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October 8, 2010  RSS feed
Social Services

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TIKVAH talk will focus on life skills

The next Tampa Jewish Family Services’ TIKVAH Talk group will present a program on teaching life skills to special needs children.

Guest speaker Jamie Granatino, Wesley Chapel program director of Behavioral Consulting of Tampa Bay, will speak on “Teaching Children Self-Care and Daily Living Skills through Task Analysis.”

Sponsored by the TIKVAH Special Needs program at TJFS, participants will shown how to teach individuals with special needs to complete tasks using an approach called “task analysis.” Tasks include self-care, leisure activities, vocational skills and household chores. There will be hands-on training for teaching procedures and error correction procedures using roleplay, visuals and video clips.

The workshop is geared toward parents/ caregivers, in-home providers, teachers and professionals dealing with special needs children.

TIKVAH Talk will be on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 7-9 p.m. at the Tampa Jewish Community Center, 13009 Community Campus Drive, located off Gunn Highway east of the Veterans Expressway.

TIKVAH Talk is open to the community; a $5 donation is appreciated. RSVPs are preferred but not required.

Directions and other information are available at: To RSVP, contact Lydia Abrams at

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