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The Handouts section contains educational content, in printer friendly PDF format, on a wide variety of topics of interest to our community. If you're looking for content on a specific topic and don't find it here, please contact us.
 
WATCH: Understanding Seizures Date: 05/25/2012
 
Dr. Tennison presents information on seizures, seizure disorders, management & medications and recommendations for working with children who have seizures.

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WATCH: Sleep Issues in ChildhoodDate: 03/09/2012
 
Explore Sleep Issues in Childhood with Ms. Irene Gouge of Loving Lessons. Ms. Gouge is a sleep coach and will be discussing the causes of sleep issues including sleep deprivation, night wakings & early rising, the link between sensory processing and sleep & the benefits of a sensory diet on sleep.

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WATCH Promoting Resiliency in Children & Families, Handout IIIDate: 06/24/2011
 
Lisa Allred Draper, LCSW from Triangle Family Services presents information on how to assess risk & protective factors, promote resiliency and conduct specific interventions that can be incorporated in work with children & families.

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WATCH - Working with Difficult FamiliesDate:
 
define family-centered practice and aid in the understanding of some of its basic principles. You will gain some insight into barriers in your thinking that may block successful relationship building.

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WATCH - Working with Difficult FamiliesDate:
 
define family-centered practice and aid in the understanding of some of its basic principles. You will gain some insight into barriers in your thinking that may block successful relationship building.

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WATCH - Working with Difficult FamiliesDate:
 
define family-centered practice and aid in the understanding of some of its basic principles. You will gain some insight into barriers in your thinking that may block successful relationship building.

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WATCH - Working with Difficult FamiliesDate:
 
define family-centered practice and aid in the understanding of some of its basic principles. You will gain some insight into barriers in your thinking that may block successful relationship building.

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WATCH - Working with Difficult FamiliesDate:
 
define family-centered practice and aid in the understanding of some of its basic principles. You will gain some insight into barriers in your thinking that may block successful relationship building.

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WATCH - Working with Difficult FamiliesDate:
 
define family-centered practice and aid in the understanding of some of its basic principles. You will gain some insight into barriers in your thinking that may block successful relationship building.

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WATCH - Working with Difficult FamiliesDate:
 

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WATCH - Working with Difficult FamiliesDate:
 
define family-centered practice and aid in the understanding of some of its basic principles. You will gain some insight into barriers in your thinking that may block successful relationship building.

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WATCH - Understanding Sensory Processing, Part IIIDate: 05/20/2011
 
Dawn Solomon, OTR/L from Shining Stars Pediatric Therapy discusses strategies to use when working with children suffering from SPD. Specific activities are discussed to illustrate affects on the sensory system.

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WATCH - Understanding Sensory Processing, Part IIDate: 04/08/2011
 
Understanding Sensory Processing Part II: Catagories of processing difficulties Ms. Dawn Solomon, OTR/L continues the discussion of the various categories of processing problems and what they look like in daily life.

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WATCH - Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders, Part IDate: 03/18/2011
 
Ms. Dawn Solomon, OTR/L presents the first in a three part series on Understanding Sensory Processing. This first session describes the underpinnings of sensory processing and how it affects our daily lives. All of the sensory systems are described in order to get a good foundation for understanding what happens when one or more systems are not functioning appropriately.

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WATCH - Promoting Resiliency in Children & Families, Handout IVDate: 06/24/2011
 
Lisa Allred Draper, LCSW from Triangle Family Services presents information on how to assess risk & protective factors, promote resiliency and conduct specific interventions that can be incorporated in work with children & families.

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WATCH - Promoting Resiliency in Children & Families, Handout IIDate: 06/24/2011
 
Lisa Allred Draper, LCSW from Triangle Family Services presents information on how to assess risk & protective factors, promote resiliency and conduct specific interventions that can be incorporated in work with children & families.

