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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) - Working with Children and Families to Improve Outcomes
Presented by Dan Dubovsky, MSW
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Course: #30676Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course relies on a basic knowledge of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). It focuses on how and why approaches need to be modified for children who are affected and the importance of all involved providing the same approach.

Keeping Infants Safe Throughout the Day: Using Routines-Based Strategies
Presented by Amanda Schwartz, PhD
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Course: #30674Level: Introductory1 Hour
Infants use their hands, mouths, and bodies to learn. Find ways to keep them safe during the routines in their day.

Keeping Children and Staff Healthy: Ways to Manage the Spread of Illness
Presented by Amanda Schwartz, PhD
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Course: #30675Level: Introductory1 Hour
Young children are more likely to catch and spread minor illnesses as they build their ability to fight infections. Early education programs can do a lot to manage the spread of disease by promoting healthy behaviors and keeping spaces clean.

The Decline of Play Outdoors in Children - And the Rise in Sensory Issues
Presented by Angela Hanscom, MOT, OTR/L
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Course: #30568Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course offers several strategies to help children thrive in outdoor environments using a therapeutic approach to nature play. Angela Hanscom uses the same philosophy that lies at the heart of her popular TimberNook program - that nature is the ultimate sensory experience, and that psychological and physical health improves for children when they spend time outside on a regular basis - as she provides these strategies.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) - Impact on Children and Families
Presented by Dan Dubovsky, MSW
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Course: #30673Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course examines the importance of recognizing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in children who are struggling and why typical approaches to behaviors are not effective. Brain structures involved are discussed with their impact on behavior.

Noise and Hearing Safety in Early Childhood Education
Presented by Frank Wartinger, AuD
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Course: #30567Level: Introductory1 Hour
This session will overview pediatric audiology and the role hearing has on child development. The signs of acquired hearing loss will be discussed, as well as methods to monitor sound levels and prevent Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL).

Keeping Preschoolers Safe Throughout the Day: Use Routines-Based Strategies
Presented by Amanda Schwartz, PhD
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Course: #30669Level: Introductory1 Hour
Children explore, challenge themselves, and take risks to learn throughout the day. Find ways to keep them safe within their everyday routines.

Keeping Toddlers Safe Throughout the Day: Use Routines-Based Strategies
Presented by Amanda Schwartz, PhD
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Course: #30670Level: Introductory1 Hour
Toddlers learn through exploration. Find ways to keep them safe within their everyday routines.

Infant Sleep
Presented by Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L
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Course: #30614Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides information on sleep standards for infants, evidence-based interventions to promote sleep, and safety issues related to sleep for infants. Participants will be able to apply information to support healthy sleep routines and safe sleep environments for families.

Understanding Yourself and the Child's Challenging Behavior: Part 1: Nothing I Do Works!
Presented by Barbara Kaiser, MA
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Course: #30451Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is designed to help people who are working with children with challenging behaviors by bridging the gap between research and practice. When you recognize that a child's challenging behavior is rooted in biological and environmental factors and not a desire to ruin your day, it becomes possible for you to figure out what the child needs to learn in order to succeed.