Addressing the Social-Emotional, Sensory, and Behavior Challenges in Early Intervention (1)
This one day workshop will teach early intervention providers and caregivers how to address the sensory, behavior, and social challenges of young children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays. Attendees will learn how to examine a young child’s social-emotional development based on the six functional developmental levels as described by Stanley Greenspan. An overview of the principles and methods of The PLAY Project will also be provided. The workshop will consist of video analysis of parent coaching and caregiver and child interactions, and a review of effective sensory and behavior supports used within the home environment.
After the workshop, participants will be able to achieve the following outcomes:
1. Describe each of the 6 Functional Developmental Levels of a child’s Social Emotional Development.
2. How to use information from a child’s unique profile to develop a plan to improve a child’s social-emotional and behavioral skills
3. Give examples of PLAY Project principles and methods, which are used to help children establish a joyful relationship with their caregivers and improve their social engagement.
4. Learn how to use caregiver coaching to empower caregivers to implement strategies that promote the child’s social-emotional growth and resolve behavior issues throughout daily routines.
5. Learn how to see behavior problems in new ways and have ideas on how to address them using strategies that facilitate self-regulation, engagement, and communication