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Hooray for Homework!

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 by Child & Family Development

 

From the sun and sand of summer to the supplies and schedules for school…Fall is upon us!  For many families, it can be especially challenging to figure out how to fit in homework time.  A few tips will help bring organization to those hectic afternoons:

 ·        Establish an after-school routine so that your child knows what to expect every day.

·        Take the opportunity to learn more about teacher expectations.  Teachers often give tests and projects on certain days of the week.  This information can help students plan their study time in advance so they are not working at the last minute.

·        Plan homework time before dinner.  Children are more positive and focused when they are not tired.

·        Create a designated homework area.  This spot should include a hard work surface, a chair with a supportive back, and good lighting.  Use a nearby drawer or caddy to store materials, such as extra paper and pencils.

·        Have your child mark off each assignment as it is completed.  Pictures can be a fun, visual reminder of what needs to be done.  Young children often enjoy choosing stickers to fill in their charts.  This self-monitoring helps to develop a sense of responsibility and accomplishment. 

·        Pack all materials and get parent signatures at the end of homework time.  This will prevent rushing and frustration on the way out the door in the morning.

·        Develop a menu of rewards to celebrate your child’s success in completing and turning in all assignments for a designated period of time.  These rewards could include a trip for ice cream, a later bedtime on a weekend night, or a fun family outing.

·        If homework takes hours and causes frustration, consult with your child’s teacher to plan strategies that might help. 
 

Our Educators have spent a number of years in both the public and private school settings.  At Child and Family Development, they enjoy working with children who have learning disabilities, dyslexia, and attention deficit disorders.  We can help students with school and homework. 

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Topics: Mary Froneberger, Marie Pacini, Jessica DeLing, Education

Speech Therapy-Based Social Skills Groups

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Amy Elder, a speech therapist at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development, often works with children and teens to improve social skills.  When there are shared treatment goals, she forms groups to expand opportunities for practice and friendships. 

Objectives

Social skills groups are for children who struggle during interactions with others.  Participants focus on practical conversational skills, such as:

  • Greetings
  • Social awareness
  • Turn taking
  • Emotions
  • Expressing themselves
  • Non-verbal communications
  • Responding appropriately
  • Problem solving scenarios

Scheduling

These groups are ongoing, so new clients may join in at anytime.  Up to 4 participants are grouped by age range and speech-language abilities.   

Cost  

Families may use available insurance benefits.  Regular deductibles and co-pays apply.  Prior Authorization, medical necessity approval and evaluations are required, as applicable by funding source.  Families may also pay privately.  Group services are $50/ session.      

Contact

Amy Elder, MA CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist                   agossett@childandfamilydevelopment.com, 704-332-4834 ext. 122                                                                                          

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Speech Therapist

 

 

 

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Topics: Amy Gossett Elder, Speech Therapy

Executive Function Coaching

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Mind, Body, Backpack: Executive Function Coaching

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Topics: Mary Froneberger, Marie Pacini, Jessica DeLing, Education

Child and Family Development celebrates 3 years with Jessica DeLing

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Jessica DeLing, M.Ed. marks 3 years this month! She is an Educational Specialist at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development.

Jessica is a busy mom of two who does it all at home and work.  Here, she is enjoying work with more and more middle and high schoolers and their families to organize and maximize academic success and still allow time and energy for other important activities and commitments. Her Mind, Body, Backpack program for executive functioning skills can be beneficial to any student. 

Happy C&FD Anniversary!

 

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Topics: Jessica DeLing, Education

Backpack safety tips from a physical therapist

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Gail Fennimore LPT, PCS, physical therapist at Child and Family Development, shares these suggestions on backpack safety on the first day of school for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.  

She says one of the aspects of being a physical therapist that she likes best is the opportunity to intertwine prevention, safety and wellness into her practice.  This is particularly important when working with children.  They have a very long life ahead of them, and it is important to treat our bodies right from the start.  One area every school age child and their parents need to pay attention to is their backpack.

Choosing the "perfect" backpack is one of the most important decisions in getting ready for school.  Of course, some of the key elements are color, logo, pockets for Ipad, and shape .  In the past few years whether to have or not have wheels has been added to the list.  But, how many times do parents consider the size of the pack in relation to their child's size?  Here are some research-based suggestions:  

What are the best features for a backpack?

