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TARGETED INTERVENTION FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Trinitas and The Deron School combine their expertise in workshop series

The Deron School in Union and Montclair and Trinitas Children's Therapy Services (TCTS) located in Springfield announce their partnership to offer a series of free Early Intervention workshops for children with specialized needs. The workshops will help parents identify developmental progress in their children. Through the workshops offered at the Deron School's location at 1140 Commerce St. in Union, parents can benefit from the knowledge and expertise of physical, occupational, and speech therapists and other professionals associated with both Deron and TCTS.

"This workshop program is dedicated to identifying developmental progress issues and then applying early intervention methods to help parents bring their children along in very effective ways. We give parents valuable tools that contribute to their day to day job as parents. Our goal is to help parents feel more assured and capable of their ability to help their child in positive ways," says Carole Soricelli, Director of TCTS.

The structured workshops that are run by experienced professionals start with an understanding of a child's behavior. Within the workshop setting, physical, occupational, and speech therapists present guidance for parents into important developmental milestones in speech and language, sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills, as well as coping strategies for their children.

"Over the course of the four-part weekly workshop series, parents can learn from the superior expertise of the workshop facilitators who encourage discussion of themes presented in each session. These themes include recognizing developmental milestones and using therapeutic strategies within a child's daily routine; addressing motor, language, social and behavioral concerns, and assuring a safe environment for your child," explains Kenneth Alter, Director of The Deron I School.

Behavioral specialists, certified teachers of students with disabilities, and social workers complete the full range of experts involved in this Early Intervention Workshop series.

Parents who would like to participate in the free workshop series are invited to call The Deron School at 908-206-0444 or visit their website, www.DeronSchool.org. Information is also available through Trinitas Children's Therapy Services at 973-218-6394 or at www.ChildTherapyNJ.com.


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About Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. With 10 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing and sleep medicine.

About Trinitas Children's Therapy Services
Founded in 1986, Trinitas Children's Therapy Services (TCTS) has a long history of providing the highest quality of occupational, physical, speech-language and, most recently, ABA therapy to the pediatric population. TCTS has been a leading provider of educationally-based therapies for New Jersey schools and medically based services in its fully equipped therapy center in Springfield, NJ. Delivering a comprehensive approach to assist children with special needs in reaching their optimal capabilities, TCTS provides for and advocates on behalf of special needs populations in New Jersey through direct intervention or appropriate referral. Services include evaluations, direct intervention, consultations, program development, workshops and seminars, and fun therapeutic after school and summer programs. For more information on Trinitas Childrenís Therapy Services, visit www.ChildTherapyNJ.com or call 973-218-6394.

About The Deron Schools I and II
The Deron I School located in Union, New Jersey, and The Deron II School in Montclair, NJ are dedicated to meeting the educational needs of students with disabilities. The Multiple Disability (MD) programs at Deron I are organized to address a combination of learning disabilities with instructional groups that are established for elementary to secondary school instruction, while Deron II School utilizes a similar approach to address the instructional needs of secondary school students. Both Deron Schools strive to offer children with disabilities intensive instruction, appropriate student/classroom staff ratios and focus in the development of independent, functional skills in language, academic, social and vocational areas. The Deron Schools are accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and have been awarded a School of Excellence Award by the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET). Deron School is a member of ASAH, Autism NJ, Council of Private Schools of New Jersey for Students with Special Needs, and NAPSEC. For more information on Deron School, visit www.DeronSchool.org or call 908-206-0444.

Posted: July 17, 2015

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