Parenting Class Offers Resources, Support for Parents with Special Needs Children

Lone Star College Montgomery News

Published on: January 28, 2013
A local mother is sharing her knowledge and first-hand experience with learning differences in childhood development during an eight-week parenting class offered through Lone Star College-Montgomerys continuing education department.
Beginning February 6 through April 3, the class (Parenting Class #12787) will meet Wednesday nights, from 6-8 p.m., in the colleges General Academic Center (Building G), Room 224. The cost is $89.
The class offers an inside look into how kids learn. The topics covered will include growth and learning, motor function, strengths and intelligences, interventions and therapies, support systems, and more. Anyone with developing kids, especially those recently diagnosed with learning differences or special needs, are encouraged to attend.
Ive been blessed with the resources and time to work with therapists, doctors, teachers, and our school system, said class instructor Gayle Fisher, whos from The Woodlands. I want to share what I have learned, to help parents save precious time, to help them prioritize what to do to get their children’s learning back on track.
Fisher, who holds a masters degree in education, has two children on both sides of the learning spectruma daughter who is gifted and a son with special needs.
Parents of special needs children can get overwhelmed and want to hide, but thats not best for the child’s learning, said Fisher. The class is as much science-based as it is educational theory-based. There are a lot of things you can do at home to help learning. Its all about empowering families to help their childrens strengths come out.
For more information about the class or to register, contact Donna Smith Burns, program coordinator for continuing education, at 936.273.7446, or Donna.SmithBurns@LoneStar.edu.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
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