Events in December 2020
- HOLIDAY STRESS DURING THE PANDEMIC
HOLIDAY STRESS DURING THE PANDEMIC
Melody McCune, ACPS School Psychologist, will give tips on how to manage in this very different year. The holidays bring so much joy, but also a lot of stress. There are so many things to figure out this year; from explaining to your child how visiting with Santa won’t happen, to deciding how to safely have family gatherings, to trying to keep fun traditions, and even to managing money.
Contact Name : Gena Fairall
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- IEP Workshop Series (1 of 3): Special Education Services in a Remote & Hybrid World - Questions to ask
IEP Workshop Series (1 of 3): Special Education Services in a Remote & Hybrid World - Questions to ask
The IEP Process – Building Partnership Through Conversations
Workshop 1: Special Education Services in a Remote & Hybrid World - Questions to Ask
What this series will address:
Why are IEP meetings often uncomfortable, awkward, and stiff? Educators and families all have a common goal -- to support the development of the child. Yet, educators often feel confused that families act like reluctant participants who are just fulfilling a requirement. And families often feel that they're viewed as intruders, whose insights and dreams for their child don't count.
In this virtual workshop series, Dr. Amy Pleet-Odle will explain perspectives of both families and educators and suggest questions families should ask to make the IEP process a productive experience for all. Participants in this live event will have interactive, problem-solving opportunities to practice with asking questions.
Contact Name : Cara Phillips
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- ABC's of Managing Challenging Behavior
ABC's of Managing Challenging Behavior
Join Catherine Judkins, M.Ed.,BCBA, LBA and Clinical Director at Verbal Beginnings for this presentation that reviews common reasons challenging behaviors (tantrums, whining, aggression) may occur. Additionally, strategies that parents can use to address these behaviors at home will be covered.
The webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. Prior to the fair, a Zoom link will be sent to you.
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- Parent Coaching
Being a parent is among the most difficult jobs in the universe. We are called to teach, model, love, support, comfort, advise, and give discipline. Sometimes these roles conflict with each other and we are pulled in opposing directions. Add in our fast-paced environment and the impact of social media and this job can be monumentally difficult. Parent coaching provides guidance to parents and helps families consider what is going well and what challenges need to be addressed. All kids want to be successful, and parent coaching can give parents the tools to teach kids the skills and resilience they need.
Parenting a child with autism, anxiety, ADHD, and other neurological challenges adds another layer of complexity. Despite the best advice from friends, family, and others, sometimes additional tools and strategies are needed.
Lighthouse is pleased to offer parent coaching one Saturday a month. These 45-minute sessions can stand alone as one-time supports or can be on-going coaching sessions. Prior to the first session, our Social Learning Coordinator, Jolene Farmer, sends a skills inventory for parents to complete. Together with Jolene, parents will prioritize goals and decide on an action plan designed especially for their family.
Our next available session is October 20th. There is one remaining slot available on this day at 1:15pm. The next upcoming dates for coaching sessions is 11/17 from 10am to 2pm.
Please contact Jolene Farmer to schedule
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