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Developmental Delays: Monitoring Development in the Early Childhood Classroom
Presented by Miriam Eckstein-Koas, MS, SpEd
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Course: #32198Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about developmental milestones for the first five years of life along with strategies to support children with developmental delays. Gain information about how to discuss concerns regarding a child's development with parents.

Understanding the Needs of Early Learners who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Presented by Isabel S. Chica, MS
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Course: #32069Level: Introductory1 Hour
Receive information and learn about accommodations appropriate for children with visual impairments.

Teaching Children with Autism: Critical Skills, Writing Goals, and Monitoring Progress
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #32072Level: Advanced2 Hours
Learn the steps involved in teaching young children with autism new skills, including how and what skills to assess, writing goals, strategies for teaching new skills, and how to monitor progress.

Speech and Language Basics: When to Refer?
Presented by Tonya R. Hayes, MEd, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
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Course: #31991Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Learn about the top red flags all early-care professionals should know regarding speech and language development. This course will help professionals identify delays and alert parents when a referral to a speech-language pathologist is needed.

Perspective-Taking: Understanding Challenges, Fears and Joys of Parents of Children with Special Needs
Presented by Christy Jones-Hudson, MA, IMH-E®
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Course: #31908Level: Introductory1 Hour
Teachers juggle many processes and relationships to balance high-quality programming. Connecting with others begins with the initiative to learn more about serving and working with diverse populations including parents of children with special needs.

Working with Children with Disabilities: Inclusion Works!, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Piret Leonetti, EdD
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Course: #31676Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about laws surrounding inclusion, best practices, and how to create supportive environments for young children with disabilities in early childhood settings. In partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association.

Into Focus: Non-Medicated Strategies for Young Children with ADHD
Presented by Eve Margol, BA, MEd
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Course: #35018Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about ADHD, associated stress in the classroom, and how to use non-medicated strategies to help children succeed. This will be especially helpful to those working with children with ADHD or with undiagnosed behavioral challenges similar to ADHD.

Sensory Processing: Strategies for Classroom Teachers
Presented by Tonya R. Hayes, MEd, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
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Course: #31632Level: Advanced2 Hours
Identify the needs of young children with sensory processing disorders more accurately. Learn specific strategies for aiding children in regulating their sensory needs for optimal outcomes in the early childhood classroom.

Sign Language for Late Talkers and Children with Special Needs
Presented by Tonya R. Hayes, MEd, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
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Course: #31606Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about the use and benefits of signing with babies, toddlers, late talkers and children with special needs, including 50+ functional signs and how it encourages expressive language.

Sensory Processing 101
Presented by Tonya R. Hayes, MEd, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
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Course: #31563Level: Introductory1 Hour
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and sensory issues are terms we hear more and more frequently as we care for and work with young children. It seems more children have sensory needs or issues that disrupt their lives and the learning environments they are in throughout the day. This course will cover what SPD is, why is it occurring more often, and how you can help a child with sensory issues cope in your home or the early childhood classroom.