I will be speaking March 16 & 17th in Richmond, VA hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond. Friday night is a general presentation on the communication strengths and challenges of children with Down syndrome.
Saturday will include two workshops.
- The first, from 10 am – 1 pm, is for parents and professionals of children birth through early elementary school. “Is there such thing as “Down syndrome speech?” This interactive session will include speech development in children with DS, types of disorders, and treatment approaches.
- The second session, from 2pm to 4pm, is for parents and professionals of children late elementary through high school. The session entitled, “Is my child with Down syndrome too old for speech therapy?” will address issues with behavior related to speech, skills strengths in the tween years, and alternative communication at home and at school.
The Saturday sessions will be held at Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, Richmond, VA 23235-2939. Childcare will be provided at the Friday night meeting but will NOT be available at the Saturday workshops. For more information please contact the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond.
I will also be co-presenting at the National Down Syndrome Congress Conference 2012 in Washington, DC. Krystin Turner, MS, OTR/L and I are excited to discuss feeding and children with Down syndrome. Look for our workshop: Fantastic Feeders. More info coming soon!