April, 2016
NEWS & NOTES
What's happening at the Center for Developing Minds...

Summer Classes - Now Enrolling!     

Meltdowns to Shutdowns

Many children struggle to cope with the stress created by the fast pace of their lives. Children with low thresholds for frustration, tendencies toward negativism, or difficulties tolerating losing or not getting their way, demonstrate this stress with an extreme emotional reaction (meltdown) or a closed emotional reaction (shutdown). This class will help children, ages 9-11, learn to recognize their feelings before becoming overwhelmed by them. A collaborative approach to the group will provide parents with a better understanding of how the concepts relate to the entire family and give them an opportunity to participate in weekly parent trainings.

The session begins the week of June 20, please see the link for details:



Dynamic Dyads

Dynamic Dyads is a new parallel and complimentary service to the Meltdowns to Shutdowns groups. This smaller-sized group - just two children - is an ideal option for children who may need additional practice and generalization of their emotional modulation, stress management and social abilities. Each dyad is designed and led by a child and adolescent therapist, and children will work together in a casual classroom setting. Individualized skills to be worked on may include relaxation techniques, social rules and expectations, problem solving, and practice communicating about feelings -- while participating in games and leisure activities.  Please see the link for more details:


Child Development Chats are Back 
 
The latest Child Development Chat calendar is available and the next chat of the year will be on Tuesday evening, April 12, from 7:00-8:00pm. The session is an "open forum," so bring your questions and concerns to share. All CDM chats are free-of-charge and adults only, please.

Please click this link for the complete 2016 Child Development Chat calendar:


Check it out: New Patient Orientation Days  
 
The Center for Developing Minds will be hosting informal "CDM Orientation" days once a month at the clinic.  The short sessions are designed to give prospective clients a chance to see the facility and meet with some of our staff. Each orientation will be hosted by one of our behavioral and developmental pediatricians, and will give your family the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about our multi-disciplinary team of expert clinicians and the services they provide. 

The next CDM orientation will be on Thursday, April 14, at 9:00am.
  If you know a family that has been considering working with the CDM, please feel free to pass along this information!

Join the CDM team! 
 
The Center for Developing Minds currently has positions available for:
* Occupational Therapist
 
Full or part-time opportunities are available in a comfortable and flexible work environment. For more information about these opportunities, please see our website.