  • 2 wide padded shoulder straps
  • padded back
  • waist strap 
  • lightweight material 
  • multiple compartments to organize
How do you wear a backpack correctly and safely?
  • place both straps on shoulders and pull snug
  • fasten the waist strap 
  • pack should sit 2" above the child's waist 
  • pack heaviest books closest to the back 
  • wear the pack don't carry it 
  • the pack should weigh only 10-15% of your child's weight 
  • pick the pack up with two hands and place on a table to put on the floor
Tips for safely using a backpack:
  • pick the correct size pack
  • do not over load the pack  
  • pack heaviest items close to the body  
  • put on & take off the pack with two hands and preferably where it can be sat on a counter or table
  • always place your pack out of the aisle  
  • never fling a pack
What are the most common injuries to children from backpacks?
Most parents and professionals might guess that back injuries are the most common injuries to children from backpacks, but that is not so.  The most common injury is to the head and face of a child from either tripping over packs (many parents may relate to this from the number of times they have tripped on their children's packs) or being hit by packs.  There is a significant amount of back pain among children and adolescents, but it cannot be clearly associated with backpack wearing.  The next most common injury is to the shoulder.  In fact the weakest link in managing the load carried by a backpack is the shoulder.
                                                                                                                                                  

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Physical Therapist

Gail's latest pick is from Dakine that offer backpacks with waist straps and a discount on the first purchase! 

Have a fun and safe back-to-school time! 

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Topics: Physical Therapy, Gail Fennimore

Social Skills Class for teens and adults with Down syndrome: "Getting To Work"

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Child and Family Development is pleased to partner with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (DSAGC) to offer the "Getting To Work" program this October.  

The deadline for registration is just two weeks from today on September 4, 2015.  

For more details, visit the DSAGC Teen & Adult Programming page here

The "Getting To Work" class focuses on building job skills, social skills and professional relationships.  It is created for people 16 years old or older who want to work or volunteer in their community. 

The class is led by 2 experienced therapists from Child and Family Development, both of whom have experience in teaching social skills and life skills.

They will teach adult communication skills and provide a structured and engaging way to learn and practice these practical interactions with others. This class is suitable for any individual aged 16+ with Down syndrome. Those who are working, want to be working or want to seek volunteer opportunities in the community are encouraged to register.

Topics include: 
• Relationships: differentiating personal and professional associations
• Communication: introductions, handshakes and social awareness
• Community: identifying opportunities, making inquiries and interview skills (asking questions, answering questions, and interview etiquette)

Parents and caregivers will attend the last part of each session and be involved in weekly assignments.

Dates: Mondays in October: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th (dates are tentative at this time)

Time: 6:15–7:45 pm

Location: Child & Family Development- Midtown office, 4012 Park Rd, Suite 200,  Charlotte, NC 28209

Cost: $200

Contact: DSAGC for more information and to get registered by 9/4/15

Stephanie Cook, scook@dsa-gc.org; 704-916-9312
Register online: http://dsagc.wildapricot.org/event-1882042/Registration

 

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Topics: Aleksandra Liss, Amy Gossett Elder

Looking for pediatric therapy services near Lancaster, South Carolina?

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 by Child & Family Development

 

 The Pineville office of Child and Family Development is less than 5 miles from the border and easily accessible from I-77 and the 485 loop.

Our multi-disciplinary clinic has been helping children and families since 1980. The team of experienced therapists can assess and treat a wide range of childhood concerns, including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning disabilities or special needs.

We participate in many insurance plans on an in-network and out-of-network basis.  Many of our physical  therapists and occupational therapists are credentialed with South Carolina Medicaid.  

The Contact Us tab on our website will link you to our address and Mapquest.

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Topics: Office Locations

Don't Take Our Word For It: therapy blasts from the past

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Child and Family Development could not be more proud to celebrate 35 years of service in 2015!

One thing is better-- reconnecting with former clients and hearing success stories!!     

This month, 2 moms shared these sentiments (paraphrased and de-identified to protect their privacy):

  • My son was one of the very early clients of C&FD.  I had been told there were things that he would never do and he was unable to draw or write when he started kindergarten.  Now, he graduated from NCSU, has studied many languages and is an accomplished musician.  He came a long way from the kid with motor disabilities.  Child & Family Development holds a special place in our hearts. 
  • My child received services from your physical therapists for many years.  They had a huge impact on our family.  I love Child & Family Development and refer other families and professionals to you often. 
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Topics: Testimonials

developmental disabilities: 10 things every parent should know

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Jessica Hoffarth, MS, OTR/L, an occupational therapist at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development, discovered a great accumulation of resources in a recent post on disability.gov.   

