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Witwer Children’s Therapy Address Individuals Struggling with Social Problems

Upcoming Witwer Children’s Therapy Conference to Address Individuals Struggling with Social Problems

UnityPoint Health® – St. Luke’s Hospital Witwer Children’s Therapy is hosting an upcoming conference aimed at helping children improve social skills. The conference, Zooming In: Strategies for Individuals with Subtle but Significant Social Problems, will be held April 5 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott. The speaker is Nancy Clements, a speech language pathologist and Executive Director of Social Thinking Boston®.

In this conference attendees will explore how to work with individuals who struggle with self-regulation, social anxiety and depression. Individuals in this group may represent a range of diagnoses such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Asperger’s, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), non-verbal learning disability (NVLD), social anxiety, perfectionism, twice exceptional—or may be undiagnosed.

These social learners tend to have significant issues and are most likely to be bullied by peers and adults. We will explore the characteristics and social emotional learning needs of these individuals.

The conference is open to parents and family members of children and young adults, as well as educators and health care professionals.

 

What:                  Witwer Children’s Therapy Presents: Zooming In: Strategies for Individuals with Subtle but Significant Social Problems

Where:                The Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Road, NE, Cedar Rapids

When:                  April 5, 7:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Who:                    Parents, educators and health care professionals

How:                    There is a cost associated with the conference.

Details and online registration can be found at unitypoint.org by clicking on classes and events tab, followed by the kids and parenting tab or call, (319) 369-8750. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Corizzo, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital, 319-369-8372 or 319-560-2385.

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