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    • Friday, October 26, 2018
    • Saturday, October 27, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • 1447 W. Montrose Chicago, IL 60613

    Richard Solomon, MD, founder of The PLAY Project, believes every young child with autism should have access to life-changing early intervention, by empowering their parents or caregivers. The PLAY Project strives to create a world where all children with autism receive early intervention services and parents choose the best treatment options for their child. 

    This professional development opportunity will provide you with an overview of the PLAY Project methods and principles along with case studies to gain immediate skills in helping children with autism. The workshop consists of case studies, video analysis of parent and child interaction, and group activities that develop your skills in play-based, developmental and behavioral techniques for engaging children with autism and other developmental delays.

    Who will benefit:

    Our intensive workshop will be of interest to administrators and policy makers involved with autism services, parents of children with autism, and providers who serve these children.This workshop can serve as a first step in pursuing the Certified PLAY Project Consultant credential.

    *IDTA Members get a $20 Discount on the Cost of Registration! Login to the IDTA website and go to the Member Discount Codes page to get your coupon code today!

    After this workshop participants will be able to

    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the PLAY Project, PLAY Autism Intervention, 7 circles of PLAY and can begin helping children with autism and their caregivers immediately!

    • Implement methods that help children with autism to (1) increase their social interaction and (2) develop a joyous relationship with their caregivers and other adults!

    • Identify techniques that help improve language, social skills, behavior, development, and play skills of children with autism!

    • Describe how a child’s unique profile is created and develop a plan to improve the child’s social interaction based on the profile!

    • and much, much more! 

    • *Learning outcomes will be assessed after the Intensive Workshop by a PLAY Project Quiz and Satisfaction Survey

    Continued Education:

    • 9 hours of Early Intervention Credit in the area of Intervention has been previously approved.  

    CEUs have been requested pending approval through:

    • American Speech-Language- Hearing Association

    • American Occupational Therapy Association

    Certificates of attendance for the Two- Day Intensive workshop will be issued to all participants at the completion of the course.

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    • Friday, January 11, 2019
    • Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Oak Brook 1909 Spring Road. Oak Brook, IL 60523
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    This innovative training curriculum focuses on giving early intervention providers strategies with which to prepare parents and caretakers for their vital role in building healthy brains. The curriculum fills a unique niche by providing a comprehensive understanding of how the brain develops, along with ways the provider can help families encourage healthy brain development in children from birth to 3 years old.

    Participants will learn skills and strategies for:

    1.  Understanding infant and toddler brain development (architecture and neurobiology) to inform their practice
    2. Supporting language, cognition, prosocial behavior, and social-emotional development
    3. Reducing toxic stress that can negatively influence brain development of very young children.

    The Growing Brain: From Birth to 3 Years is comprised of seven 3-hour units.

    Unit 1: Brain Basics
    Unit 2: Factors Affecting Brain Growth and Development
    Unit 3: Communication and Language Development
    Unit 4: Cognition and Executive Function
    Unit 5: Social–Emotional Development
    Unit 6: Understanding Behavior
    Unit 7: The Everyday Play

    *Completion of the 7 units will result in 21 hours of Early Intervention Credit, CEUs and an IDTA endorsement that indicates the participant has additional knowledge and training in the growing brain of infants and toddlers .

    This training is open to all Early Intervention Providers! 

    **Attendance for all 7 units is required in order to get EI Credit and IDTA Endorsement.

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