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TLC - The Treatment and Learning Centers 
2092 Gaither Road
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850

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Lisa Torvik 
TLC - The Treatment and Learning Centers 
301-424-5200 x6923 

Professional Workshop Series

April and May 2017

***Workshops are still pending approval from the state.
Feel free to register, but call ahead if you need credits for childcare 

Red Flags in Fine Motor Skills Development, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m., by Brigid Baker, OTR/L, Director of Clinical Programs, TLC. When should a child be able to hold a pencil?  At what age should a child be able to write their name?  This workshop will help teachers and care givers answer these questions and recognize typical fine-motor skill development and motor milestones for preschoolers. Common fine-motor challenges in preschoolers and their causes will be identified. Practical strategies and activities that teachers can use to improve fine-motor skills within the classroom will be addressed.  (Core of Knowledge: Special Needs)

Toilet Training Made Easy, Cancelled due to pending approval from stateThursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. by Sally Neuberger, LCSW, Licensed Social Worker, TLC.  Professionals will be given specific steps they can use in the classroom to help children master toileting skills.  Evaluating a child’s readiness as well as the parent’s motivation will be discussed along with this step by step guide to toilet training success.  (Core of Knowledge: Special Needs) 

How to Encourage Oral Expression in Young Children, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., by Christina Morrissey, M.S., CCC-SLP, Director of Speech-Language Therapy, TLC.  Professionals will be given informaiton and practical tips on ways to expand children's language skills.  Participants wil develop straategies and techniques such as turn taking, imitation, building/scaffolding, connecting nonverbally and pretending.  (Core of Knowledge: Curriculum)

Teaching ToleranceTuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., by Beverly Celotta, Ph.D., Consulting Psychologist, TLC.  Professionals at the preschool - elementary school level will be given information to help children in the classroom understand and appreciate the uniqueness of others.  Participants will receive practical strategies to help encourage tolerance in the classroom as well as strategies to counter intolerance.  (Core of Knowledge: Special Needs)



  • FEE:  All workshops are $32.00 per person if registration is received 2 days before the workshop date; $38.00 at the door or if registration is received less than 2 days prior to the workshop. 
  • NO Phone registrations or checks when paying online.
  • REGISTER EARLY ––  SPACE IS LIMITED.  We will contact you only in the event the class has been cancelled or is full.
  • Fee includes materials, refreshments and discussion period to address specific concerns of participants.
  • Workshops qualify for Continuing Education Credit with the Office of Child Care (OCC) (Provider #CKO-30975).  Topics have also been submitted to the Maryland Board of Examiners for speech-language pathologists and audiologists for Continuing Education credit.  Call TLC prior to registration to confirm approval for MD BOE.
  • Walk-ins should call ahead (301-424-5200) to make sure the workshop is being held & isn't full.  
  • TLC reserves the right to cancel a workshop for insufficient enrollment.
  • Advance cancellation notice of three (3) days is required for a refund.  
  • Let us know if there are any accommodations that you may need to fully participate in these workshops.

TLC is a non-profit organization founded in 1950 that improves lives and expands possibilities for individuals with special needs.  Celebrating over 60 years of serving the community, its services, which serve around 2000 individuals annually, include:  The Katherine Thomas School, The Testing and Tutoring Service, The Outcomes Service, The Outpatient Services, The Family Hearing Center, and TLC’s Summer Programs.


Please contact Lisa Torvik at 301-424-5200 x6923 for information.  

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