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Read with Me! Engaging Parents as Partners in Early Literacy Development
Presented by Shari Robertson, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #31172Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Participants in this course will learn to use, and teach parents to use, six interactive reading strategies that have been proven to enhance reading, talking, social, and cognitive skills for young children across a variety of ability levels. Interactive demonstrations, booklists, parent handouts, and lesson ideas will be provided – everything you need to implement these practical, proven strategies in your professional setting.

Change Your Perception, Change Their Attitude
Presented by Kathy Lincoln, MA
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Course: #31185Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will introduce participants to the concept of neurophysiology, the brain and body’s auto response to stress, and to the development of perception. Leaders will be able to engage in a self-reflective process that helps them understand the influence their perceptions and attitudes can have on the people and programs they lead. In addition, participants will be introduced to the characteristics of passive, aggressive, and assertive behaviors, as well as characteristics and skills associated with Assertive Leadership.

A Gardener's Perspective on the Learning Environment
Presented by Kathy Lincoln, MA
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Course: #31165Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course compares the elements of a garden to those of a classroom, defining the specific role each element plays. Participants are introduced to Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, and the contributions that diversity, assessment, and individualized instruction make to the learning environment.

Roger Technology for Young Children with Hearing Loss
Presented by Rebekah Cunningham, PhD
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Course: #31176Level: Introductory1 Hour
Use of a Roger system at home ensures a young child with hearing loss has more access to speech and language. This course will provide resources to foster use of Roger technology with children in the 0-5 age range in order to increase their exposure to a language rich environment and promote language development.

Unlocking the Mystery of Selective Mutism
Presented by Aimee Kotrba, PhD
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Course: #31173Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Selective mutism is a childhood anxiety disorder which results in great difficulty speaking in school or community settings. Dr. Kotrba will provide information on what selective mutism is, how to assess for selective mutism characteristics, and what teachers and caregivers can do to support and help children.

Change Your Perception, Change Their Attitude: Part 2
Presented by Kathy Lincoln, MA
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Course: #31164Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is the second in a two-part course that helps leaders recognize the influence their perceptions and attitudes have on the people and programs they lead. In this segment, participants are introduced to the characteristics of passive, aggressive, and assertive behaviors, as well as characteristics and skills associated with Assertive Leadership.

Change Your Perception, Change Their Attitude: Part 1
Presented by Kathy Lincoln, MA
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Course: #31163Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will introduce participants to the concept of neurophysiology, the brain and body’s auto response to stress, and to the development of perception. Leaders will be able to engage in a self-reflective process that helps them understand the influence their perceptions and attitudes can have on the people and programs they lead.

Developmental Monitoring and Screening
Presented by Liz Moore, MEd
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Course: #31149Level: Introductory1 Hour
This training will look at what developmental monitoring is, why developmental monitoring is so important, and where teachers and providers can access checklists and screening tools to help determine if a child is developing on target. It will briefly discuss what is developmentally appropriate for children 12 months – 5 years old. Lastly, the course will discuss where to refer families when a child is at risk for developmental delay.

Developmental Foundations of Handwriting
Presented by Dena Bishop, OTR/L
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Course: #31154Level: Introductory2 Hours
The skill of handwriting requires postural control, motor control, bilateral coordination, visual perception, visual motor skills, grip patterns, language development and social emotional skills. This course is designed to delve into each of area to understand child development in context to handwriting. The main focus is on developmental activities for each foundational skill area to promote prewriting skills.

Active Supervision for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Presented by Amanda Schwartz, PhD
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Course: #31155Level: Introductory2 Hours
Keeping children safe requires intentional, careful supervision. Participants will learn 6 steps to active supervision and how they can be used with infants and toddlers as they rapidly develop new skills and take new risks. In addition, participants will learn about keeping preschoolers safe through the everyday routines of a center and other events that can change those routines.