The Winston School San Antonio hosts an impressive group of national, regional and local experts in “Ignite the Spark” on Friday, January 31, 2014. Early bird online registration with discount rates opens on Monday, October 7at noon.
John J. Ratey, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Research Synthesizer, Speaker, and bestselling Author. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles on the topics of Aggression, Autism, ADHD, and other issues in Neuropsychiatry, and written 8 books published in 14 languages. He serves as an advisor to the President of Taiwan, The Alberta, Canada legislature and the Utah Government. He’s been named Reebok's Ambassador for Active Kids, Advisor to the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness Activity and Sport, and Adjunct Professor at Taiwan National Sports University.
With the publication of "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and The Brain,” (2008), Dr. Ratey has established himself as a leading expert in the brain-fitness connection. His presentation at WSSA will emphasize his research findings on the brain’s response to exercise.
Physicians, nurses and other medical and health professionals, therapists, counselors and educators can receive 6.0 medical or continuing education units by attending. Online registration and more information are available at http://www.winston-sa.org/outreach/ignite-spark. Educator group rate (5 or more) registration, call the Advancement Office at WSSA at 210-615-7485 or fax 210-615-6627.
The Winston School San Antonio offers a personalized college preparatory education for students with high potential and identified learning differences. A Winston School graduate is confident, well-rounded and a lifelong self-advocate. Located in the South Texas Medical Center at 8565 Ewing Halsell, WSSA also serves as a research center and educational resource for South Texas on learning disabilities. WSSA partners with local universities to train teachers, health and medical professionals and others who interact with persons with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, neuro-processing differences, ADD, ADHD and more.