Register online for any of the workshops. Cost for each workshop is $30 ($35 at the door). Register for 3 workshops for $80 or $120 for the complete workshop series. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 4, Practical Strategies for Everyday Behavior Problems (Dr. Dan Shapiro, Developmental Pediatrician): By understanding the source of your child's behavior problems, parents can individualize an effective strategy. After a quick review of guiding principles and techniques, attendees will be asked to present problem situations for discussion.
November 9, Everyday Mindfulness: A Guide for Parents in All Stages (Dr. Julie Bindeman, Psychologist): Learn easy to remember mindfulness techniques that can assist in keeping you in the present moment, centering yourself, or just giving you that "5 minute" time out that you might need. Go home with tools and tricks you can use immediately.
January 12, Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorder: Strategies for School, Home, and Social Situations (Janet Price and Jennifer Engel Fisher, M.Ed., Educational Consultants): What are the similarities and differences between Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorder? What kinds of strategies work? Learn ways your child or teen can use the strengths associated with these disorders to help overcome their challenges.
March 16, Medications: When Does it Make Sense to Consider a Trial? (Dr. Chuck Conlon, Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician): When is the right time to consider a trial as part of a multi-modal treatment plan? What are the target symptoms (attention, anxiety, etc.) that could indicate that a medication could be helpful? Who will respond and how do you predict this? How do you know that the medication is effective? What are some of the more common medications used and what are the side effects that need to be monitored? After an overview addressing these and other issues, participants can present problems and concerns that they have about medication use.
May 9, First Impressions Count (Cynthia Lett, Certified Etiquette Professional, founder and executive director of the International Society of Protocol & Etiquette Professionals): Learn how good manners can help your child navigate their social world and be more comfortable in social settings. Participation in this workshop will enhance your working knowledge of important etiquette focused skills and suggestions about how to reinforce them in your child. Specific strategies for children with special needs will be provided.