Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Siskin Institute Workshops for Parents

The Siskin Institute in Chattanooga has wonderful workshops for parents and teachers. Below is a few of the upcoming worskhops. Their website has full details about their workshops. The web address is

February 24, 2009 at 6 p.m.
Life with a Child with Special Needs
Open To: PublicLocation: Siskin Children's InstituteRegistration
Do you have a child with special needs and often feel tired, overwhelmed, guilty, concerned or alone? Do you feel the strain of juggling life’s many chores and activities with your child’s medical and emotional needs? Come discover simple strategies to organize your home environment and facilitate communication and independence for your child. You will leave with simple and easy-to-implement strategies that can alleviate stressful situations and improve life in your household. Learn from the experience and tried-and-true techniques of a special education instructor raising two children with special needs.

March 25, 2009 at noon
Down Syndrome 101
Open To: PublicLocation: Siskin Children's InstituteRegistration
Down syndrome is one of the most frequently occurring chromosomal abnormalities. This session will review the facts and myths and discuss the associated health concerns that can accompany the diagnosis. We’ll also look at the classroom accommodations that contribute to the successful school experience of a child with Down Syndrome.

April 21, 2009 at 6 p.m.
ADHD 101
Open To: PublicLocation: Siskin Children's InstituteRegistration
This session will discuss the symptoms and characteristics of Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Successful strategies for both teachers and parents of children with ADD and ADHD will be presented and discussed.