In our Parent and Child Class, children (aged 12 to 36 months) and their caregivers meet on the CEID campus for social interaction and organized educational activities designed to promote spoken language and sign language communication skills. Children learn to maximize the use of their amplification devices and improve their spoken and visual language and social skills through play. The class curriculum includes proficiency building in the areas of fine and gross motor skills; cognitive, social, emotional, language, and sensory development; and independence and self-help. Parents, while playing with their children, acquire techniques to help their children improve their communication skills; parents are encouraged to take the knowledge and techniques learned in class and apply them at home. In addition, parents in the class share their experiences and build a support network with other parents of children with special communication needs.
For information on current offerings, contact Shawn Renee Robinson.