As a nonprofit organization, we aim to serve as a resource for our community. In addition to providing therapeutic services for children, we strive to share our knowledge and resources with all parents and families who are seeking that knowledge. It is this mindset that has guided the formation of our summer Table Talk series. Table Talk is a free, virtual roundtable series on a variety of parenting topics. They will be led by our therapists and guests, but will emphasize interactive discussion and problem solving among the group.
Although this is a series, the topics vary greatly. Attend as many or as few as are relevant to you and your family. They will occur via Zoom on Saturday mornings for one hour. It is an informal environment: no need to stress if your kids are playing in the background! Registration is required for security purposes: register here.
Table Talk Dates and Topics
All Sessions will occur on Saturdays at 10:00 am
June 13: Fitness For All: Keeping Kids Fit in This Summer of Social Distancing
How can I tell if my child is fit? What does fitness mean for children? How can I encourage my child to be active and healthy, especially when activities like organized sports and summer camps aren’t happening this year? What if my child is not motivated to be physically active?
Our first Table Talk will cover these questions and more. Roundtable will be led by Melissa Anderson, PT.
June 27: Supporting Our Children in Difficult Moments: Navigating Meltdowns
This Roundtable will openly address some of our most difficult parenting moments: meltdowns. What causes them? What are our children trying to communicate? How can we address them effectively?
This conversation will be led by Andrea Gibson, MS, OTR/L. Our approach is informed by the works of Dr. Ross Greene, Dr. Mona Delahooke, Dr. Stephen Porges, and others who believe that all children do well when they can, and that visible behavior is just the tip of the iceberg.
Additional Dates and Topics: More Details to Follow
July 11: How to Tell if Your Child Needs Orthotics or Special Shoes
July 25: Recognizing Sensory Differences and Knowing When to Get Help
August 8: Potty Training Troubleshooting
August 22: Injury Prevention in the Emerging Athlete (Focusing on Ages 8-12)