Free Parent Webinars: Simplified Learning - March 31, 2020; The ABC's of Behavior - April 6, 2020; The Anxious Child - April 16, 2020

Parent webinars on simplified learning, anxiety, and behavior

Parents Register Today for the Parent Webinars with UF Jacksonville CARD/MDC & FDLRS

Parents, please join us for one or all of these fantastic, collaborative offerings. Note that each event has a unique registration.

Simplified Learning

Date: March 31, 2020
Time: 1:00-3:00pm EST
Location: Virtual Webinar (link will be provided at registration)

This presentation is designed for the parents of children of any age who are Early Language Learners. Simplified Learning is an opportunity for parents and children to learn about language milestones, general descriptions of language disorders, and to learn how to utilize common, low or no cost items to help support language development. Suggestions for how to make and use toys or developmental activities using common items such as: Play-Doh, pasta, measuring cups/spoons, boxes, brushes, etc. will be presented. This presentation strives to empower parents as they have a unique opportunity to enrich and promote language, fine motor, and gross motor development with their children without any fancy toys, gadgets, or screens.

Ashley Parker, MS CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist and Clinician UF Developmental Pediatric Center

Recording and Resources from this session

The ABC's of Behavior

Date: April 6, 2020
Time: 1:00-3:00pm EST
Location: Virtual Webinar (link will be provided at registration)

Join Elise Summa, M.A., BCBA for this training covering basics of behavior for early learners. Topics will include, understanding functions of behavior, determining functions of behavior to plan targeted interventions and taking basic data on behaviors to be increased or decreased. Strategies to address common behavioral challenges such as aggression, communication, waiting, maladaptive attention-seeking and task completion will be discussed. This presentation is aimed at making the underlying philosophies of Applied Behavior Analysis understandable and applicable in real life for parents, teachers and therapists.

Registration Link

The Anxious Child

Date: April 16, 2020
Time: 1:00-3:00pm EST
Location: Virtual Webinar (link will be provided at registration)

This presentation will provide attendees with a detailed review of anxiety and anxiety related symptoms in children and adolescents. The presenter will discuss behaviors that are often common in anxiety disorders and recommend what parents should do if they are concerned about their child’s emotional state as it relates to anxiety disorders. Additional strategies and easy to implement techniques to use when working with, or raising a child or adolescent with anxiety or anxiety related symptoms. All strategies can be implemented both at school and home.

Marlena L. Jenkins, M.S., BCaBA
Lead Clinician
UF-Jacksonville FDLRS-MDC
Division of Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics and UF Autism Center University of Florida, College of Medicine - Jacksonville

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