The Social Foundations of Child Development: Promoting Social and Emotional Competence
This workshop will introduce the many important facets of development that underlie solid social emotional function and social learning in the early childhood years. The ability to talk, learn and play well with others rests on having a flexible brain, competent language ability and self-regulation. This workshop is designed to give participants knowledge of the key researched components of social-cognitive development from birth to age 5 and connect them to executive functioning/self-regulation. Ways to foster language and play in the context of developmental challenges will also be touched upon.
Limited Same-Day Registration may be available, subject to an additional $10 fee.
The workshop will be led by Nancy Tarshis.
Nancy Tarshis is a speech-language pathologist with an extensive background in working with children and their parents. She has a Master of Arts in Education of the Deaf and a Master of Science in Speech/Language Pathology, both from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is supervisor of Speech and Language Services at Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Montefiore. Currently, she supervises the SLP department, lectures to medical residents and psychology interns, participates in research, serves as adjunct clinical instructor at New York area graduate schools and continues to maintain a clinical practice seeing patients birth to 21 for diagnoses/treatment. She also provides ongoing consultation and staff training at two New York City schools. She is on the professional advisor board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. Nancy has extensive experience with a variety of treatment methodologies including Social Thinking. She is the co-author of the 2-volume early learner curriculum, We Thinkers (formerly “The Incredible Flexible You.”) and the Social Thinking Group Collaboration, Play and Problem Solving Scale.