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WATCH - Promoting Resiliency in Children & FamiliesDate: 06/24/2011
 
Lisa Allred Draper, LCSW from Triangle Family Services presents information on how to assess risk & protective factors, promote resiliency and conduct specific interventions that can be incorporated in work with children & families.

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WATCH - Interactive Metronome TherapyDate:
 
Karen Scofield, MA/OTR/L discusses her experience utilizing the Interactive Metronome in her occupational therapy practice. This presentation covers what the Interactive Metronome is, how it works, who might benefit from it, how it is used in occupational therapy, and treatment outcomes of using it. Gain a greater knowledge of this treatment technique and how it addresses developmental issues that may be seen in the pediatric population.

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WATCH - Dealing with Behavioral Issues in ChildrenDate: 07/08/2011
 
Dr. Kristen Wynns from Wynns Family Psychology presents a workshop on dealing with behavior issues in children. She discusses how to handle behavior issues in typical children & children with special needs for parents and providers. She introduces her five steps to taking back control with children

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WATCH - DUMC Cord Blood Study Presentation- 2011Date: 01/28/2011
 
Dr. Kurzberg, Dr. Sun, & physical therapist Laura Case from Duke University Children's hospital present information on their study using umbilical cord blood in young children with cerebral palsy. This is cutting edge research happening at Duke and we are excited to be able to have them share their information. I've included a link that gives more information on the study. https://www.dtmi.duke.edu/news-publications/news/kurtzberg-and-team-move-forward-with-cerebral-palsy-cord-blood-study

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WATCH - An Introduction to the MOVE ModelDate: 02/24/2012
 
MOVE (Mobility Opportunities Via Education)? is an activity-based curriculum designed to teach individuals basic, functional motor skills needed for adult life. These skills allow them to enjoy a more inclusive life-style. It combines natural body movement with an instructional process designed to help children and adults acquire increasing amounts of independence in sitting, standing and walking. The MOVE Curriculum recognizes that carers (a British term for parents and care givers) and individuals themselves have immense knowledge of what their needs are and fully involves them in developing a program to meet those needs. The framework also helps coordinate services provided by therapists, educators, agencies and others-a real team approach. MOVE (Mobility Opportunities Via Education/Experience) helps children and adults with severe disabilities acquire more abilities (and independence) to sit, stand, walk and transition. This is achieved through instruction and adaptive equipment. With these increased abilities, there is: 1) better health, 2) less burden for care providers to move or lift people, 3) more dignity, and 4) new opportunities for fuller participation and inclusion in family life, school and community. Life is no longer relegated to a bean bag, floor mat, wheelchair or bed.

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WATCH - An Introduction to the MOVE ModelDate: 02/24/2012
 
MOVE (Mobility Opportunities Via Education)? is an activity-based curriculum designed to teach individuals basic, functional motor skills needed for adult life. These skills allow them to enjoy a more inclusive life-style. It combines natural body movement with an instructional process designed to help children and adults acquire increasing amounts of independence in sitting, standing and walking. The MOVE Curriculum recognizes that carers (a British term for parents and care givers) and individuals themselves have immense knowledge of what their needs are and fully involves them in developing a program to meet those needs. The framework also helps coordinate services provided by therapists, educators, agencies and others-a real team approach. MOVE (Mobility Opportunities Via Education/Experience) helps children and adults with severe disabilities acquire more abilities (and independence) to sit, stand, walk and transition. This is achieved through instruction and adaptive equipment. With these increased abilities, there is: 1) better health, 2) less burden for care providers to move or lift people, 3) more dignity, and 4) new opportunities for fuller participation and inclusion in family life, school and community. Life is no longer relegated to a bean bag, floor mat, wheelchair or bed.

