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First Words: Getting From Here to There, Presented by Kara Medeiros, PhD, CCC-SLP

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This 2.5-hour short course will review normal developmental processes from birth to the first word.  How to assess the child’s Zone of Proximal development in communication/language will be reviewed.  Finally, therapeutic strategies for pre-verbal communication will be covered. 

Objective

Upon completion of the course:

  • Participants will define terminology associated with the development of the child’s first word
  • Participants will be able to differentiate reflexive, behavioral, and intentional communication
  • Participants will be able to describe didactic and tridactic communication
  • Participants will be able to define the zone of proximal development
  • Participants will be able to describe therapeutic strategies to support the development of first words

Additional Information

Course Level
Introductory

Course Timeline 

  • 60 minutes -introduction; review of the developmental process of: reflexive, behavioral, and intentional communication
  • 30 minutes-Review of Zone of Proximal Development
  • 60 minutes of review of therapeutic strategies to develop the first words