Parent & Me Support Group
Nov 6th - Dec 18th, 2019
(no meeting on 11/27)
Do you worry whether your child's development is on track? We all know children develop on their own timelines. Sometimes it's easy to take a wait and see approach, but sometimes you have questions, want answers, and want to be proactive!
Our Parent & Me Support Group provides a safe space to ask your questions and air your concerns. Each week, dive into discussion topics curated just for you with the guidance and support from clinical psychologist, Michelle Glantz, Ph.D. and pediatric occupational therapist, Adriane Ransom, MA, OTR/L, SWC.
Whether your child is developing according to expected timelines or they have developmental differences, we offer insight and ideas on how to create an optimal environment for their development. From birth throughout childhood, we can put your mind at ease. Our goal is for you to feel supported and confident in parenting your child!
Our group rhythm includes sensory-based play time, snack time, parent discussion, and transition/goodbyes.
about the group leaders:
Michelle Glantz, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. She works with children, adolescents, and adults, offering comprehensive psychological assessment and treatment. In addition to working with interpersonal, relationship, self-esteem and identity issues, she has extensive experience helping individuals struggling with issues of depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and complex trauma, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and perinatal mental health issues. Michelle also works with individuals struggling with OCD and other comorbid disorders at PCH Treatment Center in Mar Vista, California.
Adriane Ransom, MA, OTR/L, SWC is the owner and director of Bloom Pediatrics. She is an occupational therapist with over 20 years experience in working with children birth through 12 years old. Her specialty areas include Autism Spectrum Disorders, executive functioning, feeding challenges, gifted and twice exceptional children, gross motor skills and coordination, handwriting and fine motor skills, Sensory Processing Disorders, self-regulation and social skills support. Adriane has advanced training in Sensory Integration Theory and Practice and holds an Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation, and Intervention (SWC). She is trained in DIR/Floortime, SENG-Model Parent Groups, and is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. To further support the families she works with, Adriane recently completed Special Education Advocate Training through the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. She uses a multifaceted approach that incorporates this extensive background and experience in working with children and their families.