Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for the free webinar Looking Through a Developmental Lens: The Importance of Engagement in Intervention.
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.
Sherri Cawn, M.A., CCC-SLP
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 U.S. 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, and is co-author of Language Disorders chapter in the Diagnostic Manual for Infancy and Early Childhood. She is a senior faculty member of the DIR Summer Institute and on the advisory board of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders. Sherri received her graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois.