The following is an overview of courses offered to parents by The Rankin Institute during the 2012/13 school year. Full details and dates can be found in The Rankin Institute Programs brochure. To view, click on the program cover below, right. To register, follow the link provided.
“MY CHILD HAS WHAT?” is a workshop series providing information and strategies on specific disorders and diagnoses such as attention deficits, reading and math disorders, auditory processing deficits, anxiety, and related medications. Each workshop is taught by professionals in the field related to the workshop topic. Register for one or all of the workshops.
BE THERE DAD is a four-part parenting series presented by Jeff Usher that is designed to help fathers recognize the power of presence in their children's lives. Mr. Usher will help fathers stay engaged with their children despite the pressures of career and obligations so they can pass on the life lessons they learned from their own dads.
FROM CATERPILLAR TO SOCIAL BUTTERFLY: SOCIAL SKILLS STRATEGIES is presented by Martha Kinney, M.A., CCC-SLP, of The Speech Vine, LLC and Diane Reid Lyon, M.A., LPC, Counselor for Grades K-5 of The Fletcher School. Learn how to coach your child to be socially successful. Gain practical tips and strategies for raising a socially conscious child.
KINDERGARTEN READINESS: HOW TO KNOW IF THEY ARE READY TO GO is presented by Terri James, Ph.D. of Southeast Psychological Services. Dr. James will discuss key developmental readiness factors that can help parents determine if their child is ready for kindergarten.
SEX, OH NO! TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT SEX will be presented by Mary B. Moore, MSW, LCSW of Southeast Psychological Services. Talking to kids about sex is one of the responsibilities parents dread most. Come break through the nervousness, uncertainty, and fear to learn easy and practical ways to help foster natural healthy sexual development of your child.
SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT: RELATING BETTER WITH YOUR TEEN will be presented by Barrie Morganstein, Ph.D. of Southeast Psychological Services. The teen years don’t have to be lost. Learn how to communicate effectively with your adolescent.
CELEBRATE CALM! is presented by Kirk and Casey Martin. This exciting workshop, perfect for parents and teachers of all ages, will give strategies to stop power struggles; eliminate defiance, disrespect, and sibling fights; improve focus, attention and behavior in school; and create stress-free mornings, homework time, and bedtime.
BEYOND COUNTING SHEEP is presented by Andrea Umbach, Psy.D. of Southeast Psychological Services. During this presentation, participants will learn the positive impact of sleep, what interferes with sleep, and how to implement practical sleep strategies that can be applied to both adults and children.
WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES: LD SIMULATIONS presented by the Staff of The Fletcher School. Have you ever wondered what a child with a learning disability experiences in the classroom? This workshop is designed to put you in the shoes of an LD child.
THE ORTON-GILLINGHAM SUBSCRIBER COURSE, presented by Joanie Gerken, Fellow/AOGPE is a five-part course offered to parents and other professionals to familiarize them with the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching. This course is an excellent introduction for those who are considering further training in the Orton-Gillingham approach.