Join us for a FREE virtual session with Speech-Language Pathologist, Mimi Branham, for an expert session on language development in children.
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In our ever-changing and challenging world, children are expected to sit, pay attention, and process increasingly complex information at a very early age. However, often only the child’s age is considered when expectations are set. Development occurs from conception through the early 20s with some of the most important years for sensory input being birth through age seven. This means that our young children are primed to receive much of the input that will shape their development for elementary school and beyond. This session will highlight the importance of understanding sensory input and its impact on a child’s ability to focus and learn. Participants will also learn the benefits of using touch, taste, hearing, moving, and heavy work in the classroom to regulate the nervous system and prime the child for learning.
This is an expert speaker session with Occupational Therapist, Beth Hancock. Participants will receive 1 hour of professional development for attending.
While many infants and toddlers in the U.S. are raised in English-speaking families, a growing number of American children are exposed to other languages during early childhood. There are numerous benefits to exposure to other languages at home, including social and cultural connections with family members, long-term economic benefits in an increasingly multilingual world, and perhaps even cognitive benefits. Still, early schooling in the U.S. places a large emphasis on learning and using English in academic settings. Caregivers often have questions and concerns about how to support the development of both the native language and English during early childhood. This webinar will debunk some common myths about bilingual development, discuss the similarities and differences in language milestones for bilingual children, and provide practical tips for supporting bilingual development. It will also include information about bilingual development in special populations of children ,including children with autism and children who were born preterm.
This is an expert speaker session featuring Dr. Kelly Vaughn and participants will receive 1 hour of professional development for attending.
Coming in 2024. In-person CARE Workshops for our infant and toddler professionals in the Houston area! CARE stands for Cultivating Awareness & Resilience in Education. These workshops offer teachers and administrators tools and resources for reducing stress, preventing burnout, enlivening teaching and helping students thrive socially, emotionally and academically.
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Please select your preferred training dates. Only one three-day session is required.