Naturalistic Intervention With Young Children: How to Partner with Parents

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Presenter: Heather Moore, Ph.D. CCC-SLP
Participants will learn how to teach and support parents’/caregivers’ use of naturalistic language-enhancing strategies during everyday routines. Strategies for increasing parent/caregiver responsivity, targeting new vocabulary, and increasing rate of communication will be reviewed through individual and group coaching procedures. Participants will also learn how to use technology to improve reflective practices.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Partner with parents/caregivers to increase communication opportunities within everyday routines.
  • Support parents’/caregivers’ use of responsive strategies to increase their children’s rate of communication through new language skills.
  • Implement parent/caregiver coaching strategies in both individual and group treatment approaches.
  • Use technology to increase reflective practices.
About Heather: Heather Moore, Ph.D. CCC-SLP is a lecturer and clinical supervisor in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Program at the University of Oregon.  She has worked with young children with disabilities and their families for over 20 years in a variety of home, school, and clinical settings. Heather currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in child development, clinical methods, and early language disorders. Her research interests include efficacy and efficiency of parent/caregiver naturalistic language intervention and improving clinical preparation through case-based learning. 
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline:
10 minutes: Introduction
20 minutes: The coaching model
45 minutes: Formulating an intervention plan
50 minutes: Conducting treatment sessions
50 minutes: Case examples
5 minutes: Closing

Disclosure statement:  
Financial: Heather Moore receives royalty payments from 

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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