Parenting Workshop – Helping Your Anxious Child

Howard Home and School Association is very excited to welcome Ellen Yack to talk to parents about how to help our kids with anxiety.

Helping Your Anxious Child:  Insights and Tools for Parents
This workshop will provide parents with information about identifying anxiety issues in children and will review simple strategies that parents and children can use to reduce anxiety.
When: Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 7:00pm
Where: Howard Public School Library

Childcare will be available for this event.
Please email Erin at eramccaughan@yahoo.com if you would like to take advantage of the childcare, so that we can plan for numbers, or if you have any questions about the talk.

More about Ellen:
Ellen Yack,  M.Ed., B.Sc., O.T.  OT Reg. (Ont.), has practiced as an occupational therapist since 1979 and has a Masters Degree in Education.  She currently is the Director of Ellen Yack and Associates Paediatric Therapy Services, a private agency that she established in 1985, that provides occupational therapy and speech and language pathology services to children, adolescents and their families in Toronto and surrounding areas.  Her areas of expertise include self-regulation, sensory processing, gross, fine and oral motor development, play, pre-academic skills, picky eating, autism spectrum disorders, and learning disabilities .  Ellen provides occupational therapy consultation to various agencies including the Redpath Centre for Social and Emotional Development, the Toronto District Catholic School Board and Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre. She also was the occupational therapy consultant at the Geneva Centre for Autism for 15 years.  Ellen conducts a variety of workshops across Canada and has published in her field.   She is one of the co-authors of the book Building Bridges through Sensory Integration: Occupational Therapy for Children with Autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders and is a contributor to the book Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome.