Los Niños Training Workshops - to March 2020 in New York, US

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Los Niños Training, LLC provides valuable professional development and learning experiences about early childhood development, challenges and ways to help overcome those challenges.

This will help early childhood professionals more effectively teach, care for, and intervene with young children and have them learn, grow and reach their full potential.  

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 Los Niños Workshops pricing for individuals and groups

  • Early Bird Rate (10% Discount) - Full Day $175, Early Bird Rate (10% Discount) - Half Day $75
  • After Early Bird Rate - Full Day $195, After Early Bird Rate - Half Day $85
  • Student/Parent (50% Discount) - Full Day $95, Student/Parent (50% Discount) - Half Day $40
  • Group 3-10 (20% Discount) - Full Day $155, Group 3-10 (20% Discount) - Half Day $65
  • Group 11-25(20% Discount) - Full Day $145, Group 11-25(20% Discount) - Half Day $60
  • Group 26+ (20% Discount) - Full Day $135, Group 26+ (20% Discount) - Half Day $55

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RAISING EMOTIONAL HEALTHY, RESILIENT KIDS: UNDERSTANDING THE SIMPLE BRAIN SCIENCE OF MAKING MINDFUL CHOICES

Full Day Workshop, Friday, January 10, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Early Bird Ends 1/3/20

Cicatelli Associates Inc (CAI), Global Conference Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10018

Speaker: Donna Volpitta, EdD, Director, The Center for Resilient Leadership, NY

As teachers and administrators, we face a variety of challenges everyday, as do our students and their parents. Unfortunately, our brains often work in ways that undermine our ability to handle these challenges. Instead of being proactive, we react. Instead of teaching resilience, we sabotage it. What is the key to understanding how to change that response? Understanding the brain. Our brains were wired to prepare us for the life-and-death challenges that our ancestors faced. As we move to a more modern society, a greater understanding of that response enables us to be more mindful about our choices. In this interactive presentation, we present The Resilient Mindset Model, a very simple model that explains that brain science of resilience and emotional health in a way that anyone can understand. Additionally, the presenter will address topics such as fostering healthy brain development in childhood and adolescence, trauma-informed teaching, and the brain science of addiction, anxiety, and depression. Using activities and school-based examples, participants will learn to use challenges as opportunities to proactively build resilience in ourselves, our faculty, our students, and the wider community.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will explain the brain’s natural response to challenge using the Four Characters of the brains ans REACTS.
  • Participants will identify and describe the Four Ss framework to use challenges as opportunities to teach resilience.
  • Participants will demonstrate how to implement the Resilience Mindset Model within their school community.
  • Participants will describe the 3 stages of brain development and the neurochemicals that foster healthy development.
  • Participants will explain how to use scaffolding and scripting to support independence and foster healthy brain development.

Bio:

As the founder of the Center for Resilient Leadership, Donna Volpitta, EdD, makes brain science easy to understand and apply. Her Resilient Mindset Model, which draws on the latest research in neurology, psychology and education, has been applied to areas of leadership from parenting to corporate management. Donna is co-author of the book The Resilience Formula: A Guide to Proactive–Not Reactive-Parenting and co-creator of the Nametags Education Program. In all of her work, Donna provides practical strategies and numerous ways to apply the model. Dr. Volpitta holds Board positions for One Revolution Foundation and Kids Helping Kids, both of which develop resilience in youth. She is a Founding Member and Global Presence Ambassador for Parenting 2.0, the number one parenting group on LinkedIn. She is an expert for Understood.org and Modern Mom, and has given presentations at numerous professional conferences. Dr. Volpitta is a former classroom teacher and administrator with experience in both general and special education. She holds a doctoral degree in Learning Dis/Abilities from Teachers College, Columbia University and is the mother of four adolescents.

