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Creating Connections to Better Understand Challenging Behavior in Children
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #32435Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Learn preventative strategies and accommodations for preventing challenging behaviors, as well as how to teach children effective replacement skills. Also, learn about the cycle of behavior escalation and de-escalation.

The Impact of Tech on Development and Academic Readiness
Presented by Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #32428Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Learn information about the impact of screen time and “high-tech toys” on cognitive development, language development, and academic readiness.

Let’s Talk: Emotional Literacy and Social Skills Through Puppetry
Presented by Julia Luckenbill, MA
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Course: #32422Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Explore the use of puppets to teach children social and emotional skills. Learn how to author a short puppet script and link it to your program’s learning objectives for the children.

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma: Recognition, Prevention, and Long-term Impact
Presented by Alison D. Peak, LCSW, IMH-E
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Course: #32421Level: Intermediate1.5 Hours
This course meets the requirements of many state licensing standards to support the awareness, recognition, and education of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (PAHT). This course provides information on signs, symptoms, and prevention efforts to address PAHT.

Cerebral Palsy for Early Childhood Educators
Presented by Patti Sharp, OTD, MS, OTR/L, BCP
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Course: #32417Level: Introductory1 Hour
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in children, likely to be seen by early childhood educators in all settings. Learn about the disorder, its causes, and how it may impact a child’s abilities in school. Recommendations for increasing independence and participation are provided.

Meeting in the Middle: Parent’s Perspective of Educating a Child with Special Needs
Presented by Cara Koscinski, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, CAS
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Course: #32414Level: Intermediate1 Hour
A special partnership exists between educators and parents of children with special needs. Learn ways to approach partnerships and communication with these parents.

Imagination Yoga - Inspiring Kids to Move, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Jamie Dix, BS
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Course: #32407Level: Introductory1 Hour
In this fun and interactive course, learn developmentally appropriate kids' yoga poses, an activity supporting early literacy, and activities to intentionally practice kindness, calm, and concentration. Gain integration ideas for directors, teachers, home visitors, and parents. No previous yoga experience necessary. Presented in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Music and Movement Activities that Support Young Children's Social and Emotional Development
Presented by Lili M. Levinowitz, PhD
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Course: #32328Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn how music and movement activities can support social-emotional development in young children and experience songs to use in your classroom.

Place-Based Learning - Connecting Young Children to Their Communities & Environments
Presented by Hilary Seitz, PhD
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Course: #32396Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Learn about place-based learning and how to connect to "Our Place," our communities, and build curriculum. Examples of "Our Place" are shared as well as how to implement a place-based learning project with young children.

Drawing from the Reggio Emilia Approach to Inspire Connection, Creativity, and Curiosity in the Classroom
Presented by Sarah Ozuna Brown, MS
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Course: #32390Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, this session explores the symbiotic relationship between a child's three teachers: primary caregiver, classroom teacher, and environment. Explore how to strengthen the relationships between the three teachers for a more connected and well-rounded learning experience for children and learn ways to implement Reggio Emilia-inspired practices into your practices to build an optimal learning environment for children.

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