Professional Development Workshops 

For over three years, Child Development Center has been at the forefront of professional development training on topics related to early education, special needs, and inclusion. Our highly qualifiedstaff is able to customize our presenta-tions to suit your goals and target audience. Our workshops are conducted onsite for your convenience and include handouts. 

Applied Behavior Analysis Topics:

1. Early Identification and Intervention

2. Managing and Making Sense of Challenging Behavior in the Classroom

3. Behavioral Interventions for ADHD 

4. Roadmaps to Different Therapies

5. Special Education Provision in Mainstream Schools: Structuring Shadow Teachers into Your Department

6. Disability Awareness and Sensitivity Training

7. An Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis  (Technical)

8. How to Become Board-Certified

Occupational Therapy Topics:

1. What is Occupational Therapy and How Do Children Benefit From It?

2. Normal Childhood Development: Gross Motor, Fine Motor, and Activities of Daily Living

3. Sensory Integration and Associated Delays

4. Fine Motor Development and Handwriting

5. Occupational Therapy Tips in Classroom

6. Occupational therapy in Physical Education

Early Education Topics:

1. Music as a Teaching Medium: Teaching Academic Skills through 

2. Creating Lesson Plans: The Importance of Planning Ahead

3. Literacy Lesson: Bringing Books to Life Using Puppets and Other Props

4. Playing With Purpose: How to Promote Learning Through Play

Speech and Language Pathology Topics:

1. What is Speech and Language Pathology? 

2. Normal Speech and Language Development 

3. Differentiation Instruction in the Context of a Classroom

4. Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems (AACS)

5. ABC's of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) 

6. Family-Based Approach to Intervention

7. Feeding and Swallowing Skills

2016/2017 Professional Development Training Workshop Topics
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Past Workshops 

Date Topic
January 23, 2014 Picture-Exchange Communication System (PECS)
February 5, 2014  The Importance of Routine in Children's Lives
February 12, 2014 Living with a Sibling With Special Needs 
April 28, 2014 Language Acquisition and Play Skills Workshop
April 30, 2014 doTerra Essential Oils
May 3, 2014 Brain Overload and Working Memory: Overcoming the Obstacles
June 14, 2014 Social Stories
October 24, 2014 Picture-Exchange Communication System (PECS)
2014 (multiple dates) Orton-Gillingham Training 
Nov. 15, 2014 Art Integration 
January 15, 2015 Dr. Stephen Shore: Introduction
  Music for ASD
January 16/17, 2015 Annual Autism Conference 
April 17, 2015 ABA at Home
  Music and Movement at Home 
December 15, 2015

Multi-Topic Presentation: Differentiation, Sensory Integration,

Play with Purpose, and Managing Challenging Behavior 

January 1, 2016 Sensory Integration 
February 2016 2nd Annual Autism Conference 
May 31, 2016 Fine Motor Development & Handwriting 
October 23, 2016 Early Years Education Training
Nov. 9, 2016 Child Development: Fine Motor and Gross Motor Skills 
Nov. 16, 2016 Managing & Making Sense of Behavior Problems 
Nov. 23, 2016 ABA Applied at Home 
Feb. 25, 2017 3rd Annual Autism Conference
Feb. 26, 2017 Managing and Making Sense of Behavior Problems 
March 4, 2017 Pregnancy & Parenting Workshop: Developmental Milestones
April 4, 2017 Occupational Therapy Tips for the Classroom