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Stefanie Seanor OTR/L has recently completed 4 courses on Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking.
How to Use Social Thinking Materials to Teach Ages 4-7 discussed insider tips to nurture social emotional thinking and introduced foundational social learning concepts and socially-based executive functioning.
How to Use Social Thinking Materials to Teach Ages 8-11 covered tips and strategies to teach and motivate kids to improve social competencies in a fun and engaging manner.
How to Use Social Thinking Materials to Teach Ages 11-22 discussed the increasingly complex social situations and academic curricula tweens, teens and young adults are facing. Strategies in nuanced social understanding, fine-tuned critical thinking and higher levels of executive functioning were provided.
How to Use Social Thinking Materials to Teach Ages 19-80 discussed how learning isn't just for children and how social and emotional competencies are improved over the lifespan. Concepts and strategies were discussed to help adults with subtle but significant social learning challenges.
CTLC was one of the proud sponsors of the Junior League of Fairfield County's annual 5k run/walk that took take place on April 2, 2017 at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, CT.
CTLC was also a sponsor of the Donnelly Dash Community Challenge in Fairfield on April 9, 2017. This walk/run directly benefitted the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra.
In February 2017, Stefanie Seanor OTR/L gained certification in Mental Health First Aid. Topics covered in this certification course included anxiety, depression, psychosis and addiction with associated measures to take when assisting a person who may be in crisis. Mental health assistance, support groups and other local resources were discussed using hands-on and practice activities.
CTLC exhibited at the 2016 ASRC Autism Resource Fair on November 5, 2016 at The Dome at the Oakdale Theater Complex in Wallingford, CT. www.ct-ASRC.org
Directors Stefanie Seanor OTR/L and Maybette Waldron, M.S., CCC-SLP attended Play Matters: Play as a Therapeutic Modality, a Neurodevelopmental Perspective on May 20, 2016 in New Rochelle, NY. The conference analyzed 12 different types of play, developed tactics to break down barriers of communication, explored strategies for children who have sensory challenges, and discussed techniques to utilize with children and parents.
On December 11, 2015, Stefanie attended the "(Re)Defining the Core: The Key to Functional & Corrective Exercise" workshop in White Plains, NY. The workshop focused on strategies that correct movement dysfunction and promote balance, coordination, and posture.
On November 20, 2015 in Hartford CT, Maybette attended the seminar Eating with Ease: Managing Complex Feeding and Swallowing. The workshop focused upon interplay between oral-motor, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems and developing the most effective treatment plans which include nutrition, behavior management, and normalization of sensation.