For Parents and Families
While delivering therapy is at the core of what we do, intentionally educating parents and other family members ensures each child gets the support and understanding he/she needs to make the most progress. Carryover across environments is essential, and teaching families how to support and advocate for their child at home, at school or in the community puts each child on the path to true success. For more information on any of the below opportunities, please watch our website for announcements or call our front office.
These seminars and workshops were developed with parents and primary caregivers in mind in an effort to connect them with information and experts that can support their efforts in understanding and helping their child. Knowing that it takes a village, we also invite other family members, educators and anyone in the community who has a like-minded interest in supporting these children and families to attend. We cover a variety of topics related to child development and parenting that are of interest to families, delivering them through:
Staff Presentations – These seminars are delivered by our well-trained and knowledgeable staff in areas of their particular expertise. They have included topics such as sensory processing disorder, facilitating language, feeding therapy and baby signing to name a few.
Outside Speakers – These seminars are delivered by outside experts in their respective fields. Topics have included brain development, nutrition, vision therapy, behavior management and more.
Hands-On Workshops – These seminars are usually delivered by our staff and have included topics such as using A SECRET to help facilitate regulation in children, baby massage, tummy time, and sitting and reaching for infants. We have even gotten parents in the gym and on therapy equipment so they can experience what a therapy session is like.
Make and Takes – These workshops are designed for families to make and then take home something they can immediately use to support their child’s progress. Parents not only make something concrete which they take with them, but become educated on exactly how, when and why such materials should be used. A few examples of these popular sessions include making and using visual schedules, creating and organizing fidget tools for regulation, and using different scents for play.
Coming To Your Senses
This seminar occurs monthly and is an introduction to sensory processing disorder (SPD) and sensory integration therapy for our new parents and family members. It is also open to parents in our community not receiving therapy with us who may need this information. The format is informal leaving lots of opportunity for questions and discussion. This seminar is designed for adults only as we want you to feel free to discuss issues important to you without little ears overhearing. For more information regarding dates and times or to RSVP for this seminar, please contact our front office.