Month: December 2018
Caregiver Coaching: Moving Principles to Practice (Session 3)
December 27, 2018
Webinar January 10, 2019, 2-3 PM. Presented by Dathan Rush and M’Lisa Shelden, this session will help further clarify the purpose of caregiver coaching and how to use the five characteristics of the practice to help caregivers build their capacity to promote a child’s learning and development, including social and emotional development. Register Here. Did you miss the first two sessions? Access the recordings at any time in the Virtual Event Archives!
Assistive Technology Resource!
December 27, 2018
The Let’s Participate! project, funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, was designed to help infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities participate more fully in everyday activities through the use of assistive technology (AT). Let’s Partcipate’s newly revamped website is chock-full of information on using AT with young children.
Toddlers Need Laps More Than Apps!
December 21, 2018
In a recent interview with leading pediatrician, Dr. Dimitri Christakis (December 2018), Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Hospital, he explains that toddlers are depending more and more on screens for self-soothing. When toddlers are left on their own with the device, they are “missing out on those critical human interactions” during a vulnerable period of brain development. He states that “toddlers need laps more than apps” and promotes the AAP’s recommendation that parents and caregivers avoid digital media use for children under age 2.
Baby Talk: Resources to Support the People Who Work With Infants and Toddlers
December 13, 2018
New newsletter is out! Information and resources included on the following topics: The Importance of Faces for Infants’ Learning; New Guidance on Low Birth Weight, Prematurity, and Early Intervention; Does Research Support a Link Between Smart Phone Use and Behavior?; What Do Babies Learn By Pointing; I Said I Want the Red Bowl! Responding to Toddlers’ Behavior. Access newsletter here.