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  • Child Development Laboratories

    Location:

    • East Lansing Campus: 325 W. Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • Haslett Campus: 5750 Academic Way, Haslett, MI 48840

    Description:

    The MSU Child Development Laboratories (CDL) offers programming to children eighteen months to five years of age. We offer half-day academic year preschool as well as full-day, year-round preschool. 

    The CDL takes an active role in outreach, welcoming practitioners from across the state, country, and world to visit the labs, sharing information about their work in supporting children's development in all domains, and modeling exemplary practice in support of children's social development.  Students and Early Childhood professionals benefit by the exemplary research-driven program within which university students can observe and practice developing skills; being included in a comprehensive Early Childhood educational program, which includes integration of literacy across the domains, the use of anti-bias curriculum, and advocacy for children; being supported in his or her professional development in an emotionally safe environment; and receiving written and oral feedback.  

    Students are supported in their professional development through conference presentations. Staff share their expertise through workshops, publications, and observational tours of their classrooms. Teachers can also complete their required number of hours for their Early Childhood Endorsement (ZS) at the Child Development Laboratories.

  • Clinical Genetics Laboratory Services

    Location:

    MSU Division of Human Genetics: 1355 Bogue St, Room B123, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The MSU Clinical Genetics Laboratory  consists of four service branches including Clinical Cytogenetics, Prenatal Screening, and Molecular Genetics Laboratories including SNP Microarray. These laboratories are members of the MSU Health Team and are CLIA/CAP certified. They offer a wide range of clinical genetics services including cancer, prenatal, pediatric and adult genetics, including Huntington’s disease consultations,  to patients in mid-Michigan, Flint and Kalamazoo. The team is staffed by a board certified clinical geneticist trained in dysmorphology and multiple board certified/board eligible genetic counselors. Patients are evaluated by analyzing available family and medical history data to determine the most appropriate genetic testing. The laboratories provide counseling for patients with various genetic disorders, assist in implementing medical management recommendations and offer support and guidance for families. They also determine and seek insurance preauthorization for various genetic analyses, coordinate testing and followup with results.

  • MSU Community Music School

    Location:

    • CMS East Lansing: 4930 S. Hagadorn Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823
    • CMS Detroit: 3408 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

    Description:

    The MSU College of Music is actively engaged in bringing music education to communities in Greater Lansing and Detroit/Southeast Michigan, reaching thousands of children and adults each year. 

     

    Community Music School (CMS) East Lansing: For more than twenty years, CMS–East Lansing enrolls an average of approximately 3,000 students annually. Classes offered in collaboration with the College of Music included piano pedagogy, early childhood music education, teaching instrumental music, and string methods. A partnership with the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities included CMS-taught folk music classes for members of the MSU community and local residents.

     

    Community Music School (CMS) Detroit: CMS-Detroit, in its 3rd year of operation, enrolled 462 students. The new center represents the College of Music’s commitment to Southeast Michigan and is an extension of the popular CMS–East Lansing. The new Detroit facility offers jazz for youth, band and orchestra for adults of all ages, the Aspiring Musicians Program for youth in grades 5-8, summer camps, adult group lessons, early childhood music education for children from birth through age 5, and music therapy clinical services.

     

  • Oyer Lecture on Communicative Sciences and Disorders: Vocology in the 21st Century (February 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, February 23, 2018.  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Location:

    Communication Arts and Sciences Building, Room 148, 404 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The 2018 Oyer Lecturer is Dr. Ingo Titze. Dr. Titze is an internationally known vocal scientist who will be visiting MSU to talk about vocology and it's applications in today's world.

  • Pediatric Subspecialty Rounds Conference Series

    Dates:

    Thursday mornings at 9:15 a.m. Please see the website below for upcoming events.

     

    Location:

    Sparrow Regional Neonatal ICU Conference Room (5th Floor), 1200 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI, 48912.

    Description:

    Pediatric Subspecialty Conferences are a weekly case conference series designed for pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, trainees, and others who are interested in the health care of children. The goal is to provide continuing education in a case presentation format to enhance the care we provide to children with complex medical problems and clinical presentations. It takes place on Thursday mornings at 9:15 a.m. in the Sparrow Regional Neonatal ICU Conference Room (5th floor). This conference series has a rotating schedule with Journal Club, which reviews current research pertinent to the care of our pediatric patients, and cases from the Pediatric Ward, the Pediatric ICU, the Neonatal ICU, and our Pediatric Subspecialty Clinics.

