Stories & Songs
Description: Come join us at an interactive storytime where we will sing and play together. In the first class of this series, this month we will focus on a FALL theme! Parents can look forward to learning a language strategy to use while enjoying this half-hour class alongside their child.
Parents will learn and see demonstrations of early language stimulation strategies.
Children will be exposed to early literacy skills.
Children will develop increased language skills through song and social interaction, as well as stories.
Presented by: Jordan Fedalizo, M.A., CCC-SLP
Date: October 15, 9 am
Gettin’ Silly with It: Part 2
Description: RL Therapy is proud to present “Gettin’ Silly With It” Part 2 by our very own speech therapist, Danielle. This webinar is the second part of a two part Play series. It will compliment Part 1: Play 101 by discussing the importance of play, providing tips for enhancing play to promote language development and will place a heavy focus on providing suggestions for play opportunities using everyday items. Although this is Part 2, participation in Part 1 is NOT required. This is a great course for boosting creativity during play and learning how to ‘get silly with it!’. Parents who attended part 1 rated this webinar 10/10 and 100% would recommend it to their friends–so don’t miss out!
Parents will understand the importance of play 2. Parents will learn tips for enhancing play to promote language development 3. Parents will receive suggestions for play activities using everyday items
Presented by: Danielle Brisbane, M.A., CCC-SLP
Date: October 21 at 5 pm
Alfabetización para los pequeños: Cómo Conectar a tu bebé con los libros
Descripción: Acompaña a nuestra patóloga del habla y lenguajes mientras provee información importante y recomendaciones que promuevan la lectura.
Usted aprenderá a:
-Conocer los beneficios de la lectura desde temprana edad.
-Identificar comportamientos y habilidades de alfabetización más allá de reconocer letras y nombrar letras.
-Identificar cualidades preferidas en libros según los diferentes rangos de edad.
-Establecer diferentes comportamientos que promuevan interacciones positivas de alfabetización.
Presentado por: Grace Prieto Perez, M.S., CCC-SLP
Fecha: 30 de Septiembre, 5 p.m.
Neurodiversity: A Shift in Perspective About Autism for Professionals
Description: This 60-minute webinar is designed to introduce you to the concept of providing neurodiversity-affirming care and challenge you to reflect on your own practices when working with individuals on the autism spectrum. This information is for anyone working with young children and their families, such as OTs, PTs, SLPs, BCBAs, developmental specialists, doctors, nurses, service coordinators, teachers, etc.
By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
1. Define neurodiversity
2. Use language that supports and values autistic individuals
3. Identify the ways in which our society and therapeutic practices may negatively impact the lives of autistic individuals
4. Recognize ways in which you can engage in and advocate for harm reduction when working with autistic individuals and their families
5. Refer colleagues, friends, families, etc. to Actually Autistic voices in order to continue to learning how to best advocate for autistic and neurodivergent individuals
Presented by: Lauren Bainbridge, M.A., CCC-SLP
Date: September 23 at 6p.m.
Title: The RL Way
Description: Join us to learn our therapeutic approach as we discuss the foundation for development and how we integrate strategies into daily moments.
Date: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1pm
More exciting events to come–stay tuned!
Making Music & Learning Language
FREE Virtual music class
* Last Class is August 2nd
Join our musician, Jody Mulgrew, and Michelle Loftus (Speech Language Pathologist) as they work together to incorporate speech and language strategies into music! Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old will have so much fun singing and dancing all while working on new communication skills! Parents will leave with fun songs to incorporate into everyday routines!
Currently, we are offering one class per week alternating mornings and afternoons. Strategies targeted will repeat for two weeks but we strongly encourage families to join every week!
What you need:
- Register for class (below)
- Safe place to move around with minimal distractions
- Zoom device out of reach from your child
What you MAY want nearby (optional):
- Shaker item (i.e. sharper, keys, rice/beans in tupperware, etc)
- Box/bucket (i.e. empty milk/water bottle, empty oatmeal container)
- Wooden spoons