CEUs:

Earn 6.5 CTLE hours upon completing this session • This INTERMEDIATE level session is offered for 6.5 ASWB continuing education clock hours • This presentation is approved for NYSED-SW CPE 6.5 contact hours • 6.5 NASP CPD credits offered • 6.5 NYSED OT continuing competency hours offered

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EXPLORING A STEAM ENVIRONMENT FOR INFANT AND TODDLERS WITH PLAY AND MESSY FUN

Full Day Workshop, Friday, January 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Early Bird Ends 1/17/20

Cicatelli Associates Inc (CAI), Global Conference Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10018

Speaker: Donna Grover, BS Ed, Early Childhood Trainer, NJ

What is STEAM and why is important?  Can STEAM really be incorporated into our infant and toddler rooms? How can we make it fun for and educational for our babies?  How do we make parents understand the importance of learning through play and 21st century skills? We will spend the day exploring these questions and more. We will take on each of these topics and help teachers understand the importance of an age appropriate STEAM environment and all components of a STEAM education.  We will discuss using all five senses in planning activities for children. Participants will brainstorm ideas on how to incorporate STEAM into their own classrooms and share activities that can be incorporated immediately into their own learning environments.  We will have our own fun and messy experience by creating activities with simple materials that our children will love.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will define STEAM.
  • Participants will review developmental milestones in the STEAM environment
  • Participants will define DAP in an infant/toddler environment.
  • Participants will explore ideas for parent education.
  • Participants will brainstorm STEAM ideas for their classrooms.
  • Participants will create activities to bring to the classroom.

Bio:

Donna has been in the field of early childhood education for almost 30 years and has loved every minute. She has served as a teacher, administrator, and a trainer. During her time in the classroom, she fell in love with the toddler population and has become a huge advocate for more infant/toddler curriculum and education. She loves to share her passion with teachers everywhere!!

CEUs:

Earn 6.5 CTLE hours upon completing this session • This INTERMEDIATE level session is offered for 6.5 ASWB continuing education clock hours • This presentation is approved for NYSED-SW CPE 6.5 contact hours • 6.5 NASP CPD credits offered

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TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES TO SUPPORT COMMUNICATION: IPADS, SMARTBOARDS AND OTHER DEVICES IN CHILDREN WITH ASD

Full Day Workshop, Friday, February 7, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Early Bird Ends 1/31/20

Cicatelli Associates Inc (CAI), Global Conference Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10018

Speaker: Michele Havens, EdD, DIR/Floortime Consultant, Imagine Academy, NJ

Many young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder have significant challenges in communication skills.  New technologies, such as the iPad and SMARTBoard, have great applicability with this population as a method of assistive/augmentative communication, as well as to age-appropriate and community-accepted communication and leisure skills.  Many therapists and educators avoid the use of the technology due to the repetitive and self-directed nature of these devices, or use the iPad (and other devices) solely as a reinforcer, or as a solitary task. 

Within developmental, relationship-based models, there are five levels of language development: Engagement, Intentionality, Shared Meanings, Comprehension of Language, and Production of Language. Practitioners of these models stress interaction and play in their work with children. Strategies to accomplish these levels can provide successful opportunities to use the iPad and other devices in interactive, developmentally appropriate activities. These strategies include: setting appropriate expectations of reciprocity, turn-taking and communication. Teaching the students with language challenges about the power of communication (“I can get the things I want, go places, have my needs met”) is a powerful tool. Using technology in this way, allows for the opportunity to expand communication – commenting versus just labeling, interacting versus just requesting for needs and wants. In this workshop, attendees will learn several effective strategies for using the iPad, SMARTBoard and other technology with students with ASD, in the classroom, community and at home.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will identify the 5 developmental stages of language acquisition.
  • Participants will identify at least 3 augmentative or assistive devices to use to with students with significant communication challenges.
  • Participants will describe at least 10 strategies for using the iPad and other devices for communication with students with communication challenges.
  • Participants will list and describe how to use at least 10 iPad apps.
  • Participants will discuss 15 or more strategies for using technology to engage, connect, mobilize and develop play and communication skills.

Bio:

Michele Havens received her EdD degree from Rutgers University. She is currently a DIR/Floortime Consultant to the Imagine Academy, an Autism program in Brooklyn, NY.  She was just invited to serve on the Imagine Academy Advisory Board. Dr. Havens is a Professor Emeritus from Kean University, Montclair State University and Daemen College. She is currently an advocate and private interventionist for children with special needs, and a facilitator of an Autism parent support group. Dr. Havens was previously the coordinator of the Verona, NJ Preschool Disabled Program.