  • Pediatric Update (February 2018)

    Dates:

    February 24, 2018

    Location:

    Crowne Plaza, Lansing West: Lansing, MI

    Description:

    The goal of this annual conference is to review current evaluation and management of significant
    pediatric issues in the primary care setting.  Approved for 8 1-A continuing education credits.

  • Pediatrics Clinical and Laboratory Services

    Location:

    • Child Health Clinic: 804 Service Road, Room A110, East Lansing, MI  48824.  (517) 353-3003
    • Pediatric and Specialty Care Clinic: 4660 South Hagadorn, Suite 405, East Lansing, MI 48824 (517) 448-8600

    Description:

    The mission of the Department of Pediatrics Patient Care is "to advance the healthy development and well being of children and adolescents through innovative medical education, research, clinical care, and advocacy, emphasizing community-based partnerships." To this end, the department offers a broad range of clinical and laboratory services to the children of Michigan, drawing on the talent of more than 100 faculty members located on six community campuses (Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Midland, and the Upper Peninsula).  Clinical services are offered in the following areas:

    • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
    • Neonatology
    • General Pediatrics
    • Pediatric/Adolescent Hematology-Oncology
    • Pediatric Pulmonary
    • Human Genetics Program: Cytogenetics lab, DNA lab, prenatal screening, clinical genetics, human genetics/toxicology/oncology research
  • Psychological Clinic Therapy and Assessment Services

    Location:

    The MSU Psychological Clinic is located in the Psychology Building on the campus of MSU.

    Description:

    The MSU Psychological Clinic is staffed by clinicians enrolled in the MSU Clinical Psychology doctoral program and by some MSU Clinical Psychology faculty. All clinicians are individually supervised by experienced Ph.D. psychologists from the University faculty and the Greater Lansing community. The Clinic provides a wide range of services to the general public. Fee for services at the Clinic is set on an income-adjusted basis. Services include:

    • Individual child psychotherapy
    • Individual child play-therapy
    • Adolescent psychotherapy
    • Individual adult psychotherapy
    • Family therapy
    • Couples therapy
    • Group therapy
  • Spartan Child Development Center (SCDC)

    Location:

    730 Cresent Road, E. Lansing

    Description:

    The Spartan Child Development Center (SCDC) is equipped with heated sidewalks, a separate playground for toddlers, child-friendly windows in the infant rooms, heated floors in both infant and toddler rooms, safety surfacing in outdoor playrooms and in infant rooms, child-sized furniture, and hands-on gardening units for children to use. The SCDC, formerly called "Married Students Activity Day Care Center," has been a part of the MSU community since 1971. After 1980, it separated from the University and became Spartan Kid Care, Inc. Parents, both on and off campus, appreciate the exposure their children receive at the SCDC to art, science, music, drama, language development, and large and small motor play. Teachers are professionals, with education and training in child development and related fields.

  • Use of Fairy Tales in Working with Children of Trauma (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    The Leona Group, 2123 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    The Brothers Grimm recorded original folktales that included incest and abuse of children, resonant themes for traumatized children. Fairy tales speak directly to inner pressures of children’s psychological and emotional sense of self in ways that children unconsciously understand. Fairy tales embrace the serious inner struggles of traumatized children and offer creative solutions to those difficulties. This empowers children, offers them a more secure sense of self, body integrity, and confidence. Understanding the nature of children’s enjoyment and use of fairy tales gives an appreciation for the needs and coping strategies of children to negotiate painful experiences, embrace relationships and find meaning in life. When children are told fairy tales, they are given permission to explore the dark side of their lives and find creative resolutions to their intense anxieties and concerns. Anxieties and their derivatives are often core conflicts addressed in fairy tales. Fairy tales, then, provide children solutions in a reassuring cohesive structure and predictable happy endings not often found simply through play. We will visit fairy tales and utilize discussion to highlight these themes for traumatized children.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • What Is Your ACE Score? Understanding the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experience (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, March 9, 2018.  1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

    Location:

    MSU Federal Credit Union 4825 E. Mount Hope Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Increasingly, we are beginning to understand the complex and prevalent effects of trauma on our population, in both children and adults. The examination of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) through the ACE Study is unique because it provides the potential to understand how multiple forms of childhood stressors can affect many important public health problems throughout an individual lifetime. ACEs can affect individuals, organizations, and communities across both public and private domains, in clinical, educational, and law enforcement settings. Understanding ACE effects can help us as professionals and individuals begin to work around a common goal of preventing the accumulation of ACEs and moderating their effects. In this workshop, you will learn about the ACE Study and the impact on oneself and the community. You will discuss the implications that exposure to trauma in childhood can have on your health. In addition, you will learn about the important connections between neurobiology, epigenetics, ACEs, and resilience.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

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