Parents & Child Development Professionals Invited to Workshop on Friday, May 9

Written by admin, May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014 –  “Connecting Language and Mental Health in the Early Years”

The Speech, Language and Hearing Association of Peterborough (SLHAP) invites parents, students, caregivers, educators and child development professionals to a full-day workshop entitled “Connecting Language and Mental Health in the Early Years” on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Calvary Pentecostal Church.

Featuring Dr. Chaya Kulkarni, Director of Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP), based out of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, this event is geared to parents and professionals who work with children.  Dr. Kulkarni will discuss the importance of building strong, positive parent-child attachment relationships and increasing parent skills in promoting early communication and pre-literacy development in infants and young children. Additionally, this workshop will explore the profound impact of the early caregiver-infant/child relationship on the child’s development. Strategies for building a foundation of positive mental health to support communication development in the early years will be provided.

Registration costs $75 for professionals and $35 for parents and students, and includes lunch and refreshments.  The workshop will take place in the auditorium of the Calvary Pentecostal Church located at 1421 Lansdowne St W., Peterborough.  To register, please send a cheque and your contact information to the Speech, Language and Hearing Association of Peterborough, P.O. Box 30043, RPO Chemong, Peterborough, ON K9H 7R4.

The Speech, Language and Hearing Association of Peterborough is an interagency partnership of Peterborough Public Health, the Five Counties Children’s Centre, both local school boards, the Learning Disabilities Association of Peterborough, and local parents and professionals to promote the optimal level of communication development in children and youth in the County and City of Peterborough.

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For further information, please contact:
Marion Habermehl, OT
Infant Toddler Development Worker
705-743-1000, ext. 216