CEUs:

Earn 6.5 CTLE hours upon completing this session • This INTERMEDIATE level session is offered for 6.5 ASWB continuing education clock hours • This presentation is approved for NYSED-SW CPE 6.5 contact hours • 6.5 NASP CPD credits offered • 6.5 NYSED OT continuing competency hours offered •

Continuing Education: This course if offered up to 0.65 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

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UNDERSTANDING SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER AS A GUIDE TO RELATIONSHIP-BASED INTERVENTION

Full Day Workshop, Friday, February 21, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Early Bird Ends 2/14/20

Cicatelli Associates Inc (CAI), Global Conference Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10018

Speaker: Michele Parkins, MS, OTR, Occupational Therapist, Sensory Therapies and Research Institute, NJ

This presentation will discuss the subtypes of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) – Sensory Modulation Disorder, Sensory Discrimination Disorder, Sensory-based Motor Disorder - and how to tailor interactions based on sensory processing differences. Relationship-based strategies will be illustrated in case examples in children 4-9 years old for each SPD subtype.  Relationship-based intervention puts strategies in place that are teachable to parents – the true drivers of carryover and long term developmental progress.  Participants will leave with strategies for how they can become the “equipment” and coach parents to do so to address SPD.  These strategies can immediately be put into practice. As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to: Identify observable behaviors exhibited by children impacted by each SPD subtype, begin to use assessment strategies in clinical reasoning to identify SPD subtypes, and utilize several relationship-based principles to guide treatment of each SPD subtype.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will identify observable behaviors exhibited by children impacted by each SPD subtype.
  • Participants will begin to use assessment strategies in clinical reasoning to identify SPD subtypes.
  • Participants will utilize several relationship-based principles to guide treatment of each SPD subtype.

Bio:

Michele Parkins is an occupational therapist, specializing in working with children with SPD, ADHD and challenges in social emotional development. She currently works with families at her practice – Great Kids Place - in Rockaway, New Jersey using the STAR and DIR models. Michele is an adjunct faculty of Temple University. She is faculty of the Sensory Therapies and Research (STAR) Institute for SPD. She has been teaching the DIR/Floortime model for over ten years and is faculty of Profectum. She collaborates with Flaghouse in equipment and activity kit design. Michele also holds a Fellowship Certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. 

CEUs:

Earn 6.5 CTLE hours upon completing this session • 6.5 NASP CPD credits offered • This presentation is approved for NYSED-PT 7.8 Contact Hours • 6.5 NYSED OT continuing competency hours offered

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ADHD: EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTIONS AND RESOURCES

Half Day Workshop, Friday, March 6, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM,Early Bird Ends 2/28/20

Cicatelli Associates Inc (CAI), Global Conference Center, 505 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10018

Speaker: Kate Gibson, PsyD, ABPP, Director of Training, Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC, NY

This workshop will focus on how to develop and implement behavioral interventions and organizational skills when working with children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Participants will gain an understanding of the various presentations of ADHD in different settings. Participants will gain an understanding of the important goals to target related to ADHD, and effective strategies for building a working relationship with children with ADHD in order to successfully partner together toward those goals. Participants will learn about the underlying behavioral theory as well as how to successfully translate that into individualized hands on interventions. Participants will learn to design interventions, put them into action, and monitor progress to be able to refine their interventions. Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to gain practice executing the strategies discusses.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the presentation of ADHD in various settings.
  • Participants will understand how to create and implement behavioral interventions and support development of organizational skills.
  • Participants will be able to apply strategies discussed.
  • Participants will be able to formulate an intervention plan for their setting.

Bio:

Kate Gibson, PsyD, ABPP is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating anxiety, ADHD, behavioral problems, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, body-focused repetitive behaviors, and selective mutism. Dr. Gibson is board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Gibson is the Director of Training at Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC. Dr. Gibson has dedicated her career to providing evidence-based treatments to children, teens and their families. Dr. Gibson is certified by PCIT International as a PCIT therapist and Level 1 within program trainer, and is currently working toward certification as a level 2 regional trainer. 

CEUs:

Earn 2.5 CTLE hours upon completing this session • This INTERMEDIATE level session is offered for 2.5 ASWB continuing education clock hours • This presentation is approved for NYSED-SW CPE 2.5 contact hours • 2.5 NASP CPD credits offered • 2.5 NYSED OT continuing competency hours offered

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WORKSHOP - TBA

Friday, March 20, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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