With Susan Johnson MD, Organized by Waldorf Institute of Southern California
Looking beyond the labels, we will be learning to better observe, assess and strengthen children’s physical movements, life forces, and learning strategies. We will learn how to support the visual, auditory and hands-on kinesthetic, phonetic-based reading abilities that can be accompanied by inner-imaginative picturing. Understanding and supporting and children in these ways lays the foundation for their overall sense of self-mastery and well-being.
Caring for our children through these observational and supporting ways results in our own positive development!
Dr Susan Johnson is a certified Waldorf teacher, and has been a Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrician for more than 30 years. After graduating from Carleton College and Northwestern University, Feingold School of Medicine, she completed a 3-year pediatric residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital (Lurie Children’s Hospital) in Chicago and a 3-year fellowship in Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics at U.C.S.F.
During her fellowship years, she directed the Early Childhood Clinic and evaluated children with Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Asperger Syndrome, expressive and receptive language delays, and Attention Deficit Disorder. She had extensive rotations managing children in Behavior clinic, School-age clinic and identifying children with various learning challenges during their week long Comprehensive Learning Evaluations. She completed a year rotation in child psychiatry, serving on the psych-laison service along with child psychiatry residents, and spent 3 years doing supervised family therapy, individual and group child therapy sessions, and child sand-tray therapy.