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Connecting Play and Language to Literacy and Social-Emotional Development: Assessment and Treatment for Young Children


Faculty:
Carol Westby
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Product Code:
LWC063325
Brochure Code:
PLW70601
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar


Description

Play is the window into—and the foundation for— the development of language, text comprehension, cognition and social-emotional skills in children. It’s essential to know children’s developmental play level if we are to select appropriate play interventions. Yet there are few tools that allow the clinician or teacher to look at these skills in a holistic way.

The Westby Play Scale gives us just that—it’s a unique assessment tool that allows us to evaluate these skills while children play!

Watch Dr. Westby, internationally-renowned expert on play assessment and development and languageliteracy relationships, and learn to effectively use the Westby Play Scale to assess children’s symbolic play skill level, language skills and how they use language. Supported by 40 years of evidence-based research, the scales will help you set goals at the right developmental level for all the young children (birth-5) you work with.

Don’t miss this chance to learn from Dr. Westby, an icon in the field who will teach you how to integrate the play practices and play strategies essential to promote:

  • Higher-level thinking, problem-solving and creativity
  • A range of language skills
  • The foundations for developing text comprehension
  • Awareness of temporal, cause-effect and social relationships
  • Empathy, which is important for interpreting and responding appropriately to the needs, desires, and roles of others
  • Interactions essential for social-emotional development
  • Ability to self-regulate, organize and monitor their own behavior so they can become independent, self-motivated learners

Register today and learn an approach that targets skills at appropriate developmental levels for children, builds language simultaneously, is highly transferable and most of all, is fun! 

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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Counselors

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PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


New Jersey Counselors

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Educators/Teachers

This course is designed to qualify towards your professional development requirement. The course is 6.25 clock hours in length.


Illinois Educators

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6.0 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours have been made available through Quincy University. Those requesting ISBE PD Clock Hours will need to complete additional steps in order to receive the ISBE “Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form. Instructions will be made available the day of the webcast under the “Materials” tab.

 

After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation you will also need to complete the ISBE required “Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, Etc.” form found on the “materials” tab. Please mail this completed form and $20 enrollment fee (if not already paid with, and in addition, to your registration fee) to PESI, Inc., CE Department, PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000, along with your name, the full title of the webcast, and date of live broadcast.


Indiana Educators

6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance at this seminar per the Indiana Department of Education standards. 


Montana Educators

This program is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction. 


New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel

6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours. MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc. is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.


New York Educators

PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This activity will qualify for 6.25 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


Texas Educators

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This course qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours. 


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or 0.6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits.


Psychologists

This live activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.


School Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 6.0 hours of live continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


California Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists

Approved for 7.5 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical Practice) continuing education credits. Course level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical Practice) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 6.3 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New Jersey Social Workers

Connecting Play and Language to Literacy and Social-Emotional Development: Assessment and Treatment for Young Children, Course #2470, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by PESI, Inc. as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 04/29/2019 - 04/29/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practic continuing education credits. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


New Jersey Social Workers

This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #10 Course #xxxx from  to . Social Workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Practice 6.25Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 

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Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Handouts

Faculty

Carol Westby Related seminars and products: 4

PhD, CCC-SLP


CAROL WESTBY, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an internationally-renowned expert on play assessment and development, language-literacy relationships, current play theories, and the development of the four dimensions of play in young children (birth-5 years).

She is a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds Specialty Recognition in Child Language. She received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Iowa’s Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, and the ASHA Award for Contributions to Multicultural Affairs.

Dr. Westby began her career in New York where she developed her renowned Play Scale. She has written and implemented projects to support personnel preparation, clinical service, and research, including Project PLAY (Play and Language Attunement in Young Children), that trained caregivers to increase the development of play, theory of mind, and language. Additionally, she has consulted with the New Mexico Preschool for the Deaf, which employs a play-based curriculum.

Dr. Westby has been a visiting professor at Flinders University in South Australia where she worked on a language/literacy curriculum, and at Brigham Young University where she consulted on SEEL, a systematic and engaging emergent literacy program that employs playful practice.

