Facilitating Early Social Skill Development in Speech, Language, and Occupational Therapy Sessions
Social skills are a vital part of early childhood development and can influence many areas, such as academics, behavior, and mental health. Facilitating social skill development in early elementary, middle school, and high school students using structured play activities can encourage positive peer relationships and overall academic success. This 1-hour course discusses social skill development; the importance of social skills in academics, behavior, and mental health; and the benefits of play-based activities to facilitate social development. The presenter suggests ways therapists, teachers, and parents can support early social skills during play and other activities. Free visuals are also included..
- Describe social skill development from birth to three years.
- Identify areas impacted by social skill development.
- Recognize activities that support social skill development.
- Identify strategies to support social skill development during play-based activities.
Target Audience: introductory level SLPs, intermediate level OTs, COTAs, and other professionals addressing social skills
Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the following CEU section.
Course Instructor: Chloe Hill, MA, CCC-SLP
Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
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