Public Schools of Brookline-Office for Student Services in conjunction with Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) present:




Dr. Erik von Hahn

Dr. von Hahn is a developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, affiliated with Tufts University Floating Hospital, is Brookline’s school physician, and consults to staff on various cases throughout the year.

Location: Town Hall, 5th Floor

8:15 a.m. Refreshments
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Interactive discussion
9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Follow up questions

During each seminar, Dr. von Hahn will discuss how to set up the foundation skills needed for success at school. The seminars are designed to make use of case material to understand key concepts.


Part 1: Sleeping and Eating

December 19, 2012

The first seminar is dedicated to problem situations related to sleeping and eating.Teaching the child how to fall asleep on his/her own, to fall asleep effi- ciently, and to stay asleep: tantrums and upsets that occur at bedtime and why. Teaching the child how to expand his/ her food repertoire: Tantrums and upset that occur in response to food


Part 2: Executive Skills

January 16, 2013

The second seminar is dedicated to the topic of executive skills.

Teaching the child to manage personal care and daily routines. Setting up a morning routine or a bedtime routine

Teaching the child task completion skills. Communicating clearly about tasks and chores, and helping assure that tasks are completed and how to reduce parent ‘nagging’

Teaching the child the concept of ‘First, then.” Creating and communicating about rules. When are privileges allowed? When not? When are consequences needed?


Part 3: Emotional self-regulation and social skills

February 13, 2013

The third seminar is dedicated to the topic of emotional self-regulation and social skills.

Teaching the child frustration tolerance in response to parent demands: how to manage tantrums and other expressions of anger towards the parents or other adults.

Teaching the child frustration tolerance in response to peer demands: how to manage anger or anxiety in response to peer interactions

Teaching the child social skills; how to assure successful social interactions with adults and peers.


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