On the Horizon – 09/30/2008

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Welcome to “On the Horizon”

Issue 31: Nonverbal Communication: What’s it all about?

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

Undestanding Nonverbals

A Note from Nicole: Share Your Nonverbal Successes

Idea of the Week: Return Pop Bottles

Feature Article: Nonverbal Communication: What’s it all about?

The Horizons Team Recommends: Do Something Daily Calendar; CORE Approach Program

Upcoming Events: CORE Approach Parent Chat; CORE Approach Parent Teleseminar; Sibshop

A Note From NicoleNicole Beurkens

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick note from me this week, as I’m in a hurry to get this edition finished and off to your inboxes!  Erin’s article this week on nonverbal communication is fabulous, and I know you will find it an excellent resource to spread the word about the communication needs of individuals with autism and related impairments.  If you’ve got a story to share about how you have been using nonverbal communication effectively with your child or student, please share it with me through email.  I’ll feature them in an upcoming edition!

Check out the calendar at the bottom – lots of great stuff happening around here!  Enjoy your week!

Looking to the horizon,

Nicole Signature 

Idea of the Week
Gathering Bottles

Return Pop Bottles!

Gather all of your pop bottles and bring them back to the store to be recycled.  Take turns putting the pop bottles in the machine until all the pop bottles are gone.  For variation, trying changing the way you hand the bottles, put them in the machine, how many you hand each time, etc.  When you’re finished, decide together how to spend the money!

Feature Article
Communication Without Words

Nonverbal Communication: What’s it all about?

By: Erin Roon, MA CCC-SLP

Communication is critical to continued human development throughout our life span. It is what allows us to share thoughts, feelings, wonderings, and knowledge with others. Whether you are a verbal or nonverbal communicator, the vast majority of communication we do is through nonverbal channels.

So if nonverbal communication makes up a substantial portion of our communicative experience, what does it involve? Many of us associate facial expression and gestures with nonverbal communication, but these are not the only two types involved. There are, in fact, eight different types of nonverbal communication:

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The Horizons Team Recommends

Do Something Daily Calendar

Do you dread hearing your child complain, “I’m bored”? Struggle to think of something fun you can do together? Have trouble squeezing one-on-one time with her into your day?

That’s why we created the Do Something Daily Calendar. The Calendar offers a daily dose of inspiration and ideas for spending time together—whether you have 60 seconds or 60 minutes.

$19.95 (Per Calendar) Calendars are assembled by clients in our EmployAbilities program. $1.00 from every calendar will be donated to FARR.

Click on the image below to visit our store!

Do Something Daily Calendar Image

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!

  • CORE Approach Parent Chat – Spotlighting
    Horizons Families Only
    Tuesday October 7, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
  • CORE Approach Parent Teleseminar – with Elizabeth Hagen
    “Organize with Confidence – Simplify Your Life
    and Make Every Moment Count”

    Horizons Families Only
    Tuesday October 21, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
  • Sibshop – Horizons Sibling Network
    Open to everyone!
    Saturday November 1, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
  • CORE Approach Parent Chat – Holiday Ideas
    Horizons Families Only
    Tuesday November 4, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
  • CORE Approach Parent Day
    Remediation-Friendly Treatments for Feeding Problems and Sensory Processing Disorders
    Friday November 7, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
  • Beginning CORE Approach 4-day Parent Seminar – Chicago, IL area
    November 10-13
    Registration and Location Information To Be Announced…

  • CORE Approach Parent Teleseminar with Jennifer Wolf,
    “The Dangers of Media for Children”

    Horizons Families Only
    Tuesday November 18, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
  • Sibshop – Horizons Sibling Network
    Open to everyone!
    Saturday January 17 2009, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
  • Sibshop – Horizons Sibling Network
    Open to everyone!
    Saturday March 14 2009, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
  • HANDLE® Intermediate Training
    April 2009 – Dates TBA!
  • Sibshop – Horizons Sibling Network
    Open to everyone!
    Saturday May 9 2009, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
  • Sibshop – Horizons Sibling Network
    Open to everyone!
    Saturday July 18 2009, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST

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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