The post provides a top 10 list of things parents of children with developmental disabilities should know. The highlights are: 

  1. Understand developmental disabilities
  2. Essential early interventions
  3. Special education and related services
  4. Special health care needs
  5. The transition to adulthood
  6. Self-determination 
  7. Housing and transportation options
  8. Securing your child's future 
  9. Organizations for children and families 
  10. Rights of parents and children with disabilities

Jessica points to the many links that are included in the post.   Check it out! 

She and the 8 other licensed occupational therapists at Child and Family Development are available to share their expertise. We are in-network with many insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Cigna, Medcost, North Carolina Medicaid, Primary Physician Care, South Carolina Medicaid and United Health Care.  Our clients also may pay privately and access out-of-network benefits.

Read more about occupational therapy on our blog

 

 

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Topics: Jessica Hoffarth, Occupational Therapy

Child and Family Development welcomes Jill Pfund DPT and Kristin Lyman SLP

Friday, Aug 14, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Two therapists joined the Child and Family Development team this week. Please welcome:

Jill Pfund DPTphysical therapist, is based at the Midtown office.

Dr. Pfund relocated to Charlotte from Chicago. She holds a BA in Biology from Lake Forest College and a DPT from Northwestern University.  Her previous work includes outpatient clinics with a focus on orthopedics and sports medicine. 

Welcome Jill!  

Kristin Lyman MA CCC-SLP, speech therapist, is based at the Pineville office.

Kristin relocated to Charlotte from Memphis.  She holds a BA in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University and MA in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Memphis.  Her previous work includes a children’s hospital with a focus on school-based services.  

Welcome Kristin!  

Our team of more than 35 therapists is made up of professionals who are licensed, trained and experienced. We are proud to work closely together in both of our office locations and offer a highly collaborative level of care to children, adolescents and young adults.  

Read more about our multidisciplinary approach to care here

 

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Topics: Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Kristin Lyman, Jill Pfund

Speech therapist, Stephanie Gerlich, celebrates 3 years at Child and Family Development

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Stephanie Gerlich MS CCC-SLP marks 3 years at Child and Family Development this month! She is a speech therapist at the Pineville office.  

Stephanie is reflecting on all of the changes that have happened during her tenure here, both professionally and personally.  Her training and experience have expanded and so will her family at her upcoming wedding. Her favorite thing about her workplace is DIVERSITY across many areas, including her clients, their paths to progress and her co-workers.

 

Read about Stephanie's expertise with picky eating here. She is co-leading a free seminar on the topic on Thursday, November 5.  Click here to register.   

Happy C&FD Anniversary!

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Topics: Stephanie Gerlich, Speech Therapy

Occupational therapist, Kati Berlin, recommends the Scaredy Squirrel book series

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Kati Berlin, MS OTR/L, occupational therapist at the Child and Family Development Pineville office, has found another fun activity to enjoy in occupational therapy sessions! This one is an award winning book series by Melanie Watt called Scaredy Squirrel.  Check out her website to learn more.  

Katie thinks these books are a great laugh but are also a great resource for children with anxiety or sensory processing difficulties.  The stories can help kids with situations such as dealing with nightmares, making new friends or coping with crowds.  The Scaredy Squirrel stories have similar plots, in which Scaredy is prepared for the worst and then winds up finding out that things are better than he expected. 

  • In Scaredy Squirrel Makes A Friend, Scaredy is not very fond of leaving his tree because of the risks that it can bring. He makes a plan about how to make a “safe friend” and packs everything he needs, but his plan is foiled by sweet dog (with scary teeth) who just wants to be Scaredy’s friend. 
  • In Scaredy Squirrel At Night, Scaredy is afraid of going to sleep because of nightmares.  The author helps teach children about the possible effects of not sleeping.
  • In Scaredy Squirrel At The Beach, Scaredy does not want to go to the beach because he is afraid of being around too many people.   He discovers that the beach with crowds is way more fun than the beach he created out of kitty litter under his tree.  

Thank you Melanie Watt for making some awesome social stories!

 

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Topics: Kati Berlin, Occupational Therapy

Back To School is coming soon! Making a change?

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Back To School is a package of therapy sessions for students making an academic change. It is appropriate for all kids, but especially when they are:

o   rising into a new grade level

o   retained or reclassed for a grade level

o   starting at a new school

o   transitioning to a new school environment during the year 

This service is offered by our Educational Specialists, all of whom have experience as teachers in our local public school systems. The Educational Specialists provide the therapy a student requires to overcome academic challenges. They are experienced in evaluating and treating the underlying deficits in the diagnostic subtypes including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and non-verbal learning disability. They develop a holistic treatment plan which addresses each student’s individual learning needs as their difficulties impact school success.

