Our therapists often provide educational workshops to our clients and the community. Some of our most popular ones are listed below. If you are interested in one of these groups or presentations, please contact Jennifer Persello, Occupational Therapy Department Head at (250) 371-4100 ext. 223.
R.E.S.T. (Regulation of Emotions, Sesation and Thinking) Parent Workshop Series
A workshop designed to give parents tools to help their children be calmer and more focused, and to help them manage everyday emotions and activity level. Our focus is on parents of preschoolers and primary students. This is a series of three workshops designed to be taken in sequential order.
Fine Motor Development
We provide a variety of workshops focusing on how to help children develop their fine motor skills, ranging from a very short and simple talk, to a 2 hour formal presentation. We can make the presentation suit the audience and their needs.
Handwriting and Printing Development
We have several workshops available to provide information about how to help children develop their printing and handwriting skills. We can do workshops suited for preschool, primary grades, and intermediate grades.
Development of Executive Function in Children
This workshop is designed for classroom teachers, special education teachers, school support workers, and other professionals in the community working with children. It talks about what executive function means (planning, organizing, and completing daily tasks), and provides many practical strategies to help children develop these skills.
Sensory Processing in the Classroom
This workshop is designed for classroom teachers, special education teachers, school support workers, and other professionals in the community working with school aged children. It talks about how sensory processing can affect a child’s performance at school, and provides some strategies that can be used in the classroom to improve attention, self-regulation, and learning.