Using Technology and Children’s Media to Improve Social Skills in Young Children
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Course #: TEC102
Time: 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Credit Available: 0.2 CEUs; 1.5 SWCEUs; 1.5 CPDUs
This webinar is designed for practitioners and parents interested in learning how to use technology and children’s media to effectively improve children’s social skills at home, at school, and in clinical settings. Techniques for how to integrate technology into social skills groups for children affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD), sensory processing disorders (SPD), communication disorders, and other developmental differences will be shared. High quality, professionally tested apps and children’s media will be demonstrated, and strategies and techniques will be discussed for using the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone to support young children’s social-emotional development and engagement. The session will conclude with a discussion of how technology can support the development of young children’s ability to relate to peers and adults.
Presented with TEC Center at Erikson Institute
Instructors:Tamara Kaldor, M.S.
Kaldor is a developmental therapist and the Director of Chicago PLAY Project. She has worked with children and families with autism and developmental differences for over a decade. She specializes in using the DIR®/Floortime therapy model and providing inclusion support services in the classroom. Tamara is the only licensed provider of The P.L.A.Y. Project in Chicago and a STARS trained advocate with The Family Support Network/Arc of IL. Tamara is also the former Interim Executive Director of the Belle Center of Chicago, an organization focused on inclusion services and advocacy for children with disabilities.Jordan Sadler, M.S., CCC-SLP
Sadler is the Director of Communication Therapy in Chicago. She enjoys helping each child develop to their full potential by working with the whole family within natural environments. Using humor and creative energy, Jordan brings out each child's unique personality. She has been recognized for her work in private practice, public and private schools. Jordan earned a degree in Communication Disorders from Emerson College in 1997 and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Illinois Speech Language Hearing Association. In addition to her clinical work, Jordan provides SCERTS Model workshops in the Chicago area and conducts workshops for clinicians and parents on use of the iPad to improve communication in children's day to day lives. Jordan was recently mentioned in the New York Times in reference to her work with children with autism and iPad apps, and is published in The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism.