Preschool Inclusion: Getting It Right!

When
Wednesday, Nov 2, 2022 12:30pm – 2:30pm
where
Live on Zoom

Fee

$ 120.00

Preschool Inclusion: Getting It Right!


Steven B. Glazier, M.A.


Starting Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 12:30 pm Eastern Time


Scheduled Dates: 11/2, 11/9, 1/16


3 sessions | 2 hours per session | Weekly


Online via Zoom


Description

Research supports the benefits of inclusive settings for both the neurodiverse and the neurotypical child. It is crucial that in the early years we focus on the foundational capacities that all children need to flourish for a lifetime of growth. An inclusive preschool offers us the opportunity to do so, especially in regards to the social and emotional domains.

In this master class, we will discuss how to put the principles of the Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship Based Model into practice in inclusive settings so that each child feels like a valued member of the community. Application of the model leads to specific strategies, modifications and supports to meet the individual needs of each child. Rich examples from the presenter’s consultation practice will be provided. There will be opportunity for participants to present and discuss clinical challenges from their caseload.

Learning Objectives

Articulate the goals of preschool inclusion from a relational/developmental perspective

Identify strategies to facilitate peer interaction between neurodiverse and neurotypical classmates

Describe the role a one-to-one aide should serve in an inclusive preschool.

Who should attend?

Multidisciplinary professionals who work with young children (early educators, special educators, SLP’s, OT’s, PT’s, pre-school administrators, social workers, psychologists, and parents. An introductory knowledge of DIR is recommended, but not required. Introductory-Intermediate level

Steven Glazier is a Licensed Psychologist who has been working with individuals with developmental and emotional challenges for over 30 years. He sees children and their families in his suburban Philadelphia office, he consults in preschools and trains/mentors multidisciplinary professionals in the DIR-FCD Model. He is a Senior Faculty member of Profectum Academy and he is designated an “Expert Practitioner” by the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders. Steven has been on the faculty of Widener University’s Early Childhood Mental Health Program and many advisory boards.