This webinar series discusses evidence-based strategies used by early interventionists (EI) and early childhood (EC) care and education professionals that promotes child development through caregiver-child interactions. These strategies, referred to as triadic strategies, focus on the interactions between three individuals: the child, caregiver, and EI/EC professional. Use of triadic strategies can support and enhance the competence and confidence of families and caregivers of young children with disabilities.
These strategies include:
- Environmental Arrangements to Support Caregiver-Child Interactions
- Affirm Parenting Competence
- Focus Attention
- Provide Developmental Information
Content will be relevant to professionals working with young children with disabilities ages birth to five including:
- Early interventionists engaged in home visiting and/or childcare visiting
- Childcare providers
- Early childhood educators
- Therapists (OT, PT, SLP, etc.)
Strategies for Supporting Caregiver-Child Interactions that Enhance Development
Wednesday, April 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide an overview of the triadic strategies which include: 1) arranging the environment to increase the probability of enjoyable caregiver child interactions; 2) affirming parenting competence; 3) focusing attention; 4) providing developmental information; 5) modeling; and 6) suggesting.
Ideas for Implementing Triadic Strategies: Putting it Into Action!
Thursday, June 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
In this webinar we explore ideas and resources for implementing the triadic strategies, introduced in the first webinar of this series. Our primary focus is on the use of triadic strategies to share developmental information with families of infants, toddlers and preschoolers in a meaningful and engaging way.
- This FD Early Intervention webinar series:
- Offers CE credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois.
- Has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credits for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) program through the National Council on Family Relations.
- Additional continuing education credits may be offered throughout this series. Please check the event page of each session in the box above for details.
For questions about CE opportunities not addressed above or at the individual webinar event websites, please email the Early Intervention team at OneOpEarlyIntervention@gmail.com
McCollum, J. A., & Yates, T. J. (1994). Dyad as focus, triad as means: A family-centered approach to supporting parent-child interactions. Infants and Young Children, 6(4), 54-63.