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Live Webinar

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


Faculty:
Carol Westby, CCC-SLP, PhD, BCS-CL, ASDCS
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC063325
Brochure Code:
PWZ84911
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD

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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!

Join Dr. Westby, internationally-renowned expert on play assessment and development and language-literacy 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!

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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 your profession.  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 profession's standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.


Counselors

This educational offering consists of 6.25 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Alaska Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Alaska Counselors. The Board of Professional Counselors (12 AAC 62.320) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling from providers approved by NASW. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-3052 ) for 6.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours.


Arizona Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Arizona Counselors. The Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, pursuant to A.A.C. R4-6-802, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling and approved by a national professional association of counseling, social work or substance abuse counseling. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-3052 ) for 6.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours. 


California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level level activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Connecticut Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Connecticut Counselors. The Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (Sec. 20-195cc-3) confirm acceptance of this program as a qualifying continuing education activity based on its approval by the National Association of Social Workers. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-3052 ) for 6.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours. 


Delaware Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Delaware Counselors. The Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals (Admin Code: Title 24: Chapter 30) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling and approved by the National Association for Social Work (NASW). This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-3052 ) for 6.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours. 


District of Columbia (DC) Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for DC Counselors. The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Professional Counseling (S.6612.3) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling by organizations that have been approved by the National Association of Social Workers. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-3052 ) for 6.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours.


Florida 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 Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Illinois Counselors. The Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Administrative Code Section 1375.220(c), confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by a Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor approved by the Division. PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Iowa Counselors

CE credit is available. This live activity consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Iowa Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure, IAC 645–32.3(154D,272C). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for four years in your CE records.


Missouri Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Missouri Counselors. The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by organizations recognized by national social worker associations. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # ) for 6.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours.


Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This activity qualifies for 6.25 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


New Hampshire Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 Category A CEUs for New Hampshire Counselors. The New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice, Mhp 402.02, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are approved by the National Association of Social Workers. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-3052 ) for 6.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours. 


New Jersey Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 contact hours of continuing education for New Jersey Counselors. The New Jersey Professional Counselor Examiners Committee (pursuant to N.J.S.A. 13:34-15.4) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-3052 ) for 6.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours. 


North Carolina Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 contact hours of continuing education for North Carolina Counselors. The North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (Rule .0603) confirms acceptance of up to 15 contact hours per renewal period of continuing education programs approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-3052 ) for 6.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours. 


Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. 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 Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Pennsylvania Counselors. The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are approved by the National Association of Social Workers (49 Pa. Code S.49.36). This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-3052 ) for 6.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours. 


South Carolina Counselors

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. Provider #4540.


South Dakota Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for South Dakota Counselors. The South Dakota Administrative Rules (ARSD20:68:07) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-3052 ) for 6.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours. 


Tennessee Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Counselors. The Rules of the Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists, Section 0450-01-.12, confirm continuing education courses which pertain to the practice of counseling shall be considered approved if sanctioned by any state regulatory agency for professional counseling in the United States. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Texas Counselors

This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Utah Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Utah Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Clinical Mental Health Counselor Licensing Act Rule, R156-60c. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Virginia Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing competency instruction for Virginia Counselors. The Virginia Board of Counseling recognizes continuing competency activities in the behavioral health field that are approved by the National Association of Social Workers (18VAC115-20-105). This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-3052 ) for 6.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours. 


Wisconsin Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Wisconsin Counselors. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (MPSW 19) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are approved by the National Association of Social Workers. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-3052 ) for 6.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours. 


Educators/Teachers

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


Arizona Teachers

This course is designed to qualify for 6.25 clock hours of Professional Development. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


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. 


Massachusetts School Personnel

This course may be applicable for 6.25 Professional Development Points toward your Professional Development Plan per the Massachusetts Department of Education recertification guidelines; check with your licensing authority for more information.


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.


Pennsylvania Educators & School Personnel

6.5 ACT 48 Hours will be made available through Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU). Those requesting ACT 48 Hours will need to follow the extra steps during the evaluation process and provide their Pennsylvania Certification Number in order to be reported to the board. Only those individuals who have a CAIU online account are eligible to receive ACT 48 Hours


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. 


Wisconsin Educators

This course may be used toward your Professional Development Plan if it meets your individual goals. Please contact DPI with questions regarding individual PDP’s. This course is 6.25 clock hours. 


Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.

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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.


New Hampshire Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 Category A continuing education credit hours for New Hampshire Psychologists. The Office of Professional Licensure and Certification Board of Psychologists, Psyc 402.01 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology that are approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #) for 6.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours. 


Texas Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 professional development credit hours for Texas Psychologists. Pursuant to Board rule 461.11, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists accepts programs by formally organized groups providing professional development that is directly related to the practice of psychology; and professional associations relating to other mental health professions such as social work. PESI is a formally organized group dedicated to providing professional development programs for psychologists, social workers and other mental health professions. 


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.


Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Provider Number: 50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits. 


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.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

ASHA

This live course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live webcast if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


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 this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits 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: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers (NASW)

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-3052 ) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours in Social Work.


California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


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

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.


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.


Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. 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

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 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, CCC-SLP, PhD, BCS-CL, ASDCS's Profile

Carol Westby, CCC-SLP, PhD, BCS-CL, ASDCS Related seminars and products: 10


Carol Westby, CCC-SLP, PhD, BCS-CL, ASDCS, is an internationally renowned expert on play assessment and development in children. She is the developer of the renowned Westby Symbolic Play Scale, a research-based scale used to assess children’s social and play skills. Dr. Westby has written and implemented projects to support personnel preparation, clinical service, and research, including Project PLAY (Play and Language Attunement in Young Children), that trains caregivers to increase the development of play, theory of mind, and language.

Dr. Westby is a fellow of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), is Board Certified in Child Language and Literacy Disorders, and has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Geneva College and the University of Iowa’s Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, the ASHA Award for Contributions to Multicultural Affairs, the Honors of ASHA, and the Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award.

Dr. Westby has published and presented nationally and internationally on topics including play, autobiographical memory, theory of mind, language-literacy relationships, narrative/expository development and facilitation, adverse childhood experiences, screen time, trauma, metacognition/executive function, and assessment and intervention with culturally/linguistically diverse populations. 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. She is a consultant for Bilingual Multicultural Services in Albuquerque, NM and holds an affiliated appointment in Communication Disorders at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.

 

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. 


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

Click here to purchase the DVD or CD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.


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.


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.

Outline

Frameworks for Understanding Play-Cognitive-Social-Literacy 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

Target Audience

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

Reviews

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Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 27

Comments

Brooke S

"This course was great! I would highly recommend it to others. "

Sandra H

"excellent content, presenter very knowledgeable, great assessment tools to use for caseload"

Laurie E

"Amazing. I was very impressed by this live seminar. Such wonderful presentation of very important information."

Sheri L

"This was a wonderful webinar. Thank you!"

Laura O

"Great class! I learned a lot."

Linda W

"Thank you very much for this presentation"

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."

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