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Parent workshop set for Saturday at UM

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The Department of Communication Science and Disorders and the University of Mississippi have come together in order to create a workshop to help parents interpret whether their child’s behavioral issues are actually sensory issues.

“A child’s tantrums or inattentiveness are not always strictly behavioral problems–they can be sensory issues,” UM instructor and speech language pathologist with the HILL Lab Amy Livingston said.

The HILL program works with the community in order to maximize children’s language-learning capabilities and conduct “research that positively affects the lives of children in Mississippi and beyond.”

Licensed special education teachers and speech pathologists will be offering parental strategies regarding sensory issues on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Willie Price Lab School in Oxford, and there will be a “Sib Shop” offering free games, snacks, and activities for siblings of children with disabilities.

For registration information, contact Livingston at

Photo Courtesy of The HILL Lab


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