October Webinar for Parents


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Paid Individual Member Price: $16

Standard Price: $20

Helping vs. Hindering Your Child

A Parent's Guide to Sensory Motor Development for Infants and Toddlers

Presented by Amanda Shimkus, MA, OTR/L, SIPT

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Mountain Time

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Please register now to access the recorded version of the live webinar if you are not able to attend live. It will be available through SPD University on Monday, October 22.

You had (or are expecting) a child! Through the hustle and bustle of feeding them, changing diapers, surviving sleep how do you know they are thriving? Are you worried about meeting all of their needs and you need to go back to work? In this presentation, you'll learn some foundations of development that are detrimental building blocks to bring balance to your family and have your child thrive. 

This will be presented live via webinar on October 17, 2018, and a recording will be available for later access. When purchased, the link for webinar attendance will be given 48 hours before presentation

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify co-regulation habits helpful to calm a baby when upset
  2. Identify daily habits to either change or start to encourage meeting developmental milestones
  3. Identify positions of your child to encourage independence with motor development

Who Should Attend?

Expecting parents or parents and caregivers of a child birth to 3 years old

About the Presenter:

Amanda Shimkus, MA, OTR/L, SIPT, is a pediatric occupational therapist and owner of Peek-A-Boo Pediatric Therapy LLC located in Denver, Colorado. She earned both her bachelor's degree in psychology and Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Amanda has worked in an out-patient setting with traditional 1:1 therapy, early intervention, group therapy, aquatic therapy and assistive technology. She has advanced trainings in sensory integration including 120 hours to obtain the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test Certification (SIPT). Mrs. Shimkus has training in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT), Neuromuscular Re-Education Stimulation (NMES) and Assistive Technology including low tech to high tech devices with ability to assess a child's ability to access functional expressive and written communication through technology. She owns and manages Peek-A-Boo Pediatric Therapy where she mentors younger therapists and collaborates with seasoned therapists on her staff. She is a member of AOTA, Registered through NBCOT and Licensed occupational therapist in Colorado.