Connecting for Kids April Events

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Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Westlake Porter Public Library, Porter Room

Does your child have trouble staying on task? Does your child have difficulty completing multi-step assignments?  This interactive presentation by Chris Chambers, MEd, OTR/L, of Abilities First, will focus on practical, at-home activities you can do to help your child focus and organize his or her thoughts. It will be applicable to both preschool and early elementary students.

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 emailinfo@connectingforkids.org.

Impulsivity in the School-Aged Child

Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Westlake Porter Public Library, Porter Room

Does your child struggle with impulsivity and/or aggression? Come to this interactive presentation to learn how to help impulsive children think before they act.  The speaker for this Parent Discussion Group will be Donald A. Caserta, LISW-S, of Dr. Meghan Barlow, LLC.

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

Does Your Child Meltdown, Withdraw, or Stop Paying Attention? Could it be Sensory Issues?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Westlake Porter Public Library, Porter Room

Sensory issues can take many different forms in children. For some children, sensory issues can cause meltdowns. In other children, it will cause the child to withdraw from social encounters or groups.  Some children’s attention issues are caused by Sensory Issues and not ADHD.  Come to this interactive presentation by Paula Michaud, OTR/L, Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, to learn if your child could have sensory issues and how you can help him or her.  This Parent Discussion Group is applicable to both preschool and school-age children.  This is the perfect presentation to bring grandparents or other care givers to who may need to understand about sensory processing to help care for your child.

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

The Connecting for Kids mission is to provide education and support for families with questions or concerns about their child’s development.  We are targeting families with children from birth to twelve years of age who have some concern about their child’s development (including behavioral concerns).  We are serving all children; including both children with and without a formal diagnosis such as ADHD or an autism spectrum disorder.  We also offer programs for children who may be described as shy, anxious, impulsive or quick to anger.  We serve all areas of child development whether it is physical, emotional, communication, adaptive or cognitive.  We are focused on the west side of Cuyahoga County and the east side of Lorain County.

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

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