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Full Day NYC Workshops for Early Childhood Professionals

CEUs Offered (See Individual Workshops for Details)

Los Niños Training is proud to present the workshops below from outstanding leaders in early childhood education and intervention.

All workshops will take place at Los Niños Services, 535 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018 (between 36th and 37th Street) in Midtown Manhattan, just blocks from Macy’s, Penn Station and Port Authority Bus Terminals. Registrants will be notified if there is any change in workshop location.

Full Day NYC Workshops for Early Childhood Professionals
PARENTING IN THE KITCHEN: Home Strategies for Families in Feeding Therapy
Sep 21, 2018 - 8:45 am - 4:15 pm

Presenter:  Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP (Certified Speech Language Pathologist, My Munch Bug LLC)

This workshop provides strategies for professionals working with parents of children with feeding disorders. Feeding therapy requires consistent follow-through throughout the day and caregivers become easily overwhelmed. Help parents feel confident in their ability to feed their child and enjoy that time together and in turn, help them to follow through on their goals for their child in early intervention.

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THE STACKING MODEL: How Feeding Disorders Develop
Sep 22, 2018 - 8:45 am - 4:15 pm

Presenter:  Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP (Certified Speech Language Pathologist, My Munch Bug LLC)

 This workshop lays the foundation for pediatric speech language pathologists and occupational therapists who understand the importance of considering the whole child when assessing and treating pediatric feeding disorders. This course is also appropriate for parents, generalists in the field of child education and SLP/OT students to help broaden their understanding of the challenges that children with feeding disorders face. Understanding the broader picture of a child’s physiology, sensory system, motor development along with the behaviors that they adopt to protect those systems allows a family to see the bigger picture – the whole child. The course will combine lecture and videos demonstrating pediatric feeding concepts.  

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FINE MOTOR & LANGUAGE BOOTCAMP: Using an Interprofessional Practice Model to Address Academic, Fine/Visual Motor, and Language Needs Using Dollar Store or Free Materials!
Oct 12, 2018 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Presenters:  Julie Marzano, MS, OTR/L (Occupational Therapist, Co-Creator, Fine Motor Bootcamp) & Emily McCarthy, MS, CCC-SLP (Speech-Language Pathologist, Co-Creator, Fine Motor Bootcamp)

Educators & caregivers are often “left in the dark” when it comes to fine motor & language interventions they can implement on their own.  During this “hands on” workshop, participants will learn practical strategies & solutions on how to use little to no cost materials (i.e. dollar store, household, & office items) to build language, play, & motor skills. There will be a strong emphasis on differentiating instruction to meet children at their developmental level with hands on experiences.

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ENGAGING SENSATIONAL KIDS: Social Emotional Strategies to Treat Sensory Processing Disorder
Nov 2, 2018 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Presenters:  Michele Parkins, MS, OTR/L (Faculty, Sensory Treatment and Research Institute & Assistant Faculty, Profectum Foundation)

This workshop will discuss the subtypes of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) – Sensory Modulation Disorder, Sensory Discrimination Disorder, Sensory-based Motor Disorder – and how to tailor interactions based on sensory processing differences. Relationship-based strategies will be illustrated in case examples in children 4-9 years old for each SPD subtype. Understanding SPD, which is also a characteristic of Autism Spectrum Disorder, will impact a therapist’s ability to affect change with children with ASD as well as SPD. Relationship-based intervention puts strategies in place that are teachable to parents – the true drivers of carryover and long term developmental progress. Participants will leave with strategies for how they can become the “equipment” and coach parents to do so to address SPD and ASD. These strategies can immediately be put into practice.

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ABA BOOTCAMP for Special Education Professionals
Nov 9, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Presenters:  Haven Bernstein, PhD, BCBA-D (ABA Clinical Supervisor, Los Ninos Services)  & Marilena Drakopoulou, MSEd (ABA Director, Los Ninos Services)

In this workshop, the presenters will review the common obstacles encountered when teaching young children of various developmental levels and will introduce the concept of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as a new way of viewing and tackling these obstacles. Furthermore, they will discuss how to alter teaching environments to capitalize on our learner’s motivation and how to use reinforcement to make learning an enjoyable and successful experience.

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