CLOSED: Introductory ESDM Parent Coaching Workshop for Early Childhood Professionals

A four-session Zoom workshop to explore the foundations of coaching families through the ESDM for early childhood professionals. Combining group learning with self-guided activities, professionals will gain both knowledge and practical skills for helping families plan, practice, reflect, and problem solve in a supportive, safe learning environment.  Previous experience or certification in the ESDM is not necessary to take this workshop. Class size is limited to 10 to maximize the online learning experience. Stay tuned for the next workshop in early 2023!

The Introductory ESDM Parent Coaching Workshop with the incredible Early Intervention Team at Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Public School System led by their Director, Robin Palacios (2nd row, right box) and with support from Elaine Eclavea at the University of Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, & Research Service (3rd row, left box).

CLOSED: Intermediate ESDM Parent Coaching Workshop for Early Childhood Professionals

A four-session Zoom workshop to continue building confidence and competence in coaching families through the ESDM. Eligible for early childhood professionals who have taken the Introductory ESDM Parent Coaching Workshop, practice and navigate the more integral and relational coaching components to ESDM, including session planning, family-oriented intervention goals, data management, and communication that fuses acceptance and mindfulness with commitment and behavior-change strategies. Class size is limited to 10 to maximize the online learning experience. Stay tuned for the next workshop in early 2023!
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Click the video for a brief overview of what to expect from this new Infant Start Workshop for early childhood professionals supporting families with vulnerable infants.

NOW OPEN: Infant Start Workshop for Early Childhood Professionals

A five-session Zoom workshop on coaching families through eight infant characteristics based on the ESDM that may be limiting social interaction and social learning. Eligible for early childhood professionals who have taken the Introductory ESDM Parent Coaching Workshop and work with or have access to parents of 18-month-old or younger infants with social-communication developmental vulnerabilities, strategies aim to build more development around each infant target. An autism diagnosis is not required. Professionals will be expected to practice topics weekly and share non-identifying information about their coaching experiences with families for expert guidance in use of these topics. Class size is limited to 10 to maximize the online learning experience. Sign up now to not miss out on this new workshop!

Parents concerned about their infants are strongly encouraged to speak with their developmental pediatrician or family doctor. Consultation is also available to parents by clicking here.

COMING SOON: New Group
eClass for Parents 

Stay tuned for the next topic on positive parenting strategies supported by the latest research in how young children learn and develop skills inside play and other routines with their families. Registration includes a self-guided video with handouts and examples to preview and try with your child ahead of a one-hour Zoom video call at the scheduled day and time. Click the Join Meeting link in your email confirmation to start the Zoom video call and share questions, ideas, and feedback with Laurie and other parents or caregivers who sign up. Subscribe below to not miss out on the next Group eClass! 

Registration: $85 USD

INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP AGENDA:

  • Independent Learning (two hours): Videos (in English) to watch at your own pace ahead of Zoom Sessions 1 and 3.
  • Zoom Session 1 (three hours): ESDM interactive strategies for children's early social-communication skills.
  • Zoom Session 2 (three hours): ESDM coaching principles to support parents as adult learners and partners in their child's early intervention and/or education program.
  • Zoom Sessions 3 & 4 (two hours each): Group practice, planning, and self-reflection learning activities. 
Registration: $365 USD for 12 hours of total learning
PLEASE READ: The registration link will show only the date in your local time zone for Zoom Session 1. Click on that date and enter your contact and payment information to register for the entire workshop. An email confirmation will follow your registration with links to the Independent Learning video and handouts to access ahead of Zoom Session 1. Click the Join Meeting link in your email confirmation to start Zoom Sessions with Laurie and other professionals who sign up. 

The workshop is available in English only and does not result in ESDM certification. There is no live coaching with children during Zoom Sessions 1-4. Payment is required per person without refund or make-up sessions for cancellations or no-shows. Parent written consent has been provided to share video.



INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOP AGENDA:

  • Independent Learning: Videos (in English) to watch at your own pace ahead of Zoom Sessions 2 and 3.
  • Zoom Session 1 (three hours): ESDM session planning from start to finish with real-life coaching examples.
  • Zoom Session 2 (three hours): ESDM session management with evaluative tools and reflective practice of coaching skills, parent fidelity, and child data.
  • Zoom Sessions 3 & 4 (two hours each): Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and behavior change strategies that support person-centered communication, thoughts, and feelings. 
Registration: $365 USD for 12 hours of total learning
PLEASE READ: The registration link will show only the date in your local time zone for Zoom Session 1. Click on that date and enter your contact and payment information to register for the entire workshop. An email confirmation will follow your registration with links to the Independent Learning video and handouts to access ahead of Zoom Session 1. Click the Join Meeting link in your email confirmation to start Zoom Sessions with Laurie and other professionals who sign up. 

The workshop is available in English only and does not result in ESDM certification. There are no refunds or make-up classes for cancellations or no-shows with the exception of refunds for ineligible registration minus transaction fees. Payment is required per person. Parent written consent has been provided to share video.












 

INFANT WORKSHOP AGENDA:

  • Independent Learning: An 1.25-hour video (in English) to watch at your own pace ahead of Zoom Session 1.
  • February 24, 2023 (12:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time): Zoom Session 1 on coaching strategies and practice materials to help families capture infant attention for interaction.
  • March 3, 2023 2023 (12:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time): Zoom Session 2 on coaching strategies and practice materials to help families encourage infant babbling and attention shifting.
  • March 10, 2023 (12:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time): Zoom Session 3 on coaching strategies and practice materials to help families expand infant play & nonverbal communications. 
  • March 17, 2023 (12:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time): Zoom Session 4 on coaching strategies and practice materials to help families bundle infant communications and maximize daily activities for interactive learning.
  • March 31, 2023 (12:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time): Two-week "booster" Zoom Session to revisit infant topics for updates, questions, and feedback on coaching experiences with families.
Registration: $365 USD for 12.25 hours of total learning
 
PLEASE READ: By registering, you understand and confirm that you have weekly coaching access to a family of an 18-month-old or younger vulnerable infant for guided practice of workshop topics.

The registration link will show only the date in your local time zone for Zoom Session 1. Click on that date and enter your contact and payment information to register for the entire workshop. An email confirmation will follow your registration with links to the Independent Learning video and handouts to access ahead of Zoom Session 1. Click the Join Meeting link in your email confirmation to start Zoom Sessions with Laurie and other professionals who sign up. 

The workshop is available in English only and does not result in ESDM certification. There are no refunds or make-up classes for cancellations or no-shows with the exception of refunds for ineligible registration minus transaction fees. Payment is required per person. Parent written consent has been provided to share video.
PLEASE READ: The e-Class and its information is for parents and families of infants to preschool-aged children who may or may not benefit developmentally from the provided information. No coaching is offered with children during the Zoom call. Laurie's day and time of the Zoom call may differ from your local time zone. Be sure to check your email confirmation that will show your local day and time to join the Zoom call. There are no refunds or make-up classes for cancellations or no-shows. Payment is required per person. Development workshops are available for professionals interested in learning more about the Parent Group e-Class topic. Contact Laurie for more information.

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