UM Psychology Teams Up With UM RightCare Clinic to Offer Parent Training

April 06, 2015

MISSOULA – The University of Montana departments of psychology and communicative sciences and disorders will team up with the UM DeWit RiteCare Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic to offer a parenting workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the UM DeWit RiteCare Clinic. The training is designed for parents with children ages 5-13 with autism spectrum and related disorders.

The workshop “Youth Engagement Through Intervention: Positive Parenting” will cover a number of topics, including why children misbehave, how to increase appropriate child behaviors and how to effectively discipline inappropriate child behaviors. Child care will be provided by undergraduate students from the UM Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. Light snacks for children also will be served throughout the evening.

A $5 registration fee is required to participate in the workshop. The UM DeWit RiteCare Clinic is located at 634 Eddy Ave. inside Curry Health Center. To register for the training or to request more information, call the UM DeWit RiteCare Clinic at 406-243-2405, or email jennifer.closson@mso.umt.edu

Contact: Jennifer Closson, assistant professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, 406-243-2405, jennifer.closson@mso.umt.edu.