Date: May 16, 2009
Time: 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203
The Alphabet Therapy Project of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has trained therapists in 5 states who would love to work with your child. We have had some success teaching school-aged children with Angelman syndrome the alphabet, numbers, colors, and shapes. Some children have continued to learn and can demonstrate mathematics, spelling, and sight reading. We do not guarantee that it will work for all children with Angelman syndrome, but there are some who have shown unexpected gains. Sessions are conducted on a fee-for-service basis, and parents are expected to participate.
We recently conducted a study of the Alphabet Therapy method, which was supported by the Angelman Syndrome Foundation. We are currently analyzing the data from that study.
Workshops on Alphabet Therapy are designed to introduce you, and your child's caregivers and teachers, to the method.
Workshops include live demonstrations of the method as well as some lecture and discussion.
A maximum of four school-aged children with Angelman Syndrome can participate in each workshop, but there is no limit to the number of adults, teachers, therapists, or families. If more than four children are interested, a waiting list will be created. All adult participants will have the opportunity to practice the method live, under the supervision of trained therapists.
Families interested in ABC therapy for a child younger than 5 or older than 18 must arrange private consultation to plan individualized lessons. Arranging an appointment is required. Private consultations are available before the workshop starts (please allow at least one hour), or following the workshop.
Fees: No charge for people with Angelman syndrome and one caregiver. All other adult participants $100 for early registration. (Late fees apply to late registrations.)
Lunch is not included. Coffee and cookies provided.
RSVP to Carmen Rabbitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or (231) 740-4375.