Early Intervention Techniques: An Introduction to Working with Families

Date: Friday, May 16, 2014

Course #: W761

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Cost: $90

Credit Available: 0.3 CEUs; 3 SWCEUs; Approved by the Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 3.0 hours in the area of Working with Families



When professionals work with families that appear unresponsive or fail to follow through, the situation can be very frustrating. Learning how to effectively work with families is absolutely vital for successful interventions with children birth to three years old. This workshop explores the stages of acceptance that families may experience when dealing with disabilities and special needs, as well as supporting those families that struggle with follow-through accept a diagnosis and referral.


Angela Searcy, M.S., DT

Angela Searcy M.S., DT, holds a master’s degree in early childhood development from Erikson Institute, with a specialization in infant studies and a credential in developmental therapy. Searcy is a Diversifying in Higher Education in Illinois Fellow at Argosy University in the Doctor of Education Program. Searcy is the owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services, has over 20 years of experience in the field of education, is an approved professional development provider by the Illinois State Board of Education, and an educational consultant for the Multisensory Training Institute (MTI), Lakeshore Learning, and Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) at Vanderbilt University. Angela is also an adjunct professor at Rasmussen College. A former associate at the Neuropsychology Diagnostic Center in Orland Park, Illinois, Searcy has specialized training in neuroscience.

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