Parent Seminars


Trauma/Stress Experience and Sensory Processing – FREE Parent Seminar – September 2018

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Aug 2, 2018   Category: Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

When: September 6, 2018 7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

While we may identify a stress event/experience (separation from a caregiver, medical intervention, abuse, neglect, or another negative experience) as being “bigger” than another, the chemical reaction in the body is the same regardless of the “size” of the stress event.
Therefore, it is important to recognize how stress events and trauma impact a child’s body. Stress events can cause kids to have a heightened awareness of sensation, leading to sensory processing challenges, which can contribute to poor self-regulation and negative behaviors.
Learn how sensory-based interventions at Leaps and Bounds can positively impact how a child’s body processes trauma and stress events.

**There will be no cost for this seminar. Seating is limited. Call 636-928-5327 or email info@leapsandboundskids.com to RSVP to reserve your spot. Please include your phone number if you register by email.**


Executive Function: Skills for Success

Posted By: Lisa Cooseman on Apr 13, 2018   Category: Articles, Parent Seminars, Resources, What's New  

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Executive Function: Skills for Success

Written by: Julie Johnson, MOT, OTR/L

As adults, we don’t talk back to our boss when we disagree and we refrain from honking the horn when someone cuts us off on the road, because we have control over our behaviors. We look at problems from different angles and use a variety of strategies until we are successful, because we can (more…)


Executive Function – FREE Parent Seminar (May 2018)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Apr 2, 2018   Category: Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

When: May 3, 2018 7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

What is executive function? Hear from an occupational therapist why working
memory, inhibitory control, time management, and other executive functioning
skills are vital to your child’s future success. Find out how you can facilitate your
child’s development in this area throughout the school-aged years.

**There will be no cost for this seminar. Seating is limited. Call 636-928-5327 or email info@leapsandboundskids.com to RSVP to reserve your spot. Please include your phone number if you register by email.**


Understanding Dyslexia – FREE Parent Seminar (March 2018)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Feb 7, 2018   Category: Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

When: March 1, 2018 7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

There is a lot of information out on Dyslexia and reading difficulties. In addition,
recent legislation has changed how Dyslexia is viewed in public schools. This
seminar will help you to better understand dyslexia, provide information on what
goes into a diagnosis of dyslexia, and what resources are available to help those
with reading difficulties.

**There will be no cost for this seminar. Seating is limited. Call 636-928-5327 or email info@leapsandboundskids.com to RSVP to reserve your spot. Please include your phone number if you register by email.**


Food Wars – FREE Parent Seminar (January 2018)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Jan 4, 2018   Category: Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

When: January 18, 2018 7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

Is mealtime a struggle? Do you find yourself preparing separate meals? How
many snacks should kids have during the day anyway? This seminar will discuss
some of the daily struggles toddlers have as well as tips to manage your picky eater.

**There will be no cost for this seminar. Seating is limited. Call 636-928-5327 or email info@leapsandboundskids.com to RSVP to reserve your spot. Please include your phone number if you register by email.**


Food Wars: Tips for Your Picky Eater

Posted By: Lisa Cooseman on Jan 4, 2018   Category: Articles, Parent Seminars, Resources  

Food Wars: Tips for Your Picky Eater

Written by: Lisa Cooseman, OTR/L, MS

Do mealtimes tend to feel more like a war for you as a parent? You might find yourself anticipating the crying, gagging, and battling that occurs so frequently around meals. You may even find yourself avoiding the battle and serving things that will yield a more peaceful dinner time.

Eating is actually a very complex activity and is rich with sensory experiences. When the food is on the plate in front of our child, he is required to process and interpret the smell (olfactory), how it looks (visual), how it feels in his hand or mouth (tactile), getting the food to his mouth (coordination/ fine motor), maintaining a seated position (vestibular/ proprioception), biting/chewing (proprioception/ motor planning), and then swallowing the food (oral motor strength/ coordination). Whew!!

For children with sensory processing deficits, this can be too stressful to even begin. (more…)


2018 FREE Parent Seminar Schedule

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Dec 7, 2017   Category: Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

Our 2018 FREE Parent Seminar Schedule is out! Take a look and let us know if you’re interested in attending any of these great seminars! We hope to see you soon!


Sensory Tools – FREE Parent Seminar (November 2017)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Oct 6, 2017   Category: Parent Seminars, Resources  

When: November 2, 2017 7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

Learn about a variety of sensory strategies and sensory tools to use with your child. Therapists will discuss how to use these tools to help your child with attention, behavior and self-regulation.

**There will be no cost for this seminar. Seating is limited. Call 636-928-5327 or email info@leapsandboundskids.com to RSVP to reserve your spot. Please include your phone number if you register by email.**


Sensory Kids in the Classroom – FREE Parent Seminar (October 2017)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Sep 26, 2017   Category: Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

When: October 5, 2017 7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

This seminar will discuss challenges that sensory kids might face in the classroom setting. Parents and teachers will learn sensory strategies that can help facilitate attention, arousal level, learning and positive behavior. Click on the flyer above for more details.

**There will be no cost for this seminar. Seating is limited. Call 636-928-5327 or email info@leapsandboundskids.com to RSVP to reserve your spot. Please include your phone number if you register by email.**


Sensory Kids in the Classroom

Posted By: Carrie Salyer on Sep 25, 2017   Category: Articles, Parent Seminars, Resources  

“Sit still.”
“Pay attention.”
“Keep your hands to yourself.”
“You lose 10 minutes of recess.”

These are phrases that sensory-kids often hear throughout their school day. Sitting still, paying attention, and keeping hands to himself can be super tricky for a child with sensory processing challenges…and losing 10 minutes of recess is likely the worst consequence a sensory-seeking kid could be given. It is important to understand the needs of a sensory kid in order to (more…)