Dr. Westby has published and presented nationally and internationally on play, language-literacy relationships, narrative/expository development and facilitation, theory of mind, assessment and facilitation of written language, metacognition/executive function, and issues in assessment and intervention with culturally/linguistically diverse populations.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Carol Westby is a consultant for Bilingual Multicultural Services. Dr. Westby receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She is the author of numerous chapters and articles, and is published by various publishers including Jones & Bartlett and Pearson.

Non-financial: Carol Westby is the developer of the Westby Play Scale. Dr. Westby is a fellow of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 


Alternate Dates

Play & Language: The Roots of Literacy
Wed, Dec 11, 2019 - 07:00a to 03:00p CST - Product Code LWC063325
Play & Language: The Roots of Literacy
Fri, Feb 28, 2020 - 07:00a to 03:00p CST - Product Code LWC063325

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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Target Audience

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
  • Psychologist
  • School Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Reading Specialists
  • Head Start Staff
  • Early Childhood
  • Special Education Staff
  • Learning Disabilities Specialists
  • Preschool Teachers
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • School Psychologists
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children (Birth - 5 Years)

Outline

Frameworks for Understanding Play: Cognitive-Social-Literac Relationships

  • What’s happened to play?
  • A dynamic systems approach to learning through play
  • The World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning
  • Nature and nurture foundations for play

Westby Play Scale: An Assessment Framework to Evaluate and Treat Children’s

  • Precursor skills and early language development
  • Development of pretend play and language development

Emergent Presymbolic Play (Birth - 17 months)

  • Attuned interactional play
  • Joint attention/referencing in play
  • Functional toy use and coordinated interactions in play

Development of Pretend Play Dimensions (17 months – 5 years): Relationship of Play Dimensions to Language and Literacy

  • Theory of Mind Dimension (understanding thoughts and feelings of self and others)
  • Decontextualization Dimension (reduced use of props in play)
  • Thematic Dimension (from familiar to novel pretend themes)
  • Organization Dimension (sequencing and planning of play)

Develop Pretend Play Skills to Set the Foundations for Language and Literacy

  • Extend play themes, prop use and sequences within play
  • Advance higher-level thinking, problem-solving and creativity
  • Build interactions essential for social-emotional development
  • Develop theory of mind through demonstrating the perspectives of others in the play scenarios
  • Build literate-style language through play Use play as the nexus into developing oral narrative skills
  • Phonological awareness skills through playful practices

Objectives

  1. Determine how play deficits cause intellectual, social, emotional and physical harm to children.
  2. Articulate the development and interrelationships of cognition, play, language, social-emotional skills and literacy.
  3. Assess a child’s play development and language skills using the Westby Play Scale.
  4. Recommend appropriate activities and strategies to develop young children’s language/social-emotional/play skills at each level.
  5. Employ play to promote the cognitive, language, social-emotional and self-regulation skills that underlie children’s effective social interactions and literacy comprehension.
  6. Establish how play can facilitate self-regulation, empathy and the foundations for reading comprehension. 

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Total Reviews: 1358

Comments

Jennifer D

"I appreciated how Carol Westby engaged the participants in a variety of ways. For example, she started talking about her raising ducks, which was an innovative and attention-getting way of making her point. It helped me refocus on the material and stay engaged (similar to a Brain Break that educators do so often with students). I can't say enough positive things about this learning."

Elaine H

"Excellent!!"

Edith B

"I requested some handouts that were emailed to me immediately. Thank you!"

Amy S

"None at this time."

Mari Ann J

"I was very pleased with this course. The speaker was excellent. It was my first experience with a live webinar of this length and my expectations were exceeded."

Meryl R

"I have followed Carol Westby since the early 1980's when I was a student in Graduate School! This was a magnificent presentation! Thank you!"

Deborah A

"Dr. Westby did an excellent job of communicating how important play is to literacy and language development"

Heather J

"Worthwhile course! We enjoyed it."

Deborah T

"Excellent presentation! Carol Westby is a superb presenter in every way. Thank you!"

Jessica G

"I was very pleased with this webinar. I have taken webinars in the past where I was not able to see the instructor, making it difficult to pay attention. However, with this webinar it felt as if Carol Westby was in the room with us. I would definitely consider doing another webinar like this. "

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