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WATCH - An Introduction to the MOVE ModelDate: 02/24/2012
 
MOVE (Mobility Opportunities Via Education)? is an activity-based curriculum designed to teach individuals basic, functional motor skills needed for adult life. These skills allow them to enjoy a more inclusive life-style. It combines natural body movement with an instructional process designed to help children and adults acquire increasing amounts of independence in sitting, standing and walking. The MOVE Curriculum recognizes that carers (a British term for parents and care givers) and individuals themselves have immense knowledge of what their needs are and fully involves them in developing a program to meet those needs. The framework also helps coordinate services provided by therapists, educators, agencies and others-a real team approach. MOVE (Mobility Opportunities Via Education/Experience) helps children and adults with severe disabilities acquire more abilities (and independence) to sit, stand, walk and transition. This is achieved through instruction and adaptive equipment. With these increased abilities, there is: 1) better health, 2) less burden for care providers to move or lift people, 3) more dignity, and 4) new opportunities for fuller participation and inclusion in family life, school and community. Life is no longer relegated to a bean bag, floor mat, wheelchair or bed.

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Supporting Premature Infants and Their FamiliesDate: 10/22/2008
 
This WATCH powerpoint presentation discusses ways to support families of premature infants in their transition from the hospital to the home envirnoment.

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Spirited Child Session Review and EvaluationsDate: 08/14/2007
 
On August 3, Edla Prevette, Parent Educator with Project Enlightement, presented on the topic of "Supporting Spirited Children and their Families." The session described the 9 temperament traits identified with spirited children and offered practical strategies to help spirited children feel validated and successful both at home and in a classroom setting. The book Raising Your Spirited Child, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka was often used as a reference. Twenty-three people from ten different agencies participated in this videoconference session. Session host sites included Project Enlightenment, The Tammy Lynn Center, and White Plains Children's Center. A total of $41.72 was saved in mileage expenses by holding this session via videoconference. Almost 5 hours of travel time was saved by all participants. The session was well received and the majority of participants stated they learned something new from the session. To view the entire evaluations results click below.

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Spina Bifida Update 2011Date: 03/25/2011
 
Slides from Dr. Alexander's presentation on updates with Spina Bifida in children

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Spina Bifida - Study of Home Based Treadmill Training for Ambulatory Children with Spina BifidaDate: 03/25/2011
 

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Sleep Issues in Childhood - GuidelinesDate: 03/09/2012
 
General guidelines as to how many hours of sleep the average child requires at various ages (taken from "Sole your Child's Sleep Problems" by Dr. Richard Ferber). Remember that every child is different and some may need more or less sleep than others, but variation should not be huge.

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Sleep Issues in ChildhoodDate: 03/09/2012
 
Powerpoint presentation which accompanies the Sleep Issues in Childhood video worskshop held on 3/9/12.

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Sign Language - The More We Get Together - Song and Sign SheetDate: 02/25/2011
 

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Sign Language - Reminders from Sign Language for Budding Babies IDate: 02/25/2011
 
How, when and why using sign language is beneficial when working with young children

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Sign Language - Monkeys in a Tree - Song and Sign SheetDate: 02/25/2011
 

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Sign Language - How Signing Helps Children with Speech and Language DisordersDate: 02/25/2011
 
How to use signing in speech and language therapy

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Sign Language - Five Little Ducks Song Sign SheetDate: 02/25/2011
 

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Sign Language - Basic SignsDate: 02/25/2011
 
Illustrated basic signs for home settings

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Sign Language - Alphabet SongDate: 02/25/2011
 
Alphapet Song Sign Sheet - illustrated

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Providing Therapy in Natural EnvironmentsDate: 07/22/2011
 
Topics addressed with include a description of "Natural Environments" per Part C of the IDEA, how to include siblings or peers in the session, and how to be a facilitator in development & collaboration with parents or caregivers.

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Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderDate: 06/01/2002
 
This handout was prepared to help you better understand Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in children with and without disabilities

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Part III - Sensory Processing Disorders - StrategiesDate: 05/10/2011
 
Strategies to use when working with children who have different types of Sensory Processing Disorders.

