Linking Imaginative Play Skills to Language and Social Development

Registration Closed
Facilitator(s): Staci Cooper
Date:March 08, 2019
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (Fantasyland Hotel)
17700 - 87 Avenue
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Course code: 19-EL-113

Target Audience

Early Learning Teachers

Also Recommended For

Others working with pre-school and school-aged students (CEAs, SLPs, OTs, ECEs, Parents etc.)

About this learning opportunity

In this interactive session, you will:

  • learn the importance of play in language and social development
  • learn of the different types of players and the potential risks associated with different types of players
  • learn the 6 core skills of imaginative play and their developmental sequence
  • learn and practice strategies to foster better play skills in preschool, elementary and older students
This session addresses the TQS competency #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Staci Cooper is a registered speech-language pathologist who works at Meridian Rehabilitation Consulting in Kelowna, BC. Staci has worked with both pediatric and adult populations over the past 14 years and previously taught in a S-LP Therapist Assistant program. Her clinical interests are in the areas of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), autism spectrum disorder, imaginative play and dysphagia rehabilitation.

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