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Communication

"The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop." - Mark Twain

HAN-15-01

Making Book Reading A Time For Interaction and Conversation

Author: The Hanen Centre

Length: 2 ECE Hours 

Learning ContinuumFoundation

 

Research has shown that adding opportunities for interaction and conversation during book reading can foster critical emergent literacy skills in infants and preschoolers. But how do parents and professionals do this effectively?  This e-Seminar introduces Hanen’s concrete strategies for promoting developmentally appropriate emergent literacy skills during shared book reading.

COM-15-01

Building Strong Foundations with the Alphabet

Author: Ingrid Crowthers, PHD

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

HAN-15-02

Make Words Sparkle for Preschoolers and Kindergarten Children

Author: The Hanen Centre

Length: 2 ECE Hours 

Learning ContinuumFoundation

Coupon Code: DOMHANEN40 (40% off)

Make Words Sparkle focuses on making vocabulary instruction a natural part of shared book reading and everyday conversations in early childhood settings. This 2-hour e-Seminar offers research-based strategies that foster vocabulary learning in children who have a basic vocabulary and speak in sentences. With the help of videotaped, real-life examples, participants learn how to:

 

  • select target words

  • highlight new words and convey the meaning of new words through visual cues

  • provide children with opportunities to use and hear new words in a variety of everyday contexts

This module is not eligible as part of a monthly subscription.

HAN-15-03

Author: The Hanen Centre

Length: 2 ECE Hours 

Learning ContinuumFoundation

Coupon Code: DOMHANEN40 (40% off)

It’s well recognized that children’s gesture use is an important part of their expressive language development. What’s also well known is that children tend to use more gestures when they have parents who do the same. But for parents who are not natural gesturers, it can be difficult to consistently incorporate gestures into interactions with their child. This e-Seminar explores what is known about the connection between gesture use and the development of word combinations, and helps you develop a plan of action for supporting parents of Late Talkers to add specific gesture types to their verbal language models to encourage their child’s expressive language development.

This module is not eligible as part of a monthly subscription.

HAN-15-04

Helping Parents Use Routines to Promote Young Children’s Interaction and Language Skills

Author: The Hanen Centre

Length: 2 ECE Hours 

Learning ContinuumFoundation

Coupon Code: DOMHANEN40 (40% off)

Routines provide a familiar and predictable context within which young children with language delays can learn to take turns and communicate. If you work with young children and their families, this e-Seminar will provide you with practical knowledge and tools for helping parents apply specific strategies to foster their child’s interaction and language skills within everyday social routines. You’ll gain practical guidance on how to set appropriate goals for children within specific routines, according to their stage of communication development.

This module is not eligible as part of a monthly subscription.

HAN-15-05

Sharing Sensitive News with Parents

Author: The Hanen Centre

Length: 2 ECE Hours 

Learning ContinuumFoundation

Coupon Code: DOMHANEN40 (40% off)

Professionals who work with young children often say that one of the hardest parts of their job is sharing sensitive information with parents about their child’s development. The Sharing Sensitive News e-seminar provides early childhood educators and other professionals with specific strategies for sharing information with parents in a way that emphasizes active listening and promotes positive collaboration. When we share the news in a way that is sensitive, family-centred and respectful of parents’ points of view, we greatly improve the chances for successful collaboration.

This module is not eligible as part of a monthly subscription.

HAN-15-06

Teaching Tuning In: Practical Strategies to Promote Theory of Mind for Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum

Author: The Hanen Centre

Length: 2 ECE Hours 

Learning ContinuumEnhanced

Coupon Code: DOMHANEN40 (40% off)

Verbal children with autism often have difficulty developing a “theory of mind” or “tuning in” to the thoughts and feelings of others. Teaching Tuning In breaks down the research on theory of mind development, explaining how it differs in children on the autism spectrum. Participants learn specific, research-based interaction strategies for helping these children tune in to others. These practical, naturalistic strategies can be implemented directly with children in therapy or be shared with parents to help them promote their children’s theory of mind within everyday interactions and conversations.

This module is not eligible as part of a monthly subscription.

HAN-15-07

Coaching Parents in How to Play

Length: 2 ECE Hours 

Coupon Code: DOMHANEN40 (40% off)

This e-Seminar offers practical guidance for helping parents facilitate the play and communication skills of their child with autism. While the e-Seminar focuses on children on the spectrum, the strategies presented will be helpful for all children with deficits in the area of play. Coaching Parents in How to Play explores the connections between play, interaction and language at different developmental stages and presents milestones for four types of play: social routines, exploratory, functional and pretend play. Participants learn developmentally appropriate interactive strategies for sharing with parents to help them build their child’s play and language skills during fun play activities. The e-Seminar also offers helpful information on facilitating peer play in children with ASD.

This module is not eligible as part of a monthly subscription.

HAN-15-08

Starting Early: Red Flags and Treatment Tips for Toddlers on the Autism Spectrum

Author: The Hanen Centre

Length: 2 ECE Hours 

Learning ContinuumEnhanced

Coupon Code: DOMHANEN40 (40% off)

 

This e-Seminar introduces typical development of social communication in infants and toddlers and describes how to use the following milestones to identify a child at risk for ASD:

 

  • social interaction

  • attention

  • communication

  • play skills

  • responsiveness

 

Based on these primary areas of difficulty, participants gain practical guidance for developing appropriate social and communication goals for these children.

This module is not eligible as part of a monthly subscription.

HAN-15-09

I’m Ready: Coaching Parents to Prepare Their Preschooler for Literacy Success

Author: The Hanen Centre

Length: 2 ECE Hours 

Learning ContinuumFoundation

Coupon Code: DOMHANEN40 (40% off)

Drawing on content from the Hanen guidebook, I’m Ready! How to Prepare Your Child for Reading Success, this e-Seminar shows professionals how they can support parents to nurture their child’s early literacy during shared book reading and everyday activities and conversations. Participants learn how to coach parents to use practical, evidence based strategies for building the following emergent literacy skills, proven to predict academic success:

 

  • Conversation

  • Vocabulary

  • Story comprehension

  • Print knowledge

  • Sound awareness

This module is not eligible as part of a monthly subscription.

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