Language as a Missing Link and Missed Opportunity Toolkit - 3 Part Series

Language as a Missing Link and Missed Opportunity Toolkit - 3 Part Series

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Introducing a toolkit to employ language as a well-being indicator - foundational for education, mental health, and well-being outcomes.

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Language as a Missing Link and Missed Opportunity Toolkit - A Three Part Series

Language development dramatically and positively impacts life outcomes, but too often it’s overlooked. Conversely, the failure to develop a capacity for effective communication jeopardizes emotional well-being and educational attainment. This series will provide individuals, practitioners, and policymakers a new, proactive approach and a toolkit to employ language as a well-being indicator that is foundational for educational, mental health, and well-being outcomes.

Part 1 – July 21, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30pm – Part 1 of this 3-part series will cover how the Language as a Missing Link Toolkit can be used to NOTICE language development across the Birth to 3rd Grade continuum, so that opportunities can be identified. Participants will learn how to apply the Language Development by Age Band tool within the Toolkit to appreciate aspects of language observed with a child or a group of children as well as opportunities for enhancing next steps.

Part 2 – August 18, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30pm - Part 2 of this 3-part series will cover how the Language as a Missing Link Toolkit can be used to MONITOR engagement as a means to proactively gauge language development across the Birth to 3rd Grade continuum. Participants will learn how to apply the Social Engagement Ladder to identify what is already working to fuel engagement,

Part 3 – September 29, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30pm - Part 3 of this 3-part series will cover how the Language as a Missing Link Toolkit can be used to SCREEN and ENHANCE language development across the Birth to 3rd Grade continuum, so that opportunities can be identified to enhance the learning environment with evidence-based strategies to fuel engagement.

Featured Presenter: Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-CLP

Emily is the Director of Communication Crossroads, Inc. in Atlanta, GA. She is a speech-language pathologist specializing in the relationship between social emotional engagement and learning. As a former adjunct faculty member and lecturer at Yale University, she has served as a member of their Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic and participated in multidisciplinary research focused on social emotional neurodevelopment. She is a co-developer of the Social Emotional Engagement – Knowledge and Skills (SEE-KS) professional learning approach, which provides freely accessible tools for measuring learner engagement and enhancing engagement in natural contexts. Emily is also the co-author of SCERTS, a criterion referenced assessment tool and framework for social and emotional development. She lectures internationally and provides consultation to education, healthcare, and child welfare systems to support social and emotional engagement, learning, and development in universal settings