Connecting for Kids Offers Three Programs Addressing Social Skills

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Ways to Help Your Preschooler Share and Cooperatively Play

Friday, October 25, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Westlake Porter Public Library, Porter Room

Sharing is a challenging skill to teach preschoolers and yet an important one if they will learn how to cooperatively play with their peers.  Join us for this interactive discussion, led by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D.,  about how to teach these and other social skills to your preschoolers.  This presentation will be applicable to both households with a child diagnosed with a developmental delay and households where all children are “typically developing.”

Connecting for Kids and the Westlake Porter Public Library are co-sponsoring this event.  Childcare is provided but space is limited. To reserve a spot for your child, visit www.connectingforkids.org or email sarahrintamaki@connectingforkids.org.

How to Help Your Child Make Friends

Saturday, November 2, 2013, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Westlake Porter Public Library, Porter Room

Does your elementary school-age child struggle to make friends on the playgroup?  Do they watch groups of kids play and not know how to join in?  Does your phone not ring with invitations for playdates or birthday parties?

Social Skills can be taught.  Come join this parent discussion group led by Tracy Biller, M.A., CCC-SLP, and Ellen Spear, M.A., CCC-SLP, of Lakeshore Speech Therapy, L.L.C., about how to teach social skills to elementary aged children and what professional help is available to help them learn social skills. This presentation will be applicable to both households with a child diagnosed with a developmental delay and households where all children are “typically developing.”

Connecting for Kids and the Westlake Porter Public Library are co-sponsoring this event.  Childcare is provided but space is limited. To reserve a spot for your child, visit www.connectingforkids.org or email sarahrintamaki@connectingforkids.org.

When to Worry about Speech, Language and Social Skills

Friday, November 15, 2013, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Westlake Porter Public Library, Porter Room

Are you worried about your toddler or preschooler’s speech, language or social skills?  Come join this parent discussion group led by Sara Solet, M.A., CCC-SLP, of Speech Spot, for an interactive discussion about when it might be appropriate to get professional help for your child. This presentation will be applicable to both households with a child diagnosed with a developmental delay and households where all children are “typically developing.”

Connecting for Kids and the Westlake Porter Public Library are co-sponsoring this event.  Childcare is provided but space is limited. To reserve a spot for your child, visit www.connectingforkids.org or email sarahrintamaki@connectingforkids.org.

Connecting for Kids

Connecting for Kids is a nonprofit, networking organization that connects parents to resources in the community and supports parents as they help their child grow and develop.  Whether a child has a formal diagnosis or if parents are just questioning if their child’s development is typical compared to same-aged peers, the group serves families concerned about physical, emotional, social/language, adaptive or cognitive development.

For more details on Connecting for Kids or its events, visit www.connectingforkids.org or contact Sarah Rintamaki 440-250-5563 or sarahrintamaki@connectingforkids.org.  Connecting for Kids: “For families with questions and concerns about childhood development.”

 

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