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Sensory Processing Disorder in Children 09/15/2014
MCH Main Campus Michael Fux Family Center
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Monday, September 15

Do your child cover his ears with loud noises, Is your child a picky eater?  Does your child dislike getting messy?  Is he/she sensitve to movement?  Some children have difficulty processing sensory information which can affect their daily activities.  Join us to learn about Sensory Processing Disorder to better understand your child's behaviors and help them succeed.  

This interactive presentation is led by Meredith Adams, MOT/OTR/L a practicing occupational therapist at Miami Children's Hospital.Miami Children's Hospital. Meredith has a masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southesastern University and attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies.   She is a clinical specialist treating a wide variety of children with disablitities in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

CHAT Resources (Communication, Health, Awareness and Treatment) for families.  Designed for parents, professionals and the community this series of parent talks are free.  "Sensory Processing Disorder in Children" is part of our series.   For more information call 305-662-8282 or wendy.johnson@mch.com.


CPR Class 09/16/2014
Babies R Us
8755 SW 24 Street

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, September 16

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Certified American Heart Association instructors from Miami Children’s Hospital will teach Infant, Child and Adult CPR and use of an AED.  The course will also teach what to do if an infant, child or adult is choking. Cost is $20.00 per person.   Please call 305-662-8282 to register.


CPR Class 09/17/2014
MCH Main Campus

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, September 17                       

This course in Pediatric CPR teaches parents, grandparents and caregivers how to administer CPR to infants, children and adults.   Please call 305-662-8282 to register. Cost is $20 per person.


Infant Massage 09/22/2014 - 10/13/2014
MCH Main Campus
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Mondays (September 22, 29, October 6 and 13)

4 week series

Cost:  $50 per person for the four week series

Infant massage is designed for children ages 0-12 months.  Our hands-on method insures that you will learn the art of interactive massage to suit your baby's individual needs and developmental level.  Infant massage encourages relaxation for both parent and baby, promotes longer and deeper sleeping patterns and can relieve colic symptoms among other benefits.   Please call 305-662-8282 or e-mail wendy.johnson@mch.com for further information.


F.O.C.U.S. Program
MCH Main Campus

Understand the meaning and trreatment of ADHD.  This group will assist with managing feelings, developing organizationsal skills, maximizing concentration abilities, understanding the meaning and treatment of ADHD and how to socialize well with others.  Parents will be provided with lessons on how to manage their chidlren's behavior.  The group will meet one a week for six weeks.  Please call 305-669-6503 to schedule an intake session.  Insurance is accepted.


The Early Years: A Parenting Skills Group
MCH Main Campus
Department of Psychiatry (2nd Floor)

Fridays   

9:00 am - 10:00 am

(Five Sessions)

This group is designed for parents and caregivers of children under the age of 10.   The group will provide participants the opportunity to interact with other parents who are facing similar issues.  The class will offer techniques and strategies that will increase child cooperation and compliance as well as help develop and nourish a postive parent-child relationship.  Cost is $125 per family. Please call 305-666-6511 ext. 3539 or ext. 8503 to register.


The New Normal: An Introduction to Diabetes Management
MCH Main Campus

Fridays

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This group is for children ages 5-16 years old with a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus.   The program will provide children and teens education for better management of diabetes in a fun, interative group environment. Parents will be be provided with suggestions to use at home to support their child's health.  Cost is $100 per child/teenager.  Please call 305-666-6511 ext. 3539 or 8503 to register.


Iron Fingertips: A Group for Teens Struggling with Type 1 Diabetes Care
MCH Main Campus

Fridays

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This group is designed for teens diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus who need to increase diabetes care in a healthy and adaptive manner.   Education is provided for better diabetes management in a fun interactive group environment.  Cost is $100 per child/teenager.  Please call 305-666-6511 ext. 8503 or 3539 for more information.


Fibromyalgia Support Group
Miami Children’s Hospital
Palmetto Bay Outpatient Center
17615 SW 97 Avenue (Franjo Road)

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

First Saturday of each month

TThis group was designed to educate and promote awareness of fibromyalgia to and provide support for all people touched by this disease.

 Please contact Maria Vazquez at 305-898-1899 or fibromiami@gmail.com for more information.


Calm Kids
MCH Main Campus

Join us for group therapy to learn strategies for taking control over your anxiety symptoms.  Cope with fears and worries, identify anxiety triggers, learn to relax your mind and body to maximize your self-confidence. Children would be expected to attend a 60 minute intake session with an experienced therapist.  Lessons are provided for parents to support their children's emotions.   Groups will meet once a week for six weeks.  Please call 305-669-6503 for more information.   Insurance is accepted.


The Adolescent Years: A Parenting Skills Group
MCH Main Campus
Department of Psychiatry (2nd Floor)

Thursdays

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

(Five Sessions)

This group for parents and caregivers of adolescents who seek to improve the relationship with their children.  The program will provide participants the opportunity to interact with other parents who are faciing similar issues.   The group will offer techniques and strategies that will increase adolecent cooperation and compliance, as well as help develop and nourish a postive parent-child relationship.    Cost is $125 per family.   For more informaton or to register please call 305-666-6511 ext. 3539 or ext. 8503.


Car Seat Checks

Make sure your child is safe!
Have your child’s car seat checked!

Child Passenger Safety Technicians will check your child’s seat for defects, recalls, installation, and fit.

For more information or to set up an appointment, please call (305) 663-6800.


Diabetes Support Group

Second Wednesday of each month

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

MCH Main Campus

Our diabetes teen support group is open to those with type 1 diabetes ages 13 to 17.  Topics of discussion will include the latest in diabetes research to the latest in insulin pump therapy and suggestions from the group.  Our primary goal is to network and assist others with this condition as well as educate the community on type 1 diabetes.  There is no cost to attend.  Registration is required.  Please call Awidla valdes at 786-624-4571 or e-mail awilda.valdes@mch.com for further information.


Sociables: A Social Skills Group for Children
Miami Children’s Hospital
Department of Psychiatry
2nd Floor 3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue

Wednesdays

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for children ages 5-10                                                                         

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for children ages 11-16

These weekly group sessions are for children ages 5 to 16.   This seven week program assists children with difficulties making friends, initiating conversation and play with other children and expressing emotions.   The group will provide an opportunity to interact with peers, offer techniques and strategies to foster social development and provide parents suggestions to use at home to support their children's social skills. For more information or to register, please call 305-666-6511, ext. 3539 or ext. 8503.   Cost is $150 per child.


Swimming Lessons

Dan Marino Center
2900 South Commerce Way
Weston, FL

Knowing how to swim saves lives.  Swimming and water safety lessons are offered by a trained instructor for babies as young as 6 months to adolescents up to 21 years.   For more details, or to register please call 954-385-6295 or email aquatics@mch.com.