Self-Regulation and Young Children

Written by admin, May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015 – May 22 Workshop for Parents, Early Educators, and Child Development Professionals

The Speech, Language and Hearing Association of Peterborough (SLHAP) is hosting a workshop for parents, caregivers, educators and child development professionals entitled “Developing Self-Regulation in Young Children.” The event will be held Friday, May 22, 2015 at the Pentecostal Church in Peterborough from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Amanda Binns, a PhD. candidate at Western University and licensed Speech Language Pathologist, will be the guest speaker for the seminar. She will discuss the role self-regulation plays in attention, communication and reciprocity. She will also explain how to help parents in carrying out strategies at home.

“It is important for parents and educators to help children develop self-regulation skills, and as with many things, teaching and role modeling of these skills should begin when children are very young”, says Leisa Baker, public health nurse at Peterborough Public Health.

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 with your registration form to the Speech, Language and Hearing Association of Peterborough, P.O. Box 30063, RPO Chemong, Peterborough, ON K9J 7R4. A registration form is available at

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, early childhood educators, a literacy specialist and parents. The committee promotes education opportunities to increase awareness of communication development in children in the County and City of Peterborough.

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For further information, please contact:
Karen Fisher
Speech-Language Pathologist, Five Counties Children’s Centre
705-748-2337, ext. 261