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Free Parent Education Series

All Sioux Falls Free Parent Education classes are held at the LifeScape Outpatient Center (map) from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Classes are free, but please pre-register. If you have questions call (605) 444-9513 or email us.

Rapid City Free Parent Education classes are held either at the Rapid City YWCA or at LifeScape in Rapid City (map). Check class description for location. Classes are held from 6:00-7:30 p.m., and are free, but please pre-register. If you have questions call (800) 584-9294, ext. 9513 or email us.

Facilitating Language Development (RAPID CITY) –Register HERE
September 23, 2014 at LifeScape, 7110 Jordan Drive
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Terri Gray, CCC-SLP, & Heather Bradley, CCC-SLP
Cost: Free

Learn about typical early speech/language development. Plus, get suggestions for helping your child develop speech and communication skills.

Positive Parenting for Challenging Behaviors (SIOUX FALLS) - Register HERE
October 7, 2014
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Aimee Deliramich, PhD
Cost: Free
Description: Setting behavior expectations and boundaries--while identifying the positives.

Sensory Processing 101 (RAPID CITY) –Register HERE
October  7, 2014 at Rapid City YWCA
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Sarah Wold-Hanson, MOT, OTR/L, C/NDT
Cost: Free

Understand the importance of the sensory system and how it impacts daily activities. Learn sensory strategies that can be used at home and in the community.

Bowel & Bladder Accidents in Children Over Four (RAPID CITY) –Register HERE
October 21, 2014 at Rapid City YWCA
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Christine Stephenson, DPT
Cost: Free
How to end day- and night-time accidents, constipation issues, and challenges with potty training.

Strategies for Picky Eaters (SIOUX FALLS) - Register HERE
November 4, 2014
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Melissa Carrier-Damon, MA, CCC-SLP
Cost: Free
Description: Provides 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.

Parenting Strategies (RAPID CITY) –Register HERE
November 4, 2014 at Rapid City YWCA
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Kaylee Trottier, PhD
Cost: Free
An overview of parenting theories: Love & Logic, Positive Parenting, and Behavioral Principals –with discussion on behavioral corrections, strengthening your relationship, and rewards.

Toy Adaptations (SIOUX FALLS) - Register HERE
December 2, 2014
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Arlen Klamm, OTR/L, ATP, SMS
Cost: Free
Description: Adapting electronic toys for switch activation, just in time for the holidays.

Caregiver Burnout (SIOUX FALLS) - Register HERE
January 6, 2015
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Aimee Deliramich, PhD
Cost: Free
Description: An open discussion on the challenges of raising a child with a disability--with ideas for the use of healthy coping techniques.

Potty Training 101 (SIOUX FALLS) - Register HERE
February 3, 2015
Jessyca Conaway, MS, OTR/L
Description: This course will cover frequently asked questions regarding toilet training, including signs that your child is ready to begin using the toilet, tips and tricks for training success, and strategies for overcoming common obstacles in the process. Information will also be provided regarding additional services offered in this area, including incontinence therapy and sensory therapy for children with toilet-related distress.


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