Past Announcements

New Consultant at APRICOT, Inc.

Please join Ellyn Arwood and Mabel Brown in welcoming Louise Debreczeny to our APRICOT family!

Louise is an educator with experience working in the schools with special education students prior to coming to work at the APRICOT Clinic. In the Clinic, Louise joins Mabel, in working with clients who have learning, language and behavior differences. Louise began working for APRICOT in February; and is stall adding new students to her case load.

To schedule an appointment with Louise, Please phone our office: 503-670-1740 or send an email through our website:

Posted: 04-04-2014

Date Change for Salem Class

Thinking with a Visual Brain in an Auditory World, presented by Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D., CCC-SLP-SLP

There are 2 ways to attend this presentation:
Live, Onsite Class—Salem Hospital, Building B (Auditorium) Salem, Oregon, Friday,April 18, 2014, 10:00 to 4:15 (ASHA CEUs available). 
Online Video Class—Launches April 27, 2014 with live interactive questions and answers on April 28, 2014 at 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Cost:  $179  per person  (Group rate of 3 or more $159.00 per person)
Description:  Most people learn to think with a visual brain but live in an auditory culture. This workshop provides participants with the neuroscience behind how learners become literate through the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT). Participants will be provided with numerous examples of how to use language strategies for increased literacy across ages and population.
For more information about this class, please copy this link into your browser:

Posted: 04-04-2014

Two Special Education Conferences

Ellyn Lucas Arwood will be presenting at the…
Special Education Conference
on May 7, 8 & 9, 2014
Holiday Inn
Golden Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, May 7, 2014- (8:00am-4:00pm)
Course #5- Visual Learning in an Auditory World
Thursday, May 8, 2014- (8:00am-4:00pm)
Course #10- Behavior and Language: “Behavior is Not Discipline”
Friday, May 9, 2014- (8:00am-4:00pm)
Course #15- Reading and Writing is a Language Learning Process

For more information about both conferences go to:

Posted: 04-04-2014

APRICOT, Inc. Receives Continued Approval as an ASHA Approved Continuing


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA CE Provider Media Relations
CONTACT: Renee Levinson

October 21, 2013 -- The Continuing Education Board (CEB) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) recognized APRICOT, Inc. on October 17, 2013 by reapproving them for an additional five years as an ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider. ASHA Approved CE Providers are approved to offer ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the courses they offer to audiologists and speech-language pathologists. The recognition period extends for five years and includes all courses offered during that time that meet the ASHA CEB standards.
“We are pleased to welcome APRICOT, Inc. as our newest ASHA Approved CE Provider organization,” stated Dr. Patricia Prelock, president of ASHA and dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Vermont. Prelock added “APRICOT, Inc. is part of the 525 organizations in the United States and internationally that have had their organizational process and courses reviewed by our experts in continuing education to ensure the highest possible standards are met.”
In order to achieve ASHA Approved CE Provider status, APRICOT, Inc. completed a rigorous application process and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ASHA Continuing Education Board standards that focus on the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its continuing education courses offered for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. The re-approval process involved the review of all courses offered by APRICOT, Inc. in the past five year period and their on-going adherence to ASHA CEB standards. As a result of re-approval, APRICOT, Inc. agreed to continue their compliance with ASHA CEB standards and can continue to promote their organization and courses using the ASHA CE logo on promotional course material. In addition, APRICOT, Inc. is listed on the ASHA CEB’s Approved CE Provider list and their courses that meet CEB standards appear in the ASHA CE Course Search on the ASHA website.

Posted: 10-21-2013

2013 and 2014 WORKSHOPS

Please check out the complete list of workshops for the upcoming year! Remember that both the September and January workshops are mentor/mentee workshops. As a former workshop attendee, you can register yourself along with a guest who can attend the workshop for free, provided that this is the first APRICOT workshop your guest has attended. One "mentee" per participant is permitted.

Posted: 08-05-2013

APRICOT, Inc. Partners with the University of Portland!!!

The University of Portland now offers 700 level graduate credit* for approved APRICOT workshops. Participants who sign up for the University of Portland credit will receive .5 semester hour credits for 5.5 hours of instruction time. Each .5 credit will cost $40 and will be collected by APRICOT, Inc. at the time of registration.
*offered as non-matriculating credit; used for professional continuing education (CEUs)

Posted: 08-23-2012

Neuro-Educator Courses and Post Master Certification

APRICOT wishes to showcase the Neuro-education courses now available at University of Portland. You can read more at:

Posted: 06-04-2012

  • Upcoming Workshop!

    Co-Morbidity among Disabilities: Language and Neuroeducation

    04-26-2014 (Saturday)

    Language functions as a synergystic product of the human brain. Likewise, the brain functions in a dynamic way to create language. The interaction between the brain and the way language functions results in learning systems that manifest overlapping behavioral symptoms. For example, those individuals diagnosed with ADHD could also be diagnosed with an autism disorder; and, the behavior that fi...

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Our materials are language based and designed to meet specific curricular or intervention needs. They are developed from actual work with students and created from effective Lucas-Arwood methods.

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We specialize in working with children and adults with neurogenic disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorders, syndromes, Traumatic Brain Injuries and Specific Learning Disabilities.

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We realize that the majority of learners today think with a visual brain. But our culture educates with auditory methods. Therefore the APRICOT Clinic utilizes best learning practices based on the individual's learning strengths, not based on an auditory cultural bias. At the APRICOT Clinic, learning is viewed as an acquisition process as well as a mediation between language and behavior. All methods are based on how language and the brain function.

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