Looking Through a Developmental Lens: The Importance of Engagement in Intervention
Time:10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. CDT
Credit Available:No credit is offered for this webinar.
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. Erikson presenter Sherri Cawn, M.A., CCC-SLP, explores the role of engagement and its importance in setting the foundation for social relationships and communication in this one-hour webinar.
Cawn is clinical director of Cawn-Krantz and Associates Developmental Therapies of suburban Chicago, and has 40 years of clinical pediatric experience specializing in the assessment and treatment of infants, toddlers, and school-age children. She is a leading practitioner of the DIR/Floortime® model in speech and language development and trains other professionals throughout the US and overseas on the concepts of this model. Sherri is the author of the self study DVD/Manual on the Assessment and Intervention of DIR/Floortime produced by the American Speech and Hearing Association in 2011.Sherri is co-author of Language Disorders chapter in the Diagnostic Manual for Infancy and Early Childhood. Sherri is a senior faculty member of the DIR Summer Institute and on the advisory board of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders and the Erikson Institute of Infant Mental health. She received her graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois.