Upcoming Trainings & Workshops For Families

Tuesday, January 13, 2015:

7:00pm – 8:00pm – Speech/Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy in the Schools

Presenters: Heatherann Paul and Jessica Levy

Target Audience: K-12 Parents of children of all abilities

This presentation will provide information related to how deficits that fall into the disciplines of Speech/Language (S/L) Therapy and Occupational Therapy (OT) are addressed within the school system. The session will provide parents with strategies for developing fine motor and language skills in the home setting. The session will also discuss the importance of negative educational impact and what that looks like for different skills sets in the domains of S/L Therapy and OT, as this component is necessary for students to qualify for these services within the school system.

Location:

Manheim Township District Office, Conference Room

450 Candlewyck Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

R.S.V.P to 569-8231 ext.3004

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015:

7:00pm – 8:00pm – Autistic Support: Errorless Teaching & Correction Techniques for Parents

Presenters: Lynn Peters and Kristen Parsons

Target Audience: K-12 Parents of children of all abilities.

This presentation will focus on a research based teaching procedure in which the children are prompted to make the correct response immediately, ensuring a correct response each time. Errorless learning offers the following benefit:

  • Minimizes the number of errors & Increases overall time available for instruction
  • Reduces the likelihood that errors will be repeated in future trials
  • Reduces frustration and the occurrence of inappropriate emotional behaviors by increasing opportunities for reinforcement

Location:

Manheim Township District Office, Conference Room

450 Candlewyck Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

R.S.V.P to 569-8231 ext.3004

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015:

7:00pm – 8:00pm  –OVR and BHDS

Presenters: Abigail Pratt, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) & Robin Buch, Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (BHDS)

Target Audience: Parents/families of transition-age students (ages 14 and up)

This session will focus on the transition from school-age to post-school activities (post-secondary education/training, employment, and independent living) with support of local agencies. Representatives from Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (BHDS) will be sharing resources pertaining to their agency support during the transition from school-age to post-school.

Location:

Manheim Township District Office, Conference Room

450 Candlewyck Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

R.S.V.P to 569-8231 ext.3004

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015:

7:00pm – 8:00pm – Vision Planning

Presenter: Mrs. Rosie Mann, Manheim Township Parent

Target Audience:  K-12 Families

This training will focus on how to develop and articulate a vision for your child’s future. We will discuss how to use that vision to guide educational planning through a process called the PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope).  Topics will include:

  • Taking inventory of child’s current strengths and needs
  • Taking inventory of your child’s current services and supports
  • Determining future skills required for working towards a vision
  • Mapping out future services and supports that will impact the required skills

Location:

Manheim Township District Office, Conference Room

450 Candlewyck Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

R.S.V.P to 569-8231 ext. 3004

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015:

7:00pm – 8:00pm – Executive Functioning

Presenter: Dr. Katherine Setlock

Target Audience: Parents of Students, Grades 3-8

This session will focus on how to help students who struggle with areas such as planning, organizing, and prioritizing. Executive functioning will be explained and specific type of skills will be identified as they relate to school. Simple and easy to implement strategies will be shared and modeled. Handouts will be provided.

Location:

Manheim Township District Office, Conference Room

450 Candlewyck Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

R.S.V.P to 569-8231 ext. 3004