Play as a Tool of Early Intervention

Focus on: Ages Birth - 8 Years
Course Number: SPED550N

Young children play to express feelings, gain mastery over materials, and find meaning in complex experiences. When an emotional crisis interferes with a young child's development, the disturbance manifests itself in the child's play. If early intervention is required to promote healthy development, play becomes an essential therapeutic tool as well as a diagnostic indicator.

This course will utilize current theoretical perspectives to gain insight into children's play. You will work with these theories to develop play techniques to use in early childhood classrooms and in individual therapy sessions. A basic understanding of early childhood development is required.

July 22, 23, and 24
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1 CEU $405/ 1 credit $1416
Materials fee $10
Registration Deadline: 7/15/2014