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HELPING CHILDREN LEARN

Online and In-Person Workshops in Elgin, Illinois, USA

Join our fun, free, interactive groups to help your children learn and achieve their full potential

Group sessions starting September 10, 2022
(See dates below)

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Sensory Regulation & Effective Technology
for Learning

Combining a full-body multi-sensory approach with assistive technology to help children reach their maximum learning potential.

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More screen time doesn't necessarily help learning, and it's not healthy 

Now, children around the world have more access to technology for learning than ever before. Over the last 2 years, learners have spent much of their time on remote learning and online platforms for interaction. In addition to these forced online learning environments, children have become more sedentary. More screen time is not healthy physically, nor does increased technology use automatically result in increased academic performance. While technology can offer powerful tools for learning, the lack of movement combined with increased technology use can be detrimental to our children’s overall health and development.

Children need to move for effective learning to take place.

Children need active movement and interaction of the body with the brain for effective learning to take place. Combining technology with highly structured, science-based movement and incorporating both into children’s lives and education, are powerful strategies for achievement.

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Groups for Parents, Educators & Children
(FREE)

Dates in 2022  
(Additional dates to be decided.)
September 10 & 24
October 8 & 29
November 12 & 19
Times
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Address  (For In-person sessions.)
355 Dundee Ave, Elgin, IL 60120
Who?
Children with the following challenges:
Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Sensory processing difficulties, Level 1 Autism...
Children must be willing and able to follow simple instructions, and able to participate fully in sessions. 
Each child must be accompanied by a parent (or educator)
Ages 7-12

We will be running fun, interactive workshops for parents and children to show you how to use powerful strategies for learning and achievement. We will investigate how to incorporate structured movement into academic and learning with data collection to measure progress with this approach. Some of the most beneficial technologies and strategies for learning together with motor components will be presented.

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Bridgette Nicholson has been an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Consultant for over 34 years. She has provided direct services and consultation to school districts and organizations focusing on assistive technology, occupational therapy, and Universal Design for Learning. Currently, her focus is on the provision of intensive training for school district staff, educators, and parents on the need for full-classroom instructional programs. Programs include sensory-regulation and approaches in combination with highly effective technology use. In addition, focus is on the critical need for data-based decision-making for ongoing planning and effective implementation of strategies that work!

Bridgette Nicholson
Occupational Therapist
Assistive Technology Consultant