This course focuses on working across the child welfare continuum and understanding principles of child development and learning. This course is one of five parts that together comprise a 45-hour package of CDA renewal coursework specific and relevant for the Home Visitor. Each part includes 9 hours of content. Parts belonging to this package are labeled “CDA Renewal - Home Visitor, Part A” through “CDA Renewal - Home Visitor, Part E” and may be completed in any order.
Course created on March 12, 2021
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/9.0; AL/9.0; AR PDR/9.0; AZ Registry/9.0; CA Registry/9.0; CO/9.0; CT/9.0; DC PDIS/9.0 Child Growth And Development, Curriculum, Building Family And Community Relationships; DE/9.0; FL/9.0; GaPDS-ASO/9.0; HI/9.0; IA Registry/9.0; IACET/0.9; ID Stars/9.0; IL Gateways/9.0 B345755; IN/9.0; KS/9.0; MA/9.0; ME/9.0; MI Registry/9.0; MN/9.0; MO Open/9.0; MSDE/9.0 CKO-157185; NE/9.0; NH/9.0; NJCCIS/9.0; NV Registry/9.0; NY/9.0; OH/9.0; OK Registry/9.0; OR/9.0; PA Keys/9.0; SD/9.0; TX/9.0; UT/9.0; VA/9.0; VT NLCCV/9.0; WA STARS/9.0; WI Registry/9.0; WY Stars/9.0
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize cultural differences in Latino families and strategies to work with them.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to support learning in all developmental areas in the home environment.
- As a result of this course, participants will be able to describe autism spectrum disorders and sensory processing dysfunction and their impact on young children.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe executive function and brain development of young children and ways to support it.
|0-60 Minutes||Cultural Awareness in Working with Latino Families, Anarella Cellitti, PhD|
|60-120 Minutes||How to Grow a Young Child's Reading Brain, Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT|
|120-180 Minutes||Addressing a Child's Developmental Needs during Home Visiting, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association, Stacy Brown, BA|
|180-240 Minutes||Introduction to Sensory Processing, Nicole Quint, Dr. OT, OTR/L|
|240-300 Minutes||ACEs: Research for Understanding the Early Experiences of Young Children, Alison Peak, LCSW, IMH-E|
|300-360 Minutes||Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Tara Warwick, MS OTR/L|
|360-420 Minutes||An Early Educator’s Look Into Brain Development for Infants and Toddlers, Lauren Starnes, PhD, EdD|
|420-480 Minutes||An Inside Look at What’s Happening Inside: Brain Development from Ages 2 – 7, Lauren Starnes, PhD, EdD|
|480-540 Minutes||Understanding Executive Function, Carrie Fruin, EdS|
Dr. Anarella Cellitti has an undergraduate degree in education from the Instituto Universitario Pedagógico de Caracas. Her PhD and MEd degrees in elementary/early childhood education are from the University of South Carolina. In addition, she holds an MA degree in psychology from the University of Houston, Victoria. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In addition, she holds a Psychological Examiner License as well as International Medical Interpreter License. Her work as an educator covers teaching preschool, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Dr. Cellitti's work also includes doing therapy and assessments with children and adolescents. In addition, she has worked as a medical interpreter for ten years. Her presentations and publications represent her dedication to work with dual-language learners. Dr. Cellitti is very involved in community initiatives and is an advocate for language access of minority populations.
PhD CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT
The University of Akron and Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium & Listening and Spoken Language Consulting
Carol Flexer, PhD, FAAA, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT (Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist) is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Audiology at the University of Akron. An international lecturer and consultant in pediatric and educational audiology and author of more than 155 publications including 14 books, Dr. Flexer is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, the American Academy of Audiology, and the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. For her research and advocacy for children with hearing loss, Dr. Flexer has received four prestigious awards: two from The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing -- the Volta Award and Professional of the Year Award; one from the American Academy of Audiology -- the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award; and one from Kent State University -- The EHHS Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumni Award, 2015.
Stacy Brown received her Bachelor of Arts degree in US History and Education from the University of California at Riverside in 1996. She has completed Master's degree coursework in Curriculum and Instruction and Maternal and Child Health. She has worked in the early childhood field for 25 years. In addition to working for private preschools and Head Start, she was a Kindergarten Teacher in California for six years. She has worked for the Family Support Hawaii Early Head Start program for the past 13 years. For the past eight years, she has served as the Program Director.
