Dr. Mannis offers customized consulting services
to educational institutions, organizations and corporations. They
have included consultation for specific Fortune 100 or media companies
for the purpose of staff development for individuals or at the departmental
level. These consultations can clarify specific goals or challenges
that the program aims to reach and methods and materials that can
be used to reach those goals. Here are some examples of consultations
that Dr. Mannis has provided in the past twenty years:
- Customized individual remediation
of writing skills for a Vice President of a Fortune 100 company
who was diagnosed as Dyslexic when he was unable to produce e-mail
and written memos to communicate as a requirement of a organization
management system initiated by a management consultant team. Dr.
Mannis assisted the corporation in developing this key executive's
reading and written communication skills, in determining what elements
of communication could better be provided via support staff and
how to modify the management system so that the executive's expertise
and time could be best used to advance the goals of his job description
and the company.
- Staff development workshop
for a Rabbinical Ordination program to guide professors and mentors
in methods of instructing and supervising their capable adult students
and degree candidates with learning and attention deficits.
- Private customized remediation
for a staff support member of a media corporation so that he could
develop basic literacy skills as part of the corporation's higher
education requirement. This six-month immersion was designed and
implemented as an individualized method of attaining the company's
general ongoing education requirement and as a method of advancing
the staff member's workplace skills and basic literacy for personal
and professional development.
- Parenting and Study Skills/Executive
Functions Development workshops for Parent Associations
of many Independent Schools and Special Education programs.
- Consultation to the incoming Headmistress
of the Lower School of a Metropolitan - area Jewish Day School in
drawing upon curriculum goals and methods of Independent Schools
in Manhattan and boarding schools in New York and New England. Dr.
Mannis' input and knowledge of varied curricula was used to adapt
the existing program and to integrate those models in developing
a curriculum guide for its parent body, classroom faculty and resource
room staff members.
- Monthly on-site, full-day consultation
to a Nassau County parochial school in developing a resource room
program and in advisement of the parent body about learning and
school district advocacy issues, and well as assistance in developing
a network of appropriate specialists for local referrals.
- Consultation to specific public schools
in developing an appropriate Individualized Education Plan for a
student who is intellectually gifted with a learning disability.
Dr. Mannis consults to the resource room specialists and director
of special education in methods of using metacognitive and high-tech
tools to teach this student how to develop reading comprehension
and expository writing strategies in a Least Restrictive Environment
- Consultation to The Making Headway Foundation
and its parent body in developing appropriate Individualized Education
Plans (IEP), customized intervention programs, and appropriate Section
504 accommodations for children with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
subsequent to diagnosis and treatment for brain tumors.
- Parent development for the
Parent Association of the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (HANC)
annual Elizabeth Bass Golding Memorial Lecture Series in 2003. Dr.
Mannis topic was "The Self-Aware Child: Strategies for Organization
in a Fast-Paced World."
-Development and presentation of the Road
Maps for Learning program, a nine-hour training workshops
for educators. The New York City Department of Education and the
Bank Street College of Education commissioned Dr. Mannis and her
colleague. Professor Patricia Weiner, to develop this workshop and
to provide intensive training to its top 250 special educators (Instructional
Support Specialists) in 2004. The Road Maps for Learning workshop
provides a rubric for traditional and high-tech methods and materials
for use in reading, math, and content-area instruction for students
with diverse learning styles in the lower and upper-school grades.
Dr. Mannis and Professor Weiner also developed and published a 100-page
training and Workshop Manual to accompany this intensive workshop,
and this program was then disseminated by the participants to teachers
throughout all five boroughs and all regions of the New York City
Department of Education.
- Consultation to all levels of staff
of The Prudential Securities Corporation as part of its 2002 "Family
and Work Week", where Dr. Mannis presented and offered specific
strategies for developing executive functions at the workplace and
in the home.
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