Mailman Segal Center for Human Development to host: Autism – Caring for the Caregiver during COVID-19, May 28

Please join us on online, Thursday, May 28 at 12 p.m. for a special presentation by Amrita Singh, Psy.D. and Sohani Char, Psy.D. licensed Psychologists at the Unicorn Children’s Foundation Clinic at NSU’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development.

Explore the unique stressors that parents of children with autism spectrum disorder are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will learn about the importance of self-care and how to identify barriers to self-care. This presentation will focus on discussing simple, effective ways parents can reduce their stress and maintain a positive outlook by implementing self-care strategies.

Registration Linkhttps://attendee.gototraining.com/r/2235571428939832321

MSC URL: https://msc.nova.edu/

For more information call, 954-262-7122.

Mailman Segal Center for Human Development’s Autism Institute Staff Members Provide Support at Camp Yofi

Sue Kabot, Executive Director of the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development’s Autism Institute took five former Baudhuin Preschool employees and current NSU graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology, Mental Health Counseling, and Clinical Psychology to Camp Yofi, a family camp for families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Each of the NSU students led a group of five counselors who were assigned a camper with autism through the day’s activities including swimming, climbing a high tower, nature, music and dancing, and arts and crafts. Siblings had their own groups and schedule of activities including a sibling lunch where they had the opportunity to share feelings about their brother or sister. Parents had their own choices of recreational, spiritual, and educational activities. This was the 15th year of the partnership between Nova Southeastern University and Ramah Darom, an overnight camp located in North Georgia.

Mailman Segal Center’s Autism Institute voted “Broward’s Favorite Provider for Special Needs”

The Autism Institute at NSU’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development has been voted Broward County’s favorite provider for special needs. The institute’s dedicated faculty and staff support families by providing expert evaluation, programs, and services through diagnosis and treatment.

Read more here.

To learn more, please call (954)-262-7129 or email kabot@nova.edu.

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NSU’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development Receives $500,000 Gift from the Kapila Family Foundation

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Mailman Segal Center (MSC) has received a $500,000 gift from the Kapila Family Foundation. The gift will name both the Kapila Family Foundation Feeding Disorders Clinic and the Kapila Family Foundation Challenging Behaviors Clinic.

“We are honored and grateful to be the recipient of this endowed funding,” said Roni Cohen Leiderman, Ph.D., dean of NSU’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development. “This generous donation allows us to offer scholarships to families who would otherwise not be able to receive evidence-based clinical treatments that positively impact children’s health and well-being.”

The Kapila Family Foundation Feeding Disorders Clinic, one of a handful of its kind in the U.S., works with an inter-professional team that treats children who refuse to eat an adequate volume of food or for those who eat an insufficient and limited variety of food. Without appropriate clinical treatment, many of these children may experience numerous hospital stays, life-threatening medical crises and surgically implanted feeding tubes to support their nutritional intake. With a professional team of behavioral psychologists, nutritionists and speech pathologists focusing on oral-motor concerns, the clinic provides comprehensive evaluation and intervention services with a 94% success rate.

Engaging in significant problem behaviors isolates children from peers, decreases children’s ability to learn, leads to elevated levels of stress in school, home and community settings and may develop into long term psycho-social challenges. The Kapila Family Foundation Challenging Behaviors Clinic addresses these concerns through individual therapeutic sessions for children and offers vitally important continuous trainings for caregivers and support for the professionals who work with the children in school settings.

This gift follows a $150,000 donation from the Kapila Family Foundation in 2014 that named MSC’s Starting Right Program.

Both intensive and outpatient services are available to best match each child’s specific concerns. For more information, please call 954-262-CARE.

Bounce For Autism

The  NSU Autism Institute’s Baudhuin preschool, feeding clinic, speech clinic and research clinic to host Bounce for Autism on March 30, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Miami Dolphins Training Facility Dome. This event will benefit the children with autism that attend the program and around in the community.

Look forward to 10 bounce houses for all ages including adults, food trucks, entertainments, and information booths about autism and more! Admission tickets are $5 per person and ride tickets are $1 each. Hope to see you there!

For more information email bounceforautism@gmail.com.

NSU’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development Early Learning Programs Open House

11-061-18 MSC Open House FLY FINAL HI-RES (002)

Come join us on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10:00 a.m. to learn more about our university-based, nationally recognized, NAEYC – accredited programs.

  • Family Center Infant & Toddler Program (Ages 6 Weeks–24 Months)
  • Family Center Preschool and Prekindergarten (Ages 2–5 Years)
  • Parenting Place™ Parent/Child Classes (Ages 6 Weeks–5 Years)

Jim & Jan Moran Family Center Village 7600 SW 36th Street, Davie, Florida 33328-1902  RSVP at msc.nova.edu or call (954) 262-6918.

$50 Application Fee Waived During Open House

The Kapila Family Foundation Feeding Disorders Clinic at NSU’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development to Offer Services for Free through June 2019

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The Kapila Family Foundation Feeding Disorders Clinic at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Mailman Segal Center has received a grant in the amount of $669,282 from the State of Florida Department of Education that will fund feeding services through June 2019. The clinic is one of seven of its kind in the country and the only one of its kind in South Florida that provides comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment for children.

Senator Lauren Book and Representative Jared Moskowitz supported this award, which will cover the necessary costs for NSU’s Mailman Segal Center to provide clinical services and parent support for over 100 children in the State of Florida. feeding clinic

“We are honored and grateful to be the recipient of this funding for the Kapila Family Foundation Feeding Disorders Clinic,” said Roni Cohen Leiderman, Ph.D., Dean of NSU’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development. “By offering these clinical services at no cost to children who reside in the State of Florida, many more children will receive our evidence-based treatment that has a remarkably high success rate.”

The Feeding Disorders Clinic works with an inter-professional team that treats children who refuse to eat an adequate volume of food or for those who eat an insufficient and limited variety of food. Without appropriate clinical treatment, many of these children may experience numerous hospital stays, medical crises and surgically implanted tube feedings to support their nutritional intakes. With the help of behavioral psychology, nutrition and speech pathology focusing on oral-motor concerns, the clinic provides comprehensive evaluation and intervention services.

“When a child has a problem with feeding, it is something that affects the whole family and often one simple solution does not exist,” stated Roseanne Lesack, Ph.D., BCBA-D, ABPP, director of the Feeding Disorders Clinic. “We have a multidisciplinary team that works with not only the child but the whole family which has resulted in a 92% success rate for patients treated here at NSU’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development.”

Both intensive and outpatient services are available to best match each child’s specific feeding concerns. For more information, please call 954-262-CARE.

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