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Part II - Understanding Sensory Processing Part II - Sensory Modulation Date: 04/08/2011
 
Understanding Sensory modulation, and how SPD's exhibit in children

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Part II - Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders - Modulation ChartDate: 04/20/2011
 

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Part I - Understanding Sensory Processing DisordersDate: 03/18/2011
 
A description of different types of Sensory Processing Disorders and how they affect the auditory, visual, tactile, vestibular and Oral senses.

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Music Therapy and Young ChildrenDate: 03/23/2012
 
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music therapists assess clients' emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses.

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Music Therapy PresentationDate: 03/23/2012
 
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music therapists assess clients' emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses.

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Meeting the Financial Challenge Of Raising a Child with DisabilitiesDate: 03/29/2003
 
This TelAbility handout will provide an overview of federal and state programs which cover medical costs for children with special health care needs and will provide tools for evaluating coverage by private insurance carriers.

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Learning to Talk - Checklist to Track ProgressDate: 10/15/2011
 
Animal sounds, exclamations, vehicle sounds and other sound effects, as well as an expressive vocabulary checklist and visual/tactile hand signal cues for simple consonants

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Learning To Talk Checklist, Expressive Vocabulary Checklist, Visual/Tactile Hand Signal CuesDate: 10/15/2010
 
Learning to Talk checklist including animal sounds, exclamations, vehicle sounds, expressive vocabulary checklist and visual/tactile hand signal cues

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Home Support for the Premature InfantDate: 05/29/2008
 
This powerpoint presentation, by Beth Cooper of the Wake Med Hospital to Home Intervention Progam, offers information about supporting premature infants and families following the transition from the hospital into the home.

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Fun Therapeutic Ideas for the EI ProviderDate: 10/15/2010
 
Activity ideas for parents and providers when working with youngsters on gross motor skills

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Fun Therapeutic Activities For The EI ProviderDate: 10/15/2010
 
Movement, music, toys, treats and activities which aid in strengthening, balance and improving gross motor skills

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Feeding Therapy Date: 04/29/2011
 
Expand children's diets, food textures, etc., and case studys and strategies

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Date PrescriptionDate: 06/01/2002
 
Parenting a child with special needs can be a challenging, rewarding, frustrating, exhilarating and, exhausting job. Because there is often so many things to plan, worry about and react to, it's easy to sometimes forget about making an effort to take care of yourself. This handout is your official reminder that you need to slow down once in a while and be good to yourself. It will help you be a happier person and a better parent.

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DIVERSITY: Working with African American FamiliesDate: 02/27/2012
 
Donellia Chives, Tanya Dennis, & Tarea Kennedy from Telamon Headstart present a workshop on Diversity: Working with African American Families. They discuss cultural influences that affect how African American families function in their daily lives. Some topics may include child rearing, deal with stress, & displaying value systems. Cultural competence is discussed as it pertains to working with the African American population.

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Childhood Apraxia of Speech Date: 11/19/2011
 
A description of, and guide to Childhood Apraxia and treatments of.

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Childhood Apraxia HandoutDate: 11/18/2010
 
Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a motor-speech programming disorder resulting in difficulty executing and /or coordinating oral-motor movements necessary to produce and combine speech sounds to form syllables, words, phrases and sentences on voluntary control.

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Cerebral Palsy - Autologous Cord Blood Study, Duke UniversityDate: 01/28/2011
 
Elegibility requirements and a brief description of this groundbreaking study being conducted at Duke University.

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Brothers and SistersDate: 06/01/2002
 
Parents and care providers can sometimes become so focused on helping children with disabilities achieve their goals that siblings’ needs are overlooked. While there are usually a host of community support programs for their parents, brothers and sisters of children with special needs often don’t have services that help them understand and cope with their situation (even though they may be the ones who end up having the longest lasting relationship with the sibling who has special needs). Siblings need support and care, too.

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A Comprehensive Approach to Neuromuscular Disorders in ChildrenDate: 08/05/2011
 
Dr. Joshua Alexander, MD discusses causes & potential treatments as well as medical & therapy interventions for children who experience low tone related to lower motor neuron disorders such as muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, myopathies and more.

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