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Critical Skills to Teach First - Part 2
Presented by Liz Moore, MEd
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Course: #30564Level: Introductory1 Hour
Students who have challenging behavior are often times missing essential critical skills. Prior to students being ready to learn, they need to have important critical skills to be successful in the learning environment. This presentation is a two part series. Part II will focus on reviewing why students misbehave and how to teach the essential skills of waiting, giving up items and transitioning.

Essentials for the New Early Childhood Teacher
Presented by Amber Tankersley, PhD
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Course: #30439Level: Introductory1 Hour
A new position as an early childhood teacher is exciting and overwhelming. This session focuses on tips to help new early childhood teachers make a smooth transition into their new role.

Trouble with Transitions? 5 Essential Ways to Prevent Challenging Behavior
Presented by Barb O'Neill, MEd, EdD
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Course: #30448Level: Introductory1 Hour
Consistent use of preventative strategies is the only way to break out of daily struggles with children who refuse to clean up, come inside, take their turn in the bathroom or lay down for nap. You'll learn the 5 essential strategies for preventing challenging behavior during classroom transitions and be guided in implementing them in a way that works for you and your class.

How to Grow a Young Child's Music Brain
Presented by Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT
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Course: #30450Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course summarizes research about the impact of music on brain development and offers practical suggestions for encouraging families to incorporate music into everyday life for infants and young children. Information about early music milestones will be offered, and links will be provided to music resources readily available to professionals and families.

Infant Mental Health - Part 2
Presented by Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L
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Course: #30561Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides the second part of introducing the concept of infant mental health, emphasizing individual child, family-centered care, environment and context and development. Content within the second part investigates concepts of attachment styles, co-occupations between the caregiver and infant, infant massage, and strategies to enhance attachment, co-occupations, and positive routines.

Autism Basics
Presented by Kimberly Norris, BS, MEd
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Course: #30562Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will examine autism through the lens of child development. The diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5 will be defined for the learner.

Diversity and Cultural Awareness
Presented by Natasha Crosby Kile, MS
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Course: #30590Level: Introductory1 Hour
Diversity and culture are all around us and it is our job to introduce little ones to the wonders of our world. Teaching acceptance of one another, despite our differences, is one of the greatest lessons that we can provide to our children.

A Fine Motor Review: The Early Years (birth to 5 years)
Presented by Marina Calarco, MS, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #30449Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is a beginner course to introduce the new teachers, or the teacher starting out in early intervention, to fine motor skills for the young child (0-5 years). This course will focus on research, milestones, and activities.

Baby Picasso: Art with Infants and Toddlers
Presented by Natasha Crosby Kile, MS
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Course: #30589Level: Introductory1 Hour
Art with infants and toddlers is more than just cute hand or footprint projects — it is brain-building at its finest! Get some new ideas about art activities that you can do with your children, and learn how they help develop necessary skills.

How to Grow a Young Child's Reading Brain
Presented by Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT
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Course: #30447Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will describe the pre-literacy and literacy process from an auditory neurolinguistics perspective. Practical suggestions will be offered for reading aloud to infants, toddlers and preschoolers, and for developing foundational phonological awareness skills in young children.