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Play with a Purpose: Effective Play Based Therapy and Early Child Development
Play with a Purpose: Effective Play Based Therapy and Early Child Development

Where:  BALTIMORE, MD

When:  Friday, December 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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$229.99
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$219.99
2-4 Group Rate: per person
$209.99
5+ Group Rate: per person
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Location

HOLIDAY INN INNER HARBOR
301 WEST LOMBARD ST
BALTIMORE, MD 21201
Phone: 410.685.3500
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Professionals working in early childhood (birth to age 5) likely recognize the therapeutic potential of play, but creating effective, play-based therapy sessions for this age range can be a challenge. It requires creativity, flexibility, and an understanding of how play impacts development. Too often, therapy becomes rigid and unengaging, because young children learn best through relevant and meaningful play – not through direct instruction, drill work, or flash cards. Play-based therapy is so much more than just playing with toys though – it requires play with a purpose, creatively embedding strategies into naturally occurring experiences to maximize outcomes. In this highly-engaging seminar, learn to apply a fresh approach to working with young children and their caregivers by promoting cognitive, language, physical, and social-emotional development through child-directed, adult-guided play experiences.
Disclosure:
Financial -Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education, and receives royalties from cariebertseminars.com.
Nonfinancial –  Cari has a son with special needs and shares personal experiences in her seminars
  • Summarize the benefits of play across the five developmental domains (cognitive, communication, social-emotional, physical, and adaptive).

  • Describe the limitations of popular educational toys and apps and their effect on the development of young children with developing brains and bodies.

  • Outline a plan to incorporate functional play-based assessment into standardized testing.

  • Identify naturally occurring routines and activities to promote development in the home environment.

  • Recognize the best strategies and toys for play-based interventions.

  • Design individualized play-based therapy sessions that focus on the child’s strengths, needs and interests.

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

  • Occupational Therapists/Assistants

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapy Assistants

  • Early Childhood Special Education Teachers

  • Early Childhood Staff

  • Pediatric Nurses

CARI EBERT, MS, CCC-SLP

CARI EBERT, MS, CCC-SLP, is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in private practice in the Kansas City, Missouri area. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa and Master of Science degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  Ms. Ebert is a therapist, consultant and nationally recognized speaker who gets paid to do what she loves most…TALK!  She works exclusively with young children, age birth to five, and their families and believes that early intervention is the key to future success.  She has dedicated her career to helping young children achieve their maximum potential with speech, language and social development. Ms. Ebert presents evidence-based, clinically-relevant information regarding early child development. Whether you are a pediatric therapist or an early childhood educator, you will benefit from the fun, effective therapy solutions found in her seminars.


Nurses
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Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.


Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.


Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.


Nurses: Iowa
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.


Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Maryland: This program has been submitted to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for pre-approval of 0.6 continuing education hours.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Pennsylvania: This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for a total of 6 contact hours of which 0 hours have been approved for Direct Access. PA Board Approval #PTCE012933.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: West Virginia - Credit Available Until: 6/13/2018
This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 6 Continuing Education hours (Approval #CCE-F17-55). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.


Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).


Early Intervention
This educational offering qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

"This is the best and most applicable conference I have attended in a long time. Cari is a great speaker and gave many hands-on activities I plan to use with my current caseload!"
-Ann Guthrie, SLP, Columbus, OH

"This was hands down the best class I have ever attended. The presenter was energetic, knowledgeable, and approachable. She gave lists of ideas and therapy strategies I could use tomorrow. Absolutely amazing!" 
-Kristen Ledesma, SLP, Elizabeth, CO
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