It includes 6 sessions that usually occur just before and in the first month or so of the new school year.

Objectives

The program is designed to be an enjoyable way for students to build confidence and academic skills specific to their age and grade level expectations. It is customized based on individual goals.  Students will learn about personal learning styles and organizational strategies that can be applied to their coursework and school environment.  The Educator provides regular session summaries, suggestions and resource ideas to parents.    

Scheduling

Appointments are available, according to your family’s schedule.  We recommend two sessions before the start of the school year, followed by four sessions scheduled within the first 4-6 weeks of school.    Follow-up consultations may also be beneficial.  We suggest scheduling those by semester or during holiday breaks.

Cost  

Cost may vary based on the number and length of sessions.  The sessions are priced at our reduced rate as follows, based on the Educational Services Agreement:  

o   30 minute session: $32.50

o   45 minute session: $48.75

o   60 minute session:  $65.00

Contact 

Jessica DeLing, M.Ed., Educational Specialist

jdeling@childandfamilydevelopment.com

704-332-4834 ext. 123

 

Read more about our educational services here

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Topics: Jessica DeLing, Education

PT, Amy Sturkey, celebrates 27 years AND a whole lot more

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Amy Sturkey LPT marks 27 years at Child and Family Development this month! She is a physical therapist at the Midtown office.    

We are so very proud of her clinical work here, but are even more excited now about her latest professional achievement.  For many years, she has been developing a pediatric exercise application to provide easy access to exercises to people all over the world.

The app is: Pediatric Physical Therapy Strengthening Exercises for Abdominals

Find it in the iTunes store:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pediatric-physical-therapy/id973247310?mt=8

Watch the release video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-aEhwlLCP0

Future plans are in the works to release the app in the Google Play store for use with Android devices. 

Happy C&FD Anniversary and Congratulations!

Read more about Amy's physical therapy APP-complishments here.  

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Topics: Amy Sturkey, Physical Therapy

Speech therapist endorses treatment for children who are nonverbal

Friday, Aug 7, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Melinda Bumgarder Schatz MS CCC-SLP, speech therapist at Child and Family Development endorses an assertion from a recent Friendship Circle post by Becca Eisenberg about the importance of speech therapy for nonverbal children. Melinda confirms that speech therapy is important for many different types of delays and disabilities, but even more so for children who are not communicating with words.  

Melinda shares that many people have the misconception that if someone is unable to speak that they can not communicate. Speaking is just one way we communicate! Other ways that people  communicate include gestures, sign language, facial expressions, photographs, pictures and low and high tech devices that produce speech.  

She loves helping children find their “voice”, even if it is not using spoken words!  

Read the full article here.  

Our team of 8 speech therapists collaborate with one another in our offices.  We use various treatment methods to create custom communication devices for our clients and work with pertinent community colleagues, including augmentative communication vendors and providers. 

Child and Family Development is accepting referrals for speech therapy in both our Charlotte and Pineville offices.  We are in-network with many insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Cigna, Medcost, North Carolina Medicaid, Primary Physician Care and United Health Care. Clients also may pay privately and access out-of-network benefits.

Read more about our speech therapy services and free phone consultations here

 

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Topics: Melinda Bumgardner Schatz, Speech Therapy

Don't Take Our Word For It: VBS success via speech therapy

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 by Child & Family Development

A parent shares this good news about summer camp success:    

"<My son> went to Vacation Bible School last week.   He was familiar with the church classrooms and playground and a few of the kids, but many of the kids and teachers were new for him.  His teachers were so impressed with his language skills and his ability to tell other kids how he was feeling.  A few times, the teachers started to say something to other kids and <my son> would speak up for himself to solve a problem.   

I also had a chance to observe him in the group activities and was thrilled that he talked with a few of the kids he knew.  He still had some trouble mixing in on the playground, but he stayed near the other kids.

He absolutely could not have done this last summer.  He is so in control of himself because of the verbal skills you have helped him attain both in individual and group speech therapy.  This is really, truly life changing for him.  I almost cried a few times seeing him be able to interact with other kids and participate in group singing and storytelling time.

WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!  You truly are the BEST!!!!!"

Read more testimonials about speech therapy and other Child and Family Development services on our blog.  

Our 8 speech therapists are licensed by the state of North Carolina.  We do not employ assistants or aides. We are in-network with many insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Cigna, Medcost, North Carolina Medicaid, Primary Physician Care and United Health Care. Clients also may pay privately and access out-of-network benefits.

