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Programs for Parents

Every Pediatric Services "Special Event" is created from scratch.

With specific objectives. To fulfill a need - find a solution - solve a problem.

Each program is written and presented to include specific and useful knowledge. Presented with "live" demonstrations and professional tools in a first class way.

This list includes our most requested topics for Parents.

Your Child’s Development
and the Importance of Play

Typical children develop at different rates. This session covers "typical" milestones in each area of growth and development.

Including the muscle groups - skill acquisition in both large and small muscles And coordination and the importance of visual perceptual development.

Plus cognitive, or the way a child solves the problems of their world. The evolution of language, what is spoken and what the child understands. Social and emotional maturation integrating peer interactions. Plus self-care skills - feeding ... dressing ... toilet training.

Parenting Models and Styles Programs

Not all parents are alike. Not all kids are alike! This session shares the different models and styles of parents.

Including respect and discipline, routines, balancing work and home, sleep, motivation and bribery, listening and response communication, boundaries, limit setting - and a host of other parent/child issues.

Speech & Language Therapy

A major part of life is communication. The ability to express needs, wants, emotions and words through speech and sign language greatly impacts your child’s development in all areas of growth.

This session addresses appropriate milestones, how to facilitate language, warning signs to watch for, articulation vs. language acquisition, receptiveness, expression and imitative language, anatomy of language, and the postural and oral motor control required for effective speech.

Feeding Skills and Nutritional Issues

Obviously, everything related to nutrition and eating makes a major difference in you and your child’s life.

Food is a basic requirement. When eating is difficult for your child, for whatever reason, many other emotional and developmental issues are impacted.

We address such things as oral motor skills, slow weight gain requiring calorie boosters, constipation, tube feeding and reaching the decision when tube feeding is necessary, progression from finger foods to spoon feeding, increasing textures and progressing to solid food, progression from bottle to cup drinking, the motor components and postural control needed for feeding are all covered.

Terminology - What it is, How to use it

This special session for parents is to teach you to understand the lingo of "the system" for child intervention services.

And how to get the most out of "the system". Including how to understand and speak the language in the important areas of education, the law, therapy and medicine.

Sensory Systems and Development

This presentation is all about sensory systems and their affect on typical development. Including motor, hyper or hypo sensitivity, the "Sensory diet", "red flags" indicating dysfunction or atypical processing, and much more.

Practical ideas and methods for working with the systems to improve the processing of sensory input so the child can have more appropriate body responses and useful perceptions, emotions and thought are also addressed.

Many parts of the nervous system work together. So positive alterations in one area can lead to improvement in effective interaction with the environment and impact other areas of growth and development.

Physical and Occupational Therapy

How do muscle tone, reflexes and reactions fit into a growing child’s life? What is the difference between "physical" and "occupational" therapy?

This workshop teaches you the differences, what areas each address and why each is needed. It speaks to who will benefit from physical therapy and who will get the most from occupational therapy - and why. This session also addresses why a therapist specializing in “pediatrics” is needed for children.

Water Therapy

Developmental milestones of movement are undertaken typically in the bathtub or wading pool.

Such activities as pushing up on the arms, weight bearing in the crawling position, kneeling, sitting, and standing.

These can be taught in a pool as the child is ready and able. Voluntary breath control learned in water promotes lung capacity and improved oral motor abilities. Children needing neuromuscular therapy benefit particularly from the warmth of the water and from the development of head and trunk righting and rotation with flexion.

Movement education in the water stresses quality in movement, with appropriate quantity applied according to age, ability and motivation. Combined with structure and spontaneous play, anyone can learn to feel comfortable — and safe — in the water.

Vision Therapy

We teach simple and easy techniques to maximize contrast, emphasize light, look at distance and space, adaptations in size and distance, and other ways to promote visual acuity.

We help you understand your child’s medical diagnosis, prognosis, and positive ways to intervene on a daily basis. Orientation and mobility are demonstrated. e.g., we demonstrate multiple positioning and ways to hold your child to teach them about their body in space.

We teach the importance of talking to your child, to give them information that they are not able to obtain visually.

Toys expand your child’s world and are important tools to teach them about cause and effect, tactile and oral motor stimulation and much more. Remember, the best “toy” is you! The parent. We teach you to take advantage of daily routines so that teaching times can fit into your busy schedule.

Neonatal Intensive Care Graduate

This special event covers issues affecting premature infants and “micro” premies following their release from a neonatal intensive care unit.

Including feeding, sensory regulation, sleep, progress in growth and development, reflexes and muscle tone, emotional issues for the parents, and medical complications. Including retinopathy of prematurity and intracranial bleeds, plus other important factors unique to these children.

Autism

A young autistic child needs special attention. From 20 hours a month to 30 hours a week!

A variety of methodologies are compared and contrasted as well as all areas of development addressed, including sensory motor, language, social, academic, and behavior.

This session talks about the "eclectic" approach to treating children on the Autistic Spectrum, utilizing a multi-disciplinary team, curriculum guidelines. And meeting the needs of the family. The emotions, grief, time and energy it takes when your child receives this diagnosis.

 
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Last modified: January 26, 2013