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.
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.
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.
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.
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.