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Creating a relationship with your child with special needs

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About This Event

Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, and the professionals who work with them, are invited to attend “Creating a relationship with your child with special needs: An introduction to DIR/FloorTime®” on Tuesday, January 21, 6–8 pm. This free training for is presented by Esther Hess, PhD, and will take place at St. John’s Health in the Moose-Wapiti classroom. (Enter through the emergency department, then go downstairs.)

Dr. Hess will cover the following topics:

  • Identifying what is autism and sensory processing disorder
  • Social and emotional challenges for children and their families impacted with autism spectrum disorder
  • Intervention strategies for home, school, and clinics

Please register online.

For more information, email Lindsay Long at

Dr. Hess is a developmental psychologist and executive director of Center for the Developing Mind, a multidisciplinary treatment facility in West Los Angeles, CA. The Center specializes in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of developmental and regulatory disorders including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, selective mutism, childhood depression, and anxiety disorders. In addition, Dr. Hess is an author and a national and international speaker on DIR/Floor Time: A Developmental/Relational Treatment Approach of ASD and Sensory Processing Disorder in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults.

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  • Price: Free
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