Community Workshop Series
Vin
Vincentia Ferrari,
MOT, OTR/L
VirginiaSpielmann
Virginia Spielmann, MSOT
RachelBalderrama
Rachel Balderrama, MEd

 

Attend STAR Institute’s FREE Community Workshop Series for parents and caregivers! Learn from experienced STAR Institute staff as they dive into various topics to increase family understanding and quality of life. 
 

School Readiness

August 2, 2019 • 4:00-5:00 pm (MT)
STAR Institute
5420 S. Quebec St. Ste. 103
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

    The skills we ask children to have when they enter Preschool or Kindergarten are more than academic and include social skills, listening skills, team work, communication of thoughts and ideas, following directions, completing tasks, transitioning, and ultimately being a contributing part of the group in a multi-sensory classroom environment. Many children struggle with frequent meltdowns, difficulty socializing, difficulty separating from parents, potty training, lack of independence, and delayed play skills. Join Vincentia Ferrari, MOT, OTR/L to explore school readiness and what is needed to thrive in a school environment.

    Space is limited!
    RSVP to Lindsay.Fogerty@spdstar.org
     to reserve your place in person 

    Unable to attend in person? Register here to access the Livestream and/or Recording


    Executive Functioning

    August 9, 2019 • 4:00-5:00 pm (MT)
    STAR Institute
    5420 S. Quebec St. Ste. 103
    Greenwood Village, CO 80111

    “Executive Function” is a complicated concept that refers to a collection of inter-related processes which are responsible for future oriented behavior. Join STAR Institute's executive director, Virginia Spielmann, MSOT, for this practical presentation which aims to provide easy to digest background theory on the development of executive functioning skills, a discussion on the implications of difficulties with executive function, and take-home ideas and strategies for supporting children from the early years through adolescence and young adulthood.

    Space is limited!
    RSVP to Lindsay.Fogerty@spdstar.org
     to reserve your place in person 

    Unable to attend in person? Register here to access the Livestream and/or Recording


    Successful School Drop Offs

    STAR Institute
    5420 S. Quebec St. Ste. 103
    Greenwood Village, CO 80111

      Join Rachel Balderrama, MEd, in a discussion about school drop offs and what helps them feel successful instead of stressful. Rachel will discuss ideas and strategies to help prepare kids – and parents! – for drop offs, from before the school year even starts to the moment it’s your turn in the drop off line. Bring your questions and get ready to problem solve!

      The August 16, 2019 workshop has been postponed. Please stay tuned for the rescheduled date and contact us at (303) 221-7827 with any questions.


      Recordings of past topics are accessible online through SPD University:

      • Simple Strategies for Supporting Friendships
      • Hide and Seek: The Value of Developmental Play
      • Maintaining Balance: Parent Child Sensory Co-Regulation 
      • Similarities, Differences and Overlap of Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and ADHD

      Register here to access if you haven't done so previously