Workshop Description

Neurobiological factors make it difficult for children on the spectrum to show and share their ideas, thoughts, and feelings. This can compromise their emotional development and social functioning. This workshop will highlight the challenges that our children face in this area and what we can do to support them.

This program is designed to help you…

1. Recognize the stages and themes of emotional development during the first 5 years of life.

2. Identify the special challenges children on the spectrum have in this process.

3. Learn specific strategies that caregivers and professionals can use to facilitate emotional development.

4. Understand the role of imaginative play in emotional development.

5. Learn to recognize when problem behavior may be due to typical emotional developmental issues, rather that the diagnosis

Location

Olney Hall 229

Start Date

4-5-2012 11:00 AM

End Date

4-5-2012 12:30 PM

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May 4th, 11:00 AM May 4th, 12:30 PM

Promoting the Emotional Development of Young Children on the Spectrum

Olney Hall 229

Neurobiological factors make it difficult for children on the spectrum to show and share their ideas, thoughts, and feelings. This can compromise their emotional development and social functioning. This workshop will highlight the challenges that our children face in this area and what we can do to support them.

This program is designed to help you…

1. Recognize the stages and themes of emotional development during the first 5 years of life.

2. Identify the special challenges children on the spectrum have in this process.

3. Learn specific strategies that caregivers and professionals can use to facilitate emotional development.

4. Understand the role of imaginative play in emotional development.

5. Learn to recognize when problem behavior may be due to typical emotional developmental issues, rather that the diagnosis