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Free Parent Education Series

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

All Rapid City Free Parent Education Series are held at LifeScape in Rapid City (map) from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Classes are free, but please preregister. If you have questions call (800) 584-9294, ext. 9513 or email us.

How to Help Your Child With a Disability Lead an Active Life (SIOUX FALLS) - Register HERE
Becky Schmitz, DPT
Cost: Free
August 5, 2014
6:00-7:30

Description: Having a child with a disability does NOT mean always staying home!  Learn about adaptive mobility equipment to provide daily exercise, activity and mobility for better physical and emotional health, and stronger bonds with others.

Bowel and Bladder Challenges in Children Over Four (SIOUX FALLS) - Register HERE
Robin Lund, DPT
Cost: Free
September 2, 2014
6:00-7:30

Description: Learn how to end day and nighttime accidents, constipation issues, and challenges with potty training. Get tips and tricks to try at home and learn about physical therapy solutions and when further medical help may be advised.

Strategies for Picky Eaters (RAPID CITY) –Register HERE
LynnStillwell, MS, CCC-SLP
Cost: Free
September 16, 2014
6:00-7:30

Help your child eat more foods, covering food textures, tastes, and smells, plus oral-motor and swallowing challenges.

Facilitating Language Development (RAPID CITY) –Register HERE
Terri Gray,CCC-SLP, & Heather Bradley, CCC-SLP
Cost: Free
September 23, 2014
6:00-7:30

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
Aimee Deliramich, PhD
Cost: Free
October 7, 2014
6:00-7:30

Description: Setting behavior expectations and boundaries--while identifying the positives.

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

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
Christine Stephenson, DPT
Cost: Free
October 21, 2014
6:00-7:30

How to end day and nighttime accidents, constipation issues, and challenges with potty training.

Strategies for Picky Eaters (SIOUX FALLS) - Register HERE
Melissa Carrier-Damon, MA, CCC-SLP
Cost: Free
November 4, 2014
6:00-7:30
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
Kaylee Trottier, PhD
Cost: Free
November 4, 2014
6:00-7:30 

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
Arlen Klamm, OTR/L, ATP, SMS
Cost: Free
December 2, 2014
6:00-7:30
Description: Adapting electronic toys for switch activation, just in time for the holidays.

Caregiver Burnout (SIOUX FALLS) - Register HERE
Aimee Deliramich, PhD

Cost: Free
January 6, 2015
6:00-7:30
Description: An open discussion on the challenges of raising a child with a disability--with ideas for the use of healthy coping techniques.

 

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"The best thing about working at Children's Care is the children. We all work to help make their lives better, and in turn, they are making us better! I know I am a better person for having worked with our children!"
– Tina M., Teacher