Kick Off the School Year Right with PediaPlex

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The start of a new school year can be tough, but PediaPlex supports families and educators with this transition and is participating in a variety of events in August.

PediaPlex is here to help and support our families through the back to school transition. Our services are geared to help children be successful and navigate into the new school year more easily.

Transitioning out of summer mode and into school mode can be challenging for children, parents, and educators alike. A new school year means new classes, new teachers, new students, new material, and new routines. This can be a lot to deal with. PediaPlex understands these struggles and wants to help families and professionals feel more prepared. They will be participating in several back-to-school events in August including hosting their own Gearing Up For School event on August 9 at 6 p.m.

This event will support parents and children in getting back into the swing of things and starting the new school year off on a positive note. It’s hard for children to immediately transition from summer vacation to school, so adjusting their routine slowly, starting a few weeks before the first day, can help. Slowly making changes to get kids ready can be especially beneficial for children with special needs who may thrive on predictability and routine.

In addition to helping parents establish a plan for easing the transition back to school, PediaPlex will also be offering free consultations with therapists for occupational therapy, speech therapy, play therapy, and ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy. If children are struggling in any of these areas, it can impact their ability to perform well in school. Getting the proper diagnosis and setting them up with the therapy treatments they need can help them to overcome challenges and feel more confident in their abilities.

“PediaPlex is here to help and support our families through the back to school transition,” CEO and Founder, Sonia Kirkpatrick said. “Our services are geared to help children be successful and navigate into the new school year more easily.”

Another way PediaPlex is getting involved is by serving as a sponsor for the Back-to-School Luncheon for educators and administrators on August 12, hosted by the Irving Independent School District and the Greater Irving Las Colinas Texas Chamber of Commerce, and the 29th Annual Highland Village Balloon Festival at Unity Park. The Back-to-School Luncheon will support nearly 700 educators and administrators by providing lunch, door prizes, back-to-school supply bags, and a variety of informative exhibit booths where they can learn more about community resources such as PediaPlex.

The Highland Village Balloon Festival will take place August 19-21 and feature live bands, a car show, a 5k run, dog races, a kid zone, arts and crafts, food, and a variety of hot air balloons. PediaPlex will be there to interact with the public and educate them about the services available to children and their families.

PediaPlex also has the honor of being a vendor at the Education Service Center (ESC) Region 10 Lifeskills Teacher’s Bootcamp on August 8 and 9. This conference will present information, strategies, and resources for working with students within life skills classrooms. This includes parents, teachers, and support staff. The goal is to equip individuals with practical strategies to promote success and independence for students with special needs. PediaPlex will be present as a valuable resource for families and educators to learn more about the services available to support students in being more successful and overcoming challenges.

“We love being part of the community and supporting our families. We love to see children build their self-esteem and be successful and our services and therapies truly help this happen,” Kirkpatrick said.

PediaPlex is excited to be actively involved in sponsoring and attending so many community events and spreading the word about resources and services available to children with special needs and their families. Families are encouraged to stop by PediaPlex’s “Gearing Up For School” event on August 9 at 6 p.m. for guidance, support, and free therapy consultations to start the school year off right!

About PediaPlex:

PediaPlex is an all-inclusive diagnostic and therapeutic clinic located in Southlake, Texas. It offers comprehensive services to children with a variety of disorders ranging from autism, ADHD, and sensory-motor problems to learning disabilities, mental health disorders, and developmental delays. Therapy services include occupational therapy, speech therapy, play therapy, psychology testing, cognitive and academic assessments, counseling, and ABA therapy. The multidisciplinary team evaluates and diagnoses children to determine their individual strengths and areas of need and then creates a collaborative treatment plan to address these concerns. All services are offered in one convenient location.

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