Training Topics

The workshops listed are some that teachers have found most helpful and informative in their work with children and families. If you have a topic special to your group or population, I can typically tailor a workshop to your unique needs as long as it falls into my area of expertise.  Feel free to contact me and we can discuss!

CTRT:Child Teacher Relationship Training

A warm, positive child teacher relationship, especially in the earliest years, is so important for healthy child development! This in depth 20 hour training program empowers educators with knowledge, skills, and support to work with even the most challenging children. 

Understanding and Responding to Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom

It may feel like that challenging child is out to get you but trust me he's not! Children communicate their feelings, wants and needs through their behavior. This training helps teachers understand and decode children's behavior and respond in ways that help!

Help! This Child Struggles-Who to Turn to?

Educators are on the front lines and are often the first to notice a child struggling with an academic, social, emotional, or physical problem. Navigating  the pediatric professionals that serve children can be confusing. This workshop helps teachers identify potential childhood issues and clarifies the different referral sources including professional play therapists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and more.

We're on the Same Team!  Collaborating with Parents and Caregivers

Sometimes it can feel like families and schools are against each other when really everyone shares the same goal: growing socially, emotionally, and academically successful kids. This workshop provides strategies for building positive relationships and communication with parents and caregivers, even in challenging circumstances. 

Recognizing Childhood Disorders: What Teachers Need to Know

Early childhood teachers are among the first to detect that a child is having challenges in the classroom environment. This training is designed to educate teachers on the wide variety of early childhood disorders and challenges so that they can also be among the first to offer help.

Sensational! Working with Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

 Sensory Processing Disorder is a complicated diagnosis. This training provides teachers with a better understanding of the unique needs children with SPD have in the classroom.

What Participants Are Saying

"Fantastic. One of the best I've been to in years!"

"I would like more classes like this"

"I liked how Dr. Helker interacted and kept my attention "

"Excellent-very informative and helpful-nailed it!"

Various Understanding and Responding to Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom participants

Training Prices


Custom Training

$135 

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3 Hour Training

$375



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6 Hour Training

$800



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