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Jump Start (Speech & Language Development)

FREE 60 minute talk designed for parents whose children are not yet talking or just beginning to use words or phrases (6 months to 3 years of age).

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Ways to stimulate and expand children’s early speech and language skills.
  • Ways to elicit early vocalizations, words and phrases.
  • Examples of how feeding and drinking abilities impact speech production.

Taught by Nancy Hastings, MA, CCC, SLP

Comments:

  • “Nancy was bubbly and extremely informative.  And I love that she had a hand out, well organized.”
  • “Nancy was very engaging and I took home a lot of tips.”
  • “I found the information very helpful, on topic and appropriate.  I already used some techniques on my son today!  Nancy was knowledgeable, helpful, clear, concise, and gave out a take-away “cheat sheet” which was great!!!!”
  • “I was very happy with the talk.  Nancy was passionate about the subject, and clearly very knowledgeable.  She made it fun!
  • “Nancy was exceptional, knowledgeable, relative and very personable.  My husband and I enjoyed the class and came home with many realistic approaches to helping our son use words instead of motions to communicate.  I would recommend the class to not only parents, but grandparents and caregivers of toddlers.”

Cost:

The talk is FREE of charge

Future Class Dates:

  • December 12th in our Fairfield office from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Registration:

Space is limited so register early!

We can only offer the talk to families of our patients.  If you’re interested in attending, please send an email to register@phagroup.com including answers to the following questions:

The talk is for parents only.

  1. How did you learn about the talk?
  2. What class date are you interested in attending?
  3. What town do you reside in?
  4. How old is your child?
  5. Who is your child’s pediatrician?
  6. First and last name of attendees?
  7. Best phone number to contact you?
  8. What is your top concern that you would like to be addressed at the talk?

The next class is on:

The Jump Start talk scheduled on October 24th is completely full so registration is CLOSED.  Any inquiries sent will be added to our Wait List and you will be notified if space becomes available.

Breastfeeding 101

Lactation classes are taught by Certified Lactation Consults, Catherine Micinilio, APRN, IBCLC & Dominique Harper, PA.  This class is designed to provide parents with an understanding of the advantages and benefits of breastfeeding.  It teaches the basic mechanisms of breastfeeding pertaining to latch, milk supply and pumping. You will learn how to breastfeed:

  • frequency of feed
  • duration of feed
  • feeding dues
  • feeding log
  • weight gain
  • maintaining an adequate milk supply

This class will not answer every question.  You will learn to breastfeed, just as you learn to parent, a little at a time.  We are here for you each step of the way.

Comments:

  • Thank you so much for a great course last night.  Cathy was a great teacher and explained everything in a way we could understand.  She was very knowledgeable and knew lots beyond just prenatal breastfeeding.  All our questions were answered and I would highly recommend this class to other future moms.”
  • Me and my husband both thoroughly enjoyed the class!!!  She was amazing.”
  • “I would absolutely recommend this class to others.  Catherine was very helpful and informative.  She gave real life experiences and also explained the literature provided in the class.  It definitely helped that she had a sense of humor.  I think this made the class more enjoyable and helped eased us about the idea of breastfeeding.  Trying not to be stressed and relax more was something she empathized.  It was nice to hear her speak so positively, especially when you are pregnant and you feel like everyone who has reared a child knows everything and wants to tell you how to do it the right way.  I feel like Catherine explained the class in a great way.  Not too much pressure to breastfeed or bottle feed…whichever works best for you and the baby.  She really helped me feel more relaxed and able to understand more about breastfeeding.”
  • Catherine was very knowledgeable.  She was confident in her knowledge with breastfeeding and gave great advice as well.”

Cost:

Class is FREE of charge

Future Class Dates:

This class is offered EVERY month, however we do alternate hosting the class between our Stratford office and Fairfield Center Office to make it convenient for as many first time parents as possible.

  • December 12th in our Stratford office from 6:30-7:30pm

Registration:

If interested in attending, please send an email to register@phagroup.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. What class date are you interested in attending?
  2. Your first and last name
  3. How did you learn about the class?
  4. When is your due date?
  5. Who is your OB/GYN?
  6. Is this your first child?
  7. What town do you live in?
  8. Will anyone be joining you for the class?

Next class is on:

 

Babysitter’s Safety Class

This class will give you the skills and confidence you need to be a wonderful babysitter!  This is a must for all babysitters!  The 2 hour class will provide basic information about:

  • infant and child care
  • safety
  • what to do in case of an emergency
  • CPR for infants and children
  • first aid
  • activity planning

For current 11 year olds and older.

A 2 year certification from the American Heart Association will be awarded upon completion of the class.

The class is taught by a CPR certified instructor.

Cost:

$60.00 per person

Registration:

Please send an email to pha.cpr24@yahoo.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. First and last name of child
  2. Age of child
  3. Best contact phone number
  4. Which PHA office is your home office?

Due to the high volume of messages we receive, it may take up to 48 hours before you receive a response.

Next class is on:

 

CPR Training

There is no better time than right now to learn the techniques that can be used to save lives. Accidents can happen no matter where you are, whether it’s in the workplace, at home, school, or even on vacation.  When you run into these situations, wouldn’t you like to be prepared instead of standing around wondering what to do?

