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Parenting a child with developmental, behavioral and/or learning challenges (children with “higher needs”) can be incredibly challenging. Besides all the “regular” challenges (bedtimes, schedules, potty training, discipline, tantrums, school), parents of neurodiverse children have a whole other list of concerns: Why is my child so sensitive and hard to parent? What can I do to change challenging behaviors? What therapies does my child need? How do I take care of myself and my other family members when my needy child takes up so much time and energy? How do I nurture my child and understand their differences, while also pushing them to be their best selves?

• 6 Wednesday evening classes via Zoom
• July 8, 2020 – August 12, 2020; 8:30 – 9:30 pm
• For parents of children ages 3-12
• Concrete strategies to implement at home to encourage growth & independence
• Connection with other parents who “get it”
• Register here

• Understanding difficult behavior
• Encouraging and empowering your child to learn new skills
• Supporting your child’s independence and sense of competence
• Planning for success
• Troubleshooting difficult situations

Gabriele Nicolet, MA, CCC-SLP is a family communication specialist and parent coach with more than 20 years of experience working with families of young children. She founded and currently runs SpeechKids, a private, holistic speech therapy and parent mentoring practice.

Jen Dryer, MA is an educational consultant and parent advocate who supports families and teachers of children with developmental differences and special needs. Jen has more than 20 years of experience working with children, families and teachers, in her work in both NYC and DC as a public school teacher, staff developer, and parent advocate. Her younger son is on the Autism Spectrum.

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