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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) - Impact on Children and Families
Presented by Dan Dubovsky, MSW
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Course: #30673 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 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.

Trouble with Transitions? 5 Essential Ways to Prevent Challenging Behavior
Presented by Barb O'Neill, MEd, EdD
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Course: #30448 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Responsive Interactions and Guidance1 Hour
Consistent use of preventative strategies is the only way to break out of daily struggles with children who refuse to clean up, come inside, take their turn in the bathroom or lay down for nap. You'll learn the 5 essential strategies for preventing challenging behavior during classroom transitions and be guided in implementing them in a way that works for you and your class.

We Create Magic: Experiences and Environment for Infant/Toddler Classrooms
Presented by Karen Deerwester, MA, EdS
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Course: #30436 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Learning Environment and Curriculum1 Hour
We Create Magic recreates the magic and meaningful learning of play-based exploration and discovery for infants and toddlers. Explore how to create authentic personal learning experiences that honor the individual child, individual teacher and uniqueness of each day and school year.

Circle Time Success
Presented by Liz Moore, MEd
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Course: #30559 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Learning Environment and Curriculum1 Hour
Strategies and supports for helping young children participate in circle time activities.

Autism Basics
Presented by Kimberly Norris, BS, MEd
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Course: #30562 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 Hour
This course will examine autism through the lens of child development. The diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5 will be defined for the learner.

How to Grow a Young Child's Listening Brain
Presented by Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT
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Course: #30440 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 Hour
Using a research to practice format, this course will describe hearing and listening from a neurological perspective. Practical suggestions will be offered for enriching an infant, toddler and young child's auditory brain for the attainment and advancement of listening, spoken language and literacy skills.

Baby Picasso: Art with Infants and Toddlers
Presented by Natasha Crosby Kile, MS
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Course: #30589 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Learning Environment and Curriculum1 Hour
Art with infants and toddlers is more than just cute hand or footprint projects — it is brain-building at its finest! Get some new ideas about art activities that you can do with your children, and learn how they help develop necessary skills.

I'm a Teacher, not a Babysitter!: Professionalism in Early Childhood
Presented by Natasha Crosby Kile, MS
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Course: #30586 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Professionalism and Leadership1 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.

How to Grow a Young Child's Reading Brain
Presented by Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT
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Course: #30447 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 Hour
This course will describe the pre-literacy and literacy process from an auditory neurolinguistics perspective. Practical suggestions will be offered for reading aloud to infants, toddlers and preschoolers, and for developing foundational phonological awareness skills in young children.

Feeding Tips for Young Children
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #30587 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 Hour
This course will provide participants with the developmental stages of feeding. Participants will also complete this course with practical tips for teaching young children how to eat.