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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.

I'm a Teacher, not a Babysitter!: Professionalism in Early Childhood
Presented by Natasha Crosby Kile, MS
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Course: #30586Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Early childhood professionals must hold themselves to a high standard if they want to change the way that they are seen by society. We will discuss the four dimensions of professionalism and how to achieve them in order to reach this high standard.

Five Steps to Create a Functional Behavior Assessment
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #30591Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will walk participants through five steps for creating a functional behavior assessment. The steps described include: gathering background information, determining target behavior, collecting data, analyzing data, and creating a hypothesis.

Creating a Behavior Intervention Plan
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #30592Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will walk participants through the steps of creating a behavior intervention plan. The plan will address the behaviors targeted in the functional behavior assessment.

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