In this session parents will have the chance to discuss their concerns and learn about the innovative Art Therapy and Floortime™ programming at ICE LLC.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2011
Are you concerned that your child isn’t meeting developmental milestones? Is your child struggling with peer relationships? Are you concerned about how your “neuro-typical” child is handling their sibling’s diagnosis? Do you want to learn about how art can be a powerful vehicle for supporting communication, development, self-expression, and creativity?
Parents are likely to have many questions and experience a range of emotions, challenges, and joys as they navigate their way along the path of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dana Whiddon, founder of ICE LLC, will address these issues in a Q & A session for parents and caregivers. The complimentary session will be held at 1841 Broadway, Suite 1212 in NYC on December 13, 20ll from 6-8pm. In this session parents will have the chance to discuss their concerns and learn about the innovative Art Therapy and Floortime™ programming at ICE LLC. By employing a developmental approach, ICE LLC is equipped to address each family’s unique needs as their child grows from toddlerhood through adolescence and into adulthood.
Session will address the following topics:
-benefits of a multi-disciplinary approach
-using a child’s passion to foster development
-using art materials to promote shared attention and engagement
-how art therapy can support developmental and communication goals
-importance of self-care for parents
Light refreshments will be served.
About Intentional, Creative, and Engaged LLC:
ICE LLC provides services to families affected by developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. Individual and group art therapy sessions are offered for individuals with special needs, as well as, for their siblings and parents. Floortime™ sessions and social groups are conducted in fully equipped sensory spaces. ICE LLC also provides consultations and reflective supervision for professionals.
ICE LLC was founded by Dana Whiddon, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT. Ms. Whiddon is a New York state Licensed Creative Arts Therapist with extensive experience working with individuals with special needs. She created and ran an art therapy program at a private therapeutic day school in Manhattan that serves children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Over the years, Ms. Whiddon has worked closely with multi-disciplinary teams to coordinate individualized treatment programs. In addition, she has presented nationally on the benefits of combining DIR®/Floortime™ with art therapy principles to foster growth up the developmental ladder.