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Helping Parents of Late Talkers Use Gestures to Support Expressive Language Development



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Regular $84.95
Hanen Member $45.00
Group $595 for a group of 15 ($40 per additional person)
ASHA CEUs   This session is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Arena)


Course Overview

It’s well recognized that children’s gesture use is an important part of their expressive language development. What’s also well known is that children tend to use more gestures when they have parents who do the same. But for parents who are not natural gesturers, it can be difficult to consistently incorporate gestures into interactions with their child.

This e-Seminar explores what is known about the connection between gesture use and the development of word combinations, and helps you develop a plan of action for supporting parents of Late Talkers to add specific gesture types to their verbal language models to encourage their child’s expressive language development.


Course Objectives

Upon completion of this 2 hour e-seminar, participants will be able to:

  • define the various gesture types associated with early communication development.
  • describe the developmental milestones for gesture use in typical language learning toddlers.
  • develop a plan of action for teaching parents how to add specific gesture types to their verbal language models in order to support their child’s expressive language development.

Professional Development Hours

  • This session is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Arena)
  • 2 professional development hours


Presenter Info

Financial: Cindy Earle, M.A. S-LP (C), CCC, is Program Director for the Target Word® Program at The Hanen Centre. Her responsibilities include leading Target Word® workshops and developing resources and materials for use in Target Word® workshops and other related trainings. Cindy also develops resources for Target Word® - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children who are Late Talkers and is co-author of the Target Word® Leaders Guide and Target Word® Parent Handbook. The Hanen Centre holds the copyright to these materials and Cindy receives no financial benefit from the sale of these materials. Non-Financial: No other relevant non-financial relationships exist.
 

Eligibility

  • Professionals who work with young children and their families
  • Speech-language pathology and early childhood education students

Note: If you are a parent, this e-Seminar will not meet your learning needs. Find out how Hanen can help you.


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