PDC Welcomes Cathy Kusmin, CCC-SLP

April 20, 2015

The Pediatric Development Center is excited to introduce the newest member of our speech-language pathology team! Cathy Kusmin, CCC-SLP, has a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Maryland at College Park. She comes to PDC from Silver Spring Day School, where she has spent the past 8 years working with young children. […]

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PDC Spring Newsletter

April 14, 2015

Check out the Pediatric Development Center’s Spring 2015 Newsletter for information about upcoming social skills groups, the new Keyboarding Without Tears program, and our Hanen More Than Words parent training class. The newsletter also features a review of The Hyperactive Child Book, which provides insights for parents of children with ADHD.

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Developing Typing and Computer Skills

March 18, 2015

In today’s elementary school classrooms, children continue to produce much of their school work through handwriting; however, with the increasing use of technology, it’s important for students to become confident computer users too. As students progress in school, they will be expected to develop fluency in keyboarding to produce written responses. Navigating computer-based programs with […]

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ADVANCE Magazine Features The Pediatric Development Center

February 11, 2015

At The Pediatric Development Center, our therapists love what they do! Check out Michele Hayunga, featured in the cover story of this month’s ADVANCE magazine, discussing second careers in occupational therapy.      

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Handwriting Without Tears Specialist at PDC

February 6, 2015

Congratulations to Michele Hayunga, COTA/L, on becoming a Handwriting Without Tears® Level 1 Certified Handwriting Specialist! Michele has a passion for helping children learn handwriting through a multisensory approach that builds confidence and skills. She is excited to serve as a resource on the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum for our occupational therapy team and families. Stay tuned for upcoming workshops […]

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PDC Winter Newsletter

December 28, 2014

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday and New Year! In our PDC winter newsletter you will find: Highlights from 2014 — and a preview of what’s to come A look at underlying causes of articulation and feeding issues Ideas for winter sensory bins you can try at home Information about 2015 social skills groups and workshops Download the […]

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Congratulations to Our New Certified Educator of Infant Massage!

October 30, 2014

The Pediatric Development Center is excited to announce that one of our full-time occupational therapists, Carolyn Le, is now a certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Carolyn received her certification from Infant Massage USA after completing coursework, hands-on training and a series of one-on-one sessions with parents and their babies. Carolyn is currently offering a […]

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The Pediatric Development Center’s Fall Newsletter

September 29, 2014

The Pediatric Development Center’s fall newsletter is hot off the press! In this issue, you’ll learn about: Building blocks to communication Tips for making homework time more manageable Benefits of infant massage The Techniques for Success Education Conference (free for parents!) A new social skills group for girls Download the full newsletter!  

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PDC Sponsors Techniques for Success Education Conference

September 9, 2014

The Pediatric Development Center is excited to be a sponsor of the 6th annual Techniques for Success Education Conference, which provides practical tips and strategies for educating students with Down syndrome and other special needs. The conference is co-hosted by the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (DSNMC) and F.R.I.E.N.D.S. of Frederick. The Parents program […]

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Making a Splash with The Arc Montgomery County

September 8, 2014

More than 5,000 rubber ducks will take a dip in the lake at The Rio at Washington Center on September 27. They are part of the 2014 Duck Splash Festival, an annual fundraiser hosted by The Arc Montgomery County. Each duck can be adopted for a small fee, and approximately 15 ducks will be scooped […]

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