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Responding Effectively to Challenging Behavior: Part 3: Nothing I Do Works!
Presented by Barbara Kaiser, MA
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Course: #30452Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Challenging behavior cannot always be prevented. This course, the third part in a the series, will provide information and an opportunity to explore interventions that are research based and proven effective responses to a child's inappropriate behavior.

Visual Supports
Presented by Kimberly Norris, BS, MEd
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Course: #30566Level: Introductory1 Hour
Visual supports are especially helpful to use with young children who have autism or who may have communication difficulties. This course will describe designing and utilizing visual supports in the early childhood classroom.

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.