December 8, 2017

Classes

Below are continuing education courses that Therapy Corps offers. Please contact us for more information.

Adult Learning Education:

Sign Language for the Early Educator: Beginning Concepts

This class is highly interactive and will NOT be “death by Power Point”. Participants will learn the rationale for using sign language and will learn basic signs and songs that can be immediately implemented in early childhood/classroom settings. Class length ranges from 1.5 hours to 3 hours. It can also be customized to a 6 week course consisting of six (1) hour classes.

The Late Talker: Strategies for Improving Communication in the Classroom

This class is highly interactive and will NOT be “death by Power Point”. Participants will learn speech and language milestones for 0-5 year old children.  Participants will learn and understand the milestones for speech and language development for 0-5 year-old children, understand the foundations of functional and interactive communication and identify target activities and strategies for eliciting active participation by student(s) that are practical for the classroom environment. Participants will also be able to select communication opportunities that are natural and appropriate while learning how to adequately arrange the environment to promote effective communication. There are numerous opportunities for collaboration among participants to implement the skills learned for practical application. Final Group Practice followed by questions and answers on real world scenarios will be addressed.

Class length ranges from 1.5 hours to 5 hours. Classes can be customized to your needs.

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders from Autism to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Characteristics and Successful Strategies for Challenging Behavior

This presentation will discuss characteristics of children with autism and other sensory processing disorders along with strategies for success that can be applied to any early childhood classroom setting. The presentation will be highly interactive using the adult learning model and will include video clips, hands on practice and activity planning worksheets so that participants can immediately apply learned concepts into their own classroom setting.

Class length is 3 hours. Class times can be customized to your needs.

Communication, Choices & Collaboration

Helping parents and educators effectively communicate choices and goal setting for toddlers and preschoolers. In this 1 hr presentation participants will:

  • learn strategies for improving communication.
  • learn how to effectively communicate choices.
  • learn how to set realistic goals for optimal collaboration.

Class length varies depending on need but can range from 2-3 hours in length.

When Normal is Not Normal

Nearly every parent wonders if their child is on track with typically developing peers their age. It is important for parents and professionals to recognize the difference between normal range development vs. delay/disorder. In this discussion, attendees will understand developmental norms as they relate to communication and behavior and understand services that are available for support. The participant will learn possible red flags for delay/disorder and strategies to help bridge the gap towards functional outcomes. Intervention is key and the presenters will guide you understand support services in your area. Oftentimes we can begin the right interventions early and support through collaborative efforts. Although anyone is welcome to attend, this discussion will focus on early childhood through 10 years of age.

Strategies for Improving Communication in Children with Down Syndrome

Participants will learn milestones for typically developing children with Down Syndrome and how these milestones compare with speech and language milestones for 0-5 year old children who are neurotypical.  Participants will learn and understand the milestones for speech and language development for 0-5 year-old children with Down Syndrome, understand the foundations of functional and interactive communication and identify target activities and strategies for eliciting active participation by student(s) that are practical for everyday environments. Participants will also be able to select communication opportunities that are natural and appropriate while learning how to adequately arrange the environment to promote effective communication. There are numerous opportunities for collaboration among participants to implement the skills learned for practical application. Final Group Practice followed by questions and answers on real world scenarios will be addressed.

Signing a Book from Beginning to End: Toddler Language Development: At the end of this fun and interactive presentation, the participant will be able to sign a popular children’s book from beginning to end. We won’t spoil the fun by telling you the book title, so the presentation will keep you guessing and on your feet.

Class length varies depending on need but can range from 2 -3 hours in length.

Please refer to the testimonials page for what people think of our classes!