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


EI Lunch and Learn - Working with Bilingual Families

Griselda Gomez from Pediatric Interactions will be helping providers understand the difference between typical language errors presented by bilingual speakers and errors produced by bilingual children with language disorders. This presentation will help providers and parents understand the benefits of maintaining a child’s heritage language and understanding language attrition. The presentation also allows for discussion of planning culturally appropriate interventions and determining what is the most appropriate schooling for dual language learners.

When: Thursday March 9, 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:
    0.5 - Atypical Development
    0.5 - Typical Development
    0.5 - Working with Families

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Please email Ally Simpson with any questions you may have.


Preschool Director Lunch and Learn

In partnership with St. John Lutheran School in Libertyville, we will be hosting local Preschool Directors and Teachers to learn more about sensory issues and what to look to help their families.

When: Tuesday March 14, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Where: St. John Lutheran School
              501 West Park Avenue
              Libertyville, IL 60048

Check back soon for Continuing Education Credit Information.

Click Here to Register Online.

Please email Ally Simpson with any questions you may have.


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
Where: Pediatric Interactions
            15 Commerce Drive, Suite 116
            Grayslake, IL 60030

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Previously Hosted Conferences/Workshops Include:   

  • 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

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