second of a 3-part series focusing on study skills by CTD and the PACER Center. Learning for students can be enhanced with tools that engage them with information in a multisensory manner, a combination of 2 or more senses such as visual, auditory, vestibular (movement), or tactile (kinesthetic). This presentation also covers resources for research, homework help, and supplementary learning through online courses. 

Study Skills 3: Managing Focus and Attention
This webinar with PACER's Tara Bruss and Sarah Giffen-Hunter is the last in a 3-part series and covers strategies for boosting one’s focus. Managing one’s focus and attention can be challenging for students of all ages, and yet often crucial for academic success. Topics discussed include timers that support focus, apps to track smartphone use and tools to manage online distractions, as well as methods and strategies to support attention that incorporate the visual, auditory, tactile, and vestibular senses.