Groups, Classes and Workshops Offered at The Learning Place
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1-2-3 Magic Classes for Parents
Surviving ADHD - Workshop for Kids
The Mommy and Me groups are led by Dr. Boudreaux in the preschool play room at The Learning Center. The groups are designed to improve social interactions in children ages 2 to 4 while also helping moms to become more effective disciplinarians. As a former special education teacher, Dr. Boudreaux has taught preschoolers with severe behavior and social-emotional problems and she currently works with parents of preschool children in therapy. Because behavioral strategies are most effective when introduced and practiced in the natural environment, the group room is designed to look and feel like a home environment.
Children participating in the group are not required to have a diagnosed behavioral or attention problem, all preschoolers and moms are welcome to attend.
"What to Do When You Worry Too Much"
Anxiety Group for Children
The ADHD survival workshop is designed for children diagnosed with ADHD (Inattentive and Hyperactive-Impulsive types). The goal of the workshop is to help children understand what it means to receive the diagnosis and what they can do about it. Special emphasis will be placed on the fact that a diagnosis of ADHD doesn't mean there is something terribly wrong with them and it doesn't mean they are unintelligent. With a focus on the positive, the workshop will help the participants become more competent in identifying what they need (in the classroom and at home) and becoming more comfortable expressing those needs to others. Developed by Dr. Boudreaux and taught by classroom teachers, the group will incorporate teaching strategies designed to keep the children interested and entertained. Examples include role playing, art activities, and games.
The Anxiety Group for Kids is based on the children's book entitled "What To Do When You Worry Too Much, A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety" by Dawn Huebner, Ph.D. The goal of the group is to help children understand anxiety and develop effective coping strategies to deal with the symptoms. Designed specifically for children and developed by Dr. Boudreaux, the group includes easy and useful coping strategies to be used throughout life.
Mommy and Me Preschool Social Play Group
The 1-2-3 Magic Class for Parents is based on the popular book series by Thomas Phelan, Ph.D. and utilizes the book as part of the class. The goal of the class is to help parents become more consistent and more effective disciplinarians. The strategies taught are simple and have been proven to be very effective for children 2 to 12 years of age. Practical, real-life examples are incorporated to make the class more relevant. Opportunities for discussions are included.