NAA Upcoming Events
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Late Talker and Other Speech Disorders with Marilyn C. Agin, MD, FAAP, MA, CCC/SLP
Watch Me Grow
361 East 19th St., 2nd Floor
(corner of First Ave., above TD Bank, entrance on 19th St.)
New York, NY
(no fee but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org)
What do you do if your child is not talking?
This is a scary thing for parents to face. You may be wondering if your child is a late talker or whether his or her not talking is a sign that there is something much more serious going on. You may not even know what type of doctor/specialist you should take your child to see. The questions that parents can ask themselves are daunting and good advice may be hard to come by. For this reason, NAA NY Metro Chapter is bringing you a very well known developmental pediatrician who also has expertise in speech disorders.
Dr. Marilyn Agin will explain to parents different possible diagnoses, including autism, apraxia, cognitive impairment, hearing impaired, and more. She will discuss with us "next steps" for parents, including which professionals they should consider seeing. Then Dr. Agin will go over many of the different available treatments options.
Prior to attending medical school, Marilyn C. Agin, MD, FAAP, MA, CCC/SLP, received a master's degree in Communication Disorders and was a practicing speech language pathologist, treating both children and adults. She attended medical school, completing a residency in both Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University Medical Center and the Rusk Institute. She is board-certified in neurodevelopmental disabilities and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Further, she maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Dr. Agin was Medical Director of the New York City's Early Intervention Program from 1998 through 2004 and now is in private practice. In addition to her other areas of expertise, she has an interest in and has conducted research in the use of Omega 3 fatty acid supplementation and other dietary interventions in the treatment of neurodevelopmental delays and disorders. Dr. Agin has served on the New York City Chapter of the Committee on Children with Disabilities and the Executive Council of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Her book, The Late Talker, has been well-received by both parents and professionals alike. She also is a contributor to both popular magazines and professional publications.
If you have a child with no speech or limited verbal communication skills or who has a diagnosed speech disorder, this is an event you won't want to miss!
In Collaboration with the Ossining Special Education Parents Teachers Organization (SEPTO)
NAA New York Metro Presents
Enhance & Improve Your Child's Function and Development
Learn about the "The Perfect Storm"
with Dr. Seth Pearl
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, @ 7pm
Roosevelt School Cafeteria
190 Croton Avenue
Ossining, New York
(parking and entrance in the back)
Please RSVP to OssiningSEPTO@gmail.com
If you can't attend in person, we are offering the presentation
as a live Webinar, Click Here to register
Dr. Seth Pearl, or Dr. Seth, as he is known, is a pediatric and wellness certified chiropractor, who specializes in neuro-developmental disorders such as autism, ADHD, sensory integration disorder, seizures and other special needs cases. He has extensive education, experience, and passion in these areas, and has a large family practice in Larchmont and Mt. Kisco serving this population, as well as general family wellness. He holds post-doctorate certifications in pediatrics and wellness, and also has hundreds of hours of continuing education and training in the Defeat Autism Now protocol focusing on children with spectrum disorders. His practice focuses on ensuring each child has a healthy, optimally functioning nervous system that is supported by the foundations of eating, moving, and thinking well.
About The Perfect Storm:
The Perfect Storm is a workshop that explores and explains the true causes of neuro-developmental disorders such as autism, ADHD, seizures, and sensory integration disorder, with a specific emphasis on the role of the brain and central nervous system. This workshop will teach attendees exactly how the brain and neuro-development are supposed to occur, and where it goes wrong with spectrum disorders and developmental delays. Most importantly, the workshop will provide attendees with direction and an understanding of how to get their child's nervous system balanced and healthy again, and therefore enhance and improve their child's function and development, no matter the disorder.
A large focus of this presentation will be on in-utero constraint and birth injuries, which Dr. Pearl feels is perhaps the most overlooked aspect of caring for kids on the spectrum. In his practice Dr. Pearl finds that greater than 80% of his spectrum patients have some degree of birth injury, resulting in subluxation and abnormal neuro-development.
He will review extensively what he calls the "3Ts/4Ds" concept of neuro-developmental disorders, where the 3Ts (traumas, toxins, and thoughts) create a neurological "storm" of dyskinesia, dysafferentation, dysautonomia, and dysponesis ... and how that is often a sure-fire recipe for autism spectrum disorders and more.
Social Skills and Feeding Issues Games
& QEEG and Neurofeedback Therapy with
With Lori Coda, M.S. SpEd
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
40 East 30th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY
(no fee and no RSVP required)
We have packed a lot into this special event for you! Lori Coda, M.S. SpEd will share with us a number of therapies that she uses successfully in her private practice to help children on the autism spectrum and others.
First, Lori will share some specific social skills games that she has developed for children Pre-K and up. She will demonstrate the games and discuss how the games help develop and build important social skills. In addition, Lori has some games that target feeding issues in younger children which are a lot of fun for the children at the same time.
The second part of the event focuses on Quantitative EEG ("QEEG") and Neurofeedback. Lori will explain how QEEG brain mapping is important to figure out which areas of the brain are not active or possibly out of sync. The results of the QEEG can be used to tailor the Neurofeedback Protocol. This customized plan can be used to decide which specific areas of the brain that need retraining (either sped up or slowed down). Neurofeedback may be helpful for many conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficits, Anxiety, Depression, and Learning Disabilities. Lori has found that Neurofeedback has really helped children to excel in all the other therapies that they are doing at the time of the treatment.
Lori Coda has an M.S. in special education and is a behavioral and educational consultant and neurofeedback/QEEG specialist. She has worked in the field of autism for 25 years.
Lori received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1985 from the State University of New York in Albany and Master of Science degree in Special Education in 1988 from the University of Long Island. She began her career as a Special Education teacher in New York and Connecticut.
Lori then left the public sector and went into private practice in 2004, running social skills groups for children on the autism spectrum in affiliation with Dr. Nancy O'Hara. While working with Dr. O'Hara, Lori received training in Neurofeedback at the EEG Institute in 2005 and in Listening Therapy in 2008 and expanded her practice to include children with ADD/ADHD; learning, anxiety and bipolar disorders; processing disabilities; as well as various emotional disturbances. Visit her website to learn more.
Whether your interested in just the Social Skills and Feeding Games or the QEEG and Neurofeedback or are interested in all these terrific therapy options, this is an event you won't want to miss!
Lauren Tobing-Puente, PhD
Psychologist - NY Metro's Monthly Moderated Parent Support Group Meeting
(for parents only)
First Wednesday of every month
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Watch Me Grow. 361 East 19th Street (between First and Second Avenue), NY, NY.
for more info go to Support Group page
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