On the Horizon – 08/12/2008

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Horizons Developmental Remediation Center
On the Horizon
On the Horizon

Welcome to “On the Horizon”

Issue 25: A Journey through Infant Development: The Third Month

On the Horizon is an award winning weekly ezine for parents of children with developmental disabilities who want simple, effective strategies to reduce stress, support their child’s development, and improve quality of life for the whole family.

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In This Issue

Watching Your Infant Develop

A Note from Nicole: Infant Development, Summer Camp, and Encouraging Parents

Idea of the Week: Picnic at the Park

Feature Article: A Journey through Infant Development: The Third Month

The Horizons Team Recommends: Parent Success Cards; CORE Approach program

Upcoming Events: Parent Teleseminar on Homeschooling; First Day of Horizons Academy; Sibshop

A Note From NicoleNicole Beurkens

Hi Everyone!

We’re in our last week of summer camp here at Horizons, and the kids are enjoying a week of wet-and-wild fun.  It’s been an awesome summer with the kids, and we’ve enjoyed having so many new faces join us each week.  We’ve got some plans in the works for a week of Family Camp next year.  Stay tuned for details!  Thank you to all the families who shared their children with us this summer – we’ll miss them!

Michelle’s feature article this week picks up where she left off a few weeks ago with documenting her son’s development.  In it she shares observations and milestones from the third month of his life.  I love this series she is writing, as it is a great reminder of the amazing journey of human development.  For those who are struggling with how to tackle their child’s developmental challenges, the information in this article will help you get perspective on how important the early months are in laying the foundations for all future development. 

We continue to receive rave reviews for our new Parent Success cards, so make sure to check them out below.  They’ll provide some daily inspiration and reminders of what to focus on with your child.  We’re almost out of the original amount we had shipped to us—but more are on the way!  Once you get them home and are using them, drop me a note and let me know how you like them.  I love getting feedback from all of you!

Looking to the horizon,

Nicole Signature 

Idea of the Week
Picnic in the Park

Picnic at the Park!

Everyone can help pack a picnic meal!  Decide what type of sandwiches to make and what type of fruit, crackers, chips, or other treats you want to bring.  Once all the decisions are made, work together to make the sandwiches and wash/cut up the fruit.  Pack it all up and go to your favorite park to enjoy some food and fun together!

Feature Article
3 Months Old

A Journey through Infant Development: The Third Month

By: Michelle VanderHeide

I continue to be amazed by the huge strides that my little baby boy is making. Child development happens so quickly! When I see an infant who is younger than my little guy, I realize just how much he has grown in such a short time. He’s stronger, has better vision, and definitely knows when he’s been left alone! As you read through the new developments he has made, pay attention to whether these are things you see in your child. Are any of them missing?


The Horizons Team Recommends

Parent Success Cards 

Parent Success Cards

For RDI® Program families, these cards provide reminders of the main principles of RDI® such as the importance of experience sharing, guiding, slowing down, staying focused on the marathon, finding small moments for remediation, and much more. You will find them an invaluable source of inspiration and guidance as you focus on remediation.

Set of 50 heavyweight full-color cards in a sturdy box with lid – $24.95

Purchase the set or view more samples here

Relationship Development

CORE Approach Program!

Finally – Hope and Real Improvement is Possible for Individuals with Autism and Their Families!

If your child has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum, or with a related neuro-developmental condition, you simply cannot afford not to investigate the RDI® Program. If you are ready for a change; ready to step away from the status-quo; ready to stop doing things that aren’t getting you where you want to be; ready to really understand the core deficits creating obstacles for your child; ready to significantly impact your child and your family for the better – then you are ready for RDI®.

Watch the video and learn more here

Upcoming Events

Please join us!

For more information on Summer CAMPS and Collaborate and Create, click here.

  • CORE Approach Parent Teleseminar – Homeschooling
    Horizons Families Only

    Tuesday August 19, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM

  • Horizons Academy First Day
    Tuesday September 2
  • Sibshop – Horizons Sibling Network
    Open to everyone!
    Saturday September 13, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
  • Beginning CORE Approach 4-day Parent Seminar – Chicago, IL area
    November 10-13
    Registration and Location Information To Be Announced…

See our Event Calendar for more details…

On the Horizon is a weekly ezine for parents of children with developmental disabilities who want simple, effective strategies to reduce stress, support their child¹s development, and improve quality of life for the whole family.

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