How to support your child's motor skills development - (0-1 yr) with Cindy Ng & Maya Fok

How to support your child's motor skills development - (0-1 yr) with Cindy Ng & Maya Fok

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Cost: $45pp
For: Parents of infants, of all genders!

Sensory motor foundation is essential to development of motor skills and overall learning and development. The adequate processing of the sensory system helps lay a foundation for a wide range of movements and activities — from crawling and walking (gross motor skills) to manipulating toys (fine motor skills). Mastering motor skills is important for children’s growth and independence. Having good motor control also helps children with their cognitive development.

Join us for this interactive session with pediatric Occupational therapists, Cindy Ng and May Fok, to learn about typical motor development milestones to look for in your child from birth to one year, what you can do to help your child build motor skills and when to seek help.

Maya Fok
Maya received her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2009 from Dominican University. Before that she received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from UCSD in 2003, where she also played collegiate basketball. She worked at CPMC in the Child Development Center from 2009 to 2014, and now she currently is full time at Connected Kidz, which she founded with Cindy Ng in 2011.
Maya is proficient and skilled in assessing and treating deficits in gross motor, fine motor, and sensory processing skills. She taught preschool at the JCCSF for 6 years prior to becoming and occupational therapist and has a passion for working with children and their families. In addition to working with young children, Maya also coaches high school basketball and has been the head coach of the Urban Girls Basketball team since 2014.
Cindy Ng
Cindy graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California in 1994. Cindy has worked with a wide range of populations in a variety of settings. Her work at Children's Hospital Oakland included experience with traumatic burn injury, infant neonatal feeding, post surgical hand rehabilitation, dysphagia treatment, acute rehabilitation, and outpatient sensory integration. She continued her work with the Children's Hospital Oakland Autism Intervention program where she helped develop the occupational therapy component of the program.
Since then, her focus has been in sensory processing. Cindy has continued to maintain her learning by taking a broad range of courses in sensory integrative principles, DIR/Floor-time techniques, cognitive perceptual organization, and visual motor integration. She is trained to use a variety of therapeutic techniques such as advanced Therapeutic Listening, the Alert Program, Handwriting without Tears, vestibular integration, spatial and temporal organization, and oral motor techniques.
Cindy was a therapeutic consultant for Beyond Play providing feedback about appropriateness of toys for children with special needs. She has an Advanced Practice Certification through the California Board of Occupational Therapy in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention (SWC).  Cindy is also certified with It's Yoga Kids to integrate yoga into OT practice. She continues to enjoy her work with children and their families working closely with the child's team to ensure maximal carry over of therapeutic techniques into all aspects of their lives. In her spare time, she likes to travel, do Polynesian dance, and dragon-boating.