If you have children, think about the accidents that they have and all of the potential dangers they face each day.  This is why everyone should enroll in some type of CPR training.

This American Heart Association CPR training is designed for young adults and adults who want to learn and practice CPR training for infants, children and adults.

The class will teach you the confidence and skills you will need to save a life in a real emergency situation.

Knowing CPR, starting CPR, and calling 911 is the key to help saving lives!  Prepare yourself and your family before an emergency.

This class is taught by trained professional, Maryfrances DeSteno, APRN, CS, CCRN.  It’s perfect for new parents, grandparents, babysitters and nannies who want to learn how to protect their family and friends.

Effective CPR, provided immediately, can double a victim’s chance of survival!

Cost:

$60.00 per person

Registration:

Please send an email to pha.cpr24@yahoo.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. Name of class you are interested in registering for?
  2. Name of child/person to register (first and last name)?
  3. Age of child/person?
  4. Best contact phone number?
  5. Which PHA office is your home office?
  6. Are you a medical professional?

Due to the high volume of messages we receive, it may take up to 48 hours before you receive a response.

Next class is on:

Ready. Set. BABY!!

Ready Set BABY is a class for expectant parents to learn the basics of taking care of a newborn baby.  It is led by experienced pediatric nurses who make the class enjoyable and easy to understand by using both personal and clinical experience.  Some of the topics include:

  • A general overview about us
  • What to expect at the hospital
  • Car seat safety
  • Infant feeding & sleep
  • Bathing & skincare
  • Home safety
  • Preparing for siblings
  • And more

It’s a great idea to take time to prepare for the big change’s babies bring by taking our Ready, Set, BABY class.

Comments:

  • “I found the class to be very informative and helpful.  Katie was amazing, knowledgeable and explained everything well.  She answered all my questions.  I would totally recommend this class to friends.”
  • “We enjoyed the class very much and definitely learned a lot!  We appreciate all the knowledge we received from Elaine along with her humor.”
  • “My husband and I loved the class.  The hour flew by.  It was vey informative – a lot of repeat/reassurance for me and a great way to get information to him as a new father to be.  Jaime was great!  She explained things in detail, but she was so efficient.  I loved that she had a ‘baby’ and products to show us.  The handouts were also helpful, so we didn’t have to jot notes the whole time.  I would absolutely recommend this class.  It is a wonderful service for your practice to offer.”
  • “The class was nice; Katie was very friendly and covered the material very well.  We could tell she knew what she was talking about.  We’re looking forward to the breastfeeding class next week.”
  • “The class was very informative.  Covered all the basics for first time parents.  I was glad that I went.  I loved the booklet they gave out with information so I can keep this and refer to it when the baby arrives.  Stephanie was awesome!”

Cost:

The class is FREE of charge

Future Class Dates:

This class is offered EVERY month, however we do alternate hosting the class between our Fairfield and Stratford offices along with the Trumbull Library to make it convenient for as many first time parents as possible.

  • October 22nd in our Stratford office from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • November 5th in our Fairfield office from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • November 19th in our Stratford office from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • December 14th at the Trumbull Library from 10:00am to 11:00am
  • December 19th in our Fairfield office from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Registration:

If you are interested in attending, please send an email to register@phagroup.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. What class date are you interested in attending?
  2. Your first and last name
  3. How did you learn about the class?
  4. When is your due date?
  5. Who is your OB/GYN?
  6. Is this your first child?
  7. What town do you live in?
  8. Will anyone be joining you for the class?

Next Class is on:

 

Mommy, Daddy and Me Networking Group

In support of our commitment to the well-being of all our patients and families we created the Mommy, Daddy & Me Networking Group for new moms, dads and their babies (birth to 6 months).

This is an informal hour of Q & A and age appropriate topics hosted by one of our healthcare professionals.  It is an opportunity to meet other new parents and their babies at the same stage of life to compare notes, share laughter and experiences.  The clinician will address a variety of topics in a safe, nonjudgmental environment, bringing their compassion, humor, personal and clinical expertise to the conversation.

The group meets EVERY Friday in our Fairfield Center office. We hope you enjoy this time to share experiences, concerns and have your questions answered.

Cost:

The group is FREE of charge.

Registration:

If interested in attending, please send an email to register@phagroup.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. First and last name of your child
  2. Your child’s date of birth
  3. Your child’s pediatrician
  4. Name of town you reside in
  5. Date you wish to join the group

Group Meets Next On:

 

Meditation Class

Meditation for Parents and Parents to be!

Join us on a journey of discovery and self care.

In this 5-week program, you will learn basic meditation techniques, along with Guided Meditation and Reiki Healing to help bring balance to your life.

Taught by Krissy Dorn Reiki Master/Energy Practitioner

Cost:

$50.00 person for 5-week program

Classes will be held on:

  • Wednesday, October 9th
  • Wednesday, October 16th
  • Wednesday, October 23rd
  • Wednesday, October 30th
  • Wednesday, November 6th 

Registration:

This class is completely full so registration is CLOSED.  Please check back for future classes.

If you’re interested in attending, please send an email to krissy.dorn@yahoo.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. How did you learn about the class?
  2. First and last name of attendees?
  3. Best contact number to reach you?

 

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