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Down Syndrome - Infants and Toddlers
Presented by Cara Koscinski, BS, MOT, MOT, OTR/L
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Course: #31262Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Children with Down Syndrome have an extra chromosome which impacts each child differently. Early intervention with infants and toddlers promotes a child’s development with social, play, physical, emotional, and cognitive development.

Burnout Be Gone: Finding Wholeness Again
Presented by Melissa Deutsch, MS, CCC-SLP, CPCC, ACC
VideoAudio
Course: #31256Level: Introductory1 Hour
Those in the helping professions are at high risk of burnout. This course will explore what burnout is, its impact, what contributes to it, and ways to prevent and reduce it.

Ergonomic Strategies for the Childcare Worker: Keeping Your Body Safe While Caring for Young Children
Presented by Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT
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Course: #31252Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will introduce childcare workers to the physical demands of childcare related tasks and the risk factors associated with the activities and environment in which they are performed. Intervention strategies to promote health and wellness as well as prevent injury within childcare settings will be discussed.

How Primitive Reflexes Affect the Child
Presented by Dena Bishop, OTR/L
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.