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Elementary ExperiencesSM

Connecting for Kids Elementary Experiences (SM)

These hands-on training programs are designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling in an area of development. Families will learn targeted skills together and receive a handout with ideas and resources to use at home. Adults are expected to participate in the program with their children.

Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Quick Info

Ages: 7-12 years
Locations:
Elyria, Lakewood, Middleburg Heights, Solon and Westlake
Siblings: Siblings must register separately and be 7-12 years of age.


Contact info@connectingforkids.org or 440-570-5908 for more information.

Important Notes:

Connecting for Kids Program Locations

Click the location name for address, map link and additional information.


Address: West River Branch of the Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. N. (map)

Elementary Experiences in Elyria are supported by a grant from The Nordson Corporation Foundation.



Address: Lakewood Public Library, Main Library, 15425 Detroit Ave. (map)

Elementary Experiences in Lakewood are supported by a grant from Community West Foundation.



Address: Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd. (map)

Elementary Experiences in Middleburg Heights are made possible through the generous support of the Callahan Foundation.



Address: Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Parkway (map)

Elementary Experiences in Solon are made possible through the generous support of the Callahan Foundation.



Address: Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. (map)

Elementary Experiences in Westlake are presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library.


    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 7
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Does your child get left out of peer conversations because he doesn’t know how to join in or what to say? Is your child’s ability to make friends hindered by her poor communication skills? Wendi Willmer, MA, CCC-SLP, of Busy Hands Bright Minds, LLC, will teach attendees simple conversation strategy skills such as choosing an interesting topic, joining a conversation with friends, continuing a conversation appropriately and switching topics. Families will have the opportunity to interact with each other and with other attendees to practice what they have learned.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 8
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Does your child get left out of peer conversations because he doesn’t know how to join in or what to say? Is your child’s ability to make friends hindered by her poor communication skills? Wendi Willmer, MA, CCC-SLP, of Busy Hands Bright Minds, LLC, will teach attendees simple conversation strategy skills such as choosing an interesting topic, joining a conversation with friends, continuing a conversation appropriately and switching topics. Families will have the opportunity to interact with each other and with other attendees to practice what they have learned.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd.
    • 9
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately

    Are you looking for an activity to do with your child that is therapeutic, educational, social and fun? Why not try cooking? Join Jamie R. Hughes, MA, CCC-SLP, Maria Llerena, OTR/L, and Elizabeth Radachi, BCaBA, of The KIDnections Group, LLC, as they teach you how to incorporate skills such as following directions, problem-solving, language, fine motor, self-help and social communication into cooking no-bake recipes with your child. They will also guide you on ways you can adapt cooking activities to best fit your child’s abilities and your family’s needs.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd.
    • 8
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately

    Are you looking for an activity to do with your child that is therapeutic, educational, social and fun? Why not try cooking? Join Jamie R. Hughes, MA, CCC-SLP, Maria Llerena, OTR/L, and Elizabeth Radachi, BCaBA, of The KIDnections Group, LLC, as they teach you how to incorporate skills such as following directions, problem-solving, language, fine motor, self-help and social communication into cooking no-bake recipes with your child. They will also guide you on ways you can adapt cooking activities to best fit your child’s abilities and your family’s needs.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 02 Feb 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave.
    • 8
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Does your child seem bored or unmotivated? Does he or she act silly when they should be serious? When dealing with frustration, is a meltdown inevitable? Join Sarah Glass, MA, BCaBA, of Oh, Hi! Social Skills, as she teaches how to manage emotions using strategies such as the Zones of Regulation. Families will learn together how to identify different emotional states and ways to self-regulate. Glass will use role plays, video clips and visuals to illustrate how behavior in specific zones affects others.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 02 Feb 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave.
    • 9
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Does your child seem bored or unmotivated? Does he or she act silly when they should be serious? When dealing with frustration, is a meltdown inevitable? Join Sarah Glass, MA, BCaBA, of Oh, Hi! Social Skills, as she teaches how to manage emotions using strategies such as the Zones of Regulation. Families will learn together how to identify different emotional states and ways to self-regulate. Glass will use role plays, video clips and visuals to illustrate how behavior in specific zones affects others.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 09 Feb 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy.
    • 8
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Does your child often say things that are either inappropriate or hurtful to someone’s feelings? Deciding what is OK to say or not say in a social situation can be tricky. Join Ellen Spear, MA, CCC-SLP, of Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC, as she helps children use their “brain filters” and understand how words and actions have an effect on others. Families will learn together how to decipher the hidden rules of inside thoughts versus expressing a thought out loud.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 09 Feb 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy.
    • 10
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Does your child often say things that are either inappropriate or hurtful to someone’s feelings? Deciding what is OK to say or not say in a social situation can be tricky. Join Ellen Spear, MA, CCC-SLP, of Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC, as she helps children use their “brain filters” and understand how words and actions have an effect on others. Families will learn together how to decipher the hidden rules of inside thoughts versus expressing a thought out loud.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Elyria Public Library System, West River Branch, 1194 West River Rd. N.
    • 14
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Does your child anger easily or get upset about seemingly inconsequential things? Is lack of control over his or her temper hindering your child’s social skills, classroom behavior or ability to form lasting friendships? Wendy Lorince, OTR/L, of Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation will help children learn how to manage their anger and take control of their emotions. Using the book, “What to Do When Your Temper Flares,” as a guide, Lorince will lead participants through a “Drivers Ed” session where she teaches children to be “good drivers” during fun, hands-on activities.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Elyria Public Library System, West River Branch, 1194 West River Rd. N.
    • 15
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Does your child anger easily or get upset about seemingly inconsequential things? Is lack of control over his or her temper hindering your child’s social skills, classroom behavior or ability to form lasting friendships? Wendy Lorince, OTR/L, of Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation will help children learn how to manage their anger and take control of their emotions. Using the book, “What to Do When Your Temper Flares,” as a guide, Lorince will lead participants through a “Drivers Ed” session where she teaches children to be “good drivers” during fun, hands-on activities.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

Call, text or email:

Phone: 1-440-570-5908
Email: info@connectingforkids.org

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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