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, Thursday, 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 Tolerance, Tuesday, 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)
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 11:00 A.M.
THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP.
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.