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

Welcome, Carlin!    

Experienced SLP Joins the CDM Clinical Team 
 
We are very pleased to announce that Carlin Graveline, M.S., CCC-SLP, has joined the staff at the CDM as a speech-language pathologist. Carlin assesses and treats children with a variety of communication difficulties, including articulation, auditory processing, as well as developmental and pragmatic language delays and disorders. She has a special interest in assisting children with craniofacial anomalies and hearing impairments. Carlin believes that parents play a vital role in fostering an effective therapy plan. She encourages family involvement, as well as other applicable disciplines, into the therapeutic process for maximum efficiency and generalization.

For more background information about Carlin, please see her bio on the CDM website's staff page.  If you have any concerns about your child's speech and language development, please contact the clinic to schedule an appointment with Carlin.   
Parenting the Teen with Attention Issues    
Child Development Chat - tomorrow - Tuesday, May 17 

Please join Dr. Korb and Cassandra Harms, LMFT, for an interactive session about how to help your teen be more successful, particularly when struggling with attention difficulties. The chat is free-of-charge and begins at the clinic at 12:30pm. Hope you can join in the discussion!
 
Please click this link for the complete 2016 Child Development Chat calendar:

Summer Classes - Now Enrolling!     

One-Day Mindfulness Retreats!  

This summer, join other teens in a unique program at the CDM: the first ever, Mindfulness for Teens Morning Retreats. In this new half-day retreat format, teens will learn how to better manage their emotions, focus their attention and respond versus react. Two Saturday offerings are available,  June 25th or July 16th. Registration is limited, so sign-up today! Please see the link for more details: 
 

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: 
 

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, June 9, 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.