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Topics: Amy Gossett Elder, Speech Therapy, Testimonials

Looking for therapy services near Gastonia?

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Looking for therapy services for children, adolescents and young adults near Gaston County?

Child and Family Development has two offices close by: 

  • The Midtown office is in Charlotte, located near the Park/Woodlawn intersection, next to Park Road Shopping Center.  It is easily accessible from 1-77 and Billy Graham Parkway and is about 25 miles from Gastonia. 
  • The Pineville office is in Pineville, located next to Carolinas Medical Center. It is easily accessible from I-77 and the 485 loop and is about 30 miles from Gastonia.

Both of our offices are about 7000 square feet of space and includes private therapy rooms as well as a large open gym. We have comfortable and warm space and necessary equipment including computer based programs, a trampoline, swings and much, much more.  

Our multi-disciplinary clinic has been helping children and families since 1980. The team of experienced therapists can assess and treat a wide range of childhood concerns, including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning disabilities or special needs.  Multi-disciplinary services include Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy, as well as Educational and Psychological assessment and support.

We participate in many insurance plans.

The Contact Us tab on our website will link you to our address and a map. 

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Topics: Office Locations

Occupational Therapy: Hate to wait? Try this easy idea for kids.

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Abbey Wash, MOT, OTR/L, an occupational therapist at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development, recently reviewed an article.  This post by Stephanie Yamkovenko on OT Connections via American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) shares ideas for managing children's challenging behaviors with activities and tools.  

Abbey follows the AOTA’s one-minute update emails regularly and some information in this one got her attention, particularly the coaster game to play while waiting in a restaurant.  So easy and genius!

The activity involves gathering 3 or more coasters, marking one with a label like a smiley face, and moving them about.  Then, a child guesses where the smiley face coaster is.  Parents can incorporate concepts like earning reward of leading the game, turn taking and keeping score too.    

Click here to watch a video demonstration of the activity. 

Our 10 occupational therapists are licensed by the state of North Carolina.  We do not employ assistants or aides. We are in-network with many insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Cigna, Medcost, North Carolina Medicaid, Primary Physician Care, South Carolina Medicaid and United Health Care. Clients also may pay privately and access out-of-network benefits.

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Topics: Abbey Wash, Occupational Therapy

August social skills group for elementary school kids

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 by Child & Family Development

 

Our August 2015 Social Butterflies Club™ social skills group is filling up but there are spots for a few more elementary school aged kids.  The theme and dates are:    

BACK TO SCHOOL: August 10-13

Objectives

The Club helps kids learn how to interact with peers while having fun with sensory and speech activities combined.   The kids in the group have a variety of diagnoses, such as expressive and/or receptive language problems, sensory processing difficulties, and fine motor deficits.  The goal is to teach the kids how to communicate with peers in a positive way.

Scheduling

Each child is screened before being placed into a group. The groups are formed based on each child’s communication skills, social ability and age.  Sessions are co-led by 1 Speech Therapist (Michelle Pentz) and 1 Occupational Therapist (Courtney Stanley) at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development.  

The Club meets for four 1-hour sessions, Monday-Thursday. Kids can enroll and benefit from consecutive groups. 

Cost

The cost is $200.00.  Payment is due at the time of registration. 

Contact

Michelle Pentz

mpentz@childandfamilydevelopment.com

704-541-9080

Social Butterflies Club™ was founded in 2004 by Rhonda Osisek M.S., CCC-SLP in Virginia.  It is widely used across the country. Visit www.socialbutterfliesclub.com for more details. 

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Topics: Michelle Pentz, Courtney Stanley

Educator, Marie Pacini, celebrates 2 years at Child and Family Development

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Marie Pacini, MAT NBCT marks 2 years at Child and Family Development this month! She is a educational specialist at the Pineville office.  

 

She shares: C&FD is a wonderful place to not only work, but to LEARN! Having worked here for two years, I have learned so many things from all of the amazing colleagues I get to work with on a daily basis. There is constant collaboration between all disciplines and I feel fortunate enough to work alongside each of them.

The learning doesn’t stop there though… I have also learned from the children I get to work with. Because every child is unique, it requires me to think and plan for each child’s individual needs, no matter if I work with them only once or I get to see them on a weekly basis.

The saying that a person learns something new everyday is definitely a truth at C&FD! 

 

Happy C&FD Anniversary!

Read more about Marie's Orton-Gillingham training here.  

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Topics: Marie Pacini, Education