Contact Hours: 2
Target Audience: Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants.
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
The course materials for this Seminar-On-Demand are available in our online format available instantly, or by mail. Our mail order format allows you to obtain a hardcopy of the course materials.
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
- Financial - Ana Paula Mumy receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com.
- Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
In a culture that stresses academic achievement, sports, technology, and entertainment, it appears that good old-fashioned play is unable to compete, even for very young children. Though all of the aforementioned things have their place in a child’s life, productive play is one of the most important mediums for language and social development.
This course addresses the necessity of play in the life of a child, both unstructured free play and structured purposeful play, in order to foster language development and language-related social skills such as turn-taking and role-playing. Since crucial language input is provided through play, the course details how to foster language-rich environments that include natural and productive play activities and routines, especially in an age of technology, digital entertainment, and educational products, games, and shows marketed for young children. It also addresses how professionals can educate and coach parents to maximize everyday activities and routines to promote language growth. Finally, the course demonstrates that as children move through the different stages of play, curiosity, concentration, creativity, and family connections are cultivated, which also fuel an added bonus – early literacy development.
This Seminar-on-Demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
- Description, objectives and definitions
- Parent expectations and suggestions
- Parent coaching and language development
- Early interventions and routines
- Stages, types and benefits of play
- Play based interventions
- Play goals and rotations of play routines
- What to look for in story books
This course is intended to instruct the professional in a study of the necessity of play in the life of a child in order to foster language development and language-related social skills such as turn-taking and role-playing.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- List two types of play essential to every child’s language development and learning.
- Identify three language skills that are fostered through play.
- Identify three play routines that are conducive to enriching the language environment of a child.
- Identify two areas where parents benefit from coaching in relation to play and language.
- List two related skills promoted by productive play routines.
The participant will have 1 year from date of purchase or until the course expiration date to complete this course, whichever comes first.
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About Ana Paula Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP
Ana Paula Mumy is a trilingual Speech-Language Pathologist, receiving her Master of Science, Communication Disorders – Speech/Language Pathology degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is the author of various continuing education eCourses, leveled storybooks, and instructional therapy materials for speech/language intervention, as well as the co-author of her latest eSongbook, which features children's songs for speech, language and hearing goals.
Ana Paula also works as a Multilingual Speech/Language Evaluator and Consultant and completes speech/language evaluations for bilingual students and collaborates with referring SLPs to determine appropriate placement and therapy recommendations. She has provided private, school-based, and pediatric home health care services for more than 12 years.