The Child Study Center Educational Workshop Series
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center is pleased to announce the kickoff of our 2013 - 2014 CSC Educational Workshop Series. The CSC hosts weekly workshops on various topics related to raising healthy kids, managing behavior, and emotional health and illness. The workshops are led by our expert clinical faculty who will provide insights, tips and advice on working with children and adolescents.
All workshops are free, open to the public and will be held on Thursdays at 6:30 pm at our conveniently located Manhattan office at One Park Ave, 7th floor. Registration is required.
To register for a workshop, please visit the following page
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December 12, 2013
Early Communication in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Social communication is a hallmark deficit of autism spectrum disorders. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) and positive behavior support (PBS) interventions have been shown to be effective in this domain. We will discuss strategies for eliciting first words and multiple word phrases, as well as more advanced language goals such as question-asking.
Presenter: Sarah Kuriakose, PhD
December 19, 2013
Identifying and Successfully Treating ADHD: What You Need to Know
There are a lot of important things to know about ADHD. In this workshop you will learn how to distinguish the facts from the myths, navigate the evaluation process and select treatments that are supported by current research.
January 9, 2014
How to Talk to Your Kids About Gender and Sexuality
As adults we know that gender and sexuality are far from one size fits all. Some girls prefer to play the roles of boys and vice versa. Some children may feel more comfortable playing with peers of the opposite sex, or may frequently cross-dress. Others may be exploring their sexual orientation, or seeking to understand the sexual or gender identity of their parents or siblings. While exploring gender identity and sexual orientation are a normal part of kids’ development, there is no user’s manual for talking to your kids about these issues. In this workshop, we will review development of gender and sexuality in childhood and adolescence and discuss how to talk to your kids about these issues.
Presenter: Aron Janssen, MD
January 16, 2014
Helping Your Children Get Along with Each Other
Ever think about how you can help your children get along better with each other and create more peace in the home? This workshop will focus on tips for helping your children to have healthy relationships with each other and emphasize what you can do to foster healthy interactions and reduce conflict.
Presenter: Clark Goldstein, PhD
January 23, 2014
It’s All in the Family: Challenges and Strategies for Parenting with ADHD
ADHD is highly heritable and is found to run in families. This means children with ADHD are more likely to have at least one parent with ADHD symptoms. In this workshop, you will learn strategies for helping your child with ADHD if you are dealing with or have dealt with similar challenges.
Presenter: Kaitlin Gallo, PhD
January 30, 2013
Using Social Stories and Visual Supports to Build Coping Skills
Social stories and visual supports can be powerful tools in developing coping and emotion regulation skills for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. This workshop will discuss these strategies, provide guidance for writing successful social stories and creating effective visual supports, and provide information regarding the application of these tools across different settings, including home, school and the community.
Presenter: Sarah Kern, LCSW
February 6, 2014
Building Basic Communication Skills in Couples and Families
This workshop will help participants learn and practice skills essential for effective communication, including how to initiate a discussion about a difficult topic and how to avoid the negative communication patterns that lead to emotionally intense arguments. Both individuals and couples are welcome.
February 13, 2014
Simple Steps to Improve Your Child’s Sleep
Sleep is an essential part of healthy development, but many children have trouble getting a good night’s sleep. In this workshop, you will learn how to help your child develop better sleep habits, overcome their nighttime fears and no longer dread their bed.
Presenter: Aleta Angelonsante, PhD
February 27, 2014
Day-to-Night Parenting Strategies
This workshop presents practical advice for getting through the day—from morning routine to bedtime—with less stress and resistance from children with attention and behavior difficulties. We will cover information for children in preschool through adolescence. Parents will also learn helpful hints for measuring the effectiveness of their actions and when to seek additional help.
Presenter: Stephanie Wagner, PhD