Role of the Developmental SLP
Role of the Developmental SLP: Growing Awareness and New Directions
Mary Ann Oâ€™Connell, MA, CCC-SLP; Heidi Hosick Joyce, MS, CCC-A/SLP; Liesl Wenzke Hartmann, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time
Scheduled Date: 3/25
1 session | 3 hours per session | one-time
Online via Zoom
What is unique to the human species is the capacity for communicationâ€¦does communication begin when a child learns to use words? If communication is unique to the human species, what is it like when someone struggles to communicate? Our collective thinking began with the shared observation of how communication and language remain somewhat of a mystery both within and outside our field. As children age, particularly neurodiverse children and/or families with histories of social-emotional struggles, supporting communication and language development becomes more complex across settings, especially in the home and school environments. This course will weave DIRÂ® into the field of communication and language development while touching on the major themes presently felt within our field: Change, Growing Awareness, and New Directions
Describe one change you would make when sharing information about communication and language development.
Describe one change you would make in an interaction to support communication and language development.
Describe one change you would make in an assessment and/or intervention to support communication and language development.
Who should attend?
SLPs â€“ DIRÂ® practitioners and those interested in learning more about developmental SLPs; Parents; Other Disciplines: OTs, Mental Health, Educators
Presenters: Heidi, Liesl, and Mary Ann are seasoned pediatric developmental speech and language pathologists with advanced certification in DIRFloortimeÂ® through Profectum Academy. Heidi is a practicing clinician and the owner of a pediatric multi-disciplinary DIRÂ® practice in Tennessee. Liesl is a practicing clinician and the Clinical Director for Positive Development in the DC Metro Area. Mary Ann is a practicing clinician and a doctoral student in Infant and Early Childhood Development with a focus on Infant Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.