Past Announcements

Registering for Workshops

Posted: 01-28-2020

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Neuro-Viconic Education: The System (NvES) Cohort Workshop! This is a SPECIAL three-day class to be held June 21-23, 2018

Posted: 08-22-2018

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a cohort type of professional learning opportunity for participants to apply a holistic, inclusionary approach for all learners based on the following tenets: 1) All learning is brain-based (Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory); 2) All children learn to think (Viconic Language Methods); 3) All children learn to be pro-social (The Language of RESPECT); and 4) All children learn through context (Event-Based Learning).

The cost is $540 per person (Includes: NvES manual, supplemental materials, reference books, 3 days of professional learning, two follow up visits or consultations by NvES staff. GROUP DISCOUNT of 10%: when 3 or more individuals apply and pay together on one invoice at the same time.

Outcomes: Participants will be able to: 1) Set up an event-based educational classroom, 2) Utilize VLMs within the event-based setting and 3) Establish an authoritative, pro-social inclusive environment

Application to this workshop is necessary…
Please email to request an application

Parent Workshop: Suggestions for Home Strategies

Posted: 10-27-2017

We've added a new workshop! Register now for this May 21 parent-friendly class. Two for one pricing is available to parents from the same household who attend this class together. Register and pay for one parent and under "comments" write in the co-parent's full name and email address. You can find the registration page here:

Celebrating 30 Years of APRICOT, Inc.--1985 to 2015

Posted: 03-09-2016

Neuro-Educator Courses and Post Master Certification

Posted: 09-25-2015

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

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

Posted: 09-25-2015

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)

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

Posted: 09-25-2015

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.

New Consultant at APRICOT, Inc.

Posted: 09-25-2015

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 still 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:

Help for Struggling Students

Posted: 09-25-2015

Mabel Brown and Louise Debreczeny are accepting new students at the APRICOT Clinic. Please contact us to discuss our services. Our rates are very low and the success rate of our students very high; making the cost per outcome ratio excellent. Please contact us today! Mabel's email is: and Louise's email is: We look forward to hearing from you!

Neuroeducation: The Road to Inclusive Practices

Posted: 09-25-2015

Saturday--May 16, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Start your day with a keynote that will focus on how do we learn and present an integration of the learning literature about the mind, brain, and language to set up the neuroeducation foundation for effective inclusive practices. Following the keynote, there will be embedded concurrent breakout workshops to guide general educators, special educators,administrators, and support specialists on more effective inclusive practices.

Attend up to 5 hours of presentations for only $15 which includes lunch. Register via the University of Portland's website:

Pro-Social Language: A Way to Think about Behavior

Posted: 09-25-2015

Our newest book is now available!

This 324 page book is full of case studies, examples and illustrations that ffollow a well written text.There are 13 chapters in this book: 1) What is Behavior? 2) All Behavior is a Form of Communication. 3) All Behavior is Okay. 4) Learning to Think Helps Define Behavior. 5) Learning to Be Pro-Social. 6) Developing Agency. 7) Empowerment, Not Control. 8) Language to Behave. 9) Developmental Behavior. 10) Neuroeducation and Behavior. 11) Behavior of Emotion. 12) Bullying. 13) Prevention--A Different Way to Think about Behavior.

Please visit our products page to order this book ($29.95 plus 10% s/h)

We provide Learning, Language and Behavior Services for Your Child

Posted: 09-17-2014

Is your child struggling with communication, social interactions, time management, academics? Please call us at 503-670-1740 to set-up assessment, intervention and/or strategy counseling appointments for your child.