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Play & Language: The Roots of Literacy
Play & Language: The Roots of Literacy

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$249.99
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HILTON GARDEN INN FAIRFAX
3950 FAIR RIDGE DR
FAIRFAX, VA 22033
Phone:  703-385-7774
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Course Description:

Join Dr. Westby as you learn about the vital relationship between the dimensions of play, social-emotional functioning, language and literacy. Learn firsthand, how to effectively use the Westby Play Scale – a tool that offers a way to evaluate all young children’s (birth-5 years) symbolic play skills. Supported by 40 years of evidence-based research and organized by developmental level, this tool will breakdown the milestones children should be achieving with their play and language. You will learn play practices and play strategies to improve language, cognitive and social-emotional skills, which are essential for literacy development and academic success, including:
  • Higher-level thinking, problem-solving and creativity
  • Advancing language skills and text comprehension
  • Awareness of temporal, cause-effect and social relationships
  • Motivation, self-regulation and empathy
  • Interpreting and responding appropriately to the needs, desires, and roles of others
These intervention activities will work for all young children, but special focus will be given to interventions for children with language learning disabilities, autism, socio-economic/cultural variations and ESL. Observing children’s play provides information about their knowledge, views of the world and mastered skills. REGISTER NOW!
Skills You Can Expect to Leave With:
  1. Determine how play deficits cause intellectual, social, emotional and physical harm to children.
  2. Articulate the development and interrelationships of cognition, play, language, social-emotional skills and literacy.
  3. Assess a child’s play development and language skills using the Westby Play Scale.
  4. Recommend appropriate activities and strategies to develop young children’s language/social-emotional/play skills at each level.
  5. Employ play to promote the cognitive, language, social-emotional and self-regulation skills that underlie children’s effective social interactions and literacy comprehension.
  6. Establish how play can facilitate self-regulation, empathy and the foundations for reading comprehension.
OUTLINE

Foundations of Cognitive-Play-Literacy Relationship: Frameworks for Assessment and Intervention
  • Dynamic systems theory: integrating nature and nurture theories
  • The World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning
  • A performance competence framework for assessment and intervention
Social-Emotional/Cognitive Precursors to Play: Birth-17 months
  • Neurotypical and atypical patterns of social emotional development
  • Environmental influences on social-emotional development and play
  • Temperamental variations in children
  • Presymbolic play
Development of Pretend Play Dimensions (17 months – 5 years): Relationship of Play Dimensions to Language and Literacy
  • Theory of Mind Dimension (understanding thoughts and feelings of self and others)
  • Decontextualization Dimension (reduced use of props in play)
  • Thematic Dimension (from familiar to novel pretend themes)
  • Organization Dimension (sequencing and planning of play)
Interventions to Promote Playing to Learn
  • Setting goals for playful learning
  • Promote literate-style language through play
  • Develop phonological awareness skills through playful practices
  • Promote thematic pretend play to develop foundations for language and literacy
Target Audience

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Reading Specialists
  • Head Start Staff
  • Early Childhood Special Education Staff
  • Learning Disability Specialists
  • Preschool Teachers
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children (Birth – 5 Years)

CAROL WESTBY, PHD, CCC-SLP

Carol Westby, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an internationally-renowned expert on play assessment and development, language-literacy relationships, current play theories, and the development of the four dimensions of play in young children (birth-5 years).

She is a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds Specialty Recognition in Child Language. She received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Iowa’s Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, and the ASHA Award for Contributions to Multicultural Affairs.

Dr. Westby began her career in New York where she developed her renowned Play Scale. She has written and implemented projects to support personnel preparation, clinical service, and research, including Project PLAY (Play and Language Attunement in Young Children), that trained caregivers to increase the development of play, theory of mind, and language. And she has consulted with the New Mexico Preschool for the Deaf, which employs a play-based curriculum.

Dr. Westby has been a visiting professor at Flinders University in South Australia where she worked on a language/literacy curriculum, and at Brigham Young University where she consulted on SEEL, a systematic and engaging emergent literacy program that employs playful practice.

Dr. Westby has published and presented nationally and internationally on play, language-literacy relationships, narrative/expository development and facilitation, theory of mind, assessment and facilitation of written language, metacognition/executive function, and issues in assessment and intervention with culturally/linguistically diverse populations.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Carol Westby is a consultant for Bilingual Multicultural Services. Dr. Westby receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She is the author of numerous chapters and articles; and is published by various publishers including Jones & Bartlett and Pearson.

Non-financial: Carol Westby is the developer of the Westby Play Scale. Dr. Westby is a fellow of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

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Educators/Teachers
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.


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Speech-Language Pathologists
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


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