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American Sign Language (ASL) for Teachers and Young Children
Presented by Amy Rossano, MA, OTR/L
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Course: #31245Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide early childhood professionals with information on how to incorporate basic American Sign Language into classroom and childcare settings. Demonstrations of common signs will be given as well.

How Primitive Reflexes Affect the Child
Presented by Dena Bishop, OTR/L
Video
Course: #31250Level: Intermediate1 Hour
All infants are born with primitive reflexes to aid in the birthing process and with motor development. This course will cover the characteristics of 8 main reflexes, how they affect the baby, and how the retained reflexes affect the child if they do not integrate.

Feeding and Nutrition for Infants and Young Children
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
Video
Course: #31260Level: Introductory3 Hours
This course explores the relationship between feeding, nutrition, and development for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. This course explores everything from bottle feeding infants to offering new foods to independent toddlers and teaching preschoolers to engage with food preparation and hygiene habits.

Typical Child Development, Birth through Five
Presented by Dena Bishop, OTR/L
VideoAudio
Course: #31240Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will walk you through the developmental milestones of children from newborn to kindergarten. You will learn to identify the typical developing abilities per age in the areas of cognition, social-emotional, speech and language, gross and fine motor skills.

Understanding Trauma Part 1: What It Is and How It Shows Up
Presented by Nicole Steward, MSW, RYT
VideoAudio
Course: #31238Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Trauma is an ever-present reality in today’s world and it’s showing up more and more in the work we do. Part 1 of this 2-part presentation will provide clarity on what trauma is, how trauma impacts the nervous system, and how trauma shows up for us in the work.

Understanding Trauma Part 2: You are the Intervention
Presented by Nicole Steward, MSW, RYT
VideoAudio
Course: #31242Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Trauma is an ever-present reality in today’s world and it’s showing up more and more in the work we do. Part 2 of this 2-part presentation will provide clarity on how trauma is triggered, what emotional regulation is, and how we can show up for the work in a resilient way.

Basic Spanish for Childcare Professionals
Presented by Sara Pullen, DPT, MPH
VideoAudio
Course: #31234Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will focus on basic Spanish vocabulary, phrases and simple conversations for childcare professionals working in Spanish-speaking settings. The course will provide a basis for communication between childcare professionals, children and caregivers.

Reflective Practitioner
Presented by Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L
VideoAudio
Course: #31233Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides professionals with an introduction to reflective practice, looking at models that encourage the transition to becoming a reflective practitioner as a professional. Concepts and practical methods to integrate into practice are discussed.

Introduction to Sensory Processing
Presented by Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L
VideoAudio
Course: #31232Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course provides professionals with an introduction to sensory processing, emphasizing theoretical information, connection to behavior and performance, and practical considerations for how to refer children for specific sensory services such as sensory integration.

ACEs: Understanding Trauma in Children's Lives
Presented by Alison D. Peak, LCSW, IMH-E
Video
Course: #31235Level: Introductory3 Hours
This course provides information regarding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact on early childhood development, brain architecture, and health outcomes. After a brief overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study learners will take an in-depth look at the behavioral manifestations of children with high ACEs and ways to navigate those behaviors and needs in the classroom. Finally, learners will consider the impact of an educator’s own ACEs on their interactions in a classroom and the role of reflective capacity in addressing these ACEs. Please note: This course series is comprised of the following individual recordings: #31194, #31196, and #31202