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Jumping for Joy: The Relationship between Movement and Emotions

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Date: Friday, October 11, 2013

Course #: W542

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $90.00

Credit Available: 0.3 CEUs; 3 SWCEUs; Approval pending by the Illinois Early Intervention Training Program


A baby kicks her arms and legs excitedly when her mother comes into sight. A child jumps for joy upon hearing the start of his favorite song. This workshop explores the reciprocal relationship between motor skills and social- emotional development. Participants will examine the connection between the two domains of a child’s development from multiple perspectives, including how a child’s motor skill development influences his social- emotional development and how typical and atypical motor development influences coping in the young child.


Jennifer Rosinia, Ph.D.

Rosinia has more than 25 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy. A specialist in serving the needs of children birth to age three and their families, she also has extensive experience working with school-aged children and young adults. An Erikson alumna, she holds a master's degree in early childhood education and a doctorate in child development. Her expertise is in neuroscience with a particular interest in sensory processing, the role of emotions, and the impact of relationships on the developing child. She enjoys a national reputation as a speaker and consultant. She is president of Kid Links Unlimited, Inc., a company whose mission is to link theory to practice, parents with professionals, and kids with their optimal potential.

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