JANUARY PARENT TRAINING SERIES

The Statewide Family Engagement Center and SD Parent Connection have partnered to create one-hour trainings to help parents and families understand school related topics and help children experience success at home. Each training has accompanying resources.

Understanding Social-Emotional Learning of Young Children
January 5- REGISTER
  • Social and emotional readiness serves as the foundation for success in many educational settings.

Understanding Red Flags of Concerns for Your Child
January 12- REGISTER
  • Learn more about recognizing red flags of concerns in a child's behavior and how to support your child in their social-emotional development.

Supporting Social-Emotional Development at Home
January 19- REGISTER
  • This session will present strategies parents can use to help their children develop social-emotional skills.

Using Children's Stories to Teach Social Skills
January 26- REGISTER
  • Learn how to use the stories, themes, and characters in children's stories to teach your own children important social skills.
UPCOMING LUNCH AND LEARN
Tuesday, January 12th :: 12 PM CT/ 11 AM MT :: REGISTER

TOPIC: Assistive Technology Tips to Help Level the Playing Field

Presented by: Terri Noldner. Terri began her career as a Speech and Language Pathologist in the school setting in 1986 and earned her Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of South Dakota in 1990. Terri completed the Assistive Technology Applications Certification Program through California State University Northridge in 2002. She has worked as an Assistive Technology Coordinator in a school setting and is currently employed by Teachwell Solutions providing consultations, evaluations, training and support. Throughout her career, Terri has continued to receive extensive training and experience in the area of Assistive Technology. She created object and tactile communication solutions and founded companies to share these ideas with others. Terri has presented at various national and regional conferences and numerous district in-services, and she has also taught several graduate level classes on a variety of Assistive Technology related topics.  
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SOUTH DAKOTA POSSIBILIES 2020

The South Dakota Possibilities Magazine shares the stories of South Dakotans with disabilities and the resources that have helped them lead successful lives. In the latest issue, SD Parent Connection was featured in a story "Advocacy That Leads to A Career".
To request a print copy, email cd@usd.edu or call 605-357-1439.
5 PIECES OF ADHD ADVICE EVERY PARENT SHOULD HEAR

The ADHD advice that every parent should hear: Adjust your expectations based on executive functioning age, teach self-directed talk, don't hover, and don't accommodate your child's inflexibility.

You don't need expensive, high-tech toys and games to help your child explore emotions, social behaviors, turn-taking, or cause and effect.
BACK TO SCHOOL RE-ENTRY EDUCATION SERIES

SD Parent Connection and the Department of Education, Special Education Programs produced a Parent Education Series as students and families navigate school during these times of change and uncertainty.

This e-publication was developed under grants from the U.S. Department of Education Project Grant H328M2000666 and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grant H328M140021, Family to Family Health Information Center, $96,750; and approximately 5% financed with non-governmental resources. The contents should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by US Department of Education, HRSA, HHS or the Federal Government.