Saturday, November 8, 2014

Homework Success Workshop for Parents on Wednesday, November 12, 2014



HOMEWORK SUCCESS!

Presented by: Laura Efinger, M.A. OTR/L
Occupational Therapist





This is a parent workshop focused on making homework time a less stressful time for parent and child. Practical strategies are provided to create a successful homework environment. In this workshop, parents will learn how to:


1. Identify child’s strengths and weaknesses in learning,
2. Create a work environment that keeps children alert, organized and ready to go!
3. Motivate child to complete homework.
4. Teach child how to be accountable for their own homework.
5. Use fun and engaging activities to support homework topics.






DATE: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
PLACE: Learning Resource Center, Building 9, Road 278, New Maadi (First right after Peking Restaurant |Off Al Nasr St)


PARTICIPANT FEE: 300 egp


PHONE: +202 2516 3965 or 2516 3967. Mob: +2012 2233 2809


(Please call to register for this event by contacting Yasser Salah, the Training Services Coordinator)


EMAIL: lrcttc@yahoo.com


LECTURER'S BIO: Laura Efinger M.A. OTR/L is an American Licensed Occupational Therapist with 18 years of experience working in the US & Egypt. For the last 12 years, she has provided assessment and therapy for children with special needs in Egypt. She was the Supervisor of the Occupational Therapy Department at the Learning Resource Center in Egypt from 2003-2009. She is presently an independent consultant. She conducts educational workshops and staff training at various nurseries, schools and centers in Egypt. She has created the Child Development Club website and Child Development Club: Egypt Facebook page to provide a forum to share educational resources to the public.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1475858182682909/







Thursday, November 6, 2014

14th Annual Conference Sponsored by ADVANCE Society and the LRC: "BUILDING LEARNING COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE," November 21-22, 2014




It is time for the annual educational conference organized by the ADVANCE Society & the Learning Resource Center.


"BUILDING LEARNING COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE" will be held at Misr American College, Maadi, on November 21-22, 2014


The 14th annual conference offers 35 lectures to choose from, which are in Arabic and English.


I will be presenting a workshop "An Introduction to the Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum," as well as having a table set up for the Child Development Club: Egypt. The table will have informational handouts about Occupational Therapy and related educational topics for parents and teachers, workshop information and some simple toys for purchase (i.e. puzzles, crafts, workbooks).


You can get the conference's booklet with all the lectures details from here: (dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/fohrg8i9c1jmkag/LRC%20and%20Advance%2014th%20Conference%20booklet%20-%20R%20final.pdf?dl=0)


and registration form from here: (dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/q8dq4cfz9vfp4y9/Conference%20Registration%20online%20form%202014%20final.docx?dl=0)


Please send completed registration forms with 1st and 2nd choices indicated, to the LRC on lrcttc@yahoo.com. For any further information, please call Yasser Salah at the LRC; tel: 27543814 or 25163965/67, or mob: 01221400811.

Please share information and please stop by my table if attending the conference.

Laura


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Occupational Therapy Awareness Day in Egypt

In honor of World Occupational Therapy Awareness Day 2014,  I presented two complimentary workshops at the Learning Resource Center:

(1) What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy (OT)? 

(2) Occupational Therapy Tips for Parents and Educators: Supporting Child Development 

We discussed the importance of using fun activities to enhance participation in writing tasks, the importance of routines for children, the importance of participating in household tasks, how to develop sensory motor skills through self help tasks, how to develop a sensory room at home and school and more.

We had a great turnout of parents, teachers, administrators, physical therapist's and people interested in learning more about occupational therapy as a career.

If you would like to host an OT Awareness workshop like this one at your nursery, school, center or organization, please contact me at laura@childdevelopmentclub.org. 

Thank you to all who attended,
Laura Efinger, OTR/L