All About Kids offers a variety of special interest workshops and trainings that are available to small and large groups within the community throughout the year. We offer both free and fee-based programs.

Oral Placement Therapy Course:

Talk Tools Speech Lisp Therapy

"Clinical Implications for Tongue Thrust & Lisp."
Date: 11/06/2016
Location: Astoria, NY
Course Title: Clinical Implications for Tongue Thrust & Lisp
Register: Online/phone
Phone: 1-888-529-2879

This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Robyn’s SMILE Program (SysteMatic Intervention for Lingual Elevation) is an effective way to help children remediate articulation errors including persistent lisps, interdentalized productions of t-d-l-n, and distortions of sh-ch-r. The program targets the root of the speech problem which is often a tongue thrust disorder. Robyn discovered in a school-based setting that by combining oral-motor, swallowing and articulation therapies progress rates improved. This one-day seminar deals with children ages 3 and up, who present with persistent articulation errors secondary to a Tongue Thrust Disorder.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Diagnose myofunctional disorders based on oral placement skills/swallowing skills/articulation skills.
  2. List defining characteristics of a myofunctional disorder.
  3. Determine if oral-motor prerequisite skills are intact in order to initiate myofunctional therapy techniques (jaw-structure-tone).
  4. Measure treatment outcomes throughout the therapeutic process.
  5. Combine oral placement, swallowing and articulation therapy techniques for those children who present with myofunctional disorders.
  6. Implement at least ten exercises for a tongue thrust program.

Previously Held Community Workshops & Trainings

The Nassau County Department of Health Early Intervention Program in collaboration with the Long Island Childhood Direction Center (LI ECDC) presented an informational meeting for parents:


Held at the following locations:

Variety Child Learning Center Freeport Memorial Library
47 Humphrey Dr. 144 West Merrick Road
Syosset, NY 11791 Freeport, NY 11520
Wednesday October 16, 2013 Tuesday October 29, 2013
7:00pm - 9:00pm 7:00pm 9:00pm
*Offered in English & Spanish *Offered in English *

Topics Included:

  • Difference Between EI and CPSE
  • Parent’s Role in the Transition Process
  • Roles of CPSE Members
  • Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • Program Services and Options
  • Individual Education Program (IEP)


This training series is designed for the education and development of pre-school staff members. These are high quality workshops that are consist of evidence based interventions designed to assist the early care classroom. All trainings are presented by experienced, relevant, and qualified professionals. All Workshops are conducted from 3:30-4:30 PM.

Please click here to download brochure and registration form.

Register for any individual training, or for the whole series!

Registration Deadlines are 1 Week Prior to each training date listed below:

Date: Title:
1/25/2011 Workshop I- Arranging Your Classroom Environment to Promote Social skills, Learning, and Independence
2/9/2012 Workshop II- Promoting Positive Behaviors in the Classroom
2/17/2012 Workshop III- Teaching and Learning Through Routines and Transitions
3/5/2011 Workshop IV- What to Do When A Child Has Significant Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom
3/23/2012 Workshop V- Occupational Therapy (OT) and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA): working Together

OTHER ONGOING TOPICS INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
  • Understanding the Special Education Process
  • Red Flags in Development & Knowing When to Make a Referral
  • Child Development: Ages and Stages
  • Identification & Evaluation of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism
  • Develop Effective Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Functional Behavior Assessments
  • Interpretation of Test Scores
  • Effective Classroom Behavior Management
  • Disabilities and Supported Inclusion
  • Handwriting Skill Development for the Beginning Writer
  • Self-Help Skills and Toileting
  • Strategies for Facilitating Communication
  • Prompt
Please email any inquiries and contact information.



*Workshop participants receive certificates of completion and some workshops offer Continuing Education Units and/or Continuing Maintenance Hours. Please see Continuing Education.