FREE Parenting Workshops
Free, Conveniently-Located and Useful Tool to Help Your Family Thrive
We have partnered with Snoqualmie Valley Hospital to offer groundbreaking Encompass workshops that will help your family thrive.
On the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:30 pm, experts will present the latest scientific research findings on child development in a useful, practical way. Learn the pillars of your child’s physical, social and emotional development and why they are critical to your child’s future success in academics and in life. All workshops in this series are FREE with online registration. Attend one or attend them all, but please register in advance as space is limited!
Click here to view or register for upcoming workshops. Child Development: What’s Play Got to Do with It?February 7
Research shows that there is a direct correlation between the amount and quality of early childhood play overall healthy development and well-being in later years. You will gain insight into how you can assist in building the skills children need for school readiness and success.
Taught by Nikki Slaght, Encompass Early Learning Teacher Handwriting Foundations and FundamentalsMarch 7
Handwriting continues to be an essential skill for children even in this age of digital devices. The foundations of handwriting can be developed from an early age, as early as 18 months old.
Fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, postural strength and endurance, and organization are necessary skills for successful handwriting as well as many other tasks at home and school. Learn fun games and strategies to help your child develop these skills starting from toddlerhood through early elementary age.
Taught by Kavita Sleight, OTR/L, Encompass Occupational Therapist Red Flags in Development: Is My Child Normal?April 4
While it is normal for young children to reach developmental milestones at different ages, some children display signs or loss of skills which may indicate a developmental delay.
In this workshop, you will gain important knowledge and information about “red flags” in early childhood development, as well as what local resources are available if a child needs further assessments. Early detection and treatment is the best way to help children with delays to progress and catch up with their typically-developing peers.
Taught by Marsha Quinn, Encompass Community Outreach Manager P.R.I.D.E. Skills: Behavior Building BlocksMay 2
You will gain insight and skills around how to enjoy time with your child without those battles you may sometimes experience. How? By engaging in 5 minutes of play every day based on P.R.I.D.E. (Praise, Reflect, Imitate, Describe, and Enthusiasm) skills, which are incorporated into a special play experience each day.
In just 5 minutes a day of this type of play, your child will have a better connection with you, a higher sense of control and, as an added benefit, increased compliance. These are truly positive parenting skills!
Taught by Liann Smith, Encompass PCIT Coach/Certified Parent Coach Sensory Processing Issues, or Behavior?June 6
If you’re familiar with the term “sensory overload,” you have an idea what sensory processing issues are. These issues happen because the brain has trouble organizing information from the senses.
Children with sensory processing issues may be over-sensitive or under-sensitive to the world around them, which can interfere with their day-to-day activities, social development, and learning in the classroom. Gaining understanding about sensory processing issues, local resources, and possible treatments is a good first step in getting help for your child.
Taught by Darlene Logan, OTR/L, Encompass Occupational Therapist
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