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Family Discussion Groups

Meet with local pediatric experts to discuss different topics each month. The presentations are geared toward families and filled with practical advice. We always leave time for you to ask your questions and to brainstorm with other parents facing similar issues.

These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is requested (choose from dates/times below).

Free child care available on a limited basis with child care registration. We are able to accommodate children with special concerns in our child care area. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please contact us at info@connectingforkids.org

Translation is also available with RSVP.

Quick Info

Location:
Westlake Porter Public Library
Child Care: Free with child registration


This program is offered in conjunction with the Westlake Porter Public Library and generously supported by a grant from The Cleveland Foundation.

    • 08 Mar 2016
    • 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Emerson Elementary School, 13439 Clifton Blvd., Lakewood
    • 17
    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY.  Adults must register for the program separately.

    Child care is free and available on a first come, first served basis to Lakewood residents only.

    Please note: Every child must have a separate registration.

    • 08 Mar 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Emerson Elementary School, 13439 Clifton Blvd., Lakewood
    Executive Function 101: Why it is Important and How you can Help your Child?


    Does your child struggle to keep emotions in check? Can he or she be flexible when changes occur? Does your child procrastinate in starting a project or have trouble keeping on task? Jennifer Negrey, MOT, OTR/L, BCP, CLT, pediatric occupational therapist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation; and Danielle R. Petrozelle, MS OTR/L, pediatric occupational therapist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation and Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism; will help families gain an understanding of typical executive function skills at the preschool through preteen levels. Families will learn strategies to help their child gain better emotional control and flexibility. They will also discuss ways to help a child with task initiation, planning, organization and time management as well as strategies to increase working memory and sustained attention to tasks.

    This Family Discussion Group is held in partnership with Lakewood City School District and supported by a generous grant from Community West Foundation.





    • 12 Mar 2016
    • 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, Dover Room
    • 19
    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY during this CFK program.  Adults must register for the program separately.

    Child care is free and available on a first come, first served basis.

    Please note: Every child must have a separate registration.

    • 12 Mar 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, Porter Room
    What tests will be required at each grade level for Ohio’s new assessments? What accommodations will be offered to students with special needs and other concerns? Lea Travis, MEd, of the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, will familiarize families with Ohio’s new assessments and the accommodations students can expect. She will also offer ideas on how to support students in acquiring test content and technology skills. Attendees will receive information about websites that can serve as excellent resources for both parents and students as they prepare for the tests. 


    Free child care is available, but a separate child care registration (in addition to an adult registration) is required. Your child does not need a formal diagnosis for you to attend.

    For more information, visit Family Discussion Group.


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Phone: 1-440-250-5563
Email: info@connectingforkids.org

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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