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Introduction to Sensory Processing
Presented by Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L
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Course: #31232 Level: AdvancedCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 Hour
This course provides professionals with an introduction to sensory processing, emphasizing theoretical information, connection to behavior and performance, and practical considerations for how to refer children for specific sensory services such as sensory integration.

ACEs in the Classroom: Addressing Early Trauma in an Early Childcare Setting
Presented by Alison D. Peak, LCSW, IMH-E
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Course: #31196 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 Hour
This course will provide a brief overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study and its impact on understanding early childhood development and brain architecture. The course will then take an in-depth look at the behavioral manifestations of children with high ACEs and ways to navigate those behaviors and needs in the classroom.

Change Your Perception, Change Their Attitude: Part 2
Presented by Kathy Lincoln, MA
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Course: #31164 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Professionalism and Leadership1 Hour
This is the second in a two-part course that helps leaders recognize the influence their perceptions and attitudes have on the people and programs they lead. In this segment, participants are introduced to the characteristics of passive, aggressive, and assertive behaviors, as well as characteristics and skills associated with Assertive Leadership.

Change Your Perception, Change Their Attitude: Part 1
Presented by Kathy Lincoln, MA
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Course: #31163 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Professionalism and Leadership1 Hour
This course will introduce participants to the concept of neurophysiology, the brain and body’s auto response to stress, and to the development of perception. Leaders will be able to engage in a self-reflective process that helps them understand the influence their perceptions and attitudes can have on the people and programs they lead.

Developmental Monitoring and Screening
Presented by Liz Moore, MEd
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Course: #31149 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Observation and Assessment1 Hour
This training will look at what developmental monitoring is, why developmental monitoring is so important, and where teachers and providers can access checklists and screening tools to help determine if a child is developing on target. It will briefly discuss what is developmentally appropriate for children 12 months – 5 years old. Lastly, the course will discuss where to refer families when a child is at risk for developmental delay.

Understanding and Supporting Children with Anxiety
Presented by Aimee Kotrba, PhD
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Course: #30569 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Health, Safety, and Nutrition1 Hour
Anxiety is becoming one of the most concerning childhood diagnoses, and one that impacts children in the classroom, therapy room, and community setting. Dr. Kotrba presents up-to-date information on how to understand and support a child with anxiety.

Prevention is the Best Intervention: Part 2: Nothing I Do Works!
Presented by Barbara Kaiser, MA
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Course: #30615 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Responsive Interactions and Guidance1 Hour
This webinar continues the discussion regarding working with children with challenging behavior. No strategy works in a vacuum. The first step is to create a caring environment that recognizes and supports all children’s abilities and skills.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) - Working with Children and Families to Improve Outcomes
Presented by Dan Dubovsky, MSW
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Course: #30676 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 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 Children and Staff Healthy: Ways to Manage the Spread of Illness
Presented by Amanda Schwartz, PhD
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Course: #30675 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Health, Safety, and Nutrition1 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: #30568 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Learning Environment and Curriculum1 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.