Professional Development

The Power of Play in Early Child Development **

Presented by Cari Ebert, M.S., CCC-SLP

This seminar is based on the understanding that young children learn best through play that is relevant and meaningful to their lives…not through direct instruction, drill work or flash cards! Through play, children discover, interact, absorb, experience, create, explore and learn. Cari provides clinically relevant activities and strategies to create functional learning opportunities that promote cognitive, physical, social-emotional and language development in the natural environment. Working with the birth to five population requires professionals to partner with parents and other caregivers by embedding strategies into routines that naturally occur throughout the child’s day. Using a coaching model instead of a direct therapy model of service delivery is critical to successful outcomes for young children.