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Connecting for Kids Elementary Experiences (SM)

These hands-on training programs are designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling in an area of development. Families will learn targeted skills together and receive a handout with ideas and resources to use at home. Adults are expected to participate in the program with their children.

Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend, but must register separately.

These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Quick Info

Ages: 7-12 years
Locations:
Elyria, Lakewood, Middleburg Heights, Solon and Westlake
Siblings: Siblings must register separately and be 7-12 years of age.


Contact info@connectingforkids.org or 440-570-5908 for more information.

Important Notes:

Connecting for Kids Program Locations

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Address: West River Branch of the Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. N. (map)

Elementary Experiences in Elyria are supported by a grant from The Nordson Corporation Foundation.



Address: Lakewood Public Library, Main Library, 15425 Detroit Ave. (map)

Elementary Experiences in Lakewood are supported by a grant from Community West Foundation.



Address: Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd. (map)

Elementary Experiences in Middleburg Heights are made possible through the generous support of the Callahan Foundation.



Address: Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Parkway (map)

Elementary Experiences in Solon are made possible through the generous support of the Callahan Foundation.



Address: Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. (map)

Elementary Experiences in Westlake are presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library.


    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Does your child anger easily or get upset about seemingly inconsequential things? Is lack of control over his or her temper hindering your child’s social skills, classroom behavior or ability to form lasting friendships? Wendy Lorince, OTR/L, of Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation will help children learn how to manage their anger and take control of their emotions. Using the book, “What to Do When Your Temper Flares,” as a guide, Lorince will lead participants through a “Drivers Ed” session where she teaches children to be “good drivers” during fun, hands-on activities.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Does your child anger easily or get upset about seemingly inconsequential things? Is lack of control over his or her temper hindering your child’s social skills, classroom behavior or ability to form lasting friendships? Wendy Lorince, OTR/L, of Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation will help children learn how to manage their anger and take control of their emotions. Using the book, “What to Do When Your Temper Flares,” as a guide, Lorince will lead participants through a “Drivers Ed” session where she teaches children to be “good drivers” during fun, hands-on activities.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd.
    • 1
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-9 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-9 years) may also attend but must register separately. Children (10-12 years) may attend the 2:30 session.

    Is your child struggling in school? Would he or she benefit from an in-depth look at the various tech tools that iPads and Chromebooks have to offer to meet learning needs? This workshop, led by Jason Sepsi, Technology Director at Lawrence Lower School, will explore tech tools for elementary students, including Text to Speech, Dictation, Graphic Organizers and executive function tools. iPads will be used at the 1:00 pm session for children (ages 7-9) and Chromebooks will be used at the 2:30 pm session for students (ages 10-12). Devices will be provided.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd.
    • 2
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 10-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 10-12 years) may also attend but must register separately. Children (7-9 years) may attend the 1:00 session.

    Is your child struggling in school? Would he or she benefit from an in-depth look at the various tech tools that iPads and Chromebooks have to offer to meet learning needs? This workshop, led by Jason Sepsi, Technology Director at Lawrence Lower School, will explore tech tools for elementary students, including Text to Speech, Dictation, Graphic Organizers and executive function tools. iPads will be used at the 1:00 pm session for children (ages 7-9) and Chromebooks will be used at the 2:30 pm session for students (ages 10-12). Devices will be provided.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave.
    • 5
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Are you concerned about your child's anxiety, anger or sensory needs? Come and learn how to incorporate music to aid in self-regulation. Adults and children will participate together in this group music therapy session where musical experiences may include song writing, instrument playing, lyric analysis, listening practices and singing.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave.
    • 8
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Join us to sing, play, move and experience all aspects of general music making to enhance cognition, motor, social, emotional, behavioral and communication needs. Adults and children will participate together in this group music therapy session which will include alternative communication devices as needed. Adaptations will be made for all needs for everyone’s participation and enjoyment!

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy.
    • 5
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Are chores a challenge in your house? Does your child start a task and never finish it? We can help! Join therapists from Galvin Therapy Center for an interactive session where children can learn and practice organizational skills. Children will do “chores” at stations set up to represent rooms of a home including the kitchen and bedroom. Each station will feature activities to complete together and strategies that can be used at home.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy.
    • 8
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Are chores a challenge in your house? Does your child start a task and never finish it? We can help! Join therapists from Galvin Therapy Center for an interactive session where children can learn and practice organizational skills. Children will do “chores” at stations set up to represent rooms of a home including the kitchen and bedroom. Each station will feature activities to complete together and strategies that can be used at home.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Elyria Public Library System, West River Branch, 1194 West River Rd. N.
    • 5
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-9 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-9 years) may also attend but must register separately. Children (10-12 years) may attend the 2:30 session.

    The holidays are a fun and exciting time but can also become overwhelming and confusing for those who struggle with social skills. This program, led by Ellen Spear, MA, CCC-SLP, of Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC., is designed to help navigate the many social situations, hidden rules and potential problems related to the holidays. Join us as we discuss how to make conversation with relatives and friends, tips for handling holiday parties and appropriate ways to give and receive gifts.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Elyria Public Library System, West River Branch, 1194 West River Rd. N.
    • 9
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 10-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 10-12 years) may also attend but must register separately. Children (7-9 years) may attend the 1:00 session.

    The holidays are a fun and exciting time but can also become overwhelming and confusing for those who struggle with social skills. This program, led by Ellen Spear, MA, CCC-SLP, of Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC., is designed to help navigate the many social situations, hidden rules and potential problems related to the holidays. Join us as we discuss how to make conversation with relatives and friends, tips for handling holiday parties and appropriate ways to give and receive gifts.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

Call, text or email:

Phone: 1-440-570-5908
Email: info@connectingforkids.org

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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