Parent’s Toolbox Talk

Is a small round table type talk, varying in topics. We hope to bring in speakers that address the wide ranging of questions and concerns that we as parents have every day!


The Toolbox Talk is free to attend for parents. 

Regular Cafe admission will be applied to children playing during the talk.

To help us best prepare for each talk, please RSVP below

September 19th, 10:30am

Understanding Sensory Processing

   

How do your children interpret the world around them?  How do they use the information they get from touching, seeing, hearing, and moving?  We will discuss the connections between  sensory processing and learning, behavior, and function.  Learn ways to observe your child to determine the way they learn best, gain needed skills, and attain and maintain an appropriate state of self-regulation.  Understanding sensory processing will help your child Get Set for Success!

Christine Gaharan - OTR/L, owner of KidSensations Pediatric Occupational Therapy

  

After graduating cum laude from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, she began her career working with adults in neurorehabilitation with a variety of conditions in San Francisco, CA.

From there Christine transitioned to pediatrics with children, through California Children Services, with children ages 0 to 21, in center-based and school-based environments, as well as the home. In 1997 she relocated to Austin, Texas, working for 5 years with the Early Childhood Intervention program, treating children in their homes and working closely with their parents and families, as well as other members of the ECI team. From there she began working with kids in the out-patient therapy clinic setting, performing home and school visits and consultations as needed.


Areas of expertise include:
Self-regulation and social-emotional development, issues with attention, anxiety, frustration tolerance, addressing Sensory Processing Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Treatment techniques for children with atypical muscle tone and movement patterns, Infants, toddlers, and school-age children with self-regulation & modulation disorders, Early Childhood Intervention -treatment of infants and toddlers.