For Parents, Caregivers, Teachers and Other Professionals (Continuing Education Opportunities) 

 

EI Lunch and Learn - Augmentative and Alternative Communication Tools Presented by Dynavox

Adam Slota from Dynavox will be exploring AAC as a Developmentally Appropriate communication support in the birth-three population, as well as local AAC resources available for children, families and service providers.  Attendees will learn about AAC options from low- to high-tech, and common diagnoses that place a child at risk for communication disorders that may indicate a need for AAC,  as well as assessment principles for AAC.  Evidence based language systems to support the unique needs of a beginning communicator are also discussed to ensure a child’s access to a variety of communication strategies.  Finally, the sequence to obtain AAC systems via the state’s Assistive Technology process in Early Intervention is also addressed.

When: Thursday May 4, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Where: Therapeutic Links
              15 Commerce Drive, Suite 111
              Grayslake, IL 60030
What to bring: You are welcome to eat lunch and bring Provider Connections “Ongoing Professional Development Plan” to schedule some IFSP Development with other providers.

EITP Continuing Education:
    1.5 Hours - Intervention

Click Here to Register Online.

Please email Ally Simpson with any questions you may have.

 

Preschool Director Lunch and Learn

In partnership with Peppermint Stick Preschool, we will be discussing how to help children with food allergies and encouraging picky eaters to try new foods.

When: Tuesday May 16, 2017, 12:30pm - 2:00pm (Date may change)
Where: State Bank of the Lakes
              50 Commerce Drive
              Grayslake, IL 60030

Registration will be opening soon!

Please email Ally Simpson with any questions you may have.

 

WeeBits WeeLearn Series - Continuing Education for Parents

Baby Led Weaning

Jill Rabin, Pediatric Speech Pathologist & Board Certified Lactation Consultant, will examine the transition from breast and/or bottle feeding to solid foods and how use of the Baby-Led Weaning approach can impact overall health, oral structural development and overall developmental abilities in at-risk and typically developing babies.  Food choices, influential environmental food factors, and feeding aids to use with at-risk babies will also be explored. Feeding videos of at-risk babies and portions of Gill Rapley's Baby-Led Weaning Video will be used to demonstrate the Baby-Led Weaning technique.

When: Wednesday April 12, 2017
            9:30 am - 10:30 am

Where: State Bank of the Lakes Community Room
             50 Commerce Drive
             Grayslake, IL 60030

Click here to register for this FREE Workshop.

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

Moms and dads who are expecting or are currently dealing with PPD/A are both welcome to attend this workshop.  Parents are welcome to come alone or with their significant other. This workshop will allow moms to gain the support they need and the knowledge to help them through this journey.  Lauryn Theisen will lead the workshop. Lauryn has two young daughters and went through Postpartum depression and anxiety with her first. Since then her mission as been to help families and moms. She wants all moms to know that they don't struggle alone and that PPD/A is very common and treatable.

When: Wednesday May 17, 2017
            9:30 am - 10:30 am

Where: State Bank of the Lakes Community Room
             50 Commerce Drive
             Grayslake, IL 60030

Click here to register for this FREE Workshop.

Happiest Baby on the Block - Group Class

Expecting or new parents will learn the "5-S's" (Swaddling, Side/stomach position, Swinging, Shushing, Sucking) and receive materials to take home (The Happ Sounds CD, Sneak peek of The Happiest Toddler DVD). 

When: Saturday October 22, 2016
             9:30am-11:30am
Where: Pediatric Interactions
            15 Commerce Drive, Suite 116
            Grayslake, IL 60030

Click Here to register online for this FREE workshop!

For more information on the group session, check out www.weebitsforfamilies.org

Previously Hosted Conferences/Workshops Include:   

  • EI Lunch and Share - Investigating the Billingual Child's Brain
  • Lake County Preschool Director Luncheon - Are These Behaviors Sensory or Behavioral?
  • EI Lunch and Share - Feeding and Food Allergies
  • Lake County Preschool Director Luncheon - How Caregivers Can Use Developmental Screening Tools
  • Teal Pumpkin Project - Managing Food Allergies
  • Talk Tools - A Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy - Monica Purdy
  • EI Lunch and Share - Bringing EI Principles Into Families' Homes - Sarah Rosten
  • McHenry Preschool Director Luncheon - How Caregivers Can Use Developmental Screening Tools
  • EI Lunch and Share - Developing Pragmatic Social Skills - Lane Hepp and Lisa Morris
  • EI Lunch and Share - Using Baby-Led Weaning for Babies At Risk with Jill Rabin
  • Parent and Professional Presentation, A Night with Nancy Peske, Raising a Sensory Smart Child
  • EI Lunch and Share - Raising a Sensory Smart Child Presentation with Author Nancy Peske
  • Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention Protocol Intensive Workshop
  • EI Lunch and Share - Helping Children and Their Families Sleep
  • EI Lunch and Share - Developmental Milestones
  • MNRI Facial Reflex Integration-Level 1
  • MNRI Reflex Integration: Maximizing Brain Potential
  • MNRI Tactile Integration
  • The Zones of Regulation: A Concept to Foster Self-Regulation and Emotional Control and Putting the Zones into Practice: An Advanced Day of Training
  • MNRI® Archetype Movement Integration
  • 1,2,3,4 Parents! Parenting children ages 1-4 
  • Masgutova clinic for families
  • MNRI® Breathing Reflexes
  • Introduction to PROMPT Technique
  • Talk Tools:  Oral Placement Therapy
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Illinois Early Intervention Training Program

Pediatric Interactions received a grant and is now part of the Illinois Early Intervention Training Program.  Training opportunities may be found at http://www.illinoiseitraining.org/