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Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Services, Wasilla, Alaska

What is Aphasia?

June 19, 2018

It’s finally June! Warm weather, sunshine, outdoor activities… the reasons why June is a wonderful month go on and on. But what you might not know about June is that it’s Aphasia Awareness Month. You’re not in the minority if you’re asking yourself “What’s Aphasia?”. Statistics show that 84.5 % of people have never heard…

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What is Metabolic Syndrome?

May 30, 2018

Many psychotropic medications have side effects that increase what we call metabolic syndrome – a variety of health issues such as: obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes etc. These can be a big disappointment when medication has been so helpful and you’re doing all you can to become more healthy!       The…

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TRBI Training in Wasilla, Alaska – June 2018

May 24, 2018

A Trauma-Informed Training for Professionals and Parents Ptarmigan Connections is proud to co-host this upcoming June 21, 2018 training in our Aurora Conference room. What is Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TRBI)? TBRI® is an attachment-based, evidence-based, and trauma-informed intervention that is designed for children from “hard places” such as abuse, neglect, and/or trauma. A TBRI trainer and a…

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Spheres of Control

March 14, 2018

Our early spring groups are coming to a close this March. It has been fun getting to know both the boys and girls in each group and seeing them strive to learn what they can apply. One of the lessons learned was regarding spheres of control and making choices. Sometimes it can be a relief…

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Girls Expressive Arts Group

December 1, 2017

Jan-Mar, Thursdays from 4pm-5:30pm This 9-week therapy group will teach middle school girls skills to help boost resilience and self-regulation. A pre-screening interview is necessary to join the group. Most private insurances will cover the cost (payment plans available). Call to schedule! Download Girls Group Flyer   Learn to: Express Feelings, Improve Mood, Resolve Conflict, Resist…

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Boys Self Regulation Group

Boys Self Regulation Group

December 1, 2017

Jan-Mar, Tuesdays from 4pm-5:30pm This 9-week group will teach middle school boys skills to help boost attention and executive functioning. A pre-screening interview is necessary to join the group. Most private insurances will cover the cost (payment plans available). Call to schedule! LEARN TO: CONTROL EMOTIONS | RESOLVE CONFLICT | PAY ATTENTION | WORK INDEPENDENTLY | RESIST PEER PRESSURE | GET ORGANIZED…

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Car Seat Safety

November 15, 2017

Your infant’s and child’s car seat safety is so important.  In Alaska, we all travel long distances on busy roads with difficult road conditions.  We want our kids safe. Check out the websites below for a review of car seat and booster seat basics, and when the next safety check in the Mat-Su will be held…

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Now Hiring an SLPA!

October 26, 2017

Our new building opened in August 2017; our Speech-Language Pathologist, Katie Millican, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, has been busy ever since! In just 3 short months, almost all of her appointment times throughout the week are full! The Mat-Su Valley Community is such a great place to grow our clinic that we are looking for a full-time…

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