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The Illinois Developmental Therapy Association is here as a source for developmental therapists and the public on  all things related to child development and developmental delays in the early years of life.

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Seeking Nominations for the 2020 Wehman Award of Excellence

The Wehman Award of Excellence is awarded by the Illinois Developmental Therapy Association to a developmental therapist who consistently exemplified excellence in their work with integrity and embodies our early intervention principles.

Do you know such a developmental therapists? Help us honor and celebrate this individual at our next IDTA Conference by nominating them for the Wehman Award of Excellence. The Following are the qualifications of someone who displays exemplary work in the field and should be considered for nomination.

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As Early Intervention therapists we sure take on a lot. We often are discussing very stressful things with families and holding their emotions. This and many other stressful aspects of our work lead to high cognitive and emotional demands on ourselves, much like teachers and other high stress professions. So what do we do about this?

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Resource of the Month

The Emotional Life of the Toddler

Alicia F. Lieberman Simon & Schuster, 2018

And you thought your days were rough. Being a toddler is like riding a roller coaster of emotions every day! In this new and revised version of the much loved original work, Dr. Lieberman examines the up-and-down emotional ride that... Read More

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Join a strong community of Developmental Therapists who are expanding their professional skills and making their mark on the field through their membership with the IDTA.

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  Updates from the Field!

Attention all Developmental Therapists! Child & Family Connections #20 in Effingham, IL currently is experiencing a shortage of Developmental Therapists in several of the counties they serve. They especially need DTs in the Christian County area, where they are in high need of credentialed DT evaluators and direct service providers. CFC #20 has had particularly high caseloads over the last couple of years and this could be a great opportunity for those to fill their caseloads or new DTs build a caseload. 

For more information please contact CFC #20. Phone: 217-318-3512 or 888-459-5437 

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