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Social Emotional Development in the Early Years: Enriching Social Emotional Literacy

December 3, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

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About This Webinar

This 1.5-hour webinar focuses on supporting children’s social-emotional development by building their early social-emotional literacy and vocabulary skills. Presenters share evidence-based strategies for embedding early literacy activities to support children with disabilities within their typical routines and natural environments. Ideas for selecting developmentally- and culturally-appropriate books for children to support their social-emotional development that highlight topics relevant to military families are shared. Parent coaching strategies to help families implement activities to facilitate the children’s social-emotional development are discussed.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

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Presenter Information

Michaelene Ostrosky, Ph.D.: is the Head of the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a professor with research interests in the areas of: a) young children’s social-emotional competence and challenging behavior, b) attitudes and acceptance of typically developing children toward individuals with disabilities, and c) peer relationships and inclusion.

Kimberly Hile, Ph.D.  is an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Alabama at Huntsville.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies (2001), as well as her Ed.M. (2007) and Ph.D. (2017) in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests focus on personnel preparation and exploring how early intervention service providers are trained to support families of infants and toddlers with special needs.

This presentation is not endorsed by the Department of Defense and the information, as well as any opinions or views, contained herein are solely that of the presenter.

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December 3, 2015
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
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