Erikson now offers online continuing education webinars.
Engage in challenging topics, offered with the same high-quality instruction and range of credit offerings as our in-person continuing education.
Our new webinars are designed to offer practitioners convenient access to workshops, without having to leave their home or office. Registration for all webinars closes 48 hours prior to the actual webinar, so register today!
WEB101 At the Root of It All: Examining Development from Birth to Three, Part I
with Jennifer Kemp, M.A., DT
Wednesday, October 9 | 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CDT
WEB102 At the Root of It All: Examining Development from Birth to Three, Part II
Wednesday, October 16 | 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CDT
An understanding of how development unfolds between birth and three years of age is critical to any type of work with young children and their families. Join us for this webinar, which will look at some of the most important aspects of development and more deeply examine how ongoing changes in these areas impact the child in the context of her world. Come ready to wonder more about how this knowledge can guide and inform your work, regardless of your position! Part one provides an foundation of knowledge, while part two will allow participants to go even deeper into the examination of child development. Participants may sign up for one or both of the sessions.
WEB103 Assessment Enhancement
with Jennifer Rosinia, Ph.D., OTR/L
Wednesday, October 23 | 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
One of the keys to a good child development assessment is to include an observational component. Best practices recommend observing, interpreting and reporting what has been seen as well as the skills that have been tested. All professionals working with very young children are constantly involved in observation data collection. Learning how to interpret behavior from a neuroscience perspective is the focus of this Webinar. Participants will learn to “read” the cues that are related to a child’s unique neurological functioning. By enhancing assessment in this way, child development professionals will be able to more fully understand a child’s individual developmental profile and in turn be able to individualize subsequent intervention practices.
WEB104 Making Sense of Number Sense: Developing Numerical Literacy in Young Children
with Lisa Ginet, Ed.D.
Wednesday, November 6 | 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CDT
In this session, teachers will be introduced to key skills and understandings that contribute to strong number sense. Number sense enables children to be flexible, automatic and fluid with numbers so they can be efficient and strategic problem solvers. Participants will consider big ideas and strategies that young children need to explore on their journey of learning about numbers, subitizing, counting, and unitizing. Teachers will learn how to apply this knowledge in assessing what children know — and what they need to know next.
WEB105 The Important Thing About Shapes
with Lisa Ginet, Ed.D.
Wednesday, December 11 | 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. CDT
This webinar promises to help boost participants’ geometric thinking and offers an exploration of important concepts regarding two- and three-dimensional shapes. Participants will deepen their understanding of the relationship between shape and number composition and will leave with strategies to help encourage their students’ thinking about geometry and its place in algebraic thinking as well as ideas for assessing and supporting children’s development of this important mathematical concept.
Looking Through a Developmental Lens: The Importance of Engagement in Intervention
Instructor: Sherri Cawn, M.A., CCC-SLP
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Developmental disorders such as autism often create serious challenges for the families of young children, and the clinicians working with them. The clinician’s primary goal is understanding the child’s unique developmental profile as well as establishing a relationship between the parent and the child that creates interactive, affective moments to support the mastery of functional emotional development.
Including Gay and Lesbian Parents
Instructor: Jennifer Rosinia, Ph.D., OTR/L
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Families headed by gay and lesbian parents often feel underserved by, or even invisible to, child care and school systems. In order to create a healthy home-school connection and properly include all children, care providers and teachers must become better informed about the wide range of variables that impact gay and lesbian parents and their children. This one-hour webinar explores current research in the developmental and educational outcomes of children from gay- and lesbian-headed households. Participants will be encouraged consider changes in their practice that can be easily made in order for all children and their families to feel safe and fully included.
Young Children and Trauma
Instructor: Julie Rinaldi, Ph.D.
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013
This one-hour webinar addresses the concerning effects of exposure to violence and trauma on very young children and the impact of trauma on the developing brain and nervous system, as well as cascading effects on emotion regulation and behavioral health. Manifestations of traumatic stress in early childhood will be presented to offer a better understanding of how to identify children affected by trauma. Diagnosis of traumatic stress disorders, including PTSD, will be discussed, as well as prevalence, course, and long term outcomes. The effects of trauma on caregivers will also be presented, including the disruption in the caregiver-child relationship exacerbates the effects of the trauma.