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This music video features an all-star cast of Utah dancers! Set to the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams, it helps promote Down syndrome awareness in our state and everywhere. You can see a larger version on YouTube.
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The UTAH DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION brings families together to build a community and help individuals with Down syndrome reach their highest potential. We provide programs and services for parents and families as well as for individuals with Down syndrome. With knowledge and support, you can be your child's best advocate.
Educational Seminar in Cache County
Whitney Pimentel (Feeding and Speech Therapist) and
Heather Overly (Music Therapist)
January 30th at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Smithfield Rec Center
315 E. 600 S. Smithfield
Take advantage of this great learning opportunity! Open to everyone.
6:00-7:00 Whitney Pimentel, MA, CCC-SLP, will discuss how to become an integral team member in an oral placement/feeding/speech therapy program. She will explain various TalkTools feeding and oral placement exercises involving highly successful and motivating therapy tools. Whitney will provide "hands-on" therapeutic techniques, which parents can practice with children to improve feeding safety and speech clarity.
7:00-7:30 Heather Overly (Music Therapist) will also be talking to us and telling us some great things about Music Therapy.
Childcare provided: We also have volunteers to help with kids. We have a nursery type room reserved for up to 12 kids that will have toys and a movie. We also have made arrangements for older kids to be able to participate in playing at a basketball court and racket ball court while the parents are at the presentation. If you would like to have your kids participate in either of these please let me know so I can get a head count. If you are bringing kids I would also ask that you come 10-15 mins early so we can get the kids situated so Whitney can start on time and no one is missing anything.
This is also a great thing to invite therapist, teachers or anyone that works with your child/adult to come learn more about new therapies.
Please RSVP about kids who will be coming by January 28th. You can text or call Maria at 435-512-3625.