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.
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- 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 rotationsof play routines
- What to look for in story books
Course Goals & Objectives:
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.
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Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants.
Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial - Ana Paula Mumy receives payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course. Ana Paula Mumy receives royalty payments for Grow storybooks sold by Northern Speech Services.
Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.