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CHILDREN'S CARE IN SIOUX FALLS TO OFFER SEVERAL FREE PARENT TRAININGS THIS SPRING

POSTED: FEB 03, 2013

Sensory Processing 101 with Robin Mills, OTR/L, BCP, will be held Thursday March 14.  Robin will review the basics of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) with tips on customizing sensory strategies for a variety of environments to make your child more comfortable.

Bowel and Bladder Challenges in Children over Four will be led by Robin Lund, DPT, on Tuesday, March 26. Discover tricks to try at home and learn about specialized physical therapy using biofeedback to train pelvic floor muscles, which solves most problems withing a few weeks.

Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play: Promoting Optimal Positioning for your Infant's Motor Development is set for Wednesday, April 10, presented by Rebecca Rippe, DPT, and Lauren Ahrendt, DPT. "Back to Sleep," (now Safe to Sleep) has reduced the rate of SIDS by nearly 50%, but contributed to babies having flat spots on the backs or sides of their heads. Learn about "tummy time," and safe positioning of your new baby to reduce the potential for flat spots (plagiocephaly).

Strategies for Picky Eaters with speech-language pathologist Melissa Carrier-Damon, MA, CCC-SLP on Tuesday, April 23rd will provide parents of picky eaters with tips for helping children eat more foods, covering food textures, tastes, and smells. Oral-motor and swallowing challenges will also be discussed.

Facilitating Language Development in Young Children is Thursday, May 16, led by Caitlin Abbas, MA, CCC-SLP.  Learn about typicsl speech and language development, including understanding (receptive language), talking (expressive language), and social interaction. Learn how the speech sound system develops and when parents should be concerned about language development. Suggestions for helping children with language skills will be provided.

All workshops are held at the Children's Care Rehabilitation Center in Sioux Falls from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  Classes are free, but please preregister at www.cchs.org/services/university. If you have questions, call (605) 444-9513. 


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