November, 2017
NEWS & NOTES
"Raising Organized Children: A primer on executive function development."  

The next Child Development Chat will focus on "Raising Organized Children." Dr. Damon Korb will describe developmentally appropriate executive functioning skills so you can help your child be organized in their thoughts and actions. The free-of-charge, interactive chat will be held Tuesday, November 21, from 12:30-1:30pm.  
New Classes and Groups Available
 
Please see the links below to learn more details about upcoming CDM classes available.  There is still space in the "How to Survive the Holiday Season" one-day class that is happening this Friday! Contact the CDM office to register for this, or any of the class offerings.  
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Parent Education: How to Survive the Holiday Season
This new affordable one-session class is ideal for families who are experiencing difficulty managing their children's behavior, while wanting to make end-of-the-year activities like going to holiday parties or religious services, pleasant and safe. The course will address the challenges of traveling with children - whether it's a long-distance car ride or a journey on a plane or train - and provide tips for making the trip a fun adventure.
Learn more details about the class here:
Let's Get Organized
Support Group for Homeschoolers
Organization problems are common among students who struggle with school. Even the most motivated of these children may find it hard to adapt to the increasing load of expectations as they grow older. This fun and encouraging group will help home-schooled students build new executive functioning skills essential for good organization.
Learn more details about the class here:
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Reading Tips & Tricks
This unique new group is designed to help children in early-elementary school grades who are falling behind their classmates in reading and pre-reading skills. The instructor will be focusing intently on each child's individual reading breakdowns to build stronger foundational competence, which should assist in an easier acquisition of future skills.
The group starts this week! Learn more details here:
Reading Tips & Tricks, Fall 2017
New Patient Orientation Days  
 
Center for Developing Minds hosts 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, December 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!