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Parent Workshop: 'Is it Behavioral or Sensory?'

Invitation: Clinicians and teachers offer strategies for parents of children with disabilities whose children may have a behavioral or sensory issues.

Sat
16
Jun
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Clinicians from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Mississippi will offer a parent workshop on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to help families better understand if their child’s behavior issues are actually sensory issues.

“A child’s tantrums or inattentiveness are not always strictly behavioral problems—they can be sensory issues,” said Amy Livingston, an instructor and speech-language pathologist with the HILL Lab—a learning-language program for children with moderate to severe receptive and expressive language disorders.

A joint presentation from a licensed special education teacher and a licensed speech language pathologist will offer strategies for parents of children with disabilities whose children may have a behavioral or sensory issue.

The program will be held at Willie Price Lab School on UM’s Oxford campus in 107 Kinard Hall. Free childcare will be available for children of all abilities.

A “Sib Shop” for ages six and up offers free games, snacks and activities for siblings of children with disabilities.

The HILL Program specializes in maximizing children’s language learning capabilities while providing clinical training for undergraduate and graduate students seeking careers as audiologists, speech-language-pathologists (SLPs) and SLP associates. The program works to engage with the community and conduct research that positively impacts the lives of children in Mississippi and beyond.

For more information about this event, contact Livingston at ajliving@olemiss.edu or call (662) 915-2942.

For assistance related to a disability, contact Amy Livingston: ajliving@olemiss.edu

Event posted by: sarah@olemiss.edu