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Strengthening the Social-Emotional Health of Young Children Through Screening

Monday, October 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Presented by Jane Squires, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Early Intervention Program, Center on Human Development, University of Oregon; Elizabeth Twombly, M.S., Senior Researcher/Instructor, Early Intervention Program, Center on Human Development, University of Oregon; and Alicia Ginardi, Enrollment Coordinator/Administration Team, Harmony Montessori School, Portland, OR

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Supporting young children’s social-emotional health, while always important, has taken on new significance during the COVID-19 health crisis. This edWebinar will highlight how to strengthen every child’s social-emotional skills through screening, early identification, and competence-building exercises.

Leading experts on screening and developers of the Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2), Jane Squires, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Twombly, M.S. share how using a parent-completed screening tool can help your program’s children and families, especially during this challenging time. Resources to share with parents will also be provided.

Viewers will:

  • Learn how to identify early behavioral concerns that parents or early educators are experiencing with young children
  • Discover the importance of involving families in social-emotional screening and follow-up
  • Get resources that parents and early educators can use to support children’s social-emotional development

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK-1 teachers and school and district leaders.

 

About the Presenters

Dr. Jane Squires is a leading authority on developmental screening, implementation of screening systems, early identification of developmental delays, and parents’ involvement in monitoring their young children’s development. She has served as principal investigator on numerous research studies on developmental screening systems, personnel training, and social-emotional development of at-risk infants and toddlers. Dr. Squires is lead author of the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ®-3), Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ®:SE-2), and Social-Emotional Assessment/Evaluation Measure (SEAM™), Research Edition. She has authored or coauthored more than 90 books, chapters, and articles on developmental screening and early childhood disabilities.

 

Elizabeth Twombly, M.S. provides trainings on ASQ® and ASQ®:SE nationally and internationally and has provided technical assistance to states on the development of early identification and referral systems for young children. She has worked on numerous research studies involving the ASQ and ASQ:SE, as well as research on developmental screening systems and social-emotional development of at-risk infants and toddlers. Elizabeth is a contributing author of the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ®-3), co-author of the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ®:SE-2), and lead author of the ASQ®-3 Learning Activities and ASQ®:SE-2 Learning Activities & More resources. She has authored or coauthored more than 90 books, chapters, and articles on developmental screening and early childhood disabilities.

 

Alicia Ginardi

Alicia Ginardi is a trained Montessori Primary Guide with over 20 years of experience working with children ages 3-6. She has been implementing ASQs for her school for the past several years and works to create a partnership with families in order to meet the needs of each child at Harmony Montessori School.

 

 

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