Thanks to the generosity of our community partners, Northeast Hearing & Speech is proud to offer a variety of trainings for early childhood educators, teachers, early intervention specialists, and parents. Most are provided free or at low cost. A sample of trainings available includes:
Talk to Me
Strategies for Supporting Language Development in Children Birth-3. This workshop addresses specific strategies to facilitate speech and language development with infants and toddlers ages birth to three.
When and How to Refer. We will discuss types of speech-language delays commonly observed in preschool children, what to look for, and how/when to make a referral for further evaluation.
Stategies to Support Speech and Language Development in Preschool
This workshop includes an overview of specific strategies for children who are struggling to communicate that can be implemented within classroom or home based routines as well as those children who are ready to take their language skills to the next level.
4 Books, 4 Strategies
An Introduction to Phonological Awareness in Preschool and the Early Elementary Years. We will explore strategies to facilitate phonological awareness skills for our youngest learners, using books that are already present in most preschool and early elementary classrooms.
English Language Learners in Preschool
Facilitating Language and Learning. This workshop is designed for early childhood educators who have children learning English as a second language in their classrooms. Depending on the time allowed, an overview of various cultural rules and expectations will be reviewed along with specific strategies to facilitate language development during everyday classroom routines.
AAC in the Preschool Classroom
An overview of popular low-tech to high-tech alternative & augmentative communication tools used in the preschool setting. Participants will learn how to identify a child’s communication needs, create picture icons for communication, use visuals to support communication, and implement AAC throughout the child’s school day.
Speech and Language Consultation-Preschool
If you are seeking guidance about how to facilitate your child’s speech and language skills but you have not yet connected to a provider, this is an option for you. A copy of your child’s speech-language evaluation is needed (may be completed by any qualified Speech-Language Pathologist) prior to meeting with you. This is a one hour session to identify strategies you can use in your child’s natural environment.
“Laurie's presentation was engaging and thoughtful - wish more programs in the northern part of the state could have access!”-Workshop Attendee