Learn how to establish trust with young children and develop successful partnerships with families through open, effective communication.
Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Project for partial credit:
- 2.5 hours in Working with Families
The families of children served by early childhood professionals experience their own unique journeys. As service providers, it is imperative that professionals build and maintain positive relationships with children and their families. A team approach with open, effective communication is necessary to prioritize needs, establish goals, and implement strategies for optimal success.
Professionals need to support children and families through daily challenges in a cohesive and integrated manner. Participants will review learning principles designed to support identified strategies, adaptations, and goals. A strengths-based coaching model encouraging mutual support will be discussed to help the child, family, and team coordinate responsibilities to help the child become successful at school, in the community, and at home.
About the Instructor
Nisha S. Sanghvi, OTR/L, is a licensed and certified occupational therapist with more than 17 years of experience in pediatrics. Ms. Sanghvi graduated with a Bachelor’s of Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, school and home/community based settings. Ms. Sanghvi strongly believes in supporting children and empowering their families. She strives to help the whole team understand and make the necessary adaptations to help the child be successful at home, school and the community. Ms. Sanghvi has run social skills playgroups to help children and their families participate in community based activities. She currently has her own practice providing outpatient services and working in Early Intervention. Ms. Sanghvi provides presentations to providers, educators and families. She participates is consultation services with schools and community based programs to promote the success of the children with different needs. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and currently serves on the DuPage Interagency Council on EarIy Intervention Steering committee.