STAR Center Announces New Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Workshop Series

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STAR Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado will be facilitating an intimate parent education program about parenting a child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and speech and language delays starting early April 2013.

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Having a child with SPD affects the entire family. Knowing the challenges and how to adapt or respond can help families thrive.

STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center, the premier treatment center for children with sensory challenges, is announcing a new SPD parent workshop series. This intimate education program is a two-part series for parents of children with SPD and speech and language delays.

All STAR Lecture Part One; The Art of Parenting a Child with SPD will provide parents with tools and strategies to help with challenges associated with SPD. “Having a child with SPD affects the entire family. Knowing the challenges and how to adapt or respond can help families thrive,” says Lisa Bolster, M.A, STAR Center’s Marriage and Family Therapist. Lisa helps families create healthy patterns of behaviors related to sensory processing, anxiety, depression, trauma, developmental problems and interpersonal relationships. She will be facilitating this lecture and discussing family dynamics.

All STAR Lecture Part Two; Understanding Early Childhood Speech and Language: Development and Delays will review speech and language milestones, the current best practices for speech and language therapy and practical and effective strategies that can be incorporated at home to help the child’s communication development. “Speech and language delays can be frustrating for the whole family. Development of communication skills are some of the most important elements to socializing and creating valuable relationships,” says Carrie Dishlip, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist at STAR Center. Carrie specializes in Augmentative and Alternative Communication and has advanced training in motor speech disorders including childhood apraxia of speech and dysarthria.

Cost per lecture is $15 per person or $20 for two people and will be held at STAR Center, 5420 S. Quebec St., Suite 103, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

Part One – April 9, 2013
Part Two – May 7,2013
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM     STAR Center Tour
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM    All STAR lecture followed by Q & A

Registration is required. For more information about the parent workshops or to register, contact the STAR Center at 303-221-7827 or visit

The STAR Center, a Colorado 501(c)(3), is the premier treatment center for children and families living with Sensory Processing Disorder, feeding disorders, and other sensory conditions associated with ADHD, autism, and other developmental disorders. The STAR Center offers intensive “burst” treatment that research shows is effective in treating sensory issues. Parents are involved throughout the process so families can learn to create sensory lifestyles and continue to see progress after the formal treatment program ends. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, founder of STAR Center and Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation, is widely recognized as the leader in Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) research worldwide. For more information about the Greenwood Village, Colorado clinic, visit

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