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Special Workshops


Infant Massage

Lanterman's Koch-Young Resource Center presents Infant Massage, a six-session parent and me series designed for children ages birth to crawling. Parents will learn the benefits of infant massage, including tips and techniques. The first session in the series starts on February 28, 2017.


Music and Movement: A Parent and Me Music Series

Lanterman presents Music and Movement, which brings together families in sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children from 2 to 4 years of age. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.


Playgroups for Children Birth to 5

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for six weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of types of play and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Parents and children can practice their play skills in a supportive setting. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.


Sign, Say and Play: A Baby Signs Program

Lanterman's Koch-Young Resource Center presents Sign, Say and Play: A Baby Signs Program. Gives babies a way to “talk” with their parent - before they can talk. For parents and children birth to 3 years old to attend together, families will learn useful signs for feelings, outside, at the farm, safety, at the zoo, and birthday party. In addition, parents will learn simple ways to support their baby’s intellectual development. The first session in a six-session series starts on February 27, 2017.


Toddler Talk

Lanterman's Koch-Young Resource Center presents Toddler Talk, a six-session parent/child speech program designed for children 2 to 3 1/2 years of age with Smile Pediatric Therapy and Diagnostics. Parents will learn tips and techniques to build language skills and the program will feature, environmental sounds; letters, numbers, colors; animals; the city; food; and active bodies. The first session in the series starts on Feburary 28, 2017.


Understanding Assistive Technology and Assitive Technology Services

Have you seen or heard about Assistive Technology (AT) and want to learn more about it? Are you interested to see how AT may benefit your child, family member, student or the people you serve? Then this is the workshop for you. This workshop will cover topics to learn more about Assistive Technology devices, equipment and software, as well as the services and supports offered. This workshop is scheduled on April 20, 2017 and features both an English and Spanish session.


We’re All in This Together: Staying Focused on the Person

Person Centered - What Does That Mean? In this special training for parents with Peter Leidy, he presents person centered planning as an approach based upon a set of shared values that can be used to plan for the future with a person - not for them. Planning should involve all the people who are important in that person's life. In this entertaining and motivating presentation, Peter will share some ideas to help us keep people first, celebrate what is important, and most of all, promote quality in people's lives. The presentation is scheduled for April 8, 2017.