September, 2018
NEWS & NOTES
September Child Development Chat
Child Development Milestones Makenzie
    
Concerned that your child isn't talking yet?  
Noticing your child is having trouble reading?  
Worried because your student doesn't have many playmates? 
 
If you have questions like these - or others - our next chat will address these concerns and provide parents with an overview of specific critical milestones for child development, with a focus on cognitive, language and social-emotional domains. Please join us on Thursday, September 13 at noon, and share your questions and thoughts with CDM's Makenzie Wesner, P.N.P.

Our Child Development Chats are informal and interactive sessions where topics in child behavior, development concerns and parenting questions can be discussed. The chats are open to the public and free-of-charge. Adults only, please.
New Offering!
Ask the Expert:
Strategies to improve your child's behavior

Is taking your kids to the playground a struggle?
Do you have a battle in the back seat of every car ride?
Can't get the kids to stop playing video games or put down their phone?
 
This new, affordable once-a-month, interactive group is ideal for families who are experiencing difficulty managing some aspect of their children's behavior. The discussion can address challenges like toilet training and sleep issues, to traveling with children - whether it's a short car ride or a journey on a plane or train - and provide tips for making each of these challenges less of a struggle. For example, if "Fortnite" is taking over your child's waking hours, the topic of how to moderate online gaming and media consumption and encourage alternative play could be discussed, or if getting your child to eat healthy foods is a problem, diet can be a focus.
 
Participants will bring their own behavior topics of concern and questions to address, and the moderator will help parents and caregivers. The group is held on Wednesdays at the Center for Developing Minds and upcoming meeting times include:
September 26, 7:00-8:00 pm  
October 3, 11:00 am-noon 

For families experiencing a variety of, or more significant, behavior challenges, additional private sessions with our behavior experts can be scheduled.
To register, please contact the clinic. For more details, see the link here: Ask the Expert Session

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For brothers and sisters of a child with special needs.

The siblings of a child with special needs face situations and deal with issues unique to many families. This monthly group will provide these sibs with a safe and supportive environment for them to communicate their concerns, share their stresses, and learn how other families handle difficult situations related to having a special needs child.
 
Facilitated by a CDM therapist, the siblings will be able to address issues related to their specific family situation, while participating in fun group activities. Discussion will focus on how to communicate any feelings of resentment or jealousy, suggestions on what to do during embarrassing moments, and recognition of the siblings' important role in their family.  
 
The group usually meets the last Monday of the month and pizza is served for participants too! Next session will be September 24 at 6:00pm. Please learn more details here:
CDM Speaker
 
Everything You Need to Know about ADHD...and then some more!
  
Featuring Damon Korb, M.D. at Parents Helping Parents, San Jose. 
October 9, 2018  
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm  
 
To register or for more information, please see PHP LD/ADHD Lecture Series. 
   
Work at the CDM!
Employment opportunities currently available at the clinic include:

Educational Specialist
Therapist/Counsellor
Educational Psychologist or Neuropsychologist
     
Please see the link below for more specific information about each position. To apply, contact info@devminds.com. Join the CDM interdisciplinary team and help families to better understand and navigate any child/adolescent behavioral and developmental concerns.