Nicole Quint has been an occupational therapist for over 15 years, working in adult and pediatric rehabilitation and academia. She is currently Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department at Nova Southeastern University, teaching in both the Masters and Doctoral programs. She provides outpatient pediatric OT services at NSU and Social Mind Center, specializing in children and adolescents with Sensory Processing Disorder and concomitant disorders. She also provides consultation services for schools, professional development, and special education services. She provides continuing education on topics related to Sensory Processing Disorder, pediatric considerations on the occupation of sleep, occupational therapy and vision, reflective therapist, executive functions, leadership in occupational therapy and social emotional learning. She is currently working on a PhD in conflict analysis and resolution specific to systems and organizations, with an interest in disability and conflict.
Alison D. Peak
Alison D. Peak LCSW (Allied Behavioral Health Solutions, Nashville, TN) received her Master's in Social Work from the University of Michigan with an emphasis in Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth and Infant Mental Health. Alison is the Co-chair of the AIMHiTN Endorsement Committee and a member of AIMHiTN's Leadership Cohort. Alison also has two post-graduate degrees, Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care and Pediatric Integrated Health Services. Alison is passionate about working with children with histories of early trauma, families with adopted children, and youth in DCS custody. Alison seeks to meet these children and families where they most often present for assistance, their physician's office, and to assist in collaborating with primary care providers to optimize services for children and families.
Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L, is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy in 2000 and completing her Master’s degree in rehabilitation sciences with an emphasis in pediatrics in 2005. She has spent her entire career focusing on improving the quality of services for children, primarily targeting children with autism. She currently co-owns a pediatric therapy practice called Today’s Therapy Solutions and is a consultant for the Oklahoma Autism Center through the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center – Child Study Center. Tara’s specialties include working with children with autism and challenging behavior. She has extensive experience and expertise in behavior management, sensory processing, self-care training (potty training, eating/feeding, dressing, play, etc.), and assistive technology. She has conducted trainings and provided consultations for schools, parents and health and child care professionals all across the state.
VP of Early Childhood Education Research and Development, Primrose School Franchising Company
Dr. Lauren Starnes is an expert in the field of early childhood education. Having dual doctorates in both child development and educational leadership, she currently works as the Vice President of Early Childhood Education Research and Development for Primrose School Franchising Company. Lauren has worked at every level of early childhood education. While she began her formal career teaching at the university level, she has prior experience teaching within preschools, consulting and serving as a support professional for children with autism, and serving as an embedded instructional coach for preschool teachers. She has worked as a school principal for multiple different schools and remains actively involved as a voice for early childhood education in various professional associations. When not working, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on her two sons in sports.
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Carrie Fruin is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Reflection Sciences, a company focused specifically on Executive Function and its development in children from birth to grade 12. She was a science instructor for over 20 years and continues to present STEM instructional practices at conferences across the country. Carrie has developed close to 50 online courses for teachers including trauma, best practices for remote education, and instructional coaching and mentoring. She has her EdS is in Transformational Leadership with a focus on instructional technology. Her ultimate goal is to ensure the equitable education of all children through teaching, lecturing, and publishing.
Carol Flexer: Financial: Dr. Flexer received an honorarium for presenting this course. She has authored and co-edited many professional textbooks related to pediatric audiology. Non-financial: There are no relevant non-financial disclosures.
Stacy Brown: Financial: Stacy Brown was paid an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-Financial: There are no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Nicole Quint: Financial: Nicole Quint was paid an honorarium for this course by continued.com. Non-financial: There are no relevant non-financial disclosures.
Alison Peak: Financial disclosures: Alison Peak was paid an honorarium for presenting this course. She is part owner of Allied Behavioral Health Solutions. Non-financial disclosures: Alison Peak is a board member of AIMHiTN, and Co-chair of the Endorsement Committee for AIMHiTN.
Tara Warwick: Financial: Tara Warwick was paid an honorarium for this course by continued.com.Non-financial: There are no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Lauren Starnes: Financial Disclosures: Lauren Starnes received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-Financial Disclosures: Lauren Starnes has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Carrie Fruin: Financial Disclosures: Carrie Fruin received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-Financial Disclosures: Carrie Fruin has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: Parts of this course are presented in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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