We are parents of special education students who have joined together to provide information and support to each other.
We meet regularly with school administrators to give our input on the policies and programs that affect our children.
OCTOBER BUSINESS MEETING
All parents are encouraged to attend our monthly business meetings. During the first hour we meet with administrators to discuss topics of common interest. For the last half hour, parents remain for a guided conversation on the "topic of the month," which will help us determine agenda items for future meetings.
Tuesday, October 18, 9:00–11:00 am Emery Grover Building, 1330 Highland Ave, Needham
OCTOBER EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION:
"Understanding Learning & Behavior:
An Introduction to Sensory Processing"
Sensory processing is how our nervous system takes in information from the environment and our own bodies through our senses.
Please join us for a discussion of how sensory processing impacts
children’s overall development, including attention, regulation, motor skills, social skills, and academic skills, and how to support effective and efficient sensory processing at home and at school.
Presenter Jaymie Merry is a pediatric occupational therapist at OTA The Koomar Center, an occupational therapy clinic specializing in sensory integration. She has experience working with children in the home, school, and clinic setting, as well as running parent/child community-based sensory motor groups and summer camps. Jaymie is presenting for The Spiral Foundation, a non-profit organization providing education and research on sensory integration.