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Infant Development: Prelinguistic Communication Presented by Mandy Harloff, SLP & Alicia Romanson, SLP
For: General public, Professionals
Provided by: Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI)

Date and Time

Wed May 29, 2019 (This event is over)
10:30 - 12:00pm


Event Description

"Communication is an essential part of life. Through communication we connect with others, make our wants known, share ideas, and let other people know how we feel.” Fern Sussman, Hanen – More Than Words.

This webinar was designed for professionals and caregivers to review the building blocks of communication (e.g., imitation, joint attention, cause and effect, turn taking, functional play, etc.) For most children the ability to communicate emerges naturally and starts long before the use of first words. However, for children with autism spectrum disorder or identified social communication deficits, intervention may be necessary to foster the growth of these foundational skills. In addition to a theoretical review, participants will learn practical strategies and leave with a variety of resources to encourage the development of prelinguistic communication skills.


•Identify that communication starts before words

•List prelinguistic communication skills

•Understand how to develop client-specific strategies for therapy

•Have available resources for further professional learning

Target Audience: caregivers and professionals.

There is no cost for webinars. Webinars use an online platform called Adobe Connect, which requires you to have a computer, internet connection, and access to a phone line. Adobe Connect works best in updated browsers such as Google Chrome or FireFox. To test your connection, please visit the Adobe Connect diagnostic page.

CPRI webinars have limited capacity and are expected to fill quickly. Webinars that are in high demand may be offered again in the future. If you have registered and for any reason you cannot attend, please contact CPRI's Education & Learning Services [email protected] to cancel your registration.

More Info

519-858-2774 x5554
1-877-494-2774 x5554 (Toll Free)


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This event is listed under these topics

Developmental, Intellectual Delay and Disabilities
Learning Disorders
Child and Youth Service Organizations
Speech and Language
Last modified Nov 23, 2018 2:50pm
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