The topics presented will include what are the developmental milestones and warning signs that teachers and caregivers can watch for; who are the professional resources and what do they do; what treatment options available and the pros and cons of a diagnosis. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A period.
“Our goal is to bring together the experts in the field with parents and educators who often have concerns when developmental milestones aren't being met,” says Jennifer Sewell, head of school at Pinewoods Montessori. “We want to help explain the current research,dispel any myths, and point parents and educators to the right resources."
“I want parents to be informed consumers,” says Dr. Spencer-Manzon, of her involvement in the discussion panel. Ms Hacker feels it’s important that parents of children with developmental disabilities internalize that “you are not a bad parent, and this is not a bad kid.” And Dr. Patten will be speaking on what it means to seek a diagnosis, including early warning signs and when it might be time to see a specialist.
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